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‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


Get ready for a busy year fighting wildfires, experts in Arizona warn

Arizona had one of its driest monsoon seasons on record last year, which will directly impact wildfires this year. Experts predict this could be another big year for fires across the state.


State school officials rebuff Ducey’s decision to lift mask mandate

WASHINGTON - Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey's decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore what they called an "irresponsible" decision in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.


‘Sorry, buddy’: Athletes saying ‘no’ to autograph seekers symbolic of COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – People with time during a pandemic are revisiting their sports memorabilia collections and that business is booming. Getting those collectibles autographed is another story, though.


‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge COVID-19 caution

Researchers at ASU call for social distancing and mask wearing to continue in the face of a possible fourth wave and local mutating strains of COVID-19.


A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics

PHOENIX - 2020 was the first year a Latina was elected to statewide office in Arizona; in fact, two Latinas were: Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson.


After abrupt end to 2020 season, ASU softball ready to run it back in ‘21

TEMPE - After an abrupt end to the 2020 season, Arizona State softball is focused with an offense ranked in the top three and three players with preseason honors: Kindra Hackbarth, Alynah Torres and Jazmine Hill.


Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years - but still failing to overtake Republicans.


As protests for racial justice divided the country, ASU hockey star found his voice

PHOENIX – In an open letter, ASU hockey player Dominic Garcia revealed that he had faced racism in the past.


No average Guy: Apache Junction football player remembered for drive, compassion

PHOENIX – Stage 4 melanoma took the life of Apache Junction football player Alex Guy but his legacy lives on.


Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

LOS ANGELES – Young people stepped up on two fronts this Election Day: volunteering to replace older poll workers who feared exposure to COVID-19 and pushing more of their peers – an age group with historically low turnout – to register and vote.


Each Election Day, voters with disabilities combat barriers to cast ballots

PHOENIX – Some 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote in this year’s election, but they face unique challenges in ensuring their ballots get cast and counted.