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Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.


ASU researchers developing coronavirus test that could get results in 10 minutes

TEMPE – ASU researchers are trying to create a rapid saliva-based coronavirus test that can detect the virus in 10 minutes or less.


Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Sequoia Deaf School, part of the Edkey Inc. charter school group in Mesa, has 52 students in grades K through 12 enrolled for the 2020-21 year. The experience navigating the pandemic illustrates some of the challenges deaf students face in returning to the classroom.


NASCAR playoff teams prepare for Phoenix Championship Weekend by fine-tuning at Richmond

PHOENIX - NASCAR playoff teams have one final shot at refining their notes for Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway with the Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond.


Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes' opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.


Phoenix Raceway will challenge young drivers on Championship Weekend

PHOENIX- Young playoff drivers hope to contend for title in November after a challenging 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend


LA28 unveils official logos for 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games

LA28 has released their new and animated logo designed by athletes, artists and celebrities.


ASU launches 25-point plan to support Black faculty, staff, students

PHOENIX – ASU says its social justice plan includes moves to hire more Black faculty, develop graduate and doctoral fellowships from underserved communities and build a multicultural space – a plan met with measured praise on Thursday.


Suicide may run in the family. A closer look at genetic risk.

For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to mental illness. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Utah School of Medicine.


Suicide hotline offers young people hope and a chance to talk with peers

PHOENIX – Teens help by hotline during times of high stress.


Thousands in Arizona join virtual watch parties of virtual convention

PHOENIX - They couldn't provide the balloons, but organizers of hundreds of virtual watch parties did provide the camaraderie for thousands of Arizonans who gathered around their laptops to watch the Democratic National Convention this week.


Arizona teacher gets turn in spotlight, as Democrats officially nominate Biden

When Arizona school teacher Marisol Garcia delivered the state's votes for the next Democratic nominee, she talked about schools as much as votes - part of an unorthodox roll call of the states in an unorthodox Democratic National Convention.