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With changing sports climate, Pac-12’s black coaches feel responsibility to guide athletes

PHOENIX – Pac-12’s black coaches use their own history to help navigate the waters of social debate for their young players -- the majority of whom are black -- while reconciling issues of personal growth, future marketing concerns and public backlash.


Hiking is for everyone, but not everyone feels welcome to hike

PHOENIX – Not everyone feels welcome on hiking trails, for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s about physical ability. Sometimes it’s about transportation. And sometimes it’s about the color of your skin.


Immigration reform likely to make – limited – gains in next Congress

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and analysts believe there will be some progress on immigration reform after the new Congress is sworn in next month.


Time is running short for Colorado River managers to hammer out drought plan

LAS VEGAS – Water managers across the West, particularly in Arizona, are under pressure to implement a contingency plan to keep dwindling reservoirs from collapse.


Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

CHINLE, Ariz. – Mariah Bahe dreams of becoming the first Navajo boxer to win Olympic medal.


‘Goldy’ gone: Arizona sports scene suffers another blow as Diamondbacks trade Goldschmidt

PHOENIX – The Arizona sports scene suffers another blow after the Diamondbacks decide to trade the most popular player on the team, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.


ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students

TEMPE – The Arizona Office of Tourism and Arizona State University specifically market to Chinese international students to attend school in Arizona, hoping to encourage friends and family to visit.


Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?

TUCSON – Fueled by climate change and prolonged drought, the establishment of young saguaro cactuses in Saguaro National Park has nearly ceased for decades.


Freshman hazing: Stanton draws short straw in lottery for Hill offices

WASHINGTON - They won their elections, but the really important contest for members of the incoming freshman congressional class came with the traditional lottery drawing to see who gets first pick of the House offices the will be their workspaces for the two years.


Vaquita’s last stand: Fishermen want to help but need to feed their families, too

SAN FELIPE, Baja California – In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, others feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen and their complex relationship with the vaquita.


Vaquita’s last stand: The struggle to save the world’s rarest marine animal

SAN FELIPE, Baja California – The vaquita porpoise is a victim of the Sinaloa drug cartel who fish for a species in the same waters and sell on the Chinese black market. Part 1 of this series examines the dangers the totoaba trade presents to the vaquita and the efforts to fight back against illegal fishing.


Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

WASHINGTON - The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump's "colorful," sometimes disruptive rhetoric on border security as negotiations have progressed in recent months,