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As 25th anniversary of last Suns coaching stint nears, Fitzsimmons remembered for positivity

PHOENIX - The late Cotton Fitzsimmons was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame after his wife JoAnn fought for his story and legacy.


Federal funds needed to help end homelessness in Arizona, advocates say

PHOENIX – Arizona housing advocates campaign for federal funding for affordable housing solutions as the kinks continue to be worked out of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda.


Arizonans join rallies in D.C. urging action on Build Back Better plan

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protesters, including several from Arizona, gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to demand that Democrats fulfill promises on childcare, health care and immigration reform by taking action on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.


Fire or forgive? Debate about Brennaman slur continues as more broadcasters use derogatory language

PHOENIX - In August of 2020, former Diamondbacks broadcaster Thom Brennaman was suspended by the Cincinnati Reds for using a homophobic slur. He is far from the only announcer to face consequences for similar transgressions.


With Senate again up for grabs, 2022 already a multimillion-dollar race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly has a huge fundraising lead over potential challengers to his 2022 re-election bid, but analysts say that's still no guarantee in a campaign where both parties are fighting to take control of an evenly divided Senate.


School nurses find new ways to provide care during COVID-19

PHOENIX – For many families, school nurses are the first line of defense for children’s health care. But when schools transitioned to remote learning during COVID-19, nurses had to adapt to meet the needs of their students. One New Mexico district did just that.


ASU students react to Ducey’s order blocking mask and vaccination policies

TEMPE – Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order banning Arizona universities and community colleges from requiring unvaccinated students to wear masks and to get tested regularly. Students weigh in on the order.


Mercury fans’ excitement about in-person return dampened by news of Diana Taurasi injury

PHOENIX – Fans returned to a Phoenix Mercury game for the first time in over a year. The excitement was damped by news Tuesday that Diana Taurasi is out for four weeks.


Border deployment the latest in National Guard’s ‘roller coaster’ year

WASHINGTON - Last week's decision to send the Arizona National Guard to the border was another deployment in a busy year that has seen Guard members go from stocking grocery shelves to fighting wildfires to setting up vaccination sites - and helping at the border.


COVID vaccines and supplies delayed by severe weather across most of the U.S.

PHOENIX – Shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines and supplies are being delayed because of severe storms across the country. Meanwhile, Arizona’s positive cases are trending downward.


Arizona gets grades from failing to ‘OK-ish’ for anti-tobacco efforts

WASHINGTON - Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but two recent national reports say Arizona - like most states - needs to do more to help people break free from using tobacco products.


Lost on the front lines: Health care workers in Southwest who died fighting COVID-19

Health care workers faced serious dangers during the pandemic, and some lost their lives caring for others.