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Mothers of children who are Black and autistic help other families find their voices

The African American Conference on Disability, which wraps up this week in Arizona, included a session in which two mothers of children who are Black and autistic advised other families of color about getting support and services amid longstanding disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.


Point-in-Time head count to address homelessness resumes in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Point-in-Time Homeless Count is back after last year’s was canceled because of COVID-19. The count, conducted nationwide, aims to gauge the extent of homelessness across the country.


Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates ‘creative placekeeping’

PHOENIX – Cahokia is an artspace owned by women and led by Native Americans that opened Oct. 11 in downtown Phoenix. Its goal is to uplift Indigenous representation in the art world and “creative placekeeping.”


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.


‘Either shut up or lose your whole career’: Arizona coach among those calling out NWSL’s toxic culture

PHOENIX - The NWSL has faced numerous allegations of abuse from coaches and organizations alike. Now, many, including Arizona’s soccer coach, are calling out the league’s culture and calling for change.


Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers.


Protesters take sides, as Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas' strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court.


Arizona’s ban on mask mandates in schools criticized by health experts

PHOENIX – Health experts speaking on behalf of the Committee to Protect Health Care have expressed concern regarding Arizona’s decision to ban mandatory mask-wearing and COVID-19 testing in public schools.


Arizona’s current historic drought may be ‘baseline for the future’

WASHINGTON - Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday.


Mercury fans’ excitement about in-person return dampened by news of Diana Taurasi injury

PHOENIX – Fans returned to a Phoenix Mercury game for the first time in over a year. The excitement was damped by news Tuesday that Diana Taurasi is out for four weeks.


Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

PHOENIX – After more than a year of witnessing relentless death on the front lines, the critical workforce of travel nurses is burning out – with lasting repercussions on the health care industry.


In rapidly warming and drying Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

For 40 million people in the U.S. and Mexico, the water supply of the Colorado River basin is in jeopardy.