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After years of sitting on sidelines, Arizona sports executives team to address social injustice

After years of sitting on the sidelines, Arizona sports franchises are trying to become a model for the social-change movement.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Attending a high school football game? Here’s what you need to know in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX - After the AIA approved the resumption of fall sports, attendance limits were left up to the school districts.


Diamondbacks’ Kole Calhoun right at home in first season of Arizona homecoming

After spending the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona native Kole Calhoun joined the Diamondbacks and has made an impact in an abbreviated 2020 season.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.


COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it's not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday.


Repeated Trump, Pence visits cement Arizona’s status as a battleground

WASHINGTON - If there was any doubt that Arizona will be a battleground in this fall's presidential election, a look at the travel itineraries this week of the first and second families should clear it up, with a Trump or a Pence in the state four of five days.


Making ‘dreams come true’: New technology puts players in command of recruitment process

TEMPE - A downloadable app looks to provide players, parents and coaches with the tools needed to boost opportunities to compete at the next level.


Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

WASHINGTON - Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers' social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay.


Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

WASHINGTON - In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing "God Bless America" - but that was then. Experts and tourists alike found it hard to imagine such a scene repeating itself in today's climate.


A silver boon: Lute Olson gave Arizona a championship, Tucson an identity

PHOENIX – He went to 23 NCAA Tournaments in 24 seasons. He gave the University of Arizona its only men's basketball national championship. Lute Olson was may things to many people – coach, friend, father, grandfather – but among his greatest accomplishments was giving the city of Tucson an identity.


Loyalty points: Ducey heads to White House for Trump acceptance speech

WASHINGTON - Most Republicans watched President Donald Trump's acceptance speech from their couches but Gov. Doug Ducey watched from the South Lawn of the White House, the latest example of Ducey's increasingly cozy relationship with the administration.