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Food insecurity amid COVID-19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

PHOENIX – There are few grocery stores in Indian Country, so as COVID-19 leaves shelves scarce, Indigenous communities are returning to their food-growing roots.


Navajo ‘Water Warrior’ drives miles during COVID to deliver to those in need

PHOENIX – Water is a precious commodity in rural Native American communities like the Navajo Nation, where a virus that requires good hygiene has taken an especially heavy toll. One man is looking to help, by delivering barrels of water to those in need.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Diamondbacks experience baseball with cardboard cutouts, fake crowd noise

PHOENIX - Diamondbacks catch first glimpse of pandemic baseball on Sunday. Additionally, players across the NFL organize a social media blitz to tackle concerns about the start of NFL training camp.


Democrats climate plan signals shift toward environmental justice

WASHINGTON – House Democrats released a 547-page action plan outlining goals and legislation for combatting the climate change crisis.


‘We have to do something’: Inmate’s brother seeks his release to escape COVID-19 behind bars

PHOENIX – The Navajo County Jail in Holbrook is one of many national detention centers under fire for treatment of patients before a COVID-19 outbreak. Two brothers tell COVID-19 horror stories behind bars, while a third fights for their rights, possibly their lives.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Pandemic inspires Cardinals kicker Gonzalez to take action

PHOENIX – COVID-19 has put live sports on pause and has affected players and conferences to adapt to the new norm.


Mutual aid groups band together to help those in need during COVID-19

PHOENIX – Groups around Arizona are coming together to provide mutual aid, and help people with food, rent and care packages during COVID-19.


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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Gila River hotels, casinos close for two weeks after worker death

PHOENIX – Mask requirements are in development by city and county leaders, and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Phoenix Rising players await news on resumption of USL Championship season

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC and the USL Championship are set to resume play July 11. More details are expected to come shortly.


College arms, bloodlines tell the story for Diamondbacks in MLB draft

PHOENIX- After losing rotation piece Taijuan Walker and acquiring All-Star Madison Bumgarner, the Diamondbacks opted to supplement their pitching stock in the draft.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Cases spike in Maricopa County jails

PHOENIX – A growing number of inmates in Maricopa County jails have tested positive for COVID-19; Arizona scientists develop genetically engineered mice for vaccine testing; blood donations are being tested for antibodies; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.