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Improving gender diversity among baseball scouts is goal of recent Women’s Sports School event

PEORIA – The Women’s Sports School held their first scouting program to encourage women to work in baseball operations.


Volker defends role in talks between White House, Ukrainian government

WASHINGTON - Former McCain Institute Executive Director Kurt Volker told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he was unaware of any efforts to get the Ukrainian government to interfere in U.S. politics in exchange for military aid.


Tucson voters handily reject sanctuary city proposition

TUCSON – Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 205, which would have declared Tucson the state's first sanctuary city. The vote came amid warnings from the Trump administration of possible federal sanctions costing the city millions of dollars.


Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide

WHITERIVER – Native Americans have the highest suicide rates in the U.S., and youth are especially affected. Both on reservations and in cities, efforts are underway to build resilience and break the taboo of talking about mental health.


Arizona lawmaker brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

WASHINGTON - State Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, didn't need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.


Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’

WASHINGTON - State officials agree on this much: "Not one red penny" of the $150,000 allocated for a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women that was created in May has been seen yet. But they disagree on who's to blame.


Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em: Flavored vape ban alarms Arizona retailers

WASHINGTON - Arizona vape-store owners were alarmed by the Trump administration's announcement Wednesday that it plans to begin enforcing rules that would drive flavored e-cigarettes out of the market, an industry official said.


Electric vehicle chargers at Grand Canyon reduce ‘range anxiety’ for park visitors

PHOENIX – BMW of North America donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations to national parks across America, including six at Grand Canyon National Park.


March for Our Lives Arizona steps into gun violence fray in communities of color

PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.


A year later, some efforts to honor McCain move forward as others stall

WASHINGTON - Senators have added the late Sen. John McCain's name to defense and veterans bills, and one Arizona school district plans to name an elementary school in his honor, but other tributes to the longtime Arizona lawmaker appear to have stalled in the year since his death.


Resource centers nourish parents, young children with food and education

PHOENIX – Maricopa County family resource centers take a holistic approach to child development in a state where education markers like reading ability rank consistently low compared to other states.


Senate hears problems, differs on answers to border detention crisis

WASHINGTON - With border apprehensions at their highest level in a decade, all sides at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing agreed that the situation at immigrant detention facilities has reached crisis levels. But potential solutions remained elusive.