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Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

WASHINGTON - Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are among the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a committee grilling of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who defended his actions.


Digital Democrats: Delegates miss camaraderie, but stay focused on goal

WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic National Convention delegate Cynthia Engstrom may not have the perspective of nine-time delegate Cynthia Ford, but they both agree on one thing: .Something gets lost in the experience when a convention is held online like this one.


Trump visits border for second time since June; Democrats blast visit

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday for the second time in as many months to inspect the border wall he said has "closed up the border," But Democrats derided the Yuma visit as little more than an "inaccurate and desperate" campaign stunt.


Given history of discrimination, can community help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?

PHOENIX – Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers.


Rollin’ in their 5.0s: These high school athletes know how to make the grade

PHOENIX – Juggling athletics and academics can be tricky for high school students. These three managed to do it and maintained 5.0 GPAs in the process.


School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

PHOENIX - Juvenile incarceration disproportionately affects Native American youth, a disparity experts trace back to U.S. assimilation policies of the 19th and 20th centuries - which included tribal boarding schools and the trauma that some have linked to them.


‘Keeping the culture alive’: Native dance goes digital during pandemic

PHOENIX – Native communities have cancelled traditional gatherings because of COVID-19. But Tiny Rosales, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, has found a way to “to keep the people dancing” by creating a space on Facebook to host virtual Native dance competitions.


Talking ‘the talk’: Black leaders in Arizona recall sobering rite of passage

PHOENIX - For any teen, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. But for Black teens in America, the freedom that comes with car keys also comes with “the talk”: The time when Black parents sit their children down to explain what to do if stopped by a police officer.


Migrants face life-threatening illnesses because of dirty water in Panamanian camps

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama – For the hundreds of migrants in a Panamanian migrant camp, a nearby river provides their drinking water and bathwater – and serves as their toilet – leading to illness.


Ready, set, go: Louis Tewanima Footrace runs virtually Sept. 6

The COVID-19 pandemic means the 47th annual Louis Tewanima Footrace will be conducted virtually, from a location of each runner’s choosing. Organizers said the 2020 race, which honors a member of the Hopi nation who won a silver medal in the 1912 Olympics, will still foster community.


As feds debate COVID-19 deal, clock is ticking on state eviction protection

WASHINGTON - Arizona renters may have breathed a sigh of relief last month when Gov. Doug Ducey extended a moratorium on residential evictions to Oct. 31 - but Oct. 31 could come as soon as later this month if renters don't file the right paperwork with their landlords.


Fighting for his life: Once a ‘menace to society,’ boxing brought Adam Stewart peace

PHOENIX – By the time he was 17, Phoenix's Adam Stewart was abusing meth and spending time in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault. Then boxing found him and in June came confirmation of his success: a televised bout on ESPN.