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Legal challenges to border wall continue – and so does construction

PHOENIX – The border wall construction continues despite multiple legal challenges from conservation groups who claim biodiversity is being altered and environmental laws ignored to fast-track construction.


As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’

The spread of COVID-19 has forced scores of agricultural workers throughout the Southwest to make a choice between their health and their incomes.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Pac-12 opts for conference-only games, ASU won’t release test results

PHOENIX – The Pac-12 is expected to announce a conference-only schedule. Meanwhile, Arizona State opts not to release COVID-19 test results.


Right to legal counsel for minors grew out of Arizona case from 1964

PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Arizona case known as Gault was a landmark moment in juvenile justice: Children were officially recognized as having the same legal rights as adults. But more than 50 years later, legal experts say the goal of the ruling has failed.


Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

PHOENIX – As school districts across the country remove police from schools, many in Phoenix and Los Angeles are calling for similar action.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


Williams joins chiefs, mayors seeking ways to improve police-community relations

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined mayors and big-city police chiefs from around the country Thursday for a U.S. Conference of Mayors virtual panel looking at police reform and racial justice, as cities across the country grapple with the fallout of George Floyd's death at police hands.


Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX - Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or park visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Tribal leaders struggle against ‘very slow’ allocation of COVID-19 aid

PHOENIX - The Navajo Nation has the country's third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has watched funds go to less hard-hit areas in a "very slow" federal aid process, Navajo President Jonathan Nez said Friday, part of an online discussion of federal response to coronavirus in Indian Country.


Clean playgrounds keep kids active – and parents sane – during COVID-19

PHOENIX – An Arizona window-washing business voluntarily started cleaning playgrounds to help kids stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic.