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.
LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.
PHOENIX – Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.
PHOENIX – The American Academy of Pediatrics in November identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices, second to boy’s football. Cheerleader Ella Johnston suffered a concussion during practice that is taking a long recovery.
WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.
TEMPE - Alabama transfer Madison Preston fits in on a team deep in other transfer players on ASU softball.
TEMPE – Arizona State throwers Turner Washington and Samantha Noennig are ranked among the top three in the nation for the longest shot-put throw.
WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.
GOODYEAR – Rachel Miller is her generation’s Rosie the Riveter, becoming a welder in an industry where there are still few women.
MESA – Phoenix Roller Sports Club practices figure-skating on wheels
SCOTTSDALE – The Phoenix Herpetological Society offers training classes on how to handle venomous snakes.
CAMP VERDE – A collaboration among Camp Verde farmers, investors and the Nature Conservancy has reduced Verde River water usage by getting farmers to swap our summer corn for winter barley, a key ingredient in beer.