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Native youth navigate complex, contradictory jurisdictions

Burdened by generations of historical trauma, Native youth navigate a convoluted justice system that few other children face.


Schweikert, Biggs rally Republican crowd during convention watch party

PHOENIX - There was enthusiasm in the room at Republican watch party Thursday, but Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, said enthusiasm went beyond that room to "our community where that enthusiasm of Republicans is spiking."


Phoenix march organizers echo themes of massive D.C. anti-racism rally

WASHINGTON - As tens of thousands gathered in Washington Friday for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" anti-racism rally, organizers in Phoenix were preparing for their own "solidarity march" to protect police violence and recommit to Martin Luther King's ideals.


Kayla Mueller’s parents at RNC praise Trump, remember slain daughter

WASHINGTON - When the White House asked Carl and Marsha Mueller if they wanted to speak at the Republican National Convention, the Prescott couple jumped at the opportunity to speak about "Kayla and how much more we felt helped by this administration."


To reach freedom, migrants risk Panama’s Darién Gap, the most dangerous jungle in the world

Desperate migrants from across the globe are increasingly braving Panama’s Darién Gap – considered the most dangerous jungle in the world.


Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

Homeless people in rural areas are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health disparities and lack of access to medical care. And with schools closed, homeless students struggle with food security and internet access.


‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

After decades of police reform, kids of color are still vastly overrepresented in arrests and police use of force.


Republicans defend Postal Service, accuse Democrats of scare tactics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, joined a chorus of Republicans defending Postal Service changes and accusing Democrats of trying to create problems with this fall's election. Democrats pushed back, repeating charges that the agency is endangering the vote.


The ununited state of juvenile justice in America

As a child in the United States, justice depends on where you live, the color of your skin, which police officer arrests you, or which judge, prosecutor or probation officer happens to be involved in the case. Juvenile courts across the country processed nearly 750,000 in 2018 and about 200,000 of these were removed from home and locked away.


Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

WASHINGTON - Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are among the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a committee grilling of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who defended his actions.


Asians make long transcontinental journey to reach U.S., new opportunities

LA PEÑITA, PANAMA – An increasing number of migrants from far-flung places in Asia are attempting to get to the United States via a long journey through South and Central America.


The basketball is in overseas court for former ASU player Eric Jacobsen

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Eric Jacobsen continues to make a living overseas, re-signing in June as a forward with the Sendai 89ers in Japan.