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Migrants face life-threatening illnesses because of dirty water in Panamanian camps

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama – For the hundreds of migrants in a Panamanian migrant camp, a nearby river provides their drinking water and bathwater – and serves as their toilet – leading to illness.


‘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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.


COVID-19 spike prompts Maricopa County JCs to push for cancellation of sports for year

PHOENIX - A spike in coronavirus cases in the state has prompted the presidents of 10 schools in the Maricopa County Community Colleges District to push for a cancellation of all sports for the 2020-21 season.


Nonprofit, 5 Arizona companies give back to first responders

As COVID-19 sweeps Arizona several companies are redirecting their businesses to meet the demands of first responders.


Experts ask death penalty states for scarce drugs that can treat COVID-19 patients

PHOENIX – Doctors raised concerns that powerful pharmaceuticals used in executions are needed to treat COVID-19 patients.


‘Overwhelming’ demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program

WASHINGTON - Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion Friday as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.


Activists cite rising heat deaths, pollution, fires in asking Phoenix to declare climate emergency

PHOENIX – Arizona environmental groups gather in front of City Hall to ask Phoenix to declare a climate emergency.


A fighting chance: MMA comes to downtown Glendale

GLENDALE – RUF38 is hosting an MMA event in downtown Glendale Saturday and promotions company hopes to make inroads in area.


Walking the walk: Inspirational leader with cerebral palsy treks four rounds of Phoenix Open with Jon Rahm

SCOTTSDALE – D.J. Gregory continues charitable tradition by walking course with ASU alum Jon Rahm.


Bucket hats, beef jerky: Joel Dahmen embraces the chaos of Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale resident and PGA Tour professional Joel Dahmen feels right at home with the rowdy atmosphere at the Waste Management Phoenix Open


Turf battle: Hydrogels could help ASU West save water and money

GLENDALE – Potassium-based granules that suck up water and release it when needed are being injected into ASU West soccer fields, which use 11 million gallons a year.