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Supreme Court reverses Trump administration, saves DACA – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court breathed new life into the endangered DACA program Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration's attempt to end the program was arbitrary and capricious and must be reversed.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentence for Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, and one of five inmates targeted last year for execution under a revived federal death penalty policy.


Jobless benefits expand next month, but advocates worry it’s not enough

TEMPE - Arizona unemployment benefits will expand next month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers. But advocates say that while the change is welcome - it's probably too little, and too late.


Eight years ago, Coyotes clinched first playoff series win since relocation

GLENDALE – It’s been eight years since the then-Phoenix Coyotes won a playoff series. On that day, they defeated the pesky Chicago Blackhawks


EPA won’t expand pollutant rule; ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will not expand Obama-era air quality standards, a move environmentalists call "the wrong thing to be doing" during a global pandemic that threatens lung health.


Arizona Housing Fund hopes to move people from the streets into homes

PHOENIX – The Arizona Housing Fund will provide grant money to nonprofits to bring low income, supportive housing to the market.


Report: Migrant workers faced dangerous conditions even before COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Migrant farmworkers are in "serious danger" of contracting coronavirus because of ongoing poor conditions like overcrowded housing, buses and lack of access to healthcare, according to a new report.


For Coyotes president Ahron Cohen, creating a vibrant hockey culture is top priority

GLENDALE – Since he took over as president in 2018, Coyotes president Ahron Cohen has strived to build a stronger hockey culture in Arizona


Could spring training trigger a spike in coronavirus cases like Mardi Gras did in New Orleans? 

Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being attributed, in part, to the large influx of visitors during Mardi Gras celebrations, which occurred around the same time as spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


‘On cloud nine’: Four years ago, Ryan Hingst tossed ASU’s 10th no-hitter

PHOENIX – Four years ago, Ryan Hingst made ASU baseball history when he pitched the 10th no-hitter in program history, calling it the best baseball moment in his career.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.