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Healing arts: Recovering from sexual assault through creativity

PHOENIX – Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Art as therapy, whether through visual, performance or other means, is being used as a recovery system from sexual assault.


Advocates urge immigrants to act fast, as higher citizenship fees loom

WASHINGTON - Immigration experts and advocates in Arizona are urging people to file their paperwork as soon as possible as federal agencies eye steeper processing fees across a broad range of citizenship forms.

Citizenship Rush

Improving gender diversity among baseball scouts is goal of recent Women’s Sports School event

PEORIA – The Women’s Sports School held their first scouting program to encourage women to work in baseball operations.


‘Public charge’: How changes to federal guidelines could affect immigrants who rely on benefits

PHOENIX – Trump administration changes to the so-called public charge rule affecting immigrants have been delayed but nevertheless are stirring widespread confusion and fear in immigrant communities. An expert answers questions.


From running back to wrestler, Julia Chambers is stiff-arming skeptics, thriving at Skyline

MESA – Although she faced skeptics, Julia Chambers decided to pursue playing running back at Skyline High School. She is also a state champion wrestler and an accomplished track and field athlete.


Trump administration reduces numbers, tightens criteria for refugees

WASHINGTON - Refugee organizations in Arizona and nationally said they were disappointed, but not surprised, at a Trump administration plan to reduce the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to the lowest level in modern history next year.

Syrian Arizona

Experts: $20 million for school suicide prevention welcome, more needed

WASHINGTON - Education and government officials called a $20 million grant for suicide prevention programs in Arizona schools an important first step to deal with a growing problem, even as they said much more needs to be done.


Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

WASHINGTON - Search for "Native American landmark in D.C." and you're likely to get the National Museum of the American Indian - and little else. But a new app highlights 17 sites for tourists, from the Iwo Jima Memorial to Congressional Cemetery, with Native American links..


From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity

MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.


Senate hears problems, differs on answers to border detention crisis

WASHINGTON - With border apprehensions at their highest level in a decade, all sides at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing agreed that the situation at immigrant detention facilities has reached crisis levels. But potential solutions remained elusive.


Advocates vow Supreme Court ruling not last word on border wall funds

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates are vowing to continue to fight the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall, after the Supreme Court late Friday lifted lower courts' injunction on the funds transfer.


Lawmakers spar over family separations, detention center conditions

WASHINGTON - A House panel grilled administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers - although both sides agreed that the situation at the border has reached crisis levels.