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COVID-19 vaccine for kids gets off to slow start in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Ten days after the FDA gave the final OK to COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as 6 months, health experts say response in Arizona has been tepid, with some parents hesitant and those who want their kids vaccinated having to search for available shots.


This third-generation pilot helped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ take flight

LOS ANGELES – Kevin LaRosa, a film aerial coordinator, talks about his role on the Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” and how his aviation journey from a young age led him to it.


‘Stabilizing the ship’: Despite turmoil, Vanessa Nygaard determined to keep Mercury on track

PHOENIX – Vanessa Nygaard had championship dreams. Despite the turmoil the Phoenix Mercury have faced, she is determined to keep the team on a positive path.


Mercury in retrograde? Not during WNBA team’s 3-game winning streak

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury opened 2-8 to start the season, with a rookie coach, multiple player absences and Brittney Griner on players’ minds. The team has rattled-off three straight wins thanks to newfound chemistry and good health.


Biden announces regional migration initiative at Summit of the Americas

LOS ANGELES – President Joe Biden announced a new migration initiative Thursday during the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration is a commitment by countries in the Western Hemisphere to enhance stability and create opportunities for safer and orderly migration.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


Middle seats, canceled flights, COVID exposure: Taurasi, WNBA players sound off on commercial travel

PHOENIX – More WNBA players, including Diana Taurasi, are pushing back about having to fly commercial for road trips, and the issues came to a head earlier this year after the league fined the New York Liberty franchise fined $500,000 for using private jets.


Are race, gender slowing Brittney Griner’s return? Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard raises question

PHOENIX – Brittany Griner’s imprisonment for more than 100 days prompted Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard to question why she remains jailed and compares the case to that of Gabby Petito, the missing vlogger who was murdered.


Flagging devotion: ‘Flags-In’ event prepares Arlington for Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. - As an honor guard member, Airman 1st Class Connor Zierse spends his days at Arlington National Cemetery, but Thursday was different, The former Buckeye resident was there for the “Flags-In” ceremony, helping decorate the 260,000 graves ahead of Memorial Day.


Arizona housing authorities’ strict criminal background checks often bar people who need a second chance

PHOENIX – As they look for a place to live in the state’s tight rental market, applicants with criminal backgrounds seeking government-supported housing face hurdles that go far beyond what the federal guidelines require.


Change of course: Modernization, COVID-19 pandemic help revitalize golf

MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.


Forest health in Arizona: Stressed by drought and pests, trees are losing resilience to changing climate

FLAGSTAFF – Many of Arizona’s forests and woodlands are in bad shape, experts say. They’re overgrown, stressed by drought and facing increased threats from wildfires. But stakeholders across the state are collaborating to restore the forests to health. Take a walk in the woods in the Coconino National Forest to see for yourself.