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‘No comparison’: ASU baseball fans frustrated with Pac-12 prohibition on fan attendance

PHOENIX – A handful of SEC teams and all 15 Cactus League teams are allowing a limited number of fans. Will the Pac-12 Conference let Arizona State follow suit?


Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

PHOENIX – Land, and specifically what to do with land, has been among the most divisive topics in U.S. history since the arrival of European settlers in 1492. More than 500 years later, little has changed.


Judge tells lawmakers Arizona federal courts are overloaded, overworked

WASHINGTON - The federal district court in Arizona has been struggling to keep pace with a staggering civil and criminal caseload in the growing state, and it needs more judges to keep up, a judge from the court told lawmakers Wednesday.


Anatomy of a postponement: How a COVID-19 test halted Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe game

PHOENIX – After a player on Desert Vista tested positive for COVID-19, Mountain Pointe’s game with the Thunder was called off. Here’s how both teams handled the disruption, and how the players stayed engaged during their quarantine.


Arizona primary care physicians want to help seniors struggling to register for vaccination online

PHOENIX – Older Arizonans are falling by the wayside in accessing statewide vaccination appointments. The next step is to get the vaccines in the hands of primary care physicians for a less difficult registration process.


The Oregon Trail: Many of Arizona’s top football prospects migrating to Pacific Northwest

PHOENIX – The state's best high school football talent is going to Oregon thanks to a combination of attractive facilities, coaching continuity and good old-fashioned hard work.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Pandemic exposed social inequities, created backlogs of care, Mayo specialists say

PHOENIX – A panel of Mayo Clinic specialists reflected on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical community’s response, sharing lessons they learned along the way.


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Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

LOS ANGELES - The homeless community is among the most at-risk communities facing COVID-19. Many still await their vaccines – from Phoenix to Los Angeles.


Border wall foes hail order halting project, but say it’s only first step

WASHINGTON - Border wall opponents said President Joe Biden's order to pause construction of the wall is "a huge win." But they also said it's not the end of the fight, noting that they want to make sure no more is built - or that it's taken down.


73 years after Robinson broke color barrier, baseball struggles to lure Black players

PHOENIX – According to SABR, there has been a decline of African American players in MLB nearly every year since 1981, and by 2016 that number plummeted to 6.7%, the lowest percentage since 1957.