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‘Get down! Get down!’ Murray’s athleticism exciting, scary for Cardinals’ Kingsbury

The athleticism of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is exciting for fans but also makes coach Kliff Kingsbury nervous.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Sequoia Deaf School, part of the Edkey Inc. charter school group in Mesa, has 52 students in grades K through 12 enrolled for the 2020-21 year. The experience navigating the pandemic illustrates some of the challenges deaf students face in returning to the classroom.


‘Super-predator’ legacy: How children end up in the adult justice system

Tens of thousands of kids are prosecuted as adults each year, and some serve out their sentences in adult prisons.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.


Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a lack of data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in detention facilities.


Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

PHOENIX – Public health expert Will Humble explains contact tracing and R0 values, and their impact in the spread of COVID-19.


30 years on, ADA changes minds along with limitations for Arizonans

PHOENIX - A lot has changed in the 30 years since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which not only removed physical and legal barriers but forced Americans to see people with disabilities "as fully human" in the words of one Arizona advocate.


For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

TUSCON – The Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.


‘I can breathe again’: DACA recipients, experts react to Supreme Court ruling

PHOENIX - Advocates and DACA recipients celebrated the Supreme Court ruling Thursday that upheld the deferred deprotation program the Trump administration tried to end. But how long that celebration will last is unclear, as the court said the administration still has the authority to end DACA.

DACA stays

Senate OKs up to $1.9 billion a year for parks repair, land acquisition

PHOENIX - Senators broke into applause Wednesday as they gave overwhelming approval to a bill allocating up to $1.9 billion a year for public lands acquisition and national park maintenance fund, a bill advocates said is "55 years overdue."


CPR goes AWOL: Life-saving act less likely in Hispanic neighborhoods

PHOENIX - A recent study found that CPR is less common in neighborhoods that are primarily Hispanic, and that chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in those neighborhoods are low. The situation is made more worse by a reluctance by residents of Hispanic neighborhoods to call 911, another study shows.