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Arizonans host a range of events to mark brand-new Juneteenth holiday

WASHINGTON - The federal Juneteenth holiday may be brand new, but you might not know it from the number of celebrations already planned to mark the day in Arizona, with celebrations across the state scheduled to start Friday night and continue through Saturday evening.


Arizona baseball team confident as it prepares for Vanderbilt in College World Series

OMAHA - The University of Arizona baseball team feels confident as it takes on defending national champion Vanderbilt in the College World Series.


Phoenix Mercury continue to look for identity after losing fourth straight game

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury are looking for their identity after losing their fourth straight, even though Brittney Griner and Skylar-Diggins Smith have stepped up with Diana Taurasi in the lineup.


ASU students react to Ducey’s order blocking mask and vaccination policies

TEMPE – Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order banning Arizona universities and community colleges from requiring unvaccinated students to wear masks and to get tested regularly. Students weigh in on the order.


Arizona’s first excessive heat watch of 2021 issued, and where to find help

PHOENIX – The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch warning for next week with temperatures projected to be as high as 117. What the warning means, how to prepare for that type of weather and a look at Glendale’s heat relief stations.


Unfinished border barriers harm environment, National Park Service, Arizona rancher say

ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Fifth-generation rancher Kelly Glenn-Kimbro and the National Park Service’s Rijk Morawe agree that Trump’s border wall – as it stands – has failed to secure the southern border but has significantly damaged landscapes and habitat.


Arizona secretary of state, former TV anchor and others join 2022 governor race

TEMPE – As more prominent Democrat and Republican candidates announce their candidacy for governor of Arizona, here’s the breakdown of the major players.


Mass effort across Arizona results in millions of vaccinations

PHOENIX – From university campuses to the Navajo reservation, doctors, nurses, members of the armed services and everyday volunteers have participated in an enormous vaccination effort to help Arizonans return to normal life.


Vaccinated and restless, holiday travelers return at near-2019 levels

WASHINGTON - Travel experts say that with more people getting vaccinated and the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic easing, they expect the number of Memorial Day travelers to bounce back to almost pre-pandemic levels this holiday weekend.


Arizona’s ‘Hip Historian’ makes impact on Arizona’s transgender history

PHOENIX – A headstone in Greenwood cemetery honors Nicolai De Raylan, a gender pioneer who was buried without a headstone in 1906. Marshall Shore, also known as Arizona's Hip Historian, raised the money for De Raylan's headstone because without one, “he was erased from time.”


On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising fans welcome ability to connect with others

CHANDLER – On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising FC fans welcome opportunity to connect with others in COVID-19 era.


On deck: When ASU’s Hackbarth twins play softball, family is never far behind

PHOENIX – The parents of Maddi and Kindra Hackbarth have missed only one series in the Arizona State twins’ softball career. A challenge time in the first days of the girls’ lives are at the root of the deep bond.