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Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

LOS ANGELES – Napa Valley wineries have combated smoke taint, coronavirus restrictions and wildfire destruction in 2020, requiring experts to look at the future of wine and the impacts of climate change.


COVID-19, faltering economy cited as border numbers plummet for 2020

WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border fell sharply in fiscal 2020, a drop analysts attribute in large part fears of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic havoc left in its wake.


Judge halts fee hike that would have nearly doubled cost of citizenship

WASHINGTON - A federal judge late Tuesday blocked a steep increase in application fees set to take effect Friday for people seeking U.S. citizenship, an increase that advocates feared would have locked many immigrants out.

Citizenship Rush

COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it's not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting tribal nations, Native youth are stepping up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.


Nearly three-quarters of youth behind bars suffer from mental health issues

Kids in the juvenile justice system struggle with mental health issues at higher rates, yet they often don’t receive treatment.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.


COVID-19 work-arounds are silver linings for homeless programs

New initiatives to protect the homeless from COVID-19 are the pandemic’s silver lining, providing a roadmap for better medical care, addiction treatment and housing.


USCIS delays furloughs with ‘drastic cuts’ that sharply reduce service

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is making "drastic cuts" that will affect all agency services, including naturalizations, in order to avoid furloughs of nearly 70% of its workforce at the end of this month.


The ununited state of juvenile justice in America

As a child in the United States, justice depends on where you live, the color of your skin, which police officer arrests you, or which judge, prosecutor or probation officer happens to be involved in the case. Juvenile courts across the country processed nearly 750,000 in 2018 and about 200,000 of these were removed from home and locked away.


Program offers alternative for youth who commit misdemeanors, gains national attention

PHOENIX – In King County, Iziah Reedy was sent to a seminar after getting caught with a gun. In Phoenix, he was sent to jail for getting caught with stolen sneakers. His story exemplifies the differences in the juvenile justice system.