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Officials prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration next week of President-elect Joe Biden.


He’s ready to rumbbbbbble: Former ASU wrestler Levi ‘Tucker’ Cooper embracing WWE

PHOENIX – Former ASU wrestler and All-American Levi Cooper is now a WWE superstar with Monday Night Raw.


Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release

PHOENIX – Incarcerated firefighters have battled blazes since the 1980s, for less pay and diminished chances of becoming firefighters after release. But that could be changing.


As soccer season nears, ASU’s Barbieri remains stranded in Brazil

PHOENIX – COVID-19 has shut down travel from Brazil, leaving ASU women’s soccer Lara Barbieri stranded in Brazil.


When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow and runoff?

GREELEY, Colorado – Researchers are studying burned areas high in the Colorado Rockies to see how wildfires affect snow accumulation, snowmelt and water supplies across the West. They’re finding that there’s no simple answer: “The scale (of fire damage) that we're experiencing now, we actually don't know what the hydrologic impacts will be,” said Anne Nolin, a geography professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Study: Post-9/11 vets more likely to be employed, and in steadier jobs

WASHINGTON - Post-9/11 veterans are not only more likely to be employed than the general population, they are also more likely to be in jobs that are immune to recession, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau.


After years of lowered refugee admissions, Biden plans sharp reversal

WASHINGTON - After years of steadily slashing the number of refugees it will accept, President-elect Joe Biden has said that he plans to raise the number of refugees who can be admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 from the Trump administration's current cap of 15,000.


Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

PHOENIX – Researchers in the Petrified Forest National Park have discovered a new species of prehistoric reptile that offers a glimpse into Arizona’s past.


Biden firm on uranium-mining ban around ‘jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration cited national security for its efforts to boost uranium mining. but environmentalists saw it as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon. President-elect Joe Biden may be ready to shut that door for good.


After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

WASHINGTON - Despite four years of tumult, trade between Arizona and Mexico has been stable under the Trump administration, with a dip this year blamed on the pandemic, and an outlook that has one expert hoping for a "renaissance" in North American trade.


Record heat proves to be a queen palm’s worst enemy

PHOENIX – Queen palm trees, widely used in landscaping in metro Phoenix, have become a victim of Arizona’s record-breaking heat in 2020.


Colorado River Basin winter forecast signals dry times ahead

This year the sprawling western river basin saw a dry spring, dry summer, dry fall, and now – a dry start to winter. So far, this has been among the driest years on record for portions of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.