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Floyd’s brother testifies to House, as lawmakers debate best way forward

WASHINGTON - The brother of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked nationwide protests, told a somber House committee Wednesday that he hopes his testimony can bring changes so that Floyd's "death will not be in vain."


Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


Night of relative calm follows curfew order; enforcement uncertain

After days of clashes between protesters and police, Arizona spent a relatively quiet night Sunday under a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew that was ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey Sunday. It's unclear how much impact the curfew order had - and it's also unclear how strictly it will be enforced.


Nonprofit, 5 Arizona companies give back to first responders

As COVID-19 sweeps Arizona several companies are redirecting their businesses to meet the demands of first responders.


Thirteen years ago, Mercury pulled off blockbuster trade for Tangela Smith that paid dividends

PHOENIX – Thirteen years ago, the Phoenix Mercury traded their No. 1 pick for Tangela Smith, and it paid dividends.


Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months

WASHINGTON - Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line Thursday, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.


Bill would expand anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ community statewide

PHOENIX – Phoenix and other cities protect residents and visitors based on race, disability and ”gender identity or expression,” but several lawmakers and community leaders say it’s time for a statewide law. SB 1321 would ban discrimination in housing, jobs and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Death row sentence overturned after lawyers ‘dropped the ball’ in case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death row inmate's conviction for the 1994 sexual assault and murder of a 4-year-old Tucson girl, saying attorneys in his case "dropped the ball" by failing to challenge the state's evidence.


High-profile public impeachment hearings get off to a low-decibel start

WASHINGTON - The much-anticipated first day of open House impeachment hearings arrived Wednesday with none of the drama of recent high-profile events like the Kavanaugh confirmation, with one Arizona lawmaker describing the hearing as "pretty dry."


The mental health struggle of storm survivors: ‘It follows them forever’

MOORE, Okla. – Families, community members, psychologists and school officials say more must be done to help survivors of natural disasters recover emotionally and mentally.


A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

PHOENIX – The annual Kids Count report ranks Arizona 46th in the nation for childhood well-being, 43rd for economic well-being, with lack of affordable housing as a key factor.