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Door-to-door campaign helps Guadalupe turn the tide against COVID

GUADALUPE – With the help of Town Council members, tribal leaders, and health care organizations, tiny Guadalupe is driving down COVID-19 cases.


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.


Arizona’s ban on mask mandates in schools criticized by health experts

PHOENIX – Health experts speaking on behalf of the Committee to Protect Health Care have expressed concern regarding Arizona’s decision to ban mandatory mask-wearing and COVID-19 testing in public schools.


Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black businesses

WASHINGTON - Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by the state that the deals violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act.


It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

Several Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan for businesses and schools to return to mostly normal operations, saying the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not under control.


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.


One Cuban migrant family’s long, perilous journey to freedom

PHOENIX – Cubans seeking political asylum are increasingly taking a long, dangerous, intercontinental journey.


Safe passage sought for wildlife trying to cross busy highway in northern Mexico

ĺMURIS, Sonora – Researchers with the Wildlands Network are looking for ways to assist animals trying to cross Highway 2, which bisects a crucial wildlife corridor in northern Sonora, Mexico.



Puerto Ricans in Valley demand island governor’s resignation over offensive messages

PHOENIX – The publication of offensive messages from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s private chats has sparked protests in Phoenix and across the U.S.


Court vacates sentence for teen gang member given life without parole

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court vacated the sentence for a Phoenix-area gang member who was still a teen when he got a mandatory life without parole sentence for crimes that "terrorized" the Salt River reservation in the 1990s.


Phoenix Rising prepares for Lambert, Flemmings losses to Jamaican national team

TEMPE – Phoenix Rising prepared to lose Kevon Lambert to international duty until July.