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A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - AZ: Youth

Immigrants make up 13% of Arizona's population, and an estimated 4% of the state's population is undocumented. (vivalapenler/Adobe Stock)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Almost 24,000 undocumented young Arizonans rely on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA to live and work in the state. In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration's attempt to repeal DACA was unconstitutional, and legal experts say that decis

A new survey shows that since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the number of young people detained in juvenile-justice facilities has dropped by 24%. (Olena/Adobe Stock)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- As the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the United States last month, a new survey found the number of young people in secure detention centers fell by 24%. Arizona juvenile-justice officials report the number of detentions in the state also has dropped, but data isn't yet avai

Thousands of students and others plan to participate in a Global Climate Strike this Friday, across Arizona and around the world. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

PEORIA, Ariz. – Young people from across Arizona and around the world will be taking to the streets Friday to take part in a strike to urge cities to take action on climate change. Rallies organized by the Global Climate Strike are expected to draw thousands of students and their adult allie

A school bus transports students through the Navajo Nation on U.S. Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Bus routes in rural school districts often cover more than 100 miles a day picking up and dropping off students. (Savola/Adobe Stock)

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — Out in Arizona's wide-open spaces, dozens of rural school districts are struggling to serve their communities and often are challenged just to keep the doors open. A recent report by The Rural School and Community Trust found rural schools in Arizona and across the country

The student-led group March for Our Lives Arizona hosted a town hall meeting with local lawmakers to discuss their agenda to curb gun violence. (guruXOX/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona politicians got the chance to hear from future voters this week at a town hall meeting on gun violence held by the student group March for Our Lives. The gun-control advocates, made up mostly of high school and college students, formed as part of a national movement

A new study shows young people who age out of foster care often still need help and support as they make major life choices. (Sandhaya/Freestock)

PHOENIX - A study out this week looks at challenges faced by foster children in Arizona and across the country, when they turn 18 and "age out" of the system. The Annie E. Casey Foundation data found that overall, young people transitioning from foster care are falling behind others in completing h

Ironwood Tree Experience's American Experience program takes Arizona teens hiking and backpacking through iconic western landscapes. (Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. — What's the best way to ensure a future with healthy, sustainable communities? For one Arizona nonprofit, the answer was obvious: train young people to take care of the environment. Nine Arizona teenagers recently returned from a two-week trip through Arizona and southern Colo

Legislators in Arizona voted nearly unanimously to allow courts to keep 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system through their 19th birthday. (Joe Gratz/Flickr)

PHOENIX – A bill awaiting Gov. Doug Ducey's signature would give courts more time to try youth offenders as juveniles. Advocates say this would be an important step to ensure that young people receive age-appropriate treatment in Arizona's criminal justice system. Currently, under Arizona

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