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They paved paradise, put up a parking lot: Valley racing fans mourn closing of dirt tracks

PHOENIX – Dirt tracks across Arizona have a deep history in the auto racing world and have been a proving ground for the next NASCAR racers. Once they began to close, communities built within the sport.


Asians, other minorities fear attacks because of race, survey finds

PHOENIX – An NPR report found that one in four Asian households in the U.S. fear physical and verbal attacks because of their race. Studies show mental health issues related to economic inequalities increased across the country during the surge in COVID-19 cases tied to the delta variant.


State statutes could protect families if Indian Child Welfare Act is overturned

The Indian Child Welfare Act, which was passed in 1978, could be overturned by the Supreme Court, advocates say, but state laws could provide some of the same protections.


‘Add to your world’: ASU student starts initiative to help people without homes

PHOENIX – Tierra Hopkins spent many a weekend working out in parks around metro Phoenix. When she began noticing how many people were experiencing homelessness, she combined her passion for fitness with a desire to help those in need.


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.


Suns vs. Warriors: A preview of postseason things to come?

PHOENIX – Tuesday’s matchup between the Suns and the Warriors lived up to its billing, as the shorthanded Suns extended their winning streak to 17 and defeated the top-seeded Warriors. Are these two franchises destined for a playoff classic?


NASCAR meets esports: Tournament provides unique opportunity for Boys & Girls Club members

PHOENIX – Phoenix Raceway hosted more than the NASCAR Championship on championship weekend. The racetrack partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to host a first-of-its-kind Rocket League esports tournament.


Daylight saving time harms adolescents’ health, experts warn

LOS ANGELES – The shift back and forth between daylight saving time and standard time twice a year negatively affects the health and well-being of adolescents. It affects a healthy sleep cycle, as well as impairs their ability to drive safely.


Construction underway at Phoenix Open as officials plan for full capacity event

PHOENIX – With plans for fans to return to a full capacity Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Thunderbirds and tournament officials are constructing grandstands and adding new elements for the February event.


FCS playoffs extend football season for ‘a lot of ballers’ from Arizona

WASHINGTON - None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will vie for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties still have a shot - as part of the 24 teams squaring off in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs that begin Saturday.


13 and counting: How far can streaking Phoenix Suns go?

PHOENIX - As the Phoenix Suns stretch their winning streak farther and farther, the target on their backs grows bigger and bigger. Not that they mind, because in their eyes, they are hunters, not prey.


After years of addiction, heartbreak, former Arizona star Vance Johnson helps others

TUCSON - Vance Johnson’s past includes struggles with alcohol and prescription pill addiction after he witnessed domestic abuse growing up. Now, the former University of Arizona and NFL star is committed to sobriety and wants to help others facing substance abuse issues.