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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.


‘The Cardiac Cats’: 25 years later, memories of Arizona men’s championship run endures

PHOENIX – Twenty-five years ago today, the Arizona men’s basketball team won its only national title, capping off one of the most memorable title runs in NCAA Tournament history.


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.”


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.


‘Either shut up or lose your whole career’: Arizona coach among those calling out NWSL’s toxic culture

PHOENIX - The NWSL has faced numerous allegations of abuse from coaches and organizations alike. Now, many, including Arizona’s soccer coach, are calling out the league’s culture and calling for change.


Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers.


Protesters take sides, as Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas' strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court.