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‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities by encouraging Native mothers to breastfeed

A hospital on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona is one of several overseen by the Indian Health Service that aims to encourage more Native American women to breastfeed.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."


‘That was my identity’: COVID-19 pandemic costing stadium workers their jobs

PHOENIX – When the COVID-19 pandemic halted sports, those who work at stadiums and depend on the games to make their living were sidelined right along with those who played them.


Arizonan on Trump’s short list for Supreme Court has low profile

WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump sits down to pick a Supreme Court nominee to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Phoenix native Bridget Bade will be on the list. But while Bade is on the shortlist, she also has a relatively short resume.


Repeated Trump, Pence visits cement Arizona’s status as a battleground

WASHINGTON - If there was any doubt that Arizona will be a battleground in this fall's presidential election, a look at the travel itineraries this week of the first and second families should clear it up, with a Trump or a Pence in the state four of five days.


Signing of Damion Lowe strengthens defense, creates possible dilemma for Phoenix Rising

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising bolstered their defense Wednesday by signing Jamaican international Damion Lowe, but the deal could have one major drawback.


Tribe rushes to beat use-or-lose deadline on COVID-19 relief funds

WASHINGTON - Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those federal COVID-19 relief funds if they don't find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


Migrants hope to work legally in Panama, but some jobs are off-limits

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The nation of Panama reserves 56 professions for citizens only, leaving otherwise qualified migrants struggling to find legal employment.


Pages through screens: ASU women’s basketball team reads books to children virtually

PHOENIX – The ASU women’s basketball team partnered with the Washington Elementary School District on Sept. 6 for National Read a Book Day, delivering what is usually an in-person experience virtually.


Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes' opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.


Trump faces criticism on remarks about service members, Arizona Sen. John McCain

Arizona politicians and veterans responded to a story by The Atlantic which alleged that Trump referred to Americans who died in war as “losers” and “suckers,” among other remarks regarding veterans and service members.