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Federal court refuses to block Atwood’s scheduled Wednesday execution

WASHINGTON - Convicted killer Frank Atwood was down to his last appeals Tuesday, after a federal circuit court rejected a bid to stop his Wednesday execution for the 1984 murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.


Quarterback Kyler Murray returns to Cardinals workouts amid contract dispute

TEMPE – The excitement of quarterback Kyler Murray returning to workouts was tempered by Monday’s news that Jeff Gladney has died in a car accident.


‘You don’t play finals, you win finals’: ASU men’s golf competes for national title

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona State defeated the best team in the country, Oklahoma, and the defending champion, Pepperdine, to advance to the NCAA DI men's golf team championship.


Exoskeleton suit designed to reduce strain on manual laborers

PHOENIX – The WearTech Center, GoX Labs and Arizona State University collaborated to develop an exoskeleton suit called the PhenEx. The suit is designed to reduce the strain on workers as they lift heavy objects.


From India to Flagstaff: Ramesh’s journey to NAU reflects country’s passion for basketball

FLAGSTAFF – Nearly two centuries ago, basketball made its way to India, thanks to a missionary from the YMCA. Now there are three women from India who have been awarded Division I scholarships, and two of them landed at Arizona universities.


Arizona remittances to Mexico continued to surge through pandemic

WASHINGTON - The economic upheaval of the pandemic did little to slow the amount of money sent home to Mexico by workers in Arizona, with those payments growing faster in 2020 than at any point the past nine years, bank data shows.


Phoenix fellowship cultivating the next generation of urban farmers

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program pairs urban farmers who are struggling to find apprentices with the next generation of urban farmers. Project Roots in south Phoenix is training one of nine fellows.


State sets May execution, first since botched lethal injection in 2014

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Supreme Court set May 11 as the execution date for Clarence Dixon, a rapist and murderer who would become the first inmate put to death in Arizona since a badly botched lethal injection in 2014.


Arizona jobless rate continues to decline, now lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007, according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


UFC standout John Moraga takes breaks from competition to focus on Maryvale, the community that raised him

PHOENIX — Phoenix John Moraga has participated in combats sports form a young age. He’s taking a break to give back to the community.


Out of the rough: After early challenge, Sisk family bonds through golf

PHOENIX – Arizona State golfer Cameron Sisk and his brother, USC golfer Parker Sisk, are part of a family bond fueled by golf.


Judge blocks DHS rule that would have limited deportation requirements

WASHINGTON - A federal court this week blocked a Biden administration regulation that would have given border officials more flexibility on deportations to let officers focus limited resources on deporting those who pose the greatest threat.