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Vacation can wait for Diamondbacks catcher Cooper Hummel

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks have sent utility player Cooper Hummel to the Arizona Fall League to hone his skills behind the plate with the hope that he can become a regular backup to starting catcher Carson Kelly. Hummel has played in 64 games this season in various roles, including 16 starts at catcher.


From Rising goalkeeper to Champions League: Josh Cohen thrives in new role

PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.


Footprint in the sand: AVP Tour makes indoor stop in Phoenix return

PHOENIX – The AVP Tour visited Phoenix for the first time since 2009. The tour’s indoor Phoenix Championships got a near-universal positive reception


Opponents file petitions to halt voucher expansion; now the fight begins

WASHINGTON - Opponents of the state's expanded Empowerment Scholarship Accounts filed more than 140,000 petition signatures Friday to temporarily halt the program that would have allowed any student in the state to use public dollars for private education.


‘A new chapter’: Arizona Coyotes excited for move to Mullett Arena

SCOTTSDALE – The Coyotes play 20 of 24 games on the road to start the season and share their excitement about the home opener at Mullett Arena on Oct. 28.


‘Momentous’: Sweeping federal law will lower prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients

PHOENIX — Hefty prices have made it hard for retirees like Brenda Dickason of Tucson to afford medications. Provisions included in the new Inflation Reduction Act should help by capping out-of-pocket spending for Medicare enrollees and restraining some drug costs.


Opponents confident of meeting deadline to block school voucher expansion

PHOENIX - Organizers of a petition drive to put the state's expanded empowerment scholarship accounts on the 2024 ballot are confident they can collect the needed signatures before this weekend, when the vast expansion of the school voucher program would take effect.


‘Star’ struck: Adjusting to new hybrid role, Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons shines with huge hit in OT win

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons has a new position this season. The team hopes the position will better amplify the uniquely gifted defender’s traits and production.


Why measles is making a comeback in Arizona

PHOENIX – There have been three confirmed measles cases in the Phoenix area, all are unvaccinated. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.


Union membership in Arizona inches up, still trails most of the nation

WASHINGTON - After bottoming out at 4% in 2017, labor union membership in Arizona has been slowly rising, reaching 5.4% in 2021, but it is still well behind levels of previous years and only about half of the national average.


Football’s popularity flags as more parents worry about concussions

PHOENIX – With increased awareness of concussions parents are not allowing their children to play football. Barrow Neurological Institute conducted a study that found that this trend has been ongoing since 2016.


Arizona life expectancy fell an ‘extraordinary’ 2.5 years in 2020

WASHINGTON - Arizona life expectancy fell by 2.5 years in 2020, one of the steepest drops in a nation that saw the biggest lifespan declines since World War II. Arizona life expectancy fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 76.3 in 2020, below the U.S. average of 77 years for that year.