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Citing physiological benefits, experts say Coyotes shouldn’t lose sleep over move to Central Division

PHOENIX – The Coyotes are moving to the Central Division next season and will face teams who are much further east. Although the move may seem unintuitive to fans, academic research indicates that the Coyotes’ divisional opponents may be at a physical disadvantage when traveling to Gila River Arena.


Daughter in sports? Role models, parental support can help keep girls participating

PHOENIX – A Women’s Sports Foundation study found parental support plays a significant role in girls in sports. That’s because girls face more stereotypes and have less societal support than boys.


Phoenix nonprofit gets vaccines to those experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – Circle the City provides health care for more than 7,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Since January, the group has been providing vaccinations to this population through clinics and special events.


Lesser of two evils? Suns secure No. 2 seed in Western Conference, will play Lakers or Warriors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. However, their first-round opponent will present difficult challenges.


Phoenix police keep tabs on social media, but who keeps tabs on cops?

PHOENIX - Police took to monitoring activists' social media in a year that saw Black Lives Matter rallies, anti-lockdown events, election protests and the Capitol riot - but experts worry that many agencies are operating under barebones surveillance guidelines.


Another Hill to climb: Obscure law denies Dreamers congressional jobs

WASHINGTON - One benefit of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is work authorization, but it does not extend to Capitol Hill - a surprise to some Arizona Democrats who, barred from hiring Dreamers, are now trying to change the law.


Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.


One move ahead: Growth of chess soars during pandemic, especially online

PHOENIX – From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth of chess has escalated to new heights in a virtual setting, thanks to the emergence of the sport’s popularity from “ Twitch and surging online platforms.


With drug overdoses rising, leaders take action

PHOENIX – Amid record overdose deaths in the U.S., policymakers are proposing measures to expand treatment, reduce the chance of overdose and direct more funding to the problem.


‘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.


Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

PHOENIX – After more than a year of witnessing relentless death on the front lines, the critical workforce of travel nurses is burning out – with lasting repercussions on the health care industry.


Downward facing … poultry? Chicken yoga is newest animal therapy trend

PHOENIX – Puppy yoga, goat yoga and now chicken yoga. Silkie chickens added to the emotional, mental and spiritual health of yoga practitioners at a one-time session at a downtown Phoenix business.