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On the rise: Expensive youth sports clubs have deepened the economic divide

PHOENIX - Club sports are run by private associations that, unlike school-sponsored sports programs, charge high fees to participants who hope to enhance their individual or team skills. It is deepening the economic divide.


Overcoming vaccine doubts, fears requires outreach and education, experts say

PHOENIX - As rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Mayo Clinic and other organizations are working to get skeptics, including some people of color, on board.


Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

PHOENIX – Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have mixed feelings about the immigration plan outlined by President Joe Biden.


For Sonora’s tianguistas, other informal workers, COVID-19 brings unique challenges

Tianguistas – flea markets – in Sonora have been effectively shut out from their main supplier. The COVID-19 pandemic and border restrictions have hit the industry hard.


Trouble sleeping this year? You’re not alone, Arizona researchers say

PHOENIX – In this episode of Arizona in Focus, sleep researchers explain why so many people during the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling with insomnia.


Monday Morning Sun Devil: Reflecting on late game turnovers, future recruits

PHOENIX – Late-game turnovers doomed the Arizona State football team in its loss to UCLA, but the Sun Devils were encouraged by the progress shown in the second half.


Even in COVID-19 climate, job security an issue for coaches, including Arizona’s Sumlin

PHOENIX – Kevin Sumlin’s time in Arizona could be running out. The third-year coach’s seat is growing hotter by the minute, riding a 10-game skid into a showdown with Colorado.


Copper rush: Opponents worry feds have fast-tracked Resolution mine OK

WASHINGTON - Activists worry that the Trump administration has fast-tracked the final environmental impact statement for the massive Resolution Copper mine, a project planned for lands near Superior that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache.


Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance

LOS ANGELES – Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance


Election updates: Voters defy COVID, misgivings to make their voices heard

Millions of Arizona residents have already voted in this swing state but people are showing up in person at polls around Arizona to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden for president, for or against Proposition 207 to legalize recreational marijuana and Prop 208 to fund education.


What’s at stake in Arizona’s 2020 election

PHOENIX – The polls are open in Arizona: Mail-in ballots and early voting make it unlikely presidential results will be announced tonight. Many have speculated whether this could be the year the battleground state swings blue for the first time since ’96.


Judge denies early Pascua Yaqui voting site, ending years-long feud

WASHINGTON - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will not get the early voting location it has been asking for since 2018, after a federal judge flatly denied the request he said would overburden an elections office "already stretched to its breaking point."