Bill advances for ‘truth and healing’ panel for Indian boarding schools
WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a commission to investigate Indian boarding schools, despite Republican concerns over the scope and power of the commission.
Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s attempt to defend ‘public charge’ rule
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona's attempt to defend a Trump-era "public charge" that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy.
Throwers launch ASU women to first place after Day 2 of NCAA track and field championship
EUGENE, Ore. – The Arizona State women are sitting in first place after day 2 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. Jorinde van Klinken got second in shot put. Beatrice Llano got third, and Shelby Moran fifth in hammer throw.
ASU’s Turner Washington second in shot put; Dayton Carlson advances to 800-meter final at NCAA track and field championship
EUGENE – Arizona State’s Turner Washington took second in the shot put finals, and Dayton Carlson continued his dominance on the track during day one of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.
Sun Devils send 11 to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
TEMPE – Arizona State University is sending 11 athletes to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which run Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
To bee, or not to bee: Prescott girl makes National Spelling Bee finals
WASHINGTON - A Prescott 11-year-old will compete in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night, spelling words like nuciform and dyspathy over two days of competition to be one of just 12 finalists from the field of 229 that started Tuesday.
Highway construction to close Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park after nearly four decade NHRA run
PHOENIX — The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler is set to run its final NHRA event in 2023. The Wild Horse Park Development Authority says this is due to planned work on Interstate 10 near the area.
Narrowing of state, U.S. gender wage gaps slow; may widen post-pandemic
The wage gap that had been narrowing between men and women stalled in 2019, according to new numbers from the Census Bureau, and advocates fear the situation will only get worse when pandemic-era data is released.
Madres de niños afroamericanos con autismo ofrecen apoyo y orientación a otras familias
PHOENIX – Aunque estudios anteriores mostraron que los niños blancos tenían más probabilidades de recibir un diagnóstico de autismo que los niños de raza negra o hispanos, esa brecha se ha reducido, según un informe del CDC. Otra investigacion muestra que los niños de color y los de familias de bajos ingresos aún tienen menos acceso a la atención y los servicios para el autismo, y las familias de color reportan una atención de menor calidad.
Mothers of children who are Black and autistic help other families find their voices
The African American Conference on Disability, which wraps up this week in Arizona, included a session in which two mothers of children who are Black and autistic advised other families of color about getting support and services amid longstanding disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
Point-in-Time head count to address homelessness resumes in Maricopa County
PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Point-in-Time Homeless Count is back after last year’s was canceled because of COVID-19. The count, conducted nationwide, aims to gauge the extent of homelessness across the country.
Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates ‘creative placekeeping’
PHOENIX – Cahokia is an artspace owned by women and led by Native Americans that opened Oct. 11 in downtown Phoenix. Its goal is to uplift Indigenous representation in the art world and “creative placekeeping.”