PHOENIX – Defenseman Keith Yandle made a strong impression on the Arizona Coyotes organization over his nine years with the franchise, putting him among Coyotes legends.
WASHINGTON - An image of Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, smiling and in a Team USA jersey, dominates the "Bring Them Home" mural in Washington. The mural features 18 Americans who are being held hostage or have been wrongfully detained overseas.
PEORIA – Some days he’s “coach,” other days he’s Mr. ORNG. But he’s always embracing his unique basketball experiences.
TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School boys varsity baseball team finds a new love for the game after missing out of the 6A state tournament last season due to district restrictions regarding COVID-19.
MESA – Water levels on the Salt River have been healthy all summer and have led to ample eelgrass for the wild horses that roam its banks. Now SRP is cutting back on releases into the river, and a group dedicated to the horses is worried about the horses’ food source.
CASA GRANDE – Nancy Caywood should have a full field of alfalfa now, but since the San Carlos Irrigation District shut off her water because of drought, her fields are empty and dry.
PHOENIX – The news that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, and his decision to keep his vaccination status private, raises interesting questions about NBA COVID protocol and how the league will move forward with some strong anti-vax voices among players.
PHOENIX – Even as COVID-19 vaccination rates decrease, mobile events are being held in the Phoenix area to provide testing and vaccines to community members.
The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said he wanted to see 70% of adults get at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by the Fourth of July, but it doesn't look like that will happen. Arizona and 30 other states are falling short, as is the U.S. as a whole, at 66.8% of adults vaccinated.
PHOENIX – First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff stress the importance of community protection from COVID-19 as health officials express confidence that wider immunizations will keep the delta variant from running wild.
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Rancher Kelly Glenn-Kimbro and the National Park Service’s Rijk Morawe agree that Trump’s border wall has failed to secure the southern border and has significantly damaged habitat.