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Nogales businesses hope reopening the border will reverse losses suffered during pandemic

NOGALES – After 19 months, Nogales will reopen Monday to nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving the Arizona border city of 20,000 hope that life and the economy may return to pre-pandemic normal.


From Ethier to Westphal to Meyers Drysdale, Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame class honored

PHOENIX - Ann Meyers Drysdale, Andre Ethier and the late Paul Westphal were among the inductees in the latest Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame class.


A memorable presidential pitch, a head rub: Ari Fleischer, Curt Schilling reflect on 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – Though the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in seven scintillating games, a different fandom was equally affected by the emotion and weight of that extraordinary postseason: the fans of the New York Yankees, and especially then-press secretary Ari Fleischer.


Media members recall ‘emotion’ of 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – The 2001 World Series featured the newly formed Arizona Diamondbacks and the well established New York Yankees. But for both sides, reporters had to frame coverage against the backdrop of a devastating terrorist attack just months earlier.


‘Magical’ season by Diamondbacks in 2001 still sparks fond memories for fans

PHOENIX – The 2001 World Series not only brought a championship to a D-Backs’ roster filled with veterans, it brought a championship to a hungry city that welcomed the club just four years earlier.


Ghost tours scare up more business during COVID pandemic

TOMBSTONE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, ghost tours fulfilled a rising demand for outdoor activities where social distancing was possible.


From expansion team to World Series winner: How Diamondbacks secured championship in just 4 seasons

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks won the World Series in 2001, becoming the fastest expansion team to win a championship in history. How they did it can be traced back to the 1976 NBA Finals, where Jerry Colangelo learned a valuable lesson.


‘The ultimate umpire’: Former Attorney General Grant Woods remembered

WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods was remembered Monday as an "incredibly active public servant" whose sudden death over the weekend had the potential to deal "a pretty big blow" to moderates in the state.


Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods embraced sports almost as much as public service

PHOENIX – Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods will be remembered for his presence in the political field, but will also be remembered for his love of sports, along with his outspoken takes about his teams.


Fire or forgive? Debate about Brennaman slur continues as more broadcasters use derogatory language

PHOENIX - In August of 2020, former Diamondbacks broadcaster Thom Brennaman was suspended by the Cincinnati Reds for using a homophobic slur. He is far from the only announcer to face consequences for similar transgressions.


Maricopa County moves to curb the opioid crisis with the approval of lawsuit settlement

PHOENIX – Maricopa County announced Wednesday that it will grant $80 million of settlement money from pharmaceutical companies to nonprofits and those harmed by the opioid epidemic.


COVID boosters for Moderna and J&J vaccines recommended by FDA advisory panel

PHOENIX – An FDA advisory committee has recommended approval of booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.