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Phoenix Rising, GCU athletes self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.

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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.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Schools and youth sports to reopen; death toll at 857

PHOENIX – With Arizona still in phase one of the federal guidelines to reopen, state officials are pushing to reopen schools and restart youth activities for the summer and fall.


Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentence for Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, and one of five inmates targeted last year for execution under a revived federal death penalty policy.


Researchers investigate whether warmth and humidity will slow COVID-19

PHOENIX – In the race to predict the end of the pandemic, MIT and Harvard University researchers have studied climate and the spread of cases to discover trends.


‘Overwhelming’ demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program

WASHINGTON - Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion Friday as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.


Mayors ‘flabbergasted’ at list of services Ducey order would protect

PHOENIX - Arizona mayors Tuesday questioned Gov. Doug Ducey's inclusion of golf courses, salons, laundries and other businesses in the definition of "essential services" that local governments would be barred from closing in response to the coronavirus.


Despite early exit, ASU women remain optimistic after Pac-12 tournament loss

LAS VEGAS – It was a tough day for Arizona State's seniors as the Sun Devils lost to California in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament.


$13 and rising: Flagstaff grapples with highest minimum hourly wage in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF – Flagstaff businesses are struggling to deal with Arizona’s highest minimum wage, which will climb to $15.50 an hour in two years. Voters in 2016 approved a proposition to help provide a living wage for workers.


Court says Arizona assault merits deportation for Iraqi refugee

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said an Iraqi refugee can be deported after he was convicted in Arizona of aggravated assault - a first-time offense that netted him a sentence of just 48 hours behind bars - because if was crime involving "moral turpitude."


The Colorado River is overcommitted – here’s how that happened

PHOENIX – When Western leaders divided up the life-giving waters of the Colorado River in the 1920s, they overestimated how much water was available. That “structural deficit” of 1.5 million acre-feet plays a role in the river’s dire situation today.