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The Oregon Trail: Many of Arizona’s top football prospects migrating to Pacific Northwest

PHOENIX – The state's best high school football talent is going to Oregon thanks to a combination of attractive facilities, coaching continuity and good old-fashioned hard work.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Pandemic exposed social inequities, created backlogs of care, Mayo specialists say

PHOENIX – A panel of Mayo Clinic specialists reflected on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical community’s response, sharing lessons they learned along the way.


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Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

LOS ANGELES - The homeless community is among the most at-risk communities facing COVID-19. Many still await their vaccines – from Phoenix to Los Angeles.


Border wall foes hail order halting project, but say it’s only first step

WASHINGTON - Border wall opponents said President Joe Biden's order to pause construction of the wall is "a huge win." But they also said it's not the end of the fight, noting that they want to make sure no more is built - or that it's taken down.


73 years after Robinson broke color barrier, baseball struggles to lure Black players

PHOENIX – According to SABR, there has been a decline of African American players in MLB nearly every year since 1981, and by 2016 that number plummeted to 6.7%, the lowest percentage since 1957.


Cherokee Trail of Tears just one of many forced removals of Eastern tribes to Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policy implementations in American history – but it was not an isolated incident.


Waymo’s driverless ride service moves metro Phoenix toward autonomous future

PHOENIX – Google’s self-driving company, Waymo, introduced a fully driverless ride hailing service to parts of the East Valley this fall. Arizona in Focus looks at how today’s decisions will shape the future of autonomous vehicles.


Three Arizona tribal leaders on diverse slate of 11 electoral voters

WASHINGTON - The slate of 11 Democratic electors who will cast Arizona's Electoral College votes Monday for President-elect Joe Biden includes, for the first time, leaders of three tribes: the Gila River Indian Community, Navajo Nation and Tohono O'odham Nation.


Holiday punch: COVID-19 worries mean no holiday party for most offices

WASHINGTON - Offices across the country are canceling holiday parties, finding ways to celebrate virtually or with other COVID-19 safeguards in place. Just 23% of businesses said they plan a year-end party this year, a reversal from the 76% who did so last year.


Copper rush: Opponents worry feds have fast-tracked Resolution mine OK

WASHINGTON - Activists worry that the Trump administration has fast-tracked the final environmental impact statement for the massive Resolution Copper mine, a project planned for lands near Superior that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache.