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Early-voting bill would disenfranchise many Arizonans, protesters contend

PHOENIX – Senate Bill 1032 would throw out a vote if the envelope containing the ballot wasn’t signed as required as well as prohibit election officials from signing the envelope on the voter’s behalf.


Health provider offers cooking classes to address high rates of diabetes among Native Americans

PHOENIX – Native Americans have the highest rates of diabetes in the U.S., and to address the issue, the Phoenix organization Native Health is offering a free, 20-week course focused on healthful cooking and eating. The best part? Participants go home with the ingredients needed to make diabetes-friendly meals.


No limits: Amy Bockerstette is back, spreading her message of inclusion at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Amy Bockerstette, a new crowd favorite at the Waste Management Open, inspires peers at Tesori Foundation Clinic.


Critics call proposed ban on ‘birth tourism’ misdirected, unenforceable

WASHINGTON - Critics are calling a Trump administration plan to curb so-called "birth tourism" unenforceable at best and "rooted in misogyny, xenophobia and racism" at worst, and say it is targeting the wrong people.

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Veterans connect with next generation through storytelling

PHOENIX – The Veterans Heritage Project connects the next generation of students to veterans and history through interviews.

Fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day

Online shopping, extended sales dim, don’t defeat, Black Friday frenzy

WASHINGTON - Earlier sales and expanded online shopping options have cut into Black Friday's appeal, but they have yet to knock it from its position as the elbow-throwing, hectic start of the holiday shopping season for many. Call it Blackish Friday.


DHS plan to close Flores ‘loophole’ likely to get tied in knots

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration unveiled new rules to replace the Flores agreement, a 1997 court ruling that severely limits the amount of time migrant children can be held by the government, but advocates say plan is flawed and that Flores is not likely to go down without a fight.


Out of sight is out of mind: Small communities struggle in the shadow of larger disasters

OSO, Wash. – Communities devastated by smaller disasters receive a fraction of the national attention and the funding.


Courts reject environmental lawsuit to block Navajo coal mine expansion

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because the company is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.

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21st-century druids: No animal sacrifices, but connected to community, history

PHOENIX – Mark Bailey is a 21st century druid, a member of Arizona’s Grove of the Rising Phoenix. He doesn’t sacrifice animals or worship nature, and he has nuanced beliefs about an afterlife. Druids are steeped in more than two millennia of Indo-European history.


Rare frog fossil sheds light on a gap in Arizona geologic record

PETRIFIED FOREST – Paleontologists have discovered a rare frog fossil that dates back to the late Triassic period.


Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

TUCSON - The years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, one of the more difficult states to get the vote back. But former felons say it's worth the fight, and some state officials and advocates agree.