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After pandemic, renovations, road trip, Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena

PHOENIX – When the Arizona Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena for their 2021 home opener Saturday night, it will be their first game there in just under two years. Philip Rakoci, a Rattlers fan and self-described “wildlife comedian” from Casa Grande, knows exactly how long has passed.


Celebrity fans, high ticket prices, national attention: Yup, the Phoenix Suns have arrived

From high-profile fans to high-priced tickets, the Phoenix Suns are enjoying the fruits of playing under a national spotlight.


Over GOP objections, House OKs panel to probe Jan. 6 Capitol assault

WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to create a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans, including all four from Arizona.


Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission votes to amend power disconnection policies. If finalized, the rules would go into effect in summer 2022.


Arizona universities take different approaches to resuming club sports in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – The four major universities in Arizona are dealing with club sports differently during COVID-19 era.


Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."


With Jaelen House New Mexico-bound, transfer merry-go-round continues for ASU men’s basketball, others

PHOENIX – With five players in the transfer portal, ASU men’s basketball is facing a huge roster reconfiguration. So far, three transfers are set to join the Sun Devils in their place.


Diamondbacks, other MLB teams overwhelmed by concessions complications on opening weekend

PHOENIX - Long waits and technical issues created confusion and frustration for fans at Diamondbacks, Giants and Dodgers games.


Tucson police chief, critic of Trump border policy, tapped to run CBP

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden nominated Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to be head of Customs and Border Protection, an agency facing surging numbers of migrants.


Hey batta batta: Diamondbacks home opener brings changes, return to normalcy

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks believe Chase Field is fully equipped to safely host 20,000 fans for Friday’s home opener and the subsequent home series. After a rough road trip to start the season, the team is looking forward to the support.


Professional bull riders Whitehorse, Jesus find strong support from Native American community

GLENDALE – PBR riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus are from the Navajo Nation. When the PBR comes to Arizona, many Native American fans show up to support them.


After season of unique challenges, Valley high school basketball teams start playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite several challenges, Valley basketball teams made it through the regular season and are set to start the state playoffs. Traditions like senior night took on a new meaning in a season unlike any that players and coaches have experienced.