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Arizona attempts unprecedented mass vaccination as COVID-19 surges

Arizona health officials have opened a 24-hour drive-thru vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, as part of efforts to get the COVID-19 shot to more people more quickly.


The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with the loss of social connections

PHOENIX – Behavioral scientists say people suffer when their desire for belongingness is not met, and they feel they have become a burden to those around them. Both of these feelings have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for youth.


73 years after Robinson broke color barrier, baseball struggles to lure Black players

PHOENIX – According to SABR, there has been a decline of African American players in MLB nearly every year since 1981, and by 2016 that number plummeted to 6.7%, the lowest percentage since 1957.


Balancing act: Olympic athletes try to ramp up training, avoid injury after COVID-19 delay

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic put the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year. Now, athletes must balance the intensity of training needed to return to peak performance in the summer of 2021 against the risk of injury that comes after shutting down during the outbreak.


‘It’s everything’: Fiesta Bowl turns into memorable day for Brock Purdy, Iowa State

GLENDALE – In a Fiesta Bowl billed as a meeting between two local standout high school quarterbacks, it was Brock Purdy who won the day over Tyler Shough.


‘Divas’ and suckers: The fight to save endangered Colorado River fish

The Colorado River is one of the most engineered river systems in the world. Dams throughout the watershed create barriers and alter flows that make life harder for native fish. For decades, millions of dollars have been spent on recovering the river’s fish species on the brink of extinction. KUNC’s Luke Runyon has more.


No fans, no vaccine, no problem: It’s not ideal but Suns excited to showcase new look

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Now the team and the rest of the NBA is preparing to launch a shortened and condensed 2020-21 season as a global pandemic continues to rage.


Saltwater lakes beneath Mars’ surface raise new questions about life on the red planet

PHOENIX – New radar data from the Mars Express spacecraft reveals three saltwater lakes below the surface of the red planet. In this episode of Arizona in Focus, we look at what the lakes might be like and whether they indicate life on Mars.


After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

WASHINGTON - Despite four years of tumult, trade between Arizona and Mexico has been stable under the Trump administration, with a dip this year blamed on the pandemic, and an outlook that has one expert hoping for a "renaissance" in North American trade.


Record heat proves to be a queen palm’s worst enemy

PHOENIX – Queen palm trees, widely used in landscaping in metro Phoenix, have become a victim of Arizona’s record-breaking heat in 2020.


Monday Morning Sun Devil: ASU builds for 2021 as line play shows program’s growth

PHOENIX – The improvement along both lines is a big reason ASU is positioned for a big 2021 season. Plus, why Zak Hill’s offense is already a success.


Navajo program again distributes reservation coal to heat tribal homes

WASHINGTON - For the fifth straight year, the Community Heating Resource Program is helping Navajo residents stay warm through fall and winter months by distributing coal to tribe members for free from the Navajo Mine - one ton at a time.