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Polo with handlebars? Community bonds over upper crust sport that replaces horse with bike

PHOENIX - Every Sunday, Arizona Hardcourt Bike Polo meets at Cielito Park. Bike polo creates a tight knit community that brings the players back every week.


Critics blast bill that would purge names from list of mail-in voters

WASHINGTON — Voting rights advocates and Arizona Democrats on Wednesday denounced a bill that would remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List, calling it an attempt to disenfranchise up to 150,000 voters, particularly those of color.


Cities push residents to save their little piece of Earth on Earth Day

WASHINGTON - Think globally, act locally, as the saying goes, and 10 Arizona cities are taking the message to heart Thursday to mark the 51st annual Earth Day, planning everything from tree plantings to community cleanups.


Tribal officials outline infrastructure gap ‘big as the Grand Canyon’

WASHINGTON - Tribes face a digital divide "as big as the Grand Canyon" and a "not even quantifiable" lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs in Indian Country.


Time to sue? Legal action may be necessary to secure more minority head coaches in NFL, experts say

PHOENIX – Time to sue? A Global Sport Matters panel discussed whether legal action could push the NFL and its team owners to hire more minority head coaches.


Rush Hour 4? How a playbook, barber shop and chicken feet bonded ASU’s Jackson He, Rachaad White

TEMPE – ASU running backs Jackson He, Rachaad White have been labeled as a ‘Rush Hour’ duo for their close friendship on and off the field.


Are we ‘normal’ again? Answers to 13 questions on changes in COVID-19 protocols

Masks in schools, travel to the Grand Canyon and other parks, eating inside restaurants: As life returns to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the rules and regulations? Here are 13 FAQs about the transition from pandemic restrictions.


Relief, but a vow to fight on: Arizonans react to Chauvin convictions

PHOENIX – The excruciating video of George Floyd’s murder last year led to three guilty verdicts Tuesday against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 46 seconds, galvanizing a global battle against police violence toward Black people.


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.


Ducey orders National Guard to border to respond to surge in migrants

WASHINGTON _ Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency Tuesday and ordered 250 Arizona National Guard members to assist state and local law enforcement agencies at the border, as migrant apprehensions rise to their highest number in years.


‘Step toward justice’: Local, national sports communities react to Derek Chauvin verdict

PHOENIX - On the heels of the Derek Chauvin verdict, local and national sports communities react to the news. The death of George Floyd had prompted protests across the sports world.


Jake Plummer, other athletes continue to push for pro-marijuana change in sports

PHOENIX – Athletes across various sports continue to push for the use of marijuana in their sports