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A year after first case in Arizona, COVID-19 is now a leading killer

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease, according to the latest data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Play ball? Cactus League asks MLB to delay start of spring training

PHOENIX – With less than a month until the scheduled start of spring training in Arizona, the Cactus League wants Major League Baseball to delay the start of the spring training season to allow more time for COVID-19 cases to decrease.


Medical schools face calls for more change as states declare racism a threat to public health

PHOENIX – As states declare racism a public health crisis and launch efforts to address institutional racism, experts are looking to medical schools to combat disparities in health care.


‘Frustrated’ Suns looking for late-game answers after back-to-back overtime losses

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns led in the final two minutes of regulation in both of their games against the Denver Nuggets over the weekend but could not hold on in consecutive overtime defeats.


Border wall foes hail order halting project, but say it’s only first step

WASHINGTON - Border wall opponents said President Joe Biden's order to pause construction of the wall is "a huge win." But they also said it is not the end of the fight, noting that they want to make sure no more wall is built - or that it's taken down.


As Americans roll up their sleeves, here’s how three COVID-19 vaccines compare

PHOENIX – COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have met the same standards set by the FDA, but each is different in makeup and how it fights the virus.


Senior season in a pandemic: How COVID-19 altered futures of ASU athletes

PHOENIX – Many senior athletes at ASU had their final season of collegiate play canceled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That number has only grown as many fall and winter sports have been canceled or postponed due to the risks of the pandemic.


Flurry of Biden orders on COVID-19 raise some doubts, but more hopes

WASHINGTON - Almost half of the 24 executive orders President Joe Biden signed in his first two days in office dealt with COVID-19, which White House officials say shows it their top priority. But even Biden cautions that solving the problem will take time.


‘No surprise to me’: Dominant Ayton an expectation for Suns

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton broke out for his best two games of the 2020-21 season this week. But nothing he did was anything his coaches and teammates felt was out of reach.


Battling adversity all season, ASU men’s basketball enters rivalry week with nothing to lose

TEMPE - Battling adversity, ASU men’s basketball enters pivotal rivalry week


Biden’s path to citizenship for immigrants could face an uphill battle

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping immigration reform bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, preserve DACA and end the ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries, among other changes.


Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions

WASHINGTON - In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi, who was convicted of extortion, racketeering and other charges, and a one-time bank robber who supporters say turned his life around.