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After days of rage, Arizonans speak of their frustrations, fears and hope

Cronkite News spoke with several Arizonans protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of police, including a college activist who encourages credible activism, an interior designer who wants others to realize what African Americans need, and a business owner worried about looting but hopes the protests will bring real change.


As tensions mount over Floyd death, coaches from high school to pros step out of comfort zone

PHOENIX – Arizona has many coaches of color. With the recent events, how do they address racial injustice with their players? Or do they ignore it entirely?


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.


COVID-19 can’t stop Muslims from celebrating Eid – with some tweaks

PHOENIX - Faced with the challenge of balancing one of the holiest days of the with safety concerns sparked by COVID-19, Arizona Muslims came up with some novel ways to observe Eid al-Fitr, from parading in their cars to praying in masks on prayer rugs that were 6 feet apart.


Limited Memorial Day reopening of Grand Canyon ‘premature,’ critics say

PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon will reopen on a limited basis for Memorial Day weekend, a move critics call "premature" during the COVID-19 pandemic and "tone-deaf" in the face of startling infection rates in the neighboring Navajo Nation.


Buckeye bumped from top spot; Valley cities still post big population gains

PHOENIX - The city of Buckeye got bumped from the top spot for population growth rate in 2019, but its 56.6% population increase since 2010 was still enough to make it the second-fastest growing city in the nation for the decade. Phoenix, meanwhile, had the nation's biggest gains over the decade.


Survey: Latino families, businesses say they were left out by CARES Act

PHOENIX - About half of low-income Latino households and just as many Latino-owned businesses said they have not received any support from the massive COVID-19 relief bills, according to a nationwide poll released Wednesday.


Groups step up efforts to help refugees grappling with COVID-19 fallout

PHOENIX - COVID-19 has hit refugee communities harder than most, but in spite of that - or maybe because of it - support from aid groups is as strong as ever, working to provide refugee families with information, support financial aid, even computers to help their children continue their schooling from home.


CPR goes AWOL: Life-saving act less likely in Hispanic neighborhoods

PHOENIX - A recent study found that CPR is less common in neighborhoods that are primarily Hispanic, and that chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in those neighborhoods are low. The situation is made more worse by a reluctance by residents of Hispanic neighborhoods to call 911, another study shows.


Baseball’s international pull includes Diamondbacks fan in Scotland

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball is trying to expand its international fanbase and that includes the Diamondbacks, who have a big supporter in Scotland.


State taking steps to reopen economy, but reviving it could take years

WASHINGTON - Arizona took another tentative step toward reopening the state's economy Monday, when dine-in restaurants were allowed to resume limited service. But while reopening the economy could come relatively swiftly, experts say reviving the economy could take years.


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.