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Experts spotlight disparities in contraception, family planning as Supreme Court weighs key abortion case

PHOENIX – As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a key case that could scale back or overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates are spotlighting disparities in family planning and health care access, noting women of color and those living in poverty are most likely to be affected by any change in law.


Count the Kicks campaign to combat stillbirths expands to Arizona

PHOENIX – Shawn Soumilas lost her second child in a stillbirth 12 years ago. Today, the Prescott mother is part of an effort expanding to Arizona this month to teach expectant mothers about fetal movement and tracking the health of their unborn babies.


Lawmakers target rise in violent crime; Arizona rates remain above U.S.

WASHINGTON - With violent crime rates rising in Arizona and the nation, lawmakers and police groups met on Capitol Hill to push for a bill that would allocate $100 million a year for 10 years to support police agencies and increase assistance to victims and their families.


Court: UArizona not liable for off-campus assault by former player

WASHINGTON – The University of Arizona cannot be held liable under Title IX for a football player's off-campus assault of his girlfriend, even though the university exercises "substantial control" over its athletes, a federal court said.


With end to Roe possible, thousands brave cold at upbeat March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands in Washington for the 49th March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally that could be closer than ever to its goal of having the Supreme Court overturn a 1973 ruling that recognized a right to an abortion.


Mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

WASHINGTON - Mayors of Tucson and Mesa agreed Wednesday that immigration reform is needed to address the current situation at the border, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate.


Sinema says she backs voting bills, but rebuffs Biden, Democrats on filibuster

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, took to the Senate floor Thursday to say she will not vote to do away with the filibuster, likely dooming the voting rights measures she said she supports.


Colleges nationwide face rapid decline in male enrollment, although ASU bucks the trend

PHOENIX – Colleges across the country are seeing significant drops in young men on campus, though Arizona State University somehow has managed to buck the trend, registering a 5% increase in male enrollment in the 2020-21 school year.


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.


NASCAR meets esports: Tournament provides unique opportunity for Boys & Girls Club members

PHOENIX – Phoenix Raceway hosted more than the NASCAR Championship on championship weekend. The racetrack partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to host a first-of-its-kind Rocket League esports tournament.


Fire or forgive? Debate about Brennaman slur continues as more broadcasters use derogatory language

PHOENIX - In August of 2020, former Diamondbacks broadcaster Thom Brennaman was suspended by the Cincinnati Reds for using a homophobic slur. He is far from the only announcer to face consequences for similar transgressions.


Even Colorado’s largest wildfire was no match for beavers

Beavers have shaped waterways for millions of years, which makes them capable water managers. But they “are not going to be the miracle answer” to drought in the Colorado River Basin, experts say.