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New-look Suns come out of bubble, into spotlight

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Now the team and the rest of the NBA is preparing to launch a shortened and condensed 2020-21 season as a global pandemic continues to rage.


Appeals court upholds child pornography conviction of Tucson man

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Tucson man's conviction and sentence on child pornography charges, rejecting his argument that procedural problems at trial kept him from presenting his defense.


Food banks receive government help to fill bellies during holidays

PHOENIX – St. Mary’s Food Bank and Local First Arizona partner with local governments to provide meals to those in need this holiday season.


COVID-19 cases could push hospital beds, staff to limit, official says

WASHINGTON - The recent surge in COVID-19 cases could push hospital staff and hospital bed capacity to the limit in coming weeks, particularly if people are not careful over Thanksgiving, an Arizona hospital official said Tuesday.


Inequality in dermatology brings misdiagnoses for patients of color

PHOENIX – Images of patients with dark skin are hard to come by in both research and textbooks, and that’s created inequities in the field of dermatology for patients of color – a problem highlighted during COVID-19.


Nico Mannion, former NBA father Pace, reflect on former Pinnacle standout landing with Warriors

Three Arizona Wildcats and a former Arizona high school standout were among the players who heard their name called during the 2020 NBA Draft.


‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

PIÑON – Even in the best of times, Native American K-12 students have faced an uphill battle to getting a high school diploma. Now COVID has brought new challenges, but one district is doing everything it can to help its students persevere.


Schools welcome state mandate for masks in classrooms, buses, events

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials on Thursday mandated that students wear face coverings in school, on buses and at school activities, an emergency order that school officials called a step in the right direction, but not enough.

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Carbon free energy required by 2050 under Arizona Corporation Commission proposal

PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission has proposed that public utilities be carbon free by 2050, updating a plan enacted in 2006. If approved after hearings and public comment, it would help Arizona catch up with other Southwestern states that already have such regulations.


Loose spectator protocols for high school football fans during COVID-19 era stirs debate

GILBERT - As the AIA football season progresses and many teams continue to experience COVID outbreaks that force teams to shuffle schedules, some people are turning to Twitter to expose schools that aren’t enforcing safety protocols.


Navajo hemp investigation expands to federal marijuana, labor probe

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.


Pandemic shines light on complex coexistence of modern times, traditional ways on Navajo Nation

PHOENIX – People went to medicine men in Indian Country for help, exposing them to the virus and tensions between modern medicine and traditional ways.