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Axing the stereotype, NAU’s coed lumberjack sports model inclusivity, gender equality

FLAGSTAFF – Men and women at Northern Arizona University compete on equal footing in collegiate logging sports, where technique, accuracy and finesse matter more than size and strength.


The mental health struggle of storm survivors: ‘It follows them forever’

MOORE, Okla. – Families, community members, psychologists and school officials say more must be done to help survivors of natural disasters recover emotionally and mentally.


BLM considering restrictions on dispersed camping on fragile lands in Utah

MOAB, Utah – Camping far from the crowd is an American tradition, but it can damage the environment. Public-lands managers are considering ways to curb the abuse.


Phoenix budget approved after 3 hours of anger, pain and demands for police reform

PHOENIX – A 3-hour session of public ire and angst over community-police relation ended with Phoenix City Council voting 7-2 to approve a city budget. The council also pledged to set up reforms that could include a citizens review board.


Coconino official urges feds to live up to responsibility to fund parks

WASHINGTON - A Coconino County supervisor urged lawmakers to "make sure the federal government meets its responsibility" of maintaining national parks, which face almost $12 billion in needed backlogged maintenance projects - $313.8 million in the Grand Canyon alone.


A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


Utah presses forward on pipeline despite strains on Colorado River

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Despite legal agreements on drought in the Colorado River Basin, southwestern Utah communities are pushing for expensive water projects.


Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram transform how today’s teens bully each other

PHOENIX – Increased accessibility to Wi-Fi, cellphones and social media platforms continues to transform how teens bully one another.


At a downtown Phoenix center, the tables are turning for people with HIV

PHOENIX – “Cookie” King, who was diagnosed with HIV 34 years ago, works at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS helping those who walk the path she once walked. The need is great, because Maricopa County is a hotspot for HIV occurrences.


Arizona supports ‘Waters of U.S.’ rule change, but wants to delay enactment

PHOENIX – Arizona supports a proposed federal rule change redefining what’s considered a “Water of the United States,” but is asking for more time.


FDA vs. SPF: Feds say new look at sunscreen regulations long overdue

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration wants to take a closer look at ingredients and labeling for sunscreens, updating regulations that have not been changed "in literally decades" But it also said people should still slather up, "given the recognized public health benefits of sunscreen use."


‘Enough is enough’: State considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

PHOENIX – Three weeks after Officer Clayton Townsend was hit and killed at a traffic stop, allegedly by a motorist who was driving and texting, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee introduced a “hands-free” bill to prohibit the use of a cell-phone in a moving vehicle.