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‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy

PHOENIX – Amid pressure from sponsors, Washington’s NFL team is undergoing discussions to change its name, a move prominent voices in the Arizona Native American community feel is overdue.


‘We have to do something’: Inmate’s brother seeks his release to escape COVID-19 behind bars

PHOENIX – The Navajo County Jail in Holbrook is one of many national detention centers under fire for treatment of patients before a COVID-19 outbreak. Two brothers tell COVID-19 horror stories behind bars, while a third fights for their rights, possibly their lives.


Amid COVID-related harassment of Asian Americans, experts stress need for mental health care

Asian Americans historically have been less likely to seek mental health care than other Americans, but amid harassment and some violence related to COVID-19, experts urge those in need to seek help.


Higher asthma rate among challenges LGBTQ youth face during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – With higher rates of asthma, homelessness and unsupportive home environments, many LGBTQ youth face unique challenges during COVID-19, and a Phoenix nonprofit is developing resources to help.


Baseball’s international pull includes Diamondbacks fan in Scotland

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball is trying to expand its international fanbase and that includes the Diamondbacks, who have a big supporter in Scotland.


Invisible no more: Artist paints her endometriosis journey to raise awareness of misunderstood disease

PHOENIX – The menstrual disease endometriosis often is thought of as "just a bad period,” but it’s much more complex – and painful – than that. Phoenix artist Amanda Adkins shares her personal story to empower other women to talk about endometriosis.


As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has eased some long-standing restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks keep up with demand, as infection concerns and COVID-19 stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.


Businesses hurry up and wait, as relief funds dry up, new fund stalls

WASHINGTON - Mesa business owner Savannah Sander hoped a Paycheck Protection Program loan would keep her business afloat, when the $349 billion fund ran out of money week. Now, all she and other business owners can do is wait while Congress fights over plans to add another $251 billion to the program.


ASU basketball lands highest ranked recruit ever in Josh Christopher

PHOENIX – ASU men’s basketball landed a commitment from Josh Christopher on Monday night. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in the ESPN100 era to commit to ASU and the second five-star to James Harden.


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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Two inmates test positive; state gets a ‘C’ in social distancing

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey orders travelers from out-of-state to take precautions, more drive-thru testing promised and additional updates from around Arizona.


Texas group empowers Latino parents to advocate for children with disabilities

AUSTIN, Texas – VELA is an organization that provides support and resources to mostly Hispanic and immigrant families whose children have disabilities. Founded in 2010, it serves about 1,500 families annually – helping to close a significant gap in health care for Hispanics.