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No 9-irons needed: Disc golf participation soars during coronavirus pandemic

PHOENIX – When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition. Many found disc golf as the answer.


Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.


New frontier: Athletes, teams dipping their toes into cryptocurrency, NFT pool

PHOENIX – Athletes, teams and leagues across sports are dipping their toes into the NFT cryptocurrency pool. Athletes including Taijuan Walker and Rob Gronkowski have already jumped in.


Muscogee Nation drops colonial era name in rebranding

Leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from the tribe’s name as part of a rebranding effort. But not all members are on board, and some say their identity is being stripped away from them.


Asylum seekers dropped off in towns that have few resources get help from nonprofits

SOMERTON – As the Biden administration eases restrictive policies, asylum seekers are being released in border towns with few resources for aid and support. In response, three nonprofits have formed the Arizona California Humanitarian Coalition.


Why this ‘radical librarian’ believes libraries, to address inequity, should keep buildings closed

Fobazi Ettarh believes reopening in-building library services to the public highlights disparities between the less fortunate and the well-off. Ettarch says it’s best to keep libraries closed to force a long-term solution.


Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

PHOENIX – After more than a year of witnessing relentless death on the front lines, the critical workforce of travel nurses is burning out – with lasting repercussions on the health care industry.


Time to sue? Legal action may be necessary to secure more minority head coaches in NFL, experts say

PHOENIX – Time to sue? A Global Sport Matters panel discussed whether legal action could push the NFL and its team owners to hire more minority head coaches.


Ramadan fast presents Arizona’s Muslim athletes with unique challenges, benefits

PHOENIX – The intermittent fasting that accompanies Ramadan presents unique challenges to Muslim athletes, especially amid Arizona’s torrid heat.


Biden balks at first chance to raise refugee cap from Trump-era lows

WASHINGTON — Refugee advocates were "deeply disappointed and frustrated" by the Biden administration's failure Friday to reverse historically low Trump-era refugee limits this year, something then-candidate Joe Biden had promised to do.


Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

PHOENIX - A University of Arizona study examines health effects that female firefighters experience, such as risk of cancer and reproductive issues.


‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle

PHOENIX – Gender inequality in sports media is not a new issue. And despite gains women have made in the industry, problems persist.