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Oklahoma tribes strike back at critics ahead of Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON - Oklahoma’s Five Tribes are pushing back against critics of tribal sovereignty, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Wednesday that could solidify the impact of its 2020 ruling that recognized reservations over nearly half of Oklahoma.


Colorado, San Pedro make annual list of ‘most endangered’ U.S. rivers

WASHINGTON – Two Arizona rivers landed on an annual list of the top 10 "most endangered" rivers in the U.S. this week, including the drought-ravaged Colorado in the No. 1 spot. The San Pedro River was in eighth place due to groundwater pumping that threatens the river.


Children of incarcerated parents find joy at Prison Fellowship sports camp

MESA – The Prison Fellowship offers sports camps for children of incarcerated parents and recently stopped at Central Christian Church in Mesa. In Arizona, 11% of children have had an incarcerated parent.


‘Good obnoxiousness’: From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, 942 Crew an ASU staple

TEMPE – From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, Arizona State’s 942 Crew hopes to boost student attendance.


Arizona ports of entry get at least $315 million for upgrades, expansion

WASHINGTON - Arizona is set to receive at least $315 million for improvements to three ports of entry along the Mexican border, money that officials say is badly needed to ease cross-border trade while improving border security.


Los defensores resaltan las desigualdades en la planificación familiar mientras la Corte Suprema evalúa un caso clave de aborto

PHOENIX – Mientras la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. evalúa un caso clave que podría reducir o anular Roe v. Wade, los defensores del derecho al aborto están destacando las desigualdades en la planificación familiar y el acceso a la atención médica, señalando que las mujeres de color y las que viven en la pobreza tienen más probabilidades de verse afectadas por cualquier cambio en la ley.


As assistance for renters still lags, fears of eviction rise in Arizona

WASHINGTON – The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply since a pandemic moratorium ended in September, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance from the federal government has not reached renters fast enough.


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.


ASU softball gears up for 2022 with new roster

TEMPE – Despite significant roster changes, Arizona State softball coach Trisha Ford has confidence in the team’s direction.


Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project projected to serve thousands of people

PHOENIX – The ongoing project aims to bring drinking water to the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and Gallup, New Mexico. Some residents have received water while others are still waiting.


A pesar de la popularidad del fútbol americano entre los latinos, las tasas de participación siguen siendo bajas

PHOENIX – Durante el tiempo de JR Alcantar como entrenador en jefe de fútbol americano en la escuela secundaria Cesar Chavez, con frecuencia veía a los jugadores faltar a la práctica. La necesidad de trabajar fuera del hogar para ayudar a mantener a las familias era común en un lugar donde más del 65 por ciento de los estudiantes matriculados son hispanos. Es una de las razones por las que la popularidad del deporte entre los hispanoamericanos no se traduce en participación en el campo en todos los niveles.


Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates ‘creative placekeeping’

PHOENIX – Cahokia is an artspace owned by women and led by Native Americans that opened Oct. 11 in downtown Phoenix. Its goal is to uplift Indigenous representation in the art world and “creative placekeeping.”