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Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake first MLB player to opt out of season amid pandemic

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


On the right track: Olympic hopeful Cole Walsh keeping focus during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Pole vaulter Cole Walsh, an Olympic hopeful, is using what he’s learned during his journey to help him stay positive and fit during quarantine.


Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."


Critics say Trump order on immigration does little but stir up anxiety

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration in the face of the coronavirus will "not have much of an effect" on the jobs the president said he's trying to protect, experts on both sides of the issue said Wednesday.


More questions than answers to Trump threat of immigration suspension

PHOENIX – Trump tweeted his intention Monday night to temporarily restrict immigration to the U.S. by signing an executive order, inciting confusion and uncertainty.

President Trump sits in Oval Office, reading a printed memo.

Patience, workouts and video games: Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly tries to keep perspective with season on hiatus

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly is eager to get back on the field, but understands that other things take priority over baseball’s return.


Nineteen years ago, Diamondbacks’ Luis Gonzalez tied major league home run record

PHOENIX – In April of 2001, Luis Gonzalez hit 13 home runs in one month to tie a major league record, but it was only the beginning of the Diamondbacks’ magical season.


Arizona’s three universities hope to increase Arizona Teachers Academy enrollment

PHOENIX – Arizona’s state universities are working to enroll more students in the Arizona Teachers Academy as Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposes more funding through the New Economy Initiative.


Cheers and jeers: Trump supporters, opponents gear up for his Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – President Trump will rally supporters Wednesday night at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.


Health provider offers cooking classes to address high rates of diabetes among Native Americans

PHOENIX – Native Americans have the highest rates of diabetes in the U.S., and to address the issue, the Phoenix organization Native Health is offering a free, 20-week course focused on healthful cooking and eating. The best part? Participants go home with the ingredients needed to make diabetes-friendly meals.


Speak Up, Stand Up: Arizona students gather to address suicide, bullying, addiction

PHOENIX – Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life held its fourth annual conference to promote suicide and bullying prevention among Arizona students, with largest attendance yet.