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Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX - As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


Supreme Court expands ‘sex discrimination’ to protect LGBTQ workers

PHOENIX - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act protections against "sex discrimination" also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law, a ruling welcomed as long overdue by Arizona advocates.


No one-hit wonder: Cardinals’ Jordan Phillips determined to prove 2019 wasn’t a fluke

PHOENIX – After posting a career high in sacks for the Buffalo Bills, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips aims to be productive for the Cardinals.


24 years ago, Arizona’s new NHL team announced its nickname

PHOENIX – On this date in 1996, the Winnipeg Jets traded in their wings for paws after their relocation to Phoenix.


ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk helped build culture, rewarded with NHL contract

TEMPE – ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk ranked third nationally among defensemen this season with 37 points in 36 games played. His 11 goals placed him second nationally among defensemen.


On the move: Running an important part of Brett Hundley’s life on, off the Cardinals’ field

PHOENIX – Brett Hundley has always been a mobile quarterback, but he has used his passion for running to help him stay in football shape for most of his life.


Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and the day WrestleMania came to Glendale

PHOENIX – On March 28, 2010, the professional wrestling world had its eyes on Glendale, as 72,219 spectators filled what is now known as State Farm Stadium. The flagship competition of World Wrestling Entertainment delivered one of the sport's most memorable main events.


COVID-19 being felt in donations, hours, adoptions at animal shelters

PHOENIX - The spread of COVID-19 has "deeply affected" Arizona animal shelters, which are discontinuing some services, cutting hours and trying to juggle between taking animals in and adopting them out to stretch resources while protecting pets and people.


Deadline to request early ballot for SRP Board election is 5 p.m. Friday

PHOENIX – 5 p.m. Friday is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot to elect members of the board of the Salt River Project, which provides water and or electricity to 2 million residents of metro Phoenix.


Jobless claims jump 3 million in a week, Arizona mirrors national trend

PHOENIX - New unemployment claims rose to almost 3.3 million last week, an increase of 3 million over the previous week and the highest on record, new Labor Department numbers show, and economists say this could just be the beginning of a jobs spiral from the coronavirus.


Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer James McKinney, rejecting his argument that he should have been sentenced by a jury and not by the Arizona Supreme Court.