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Heat-relief providers face two battles: Arizona summer and COVID-19

PHOENIX – Efforts to provide hydration, cooling and temporary shelter to needy populations now must also balance the health and safety of their workers and guests, as CDC guidelines restrict their capacity and increase the need for donations.


Cultural barriers challenge Native Americans seeking cancer treatment

PHOENIX – Kristine Rhodes was diagnosed with noninvasive cervical cancer at 19, which led to a year of treatment – and another battle: facing the stigma of cancer in Native American communities. Despite some strides in improving health care and treatment in Indian Country, persistent cultural barriers can prevent patients from getting treatment.


Native American leaders determined to prevent repeat of last census undercount

PHOENIX – National and local organizations, including the Phoenix Indian Center, are working to ensure a more accurate count for Native Americans in the 2020 census.


Extreme weather galvanizes believers of climate change but doesn’t persuade skeptics

SMITH ISLAND, Md. – Scientists point to worsening floods, more powerful hurricanes and larger wildfires as evidence of climate change – but many Americans remain unconvinced.


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..


Arizona, other states in ‘governors challenge’ target veteran suicides

WASHINGTON - Arizona was one of seven states that met with federal officials and veterans groups in Washington to map out a strategy for reversing the high rate of suicides among vets, a particular problem in Arizona which had the sixth-highest veteran suicide rate in the nation in 2016.


Arizona’s indigenous women led the Phoenix Women’s March

PHOENIX – At the head of this years Phoenix Women’s March were indigenous women bringing awareness to missing and murdered native women.


After two years, Congress OKs bill to let Apache move on water project

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to a bill that would let the White Mountain Apache proceed on desperately needed improvements to their water system, ending two years of back-and-forth debate in Congress on what most said was a simple issue.


Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

Maricopa County may soon see an influx of preventable diseases because of parents opting out of vaccinating their children.


Restrictions on prop weapons put in place at Phoenix Comic Fest

Participants in Phoenix Comic Fest have had to rethink some of their props, thanks to new security changes.


Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

WASHINGTON - A bill to give the White Mountain Apache access to water-project funds stalled in the Senate over House language to exempt tribal businesses from National Labor Relations Board oversight, delaying a project the tribe has been trying to get off the ground since 2010.


Augmented reality lab combines math, engineering to improve brain-cancer outcomes

Mayo Clinic’s augmented reality lab provides surgeons and patients a 360 view of brain tumors or spines affected by scoliosis. The simulations help surgeons come up with the least invasive form of surgery and pick the best route for radiation and chemotherapy.