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Arizona near top of states for bills aimed at voting rights, limits

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers began the year with the third-highest number of voting restriction bills in the nation, but it appears only a few will survive as the Legislature winds down. But voting rights activists say those few bills will still disenfranchise minority voters.


Governor signs tribal gaming compact, legalizes sports gambling in Arizona

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the state of Arizona have signed into law the new tribal gaming compact. Included in this new compact is House Bill 2772 which legalizes daily sports fantasy.


Betting at the TPC: Phoenix Open course will be site of year-round sportsbook operated by DraftKings

PHOENIX – PGA tour and DraftKings announced plans for a premier retail sportsbook located at TPC Scottsdale.


Ahead of WAC expansion, Grand Canyon basketball sets model for sustained success

Grand Canyon University’s men's basketball team reached a significant milestone by making the NCAA Tournament for the first time at the Division I level. A year before the Western Athletic Conference adds five new teams, GCU is trying to assert itself among its peers.


Two Diamondbacks players test positive for coronavirus

SCOTTSDALE – The Arizona Diamondbacks opened spring training on Wednesday with news that two players had tested positive for the coronavirus.


Although little fanfare greeted Oubre’s return, former Suns player still missed

PHOENIX – Kelly Oubre Jr. returned to Phoenix for the first time since he was traded in the deal that brought Chris Paul to the Suns. And although the Suns have improved with Paul in the fold, they miss their former teammate and enjoyed seeing Oubre back at Phoenix Suns Arena.


‘That’s who we are’: Suns show promise in blowout win over Warriors

PHOENIX – After losing fourth-quarter leads in each of their last four losses, the Phoenix Suns fixed some pressing issues in their dominant win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday.


Advocates, lawmakers hail Biden pledge to respect tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON - Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments.


Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – Months without revenue have hurt independent music venues around the globe and multiple other professions within the music industry.


Balancing act: Olympic athletes try to ramp up training, avoid injury after COVID-19 delay

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic put the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year. Now, athletes must balance the intensity of training needed to return to peak performance in the summer of 2021 against the risk of injury that comes after shutting down during the outbreak.


As pandemic surges, officials call COVID-19 fatigue real and dangerous

WASHINGTON - With more than a half-million COVID-19 cases in the state, and records set regularly for new cases, hospitalizations and deaths, health experts worry about pandemic fatigue - and fear that people will let their guard down at the worst possible time.


Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; Haaland nomination a good start

WASHINGTON - The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises with Native Americans, but tribal leaders in Arizona said they think, and hope, President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.