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Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


Supreme Court expands ‘sex discrimination’ to protect LGBTQ workers

PHOENIX - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act protections against "sex discrimination" also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law, a ruling welcomed as long overdue by Arizona advocates.


Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona

PHOENIX – The teaching model of the flipped classroom – where students are lectured at home and apply their knowledge in class – has spread across the world, but it’s not widely used in Arizona schools.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Testing allowed for more people under new guidelines

Testing numbers have dropped, more inmate infections expected, UArizona wastewater testing expands to LA and NY, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


Arizona researchers intend to play key roles in defeating COVID-19

PHOENIX – Researchers in Arizona are teaming up to create a genomics union that will analyze the virus’ genetic codes and hopefully reveal critical information that could help create diagnostics and develop a vaccine.


Nineteen years ago, Diamondbacks’ Luis Gonzalez tied major league home run record

PHOENIX – In April of 2001, Luis Gonzalez hit 13 home runs in one month to tie a major league record, but it was only the beginning of the Diamondbacks’ magical season.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders exposed to illness; state to get 100 ventilators from FEMA stockpile

PHOENIX – Breakdown of cases by ZIP code is coming to Arizona, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Two inmates test positive; state gets a ‘C’ in social distancing

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey orders travelers from out-of-state to take precautions, more drive-thru testing promised and additional updates from around Arizona.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Hair salons, massage parlors, other businesses ordered to close by 5 p.m. Saturday

PHOENIX – Navajo Nation calls for resources, ASU launches drive-thru testing and more in today’s COVID-19 report.