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How Arizona universities are riding the waves of COVID-19

PHOENIX – ASU, NAU and UArizona grapple with the coronavirus with similar but separate approaches to COVID-19 to tests, teaching and telling the public what they’re doing.


After weeks of fighting, ballot counting may be near finish in Arizona

WASHINGTON - All 15 Arizona counties had submitted official election results by Monday to the secretary of state, who will certify them in the next week or sooner - ending a contentious weeks-long battle over a normally routine process.


ASU basketball’s crowded backcourt gives ‘Guard U’ a preseason top 25 nod

LOS ANGELES – ASU basketball kicks off Wednesday night when the Sun Devils play Rhode Island in the 2020 Empire Classic. Coach Bobby Hurley and players talk about the upcoming season.


‘This is trauma’: Some Latino children face mental health struggles during pandemic

PHOENIX – The coronavirus pandemic has upended children’s lives and, for some, harmed their mental health. Researchers and social workers say that Latino children are especially vulnerable to suffering poor mental health during COVID, and the ramifications could be long-lasting.


Despite ‘eerie’ vibe, NASCAR Championship Weekend a hit with drivers, fans

AVONDALE – COVID-19 meant a limited amount of fans could enjoy Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Despite the restrictions, fans and drivers called it a success.


Officials: COVID-19 keeps coming for Arizona, and the death toll could be ‘staggering’

PHOENIX – Health officials Wednesday warned of a “staggering” death toll in Arizona as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise unabated.


Election updates: Voters defy COVID, misgivings to make their voices heard

Millions of Arizona residents have already voted in this swing state but people are showing up in person at polls around Arizona to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden for president, for or against Proposition 207 to legalize recreational marijuana and Prop 208 to fund education.


COVID-19 cases surging toward 1,000 a day, ASU expert warns

PHOENIX – Arizona is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases that’s similar to what the state saw in mid-June, said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute.


Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

PHOENIX – Arizona students in Individualized Education Programs are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as are their parents and teachers.


Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was met by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the final stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat.


Rising COVID cases leave Arizona ‘headed toward exponential growth,’ expert warns

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, one health expert is warning of a repeat of big spikes and calling for more personal responsibility to reduce the trend.


Goodbye, Columbus?: Arizona celebrates first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

WASHINGTON - After years of advocacy by tribal groups, Arizona on Monday celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the proclamation designating the day was just for this year and it still shared the calendar with Columbus Day.