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Child welfare systems face additional challenges during pandemic

Systems meant to deal with abused and neglected children are facing many new challenges in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which put many parents out of work and many families on the streets.


Vision quest: New ASU baseball coach Bloomquist has high expectations for program

PHOENIX – One of ASU’s many successful baseball alumni, Willie Bloomquist, rejoins the team this year as its coach. From a high school player desperate to play in Arizona to a veteran athlete bringing real-world experience to the field, his dedication to the Sun Devils has never wavered.


Delta force: What makes the COVID-19 variant different, and dangerous

PHOENIX – After a brief period of decline, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the United States and experts say the delta variant is to blame. It has been called delta the “fastest and the fittest” of variants for its high transmissibility and rapid spread.


Arizonans in Tokyo: Athletes with local ties to watch in the Tokyo Olympics

PHOENIX - Team USA has over 600 athletes competing at Tokyo 2020. Nineteen of those athletes hail from the state of Arizona. Here’s a list of the Arizona athletes you’ll see at the games.


FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, but concerns raised about cost, effectiveness

For the first time since 2003, the Federal Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder. But with limited clinical trials and a hefty price tag, officials are skeptical about Aduhelm.


Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: How to know which is which

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year due to heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Here's how to know when you're experiencing what, and the best ways to avoid them.


With the country reopening while COVID’s still out there, how safe is it to fly?

PHOENIX – As more Americans get vaccinated, travel is picking up for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. But does your dose really make it OK to fly commercially? Experts say it’s safer than you might think.


Arizonans host a range of events to mark brand-new Juneteenth holiday

WASHINGTON - The federal Juneteenth holiday may be brand new, but you might not know it from the number of celebrations already planned to mark the day in Arizona, with celebrations across the state scheduled to start Friday night and continue through Saturday evening.


Should we be concerned about new COVID-19 outbreaks around the globe?

PHOENIX – As some countries begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, what’s the risk of an additional, and deadlier, surge? Experts say variants and varying vaccination rates will determine the chances around the globe.


Airport, TSA officials say as passengers return, so do security delays

PHOENIX - Due to the low volume of air travelers at the height of the pandemic, getting through security was quick and easy. But passengers are coming back and travelers now should come prepared for a process that's a bit more difficult, officials say.


Vet touts Arizona efforts to help veterans get jobs, despite COVID-19

WASHINGTON - A employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment for vets in the state and across the country, an advocate told House lawmakers Wednesday.


Time to sue? Legal action may be necessary to secure more minority head coaches in NFL, experts say

PHOENIX – Time to sue? A Global Sport Matters panel discussed whether legal action could push the NFL and its team owners to hire more minority head coaches.