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Gallego, other officials join White House push for infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House Wednesday to push for the administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of "massive underinvestment."


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.


Comcaac Nation in Sonora demands water with historic gathering

Members of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation have long struggled for access to clean water in their two towns on the Sea of Cortez.


Court rejects death-row inmate’s appeal in 1991 Tucson rapes, murder

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the convictions of an Arizona death-row inmate for the rapes of three Tucson women, one of whom was murdered, over the course of several weeks in 1991.


House passes LGBTQ rights bill; critics say it tramples religious rights

WASJHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to expand civil rights protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy, a move supporters said will grant those groups "the full equality under the law they deserve."


Distant but devoted, Biden supporters gear up for virtual inauguration

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 and heightened security have made the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden a largely virtual affair. But after a year of virtual conventions, virtual schooling. even virtual legislating, Arizonans are taking the distance inauguration in stride.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.


‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

PHOENIX – ESPN baseball insider Pedro Gomez is learning to adjust to life without the sport but hopes to see the game return soon.


From spring training to Suns, Arizona sports community bracing for coronavirus impact

PHOENIX – As sporting events are canceled around the world, or at least played in empty stadiums and arenas, concern about the coronavirus has seeped into the Arizona sports community. Local teams and governing bodies are preparing for a worst-case scenario.


Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Monday overturned Arizona's ban on ballot-harvesting and its policy of rejecting ballots accidentally cast in the wrong precinct, calling both reflections of the state's "long and unhappy history of official discrimination" in elections.


Mark of the conquistadors: Mexico grapples with the polarizing legacy of Spain

MEXICO CITY – Five hundred years after the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the nation still is coming to terms with the conquistadors, who slaughtered millions as they brought benefits to the New World.