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Former NFL standout Chris Long helps bring Navajos much needed water

PHOENIX - One in three Navajo Nation residents don’t have a sink or toilet, according to DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project. Chris Long and his foundation have pledged $100,000 to improve water access for the Navajo Nation.


As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’

The spread of COVID-19 has forced scores of agricultural workers throughout the Southwest to make a choice between their health and their incomes.


Mercury mulling ways to complement their ‘big-three’ in WNBA Draft

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have the 10th overall selection in the WNBA’s April 17 player draft. Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said she’s confident the right player will be available when the Mercury pick.


ASU cancels May commencement due to coronavirus, joining NAU, UArizona

PHOENIX – Arizona State University made an unprecedented decision Thursday morning to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies in May.


Despite COVID-19, poll officials report steady turnout, smooth voting

TEMPE - Polling officials around Arizona said voting in the state's presidential preference primary Tuesday was decidedly calm in the midst of a decidedly anxious time in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with high turnout but generally smooth operations..


Officials say primary voting will go on, with COVID-19 precautions

TEMPE - The Democratic presidential primary will be held Tuesday as scheduled, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has driven some other states to cancel in-person voting, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a statement Monday.


2020 election changes include new equipment for Maricopa County, a switch from arrows to ovals

PHOENIX – New state legislation will improve procedures for voters in Maricopa County.


Airlines, CDC work to more quickly track passengers exposed to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities issue rule to require airlines to share data of coronavirus exposures more quickly.


Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON - One veteran of State of the Union addresses says the guests are "often as interesting as what's on stage." Arizona lawmakers got that message, bringing guests to President Donatd Trump's speech to highlight issues ranging from health care to immigration and border security.


Once almost a Suns player, Kobe Bryant’s ties to Suns run deep

PHOENIX – Through wins and losses, Kobe Bryant’s impact on Valley is far-reaching.


Social seclusion cited as one factor affecting senior health

WASHINGTON - Pick up the phone and give Grandma a call - advocates say more quality time with elderly citizens could help turn around Arizona's faltering standing in a national report on senior health, with experts citing social seclusion as one of the biggest factors affecting senior health.


Arizona inched up among states on rates of women murdered by men

WASHINGTON - For the first time in five years, Arizona was back among the top 10 states for highest rates of women murdered by men in 2017, the most recent year studied by the Violence Policy Center in its annual report.