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Feeding sea urchins could be one way to restore the West Coast’s vital kelp forests

LOS ANGELES – The purple sea urchin population decimated kelp forests on the West Coast, where researchers are working to bring the creatures under control and supply them to restaurants around the world.


Experts ask death penalty states for scarce drugs that can treat COVID-19 patients

PHOENIX – Doctors raised concerns that powerful pharmaceuticals used in executions are needed to treat COVID-19 patients.


Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer James McKinney, rejecting his argument that he should have been sentenced by a jury and not by the Arizona Supreme Court.


Supreme Court to hear appeal of double-murderer on Arizona’s death row

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to consider whether a jury should hear double-murderer James McKinney's argument that trauma from a "horrific" childhood must be considered when weighing the death penalty. The ruling could affect as many as 19 others on death row.


Court identifies First Amendment right for witnesses to hear executions

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that witnesses to Arizona executions have a First Amendment right to hear the entire execution process to help determine if executions are done "in a humane and lawful manner."

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Phoenix budget approved after 3 hours of anger, pain and demands for police reform

PHOENIX – A 3-hour session of public ire and angst over community-police relation ended with Phoenix City Council voting 7-2 to approve a city budget. The council also pledged to set up reforms that could include a citizens review board.


Homeschooled but not home alone: Homeschooled teens head to prom

WASHINGTON - Grace Rushing was busy Thursday with her friends, adding last-minute decorating touches before guests show up Friday for their galaxy-themed prom at the Palacio at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.


Return of men’s tennis brings ASU a step closer to goal of becoming Olympic mecca

TEMPE – From the day he arrived at Arizona State in 2014, Ray Anderson has worked to make the university a destination for Olympic hopefuls.


Rodeo’s tradition rides on, growing in Arizona and the West

For more than a 130 years, rodeo has been an integral part of Arizona’s identity. It is ingrained in the state’s history, its development and its culture.


Cactus League Stadium Guide

The temperatures are back in the 80s in the Valley of the Sun and with them, 15 major league teams have returned for spring training. Each of the 10 ballparks where they practice and play offer something special for fans who attend, from the delectable garlic fries imported from San Francisco to the opportunity to shag fly balls during batting practice. Cronkite News went from ballpark to ballpark and gathered a list of the must-sees and must-dos while in and around these Cactus League venues.


ESPN’s Van Gundy: Suns need more than a coaching change

Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, now an analyst with ESPN, says replacing coach Jeff Hornacek is not going to solve the Suns’ woes this season.


Scottsdale company hopes simple formula fuels growth in sports nutrition market

A small Scottsdale company quickly is elbowing its way into the burgeoning sports nutrition market dominated by giants such as Gatorade and PowerBar.