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Sniffing out the waves: Doggy surfing contest brings smiles to spectators

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California – The Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, allows dogs to enjoy the water and humans to enjoy watching dogs ride surfboards.


ASU-Colorado sidelines will tell important story about Pac-12 leadership role in diversity hiring

TEMPE – The Pac-12 is the only conference in the Power Five with more than 10 Black head coaching hires. Just over half of Power Five programs have never hired a Black head coach. The Arizona State-Colorado game is a symbol of the Pac-12's commitment.


Defense could be difference maker as ASU football chases conference title

PHOENIX - Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is known for his defensive expertise. Now, in his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Sun Devils are poised to make an impact in the Pac-12.


Chickasaw woman gets USDA post, one in a string of Indigenous nominees

WASHINGTON - For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law - but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native Americans nominated to top posts in the Biden administration, highlighted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.


How COVID-19 and red tape pushed millions to the brink of homelessness

Across the U.S., as many as 1 in 5 renters have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic. For families who have no financial safety net to fall back on, the economic consequences of the pandemic have pushed them to the precipice of homelessness. The situation is made worse by bureaucracy.


Solutions and struggle: COVID relief highlights complexity of issues facing Native people

The pandemic exacerbated different infrastructure issues in Indigenous communities across the country.


‘You feel like you can’t get a break’: The Colorado River struggles to water the West after two decades of drought

After another dry year, the waterway that supplies 40 million people is parched as climate change upends the water cycle in the Southwest. Scientists say the only way forward is to rein in demands on the 1,450-mile long Colorado River’s water to match its decline.


As Chris Paul chases title, question lingers: Will he play for Suns next season?

Chris Paul joined elite company in Michael Jordan after his finals debut. But will he still be playing for the Suns next season?


‘They can judge me’: Paul George pushes aside criticism, hopes to force Game 7

PHOENIX - Paul George has been the subject of criticism for his postseason struggles but a strong outing against the Suns has changed the perception.


Sinema defends filibuster on same day it’s used to stall voting rights

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., repeated her refusal to end the filibuster Tuesday, the same day that Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on sweeping voting rights legislation that has already passed the House.


Baseball’s Arizona rookie league to return after yearlong absence – without rookies

PHOENIX – The Arizona League, where teams are usually composed of rookies, is coming back after Minor League Baseball was canceled in 2020. But because it begins before the draft, there will be no rookies to start.


D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Widespread appreciation grows for Devin Booker after regular season indifference

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns fans long lamented Devin Booker was the most disrespected player in the NBA. His performance in the playoffs has raised his national profile, leading to widespread Booker appreciation