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Months later, communities still await federal aid for the homeless

Congress rushed an aid package for the nation’s homeless residents, but four months after passage of the CARES Act, most of that $4 billion has not reached those in need.


COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.


Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

PHOENIX – The local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy said it removed the monuments to be cleaned after they were vandalized.


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.


Despite slight dip, Phoenix still ranks high for solar power in cities

PHOENIX - Phoenix dipped slightly in a national ranking of solar power capacity, even as the total amount of power generated and the power per person increased from last year, according to a national report released Wednesday.


Invisible no more: Artist paints her endometriosis journey to raise awareness of misunderstood disease

PHOENIX – The menstrual disease endometriosis often is thought of as "just a bad period,” but it’s much more complex – and painful – than that. Phoenix artist Amanda Adkins shares her personal story to empower other women to talk about endometriosis.


ASU cancels May commencement due to coronavirus, joining NAU, UArizona

PHOENIX – Arizona State University made an unprecedented decision Thursday morning to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies in May.


Senate approves historic $2 trillion economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON - The Senate gave unanimous approval late Wednesday to a historic $2 trillion economic stimulus package that calls for direct payments to taxpayers and hundreds of billions in relief for small businesses and targeted industries, like airlines.


Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – With the recent closure of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, the Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles to bring clean energy to the second-largest U.S. city using resources on tribal land.


ASU students describe rush home from China after coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – ASU students studying with the Chinese Language Flagship Program in Nanjing, China returned home as COVID-19 advances.


Phoenix City Council approves first civilian review board of police conduct

PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday approved civilian oversight of the Phoenix police that combines a new city agency and a community review board that will have the power to investigate complaints against police, recommend policy changes directly to the police chief and set up community outreach.


Hockey program gives opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities

PEORIA – Picture this: “Pinball Wizard” blasting through AZ Ice Peoria. The rink split with hockey players in jerseys modeled after the Arizona Coyotes. Creative goal celebrations as players circle around the rink several times.