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COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.


Williams joins chiefs, mayors seeking ways to improve police-community relations

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined mayors and big-city police chiefs from around the country Thursday for a U.S. Conference of Mayors virtual panel looking at police reform and racial justice, as cities across the country grapple with the fallout of George Floyd's death at police hands.


Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX - Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or park visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tribal leaders struggle against ‘very slow’ allocation of COVID-19 aid

PHOENIX - The Navajo Nation has the country's third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has watched funds go to less hard-hit areas in a "very slow" federal aid process, Navajo President Jonathan Nez said Friday, part of an online discussion of federal response to coronavirus in Indian Country.


On this night, Suns’ Booker did something Jordan and Bird never did

PHOENIX – Until this day three years ago today, only five players in NBA history had scored 70 points or more in a game. On March 24, 2017, Devin Booker of the Suns joined them.


‘Ko-be! Ko-be!’ Bryant’s last trip to Phoenix was memorable for Booker, fans

PHOENIX - Kobe Bryant terrorized the Phoenix Suns for two decades, making many enemies in the Valley. For one night in 2016, all of that was forgotten as the Suns and their fans celebrated the career of the Black Mamba.


As Ionescu nears end of college career, Arizona sports figures give nod of respect

LAS VEGAS – Sabrina Ionescu has quickly become a transcendent athlete and those in Arizona involved in sports have noticed.


Kobe and Gianna Bryant mourned by players and fans at memorial in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Basketball legends and family gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 27.


While collegiate esports are on the rise, sports games are being left behind

PHOENIX - With collegiate esports growing rapidly, sports games are being left behind without help from developers.


ASU forward Jalen Graham honors Kobe Bryant with jersey number, new tattoo

TEMPE – Arizona State freshman Jalen Graham wears a piece of his heart on his Sun Devils jersey.


Walking the walk: Inspirational leader with cerebral palsy treks four rounds of Phoenix Open with Jon Rahm

SCOTTSDALE – D.J. Gregory continues charitable tradition by walking course with ASU alum Jon Rahm.


Above par: With perfect weather, wild 16th hole, Phoenix Open delivers

SCOTTSDALE – Blue skies, competitive golf and a high energy 16th hole result in a well receiver Phoenix Open.