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California will allow former inmates to have records expunged so they can fight fires

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation that will give inmates who worked in fire camps the chance to apply to have their records expunged immediately after they are released from custody.


Latinos criticize lack of prominent roles at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."


A convention without convening: Democrats open virtual nominating event

PHOENIX - Tucson Democrat Hope Busto-Keyes has been to political conventions before, but never to one like the Democratic National Convention that kicked off Monday - faced with the threat of COVID-19, the convention has shifted almost entirely online.


Given history of discrimination, can community help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?

PHOENIX – Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers.


Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

PHOENIX - Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

PHOENIX – As Congress develops the next phase of COVID-19 aid, Arizona’s senators and governor are airing their concerns about what the state needs.


Court rejects long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123 school funding

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade.


Ducey’s order delaying school start has one lawmaker questioning his authority

PHOENIX – The start of in-person classes for Arizona public schools has been delayed by the governor, not the Legislature.


Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

PHOENIX – As school districts across the country remove police from schools, many in Phoenix and Los Angeles are calling for similar action.


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


With safety measures, many Arizona parks and trails remained opened during stay-at-home order

PHOENIX – With Arizona’s stay-at-home order extended until May 15, some parks and trails will continue to stay open with necessary precautions.


Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."