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Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentence for Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, and one of five inmates targeted last year for execution under a revived federal death penalty policy.


EPA won’t expand pollutant rule; ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will not expand Obama-era air quality standards, a move environmentalists call "the wrong thing to be doing" during a global pandemic that threatens lung health.


Sporting events, recreational opportunities impacted around the world by COVID-19

TEMPE – Despite the relatively strict guidelines we are now living under in the U.S., other countries have enacted much harsher penalties for disobeying COVID-19 response measures, even for recreation.


Turmoil to success: Coyotes wrapped 2010 with 107 points, their best regular season to date

PHOENIX – The Coyotes’ 107-point season in 2010 turned out to be their best regular season to date.


Breaking Tradition: 23 years ago, Gil Morgan won first seniors major at Desert Mountain

PHOENIX – Gil Morgan ran away with a victory despite adverse weather at the 1997 Tradition tournament in Scottsdale, his first time winning a golf major at any level


2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, veteran IOC member says

LOS ANGELES – COVID-19 has spread over the nation quickly and sports have been canceled, and now the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed.


Pac-12 officiating has improved, despite complaints from fans, commissioner says

LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 believes it has made some strides in officiating. Larry Scott likes the changes and thinks basketball is in a good spot as well.


‘Let them play’: LGBTQ community protests proposed transgender sports bill

PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to protest a proposed bill that targets female transgender athletes.


Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest

WASHINGTON - Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona's waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is "super precious."


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.


Both sides left wanting by 2020 budget’s $1.375 billion for border wall

WASHINGTON - The $1.4 trillion budget that Congress passed last week contained $1.375 billion for border wall construction in fiscal 2020 - what one expert called a "mixed bag" in which neither side got all it wanted.


With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court panel grappled Friday with how - or why - convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.