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Tucson’s Alex Bowman honored to take over famed No. 48 from Jimmie Johnson

Tucson native Alex Bowman is being rewarded for his hard work with one of most prestigious honors in NASCAR history – taking over the famed No. 48 for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson.


As championship in home state nears, Alex Bowman learns he’ll take over No. 48 in 2021

PHOENIX - For the Arizona-native, earning the opportunity to race for the NASCAR championship in his home state is something that's 20 years in the making.


Snap decision: High school football back this week after AIA OKs return

PHOENIX - Amidst COVID-19, high school football gets underway this week. Here is a look at some of the top teams in Arizona.


Former Arizona Fall League players reflect on cancellation of season

PHOENIX - MLB has decided to cancel the 2020 Arizona Fall League season, prompting some players to look back on memories in the Valley.


‘Cruel irony’: COVID-19 stalls momentum of women’s soccer

PHOENIX - After winning the World Cup in 2019, the U.S. national team helped women's soccer skyrocket in popularity. Then COVID-19 hit.


Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

Homeless people in rural areas are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health disparities and lack of access to medical care. And with schools closed, homeless students struggle with food security and internet access.


COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.


Digital Democrats: Delegates miss camaraderie, but stay focused on goal

WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic National Convention delegate Cynthia Engstrom may not have the perspective of nine-time delegate Cynthia Ford, but they both agree on one thing: .Something gets lost in the experience when a convention is held online like this one.


A convention without convening: Democrats open virtual nominating event

PHOENIX - Tucson Democrat Hope Busto-Keyes has been to political conventions before, but never to one like the Democratic National Convention that kicked off Monday - faced with the threat of COVID-19, the convention has shifted almost entirely online.


Arizona’s top football recruits continue to leave state for college

PHOENIX – ASU and UA have 15 combined players committed in the class of 2021. None of them are from Arizona. Why are the state’s top players going out of state for college?


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


‘Coronavirus Chronicles’: Cronkite News special highlights pandemic coverage

The Coronavirus Chronicles takes viewers through several weeks of the biggest coronavirus stories since the outbreak began – while offering an inside look at how the newsroom navigated bringing stories of a worldwide crisis to audiences.