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What’s in a name? Plenty for people honored in Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - As Hispanic numbers and clout continue to grow in the U.S. and the state, so have the terms to describe people with roots in Latin countries, with Latino, Hispanic and more becoming more controversial.


Advocates spotlight an overlooked cause of maternal mortality: Deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight preventable physical complications, but it often overlooks a leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to behavioral health.


First LGBTQ+ mariachi group is paving the way for the next generation

LOS ANGELES – The first all LGBTQ+ mariachi group sparks conversation around intersectionality and traditional machismo.


‘Gatos vs. Leñadores’: Arizona-NAU football game will feature nod to Hispanic heritage

TUCSON – Saturday’s Arizona-NAU game at Arizona Stadium will also be Hispanic Heritage Night, the signature celebration by a Wildcats program determined to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona

Pandemic unemployment relief ends, cutting off 45,000 jobless in state

WASHINGTON - A federal pandemic relief program that provided extra financial aid to jobless workers ended Monday, hitting more than 45,000 unemployed Arizonans who had already seen the state pull away another source of federal aid in July.


Climate advocates, lawmaker urge Sens. Sinema and Kelly to support Biden budget plan

PHOENIX – Arizona’s senators are being urged to support the “Build Back Better” budget to provide funding for clean energy initiatives and jobs to address the effects of climate change as extreme heat becomes more common.


ASU partnership provides free hearing services to low-income Arizonans

PHOENIX – The Speech and Hearing Clinic at ASU, in partnership with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, has launched a program to provide free hearing care to low-income Arizonans.


Cha-ching: Suns playoff run a boost for local businesses, city image

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns’ playoff run has brought excitement back to the Valley and money to the pockets of local businesses following the challenges of the pandemic.


Experts skeptical Suns’ statement condemning violence will curb disorderly fan behavior

PHOENIX - The Suns’ latest statement condemning violence at Phoenix Suns Arena came in response to a brawl at a watch party. Experts in the psychology of sports fandom question the real-life impact of such a statement.


Even with loss, Suns fans embrace experience of Road Game Rally in arena

PHOENIX – Even those the Suns were playing in Milwaukee, fans enjoyed the experience of the Road Game Rally in Phoenix Suns Arena


Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals band together to fight maternal mortality

PHOENIX – Pregnancy-related deaths have been rising in the U.S., especially among Black and Indigenous women. In Arizona, a new effort aims to address that by providing hospitals with standards of care to help spot complications before it’s too late.


Hermosillo pedestrians face many dangers, but work to remedy them is underway

Like Phoenix, Sonora’s capital Hermosillo has struggled with pedestrian safety. In recent years, dozens have been killed and hundreds have been injured. But many are responding to the issue, hoping bring those troubling numbers down.