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As workers call for aid, Senate again stalls on COVID-19 relief bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday failed to advance a new COVID-19 relief bill, continuing months of partisan stalemate over a Democratic plan the Republicans call a "liberal wish list" and a GOP bill Democrats deride as "emaciated."


Fried chicken, candied yams and a helping hand: Cardinals’ Peterson provides meals to homeless

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson begins year-long “P2 Tuesdays,” serving his favorite meals to the people of UMOM.


Coconino official joins plea for continued federal support of rural counties

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes "at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them."


Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the highest rate of "housing loss" in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall.


Judge halts plan to end census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.


Herm Edwards calls the police … for deep conversation about social justice

TEMPE - Edwards addresses important social injustice issues and the coronavirus pandemic with students and his players.


Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Youth across the country commit the same types of crime, but disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow.


Panama confronts human traffickers where a major migration route bottlenecks

Migrants are increasingly paying organized criminal groups to take them through Central America and Mexico and into the U.S. illegally.


Native youth navigate complex, contradictory jurisdictions

Burdened by generations of historical trauma, Native youth navigate a convoluted justice system that few other children face.


Schweikert, Biggs rally Republican crowd during convention watch party

PHOENIX - There was enthusiasm in the room at Republican watch party Thursday, but Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, said enthusiasm went beyond that room to "our community where that enthusiasm of Republicans is spiking."


‘Groundhog Day’: Coyotes’ mental fortitude tested inside Edmonton bubble

PHOENIX - The 2019-2020 Stanley Cup playoffs presented a unique challenge in testing the mental limits of the Coyotes, outside of hockey.


Phoenix march organizers echo themes of massive D.C. anti-racism rally

WASHINGTON - As tens of thousands gathered in Washington Friday for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" anti-racism rally, organizers in Phoenix were preparing for their own "solidarity march" to protect police violence and recommit to Martin Luther King's ideals.