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Navajo president backs bill to protect Native American voting rights

WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told a Senate panel Wednesday that special protections are needed to reverse the "very disrespectful" treatment of Native Americans who face extraordinary challenges in the voting process.


Home away from home: ASU soccer captain forms second family outside of Mexico

ASU soccer captain Alexia Delgado moved away from her parents at 13 to pursue her dream of becoming a soccer player. Now in Tempe, the Mexican international has found a place she can call home.


After more than 600 days, ASU swim team grateful for return to competition

The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.


From Tokyo to Tempe: Sun Devils return to campus after competing in 2020 Summer Olympics

TEMPE - Three current ASU Sun Devils return to Tempe after competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics. After taking the road to Tokyo, they are reminded again what it’s like balancing schoolwork with athletics.


Solutions and struggle: COVID relief highlights complexity of issues facing Native people

The pandemic exacerbated different infrastructure issues in Indigenous communities across the country.


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.


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Officials ‘devastated’ as feds extend nonessential border travel ban

WASHINGTON - Border officials said they were "devastated" this week to find that the federal government has extended a COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings for another month, potentially crippling businesses there.


Want to pay less for a Suns playoff ticket? Go to Los Angeles

PHOENIX - Tickets to see the Suns and Clippers are cheaper in Los Angeles, leading some Suns to consider a road trip.


Title fights in UFC 263 will highlight big night at Gila River Arena

PHOENIX – Arizona’s first UFC promotion since 2019 is also the biggest in the state’s history. A crowd of over 18,000 is expected at Gila River Arena for UFC 263 Saturday night to watch two championship bouts.


Phoenix police keep tabs on social media, but who keeps tabs on cops?

PHOENIX - Police took to monitoring activists' social media in a year that saw Black Lives Matter rallies, anti-lockdown events, election protests and the Capitol riot - but experts worry that many agencies are operating under barebones surveillance guidelines.


Wildfire prevention gets boost from behind bars with expanded program

WASHINGTON - It's important to have boots on the ground when battling wildfires, and state officials will soon be able to put 1,400 more boots on the ground - in the form of up to 700 prison inmates, who will be used to do forest maintenance under a new law.