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The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with loss of social connections

One issue that has affected Americans across the country is the loss of social connectedness. Even before the pandemic shuttered schools, restaurants and workplaces last spring, an estimated 3 in 5 Americans reported a growing sense of loneliness, according to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index. ... Read more»0

Racial equity is key to helping homeless during the pandemic

Leading national experts have said racial equity should be at the center of homeless responses during the COVID-19 pandemic — a recognition that people of color are disproportionately affected by both homelessness and the coronavirus. Here’s a look at the issues.... Read more»0

Trump protest turns violent when Phoenix PD fires flash-bangs, pepper balls

A peaceful protest of President Trump ended quickly Tuesday when Phoenix police officers fired flash-bang grenades, pepper balls and pepper spray into the crowd of more than 200 people, declaring it unlawful. ... Read more»0

Az bars crowded despite COVID-19 restrictions, Ducey curfew

Despite social distancing guidelines being impossible to enforce at establishments that exist for face-to-face socializing, bars that serve food have found loopholes allowing them to reopen and stay open past curfew.... Read more»0

ASU Listen(n) Project: How the sounds around you could be a harbinger of climate change

What we hear and how we hear it can affect human perceptions. They also may be able to predict changes in the environment over time.... Read more»0

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

The aging network of pipes that run from Mexico to wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. When heavy rains fall, the pipes often break and spill raw sewage on both sides of the border, causing not only a putrid odor but public health and environmental concerns.... Read more»0

Waste flowing into Nogales Wash raises concerns about water supply for both Mexico and U.S.

Failing wastewater pumps in Nogales, Son., have caused raw sewage to back up and empty into the Santa Cruz River watershed on the U.S. side of the border.... Read more»0

Crush of migrants dropped off by ICE has Phx churches strained to breaking point

Migrants are being dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they have applied for asylum and are waiting for their cases to be heard. ... Read more»0

How Arizona's national parks survived the longest gov't shutdown in U.S. history

With the help of volunteers and people coming together for a common purpose, two of Arizona's three national parks weathered the 35-day partial federal closure mostly none the worse for wear.... Read more»0