The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.
Joy Harjo of Oklahoma, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her third term – an honor bestowed only once before, in 1999. She also has released “Poet Warrior: A Memoir.”
TEMPE - Three current ASU Sun Devils return to Tempe after competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics. After taking the road to Tokyo, they are reminded again what it’s like balancing schoolwork with athletics.
The pandemic exacerbated different infrastructure issues in Indigenous communities across the country.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizona families will start getting direct payments from the federal government this week under the expanded child tax credit program, part of the American Rescue Plan that could mean up to $300 per child per month for the next year.
PHOENIX - Tickets to see the Suns and Clippers are cheaper in Los Angeles, leading some Suns to consider a road trip.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s first UFC promotion since 2019 is also the biggest in the state’s history. A crowd of over 18,000 is expected at Gila River Arena for UFC 263 Saturday night to watch two championship bouts.
PHOENIX – When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition. Many found disc golf as the answer.
WASHINGTON - It's important to have boots on the ground when battling wildfires, and state officials will soon be able to put 1,400 more boots on the ground - in the form of up to 700 prison inmates, who will be used to do forest maintenance under a new law.
PHOENIX – Research shows that students with autism lack social support once they enter college. An ASU program is aiming to fix that, by pairing students on the spectrum with peer mentors.
WASHINGTON - With vaccination efforts in full force, airlines and airports are on their way to bouncing back from a year in which passenger traffic fell as much as 96% because of the pandemic, officials told a Senate panel - but health safety remains a concern.