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Lesser of two evils? Suns secure No. 2 seed in Western Conference, will play Lakers or Warriors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. However, their first-round opponent will present difficult challenges.


‘Tighten the screws’: As Suns near first playoffs since 2010, keys to success emerge

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are about to make their first appearance in the NBA playoffs since the 2009-10 season. Although they already feel as if they are in that environment, several keys have emerged that could help them find success.


Phoenix police keep tabs on social media, but who keeps tabs on cops?

PHOENIX - Police took to monitoring activists' social media in a year that saw Black Lives Matter rallies, anti-lockdown events, election protests and the Capitol riot - but experts worry that many agencies are operating under barebones surveillance guidelines.


5 transgender military veterans discuss abuses, how political changes can alter lives

PHOENIX – Transgender military veterans have faced a constant shift in policy, depending on which party is in power. Five of them talk to Cronkite News about their experiences.


Picture of success: A look at Suns’ journey to 42 victories from behind the lens

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are second in the NBA’s Western Conference, generating plenty of buzz about the team’s playoff potential. This is what their success looks like in pictures.


Are we ‘normal’ again? Answers to 13 questions on changes in COVID-19 protocols

Masks in schools, travel to the Grand Canyon and other parks, eating inside restaurants: As life returns to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the rules and regulations? Here are 13 FAQs about the transition from pandemic restrictions.


Relief, but a vow to fight on: Arizonans react to Chauvin convictions

PHOENIX – The excruciating video of George Floyd’s murder last year led to three guilty verdicts Tuesday against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 46 seconds, galvanizing a global battle against police violence toward Black people.


April 13, 2021, Newscast

Johnson and Johnson's vaccine on hold, helping homeless Indigenous veterans, legalizing sports gambling


‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle

PHOENIX – Gender inequality in sports media is not a new issue. And despite gains women have made in the industry, problems persist.


‘Therapy is for white people’: Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

PHOENIX – The pandemic exacerbated health disparities among Black people, but getting culturally appropriate services remains a challenge.

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Arizona adds its own variant to the growing list of COVID-19 mutations

WASHINGTON - The more than 840,000 COVID-19 cases in Arizona include coronavirus variants from the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, California - and, as of last month, a new homegrown version that has since been detected in Texas and New Mexico.


Monty Williams on Suns bench: ‘I have not coached a group like this before’

PHOENIX – The Suns have had several players in and out of their rotation this season. Their coach, Monty Williams, said their bench has remained professional throughout each change.