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Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

LOS ANGELES – Napa Valley wineries have combated smoke taint, coronavirus restrictions and wildfire destruction in 2020, requiring experts to look at the future of wine and the impacts of climate change.


Rush to register voters is on after court shortens registration window

WASHINGTON - Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.


Glendale homeowners association orders removal of Black Lives Matter sign

GLENDALE – A Glendale HOA sent a violation notice to a homeowner for displaying a Black Lives Matter flag on her home, raising questions about the power of HOAs to dictate political expression.


U.S. House, District 1: Tom O’Halleran calls for unity, more information on COVID-19

Congressman Tom O’Halleran is seeking his third term as representative of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. O’Halleran calls for unity for all people, no matter their political beliefs.


U.S. House, District 1: Tiffany Shedd focuses on border security, tax cuts, health care

Tiffany Shedd is seeking election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, pushing for border security, tax cuts on small businesses and affordable health care.


Glutton for punishment: Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck bobs and weaves his way to success

TEMPE - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck, who turned to boxing in the offseason, stepped up when the team needed him.


Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

PHOENIX – A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona reaffirms that Native Americans are entitled to federal health data, which could help them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal officials say it addresses a long-standing issue.


‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

PHOENIX – While the average person with COVID-19 recovers within weeks, there is growing awareness of patients whose symptoms last far longer. These “long-haulers” may face organ damage or such debilitating symptoms that even climbing a flight of stairs can set them back.


Phoenix Rising FC’s Flemmings denies homophobic slur as scrutiny mounts

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC is under international scrutiny after an opposing player accused forward Junior Flemmings of directing a homophobic slur at him.


California condor release watched virtually around the world

On Saturday, the Peregrine Fund held its annual California condor release virtually, releasing four condors into the population of about 500 in the world.


Hopi leader: Congress must act to save ‘life changing’ diabetes program

WASHINGTON - A "life-changing" diabetes program for Native Americans will expire Dec. 11 if Congress doesn't take action, a move that Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma said it is "critical" for tribes across the nation, including his.


Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.