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‘Nothing here is enough’: Systemic gaps in health care system affect migrants in Tapachula

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tens of thousands of migrants struggle to navigate a complex and underfunded network of health care resources in the southern border city of Tapachula, Mexico – despite the efforts of NGOs and government officials alike.


After nearly 37 years, stolen de Kooning painting is back on public display

LOS ANGELES – A Willem de Kooning painting stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985 is back on public display in Los Angeles. The Getty Center spent three years restoring “Woman-Ochre,” which was heavily damaged during the theft. The painting will return to Tucson this fall.


‘An abandoned issue’: Migrants’ mental health mostly ignored by Mexican government

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants passing through Mexico desperately need mental health care, but the Mexican government has offered little support. Shelters and NGOs in Tapachula are stepping in to provide essential psych services, but experts and frontline workers say it still isn’t enough.


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.


Arizona Tennis Classic returns, showcases some of sport’s top players

PHOENIX – Phoenix Country Club was host to the Arizona Tennis Classic, which showcased some of the sport’s top players and raised $115,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


‘Weathered that storm’: Despite adversity, GCU women one win away from NCAA Tournament berth

LAS VEGAS – Despite losing some key players from last season, the Grand Canyon women's basketball team has put together 22 victories and now find themselves one victory away from an NCAA Tournament berth.


Finchem, Ward targets of new subpoenas by committee probing Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Arizona GOP leader Kelli Ward and Rep. Mark Finchem for "information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election."


Pima County works to reduce overrepresentation of Native Americans in its jails

PHOENIX – Native Americans are overrepresented in Pima County jails, often held before their trial or for nonviolent offenses. Community leaders are implementing programs to combat the trend, including pre-trial behavioral health diversions and warrant resolution.


Free Wi-Fi headed to Phoenix school districts to help end digital divide

PHOENIX – A project called the Digital Education Connection Canopy will provide free Wi-Fi to some Phoenix schools. The technology behind it could be the blueprint for a permanent solution to the digital divide.


Wet meadows in high desert restored by low-tech volunteers

Wet meadows provide critical wildlife habitat and act as natural sponges, holding water during drought. But encroachment and climate change are major threats.


‘Every penny counts’: Phoenix restaurants struggle to find food and workers while keeping prices low

PHOENIX – Restaurants across metro Phoenix are struggling to find a balance between finding quality ingredients without breaking the bank and raising prices. Restaurants also are experiencing staffing shortages and shipping complications that make it harder to stay in business.


Arizona standout Gile Bite Starkute putting golf on Lithuania’s map

PHOENIX – Arizona junior Gile Bite Starkute is the first U.S. college golfer from Lithuania, a country with just a handful of golf courses. She said it would be a “dream” to be the first to represent her country at the Olympics in golf.