Dylan Simard

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Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together

PHOENIX – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Native Americans have come together online in virtual powwows.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey faces pushback from religious groups and state attorney general

PHOENIX – Third prisoner dies in Arizona prisons, counterfeit cleaning materials seized and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


To address overwhelming need, Arizona nurses deploy to Colorado

PHOENIX – As communities across the country struggle to contain the novel coronavirus, Arizona nurses mobilize to help a hard-hit area of Colorado.


To meet high demand, Laveen district bringing lunch to some students by bus

PHOENIX – Laveen Elementary School District innovated to meet the demand for free and reduced-price lunches for Arizona children unable to attend school because of novel coronavirus.


After clear victory in Arizona, Biden looks to be in control

PHOENIX – Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.


In early battleground states, Bloomberg’s partner addresses old allegations of harassment

PHOENIX – As Michael Bloomberg faces renewed attention to allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, his longtime partner, Diana Taylor, was defending him in Arizona.


Mushroom crop in southern Arizona forests capped by dry monsoon season

TUCSON – Mushrooms are a rare delicacy, but after less rain this summer due to a dry monsoon season, they've been harder to find in southern Arizona.


50 grades of shade: Researchers find that it’s not all created equal

TEMPE – Scientists use information from an instrument called MaRTy to help cities like Tempe and Phoenix understand what makes for the best shade in extreme heat.


Phoenix light rail to expand with the defeat of Prop 105

PHOENIX – Voters soundly rejected Proposition 105, which would have killed Valley Metro light rail in Phoenix and redirect the funds to street repairs. They also defeated Proposition 106, dealing with public pensions.


Making a home for fish in the desert takes a little help – and a lot of PVC

RIO VERDE – The Arizona Game & Fish Department is making “fish cities” to help fish that live in lakes around the state.