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‘Disruptive and cruel’: Native Americans worry as Supreme Court weighs repeal of health care act

PHOENIX – The Affordable Care Act expanded the number of Americans covered by private or public health insurance, but also included a number of provisions specific to Indian Country. As the Supreme Court considers a potential repeal, Indian Country watches and waits.


Elections and chill: Officials temper hopes for election-night returns

WASHINGTON - County recorders say they do not expect problems - in fact, they believe Arizona is in better shape than most states - but are trying to tamp down expectations in light of what could be record-breaking turnout for a highly emotional campaign.


Just before the election, poll on climate change suggests Arizona voters want more federal action

PHOENIX – Arizonans are more concerned with climate change and the environment this year, and it may affect their candidate choice in the election.


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.


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.

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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.


‘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.


Western states look to sewers to track next coronavirus outbreak

Right now, there is no reliable way to predict where the next potential coronavirus outbreak will be. But many western states are looking to get a handle on the disease by diving into the sewer.