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‘A cliff effect’: As federal benefits drop, food insecurity likely to rise again

An enormous influx of federal dollars helped stem the rising tide of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what happens when those benefits end?


Medical mistreatment, inequity lead to vaccine hesitancy for Black Americans

Historic and ongoing medical mistreatment and lack of access have informed Black Americans’ COVID-19 response: vaccine hesitancy.


Court orders new hearing for death-row inmate in Bullhead City murders

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate, saying his attorney did not fully investigate the history of abuse and mental health issues that could have been used in his defense for two Bullhead City murders.


Supreme Court to consider if two death-row inmates get new hearings

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two Arizona death-row inmates should get new hearings on claims that attorneys who represented them decades ago failed to present evidence that could have spared them.


Through challenging season, Suns rookie Jalen Smith relying on strong foundation to make ‘every day count’

PHOENIX - Jalen Smith’s rookie season has been challenged by circumstances out of his control. But his foundation has helped him persevere through difficult times before, and he is confident it will do so again.


‘Therapy is for white people’: Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

PHOENIX – The pandemic exacerbated health disparities among Black people, but getting culturally appropriate services remains a challenge.

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Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Lucas pushes teammates, tells them, ‘I came back here to be legendary’

TEMPE – ASU wrapped up its spring season Sunday at Sun Devil Stadium. Coaches and players are confident they have the leadership and talent to succeed in the fall.


Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

PHOENIX – There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Young football assistants raising talent level, expectations

TEMPE – While the Sun Devils prepare for the 2021 season, it’s become evident that several young assistant coaches will be critical to key position groups reaching their goals. Hear how these first and second-year assistants are approaching building their units throughout recruiting and on-field development.


Call of the wild: Record number of sandhill cranes winter in Arizona this year

TOMBSTONE – A record 47,000 sandhill cranes were recorded in mid-January between Whitewater Draw and the nearby Willcox Playa, which is a dry lake most of the year.


ASU will send eight to NCAA Wrestling Championships after dominating Pac-12 event

PHOENIX –Arizona State will send eight to the NCAA Wrestling Championships thanks in part to five individual title winners at the Pac-12 tournament. Anthony Valencia became the first four-time Pac-12 champion for ASU since 2003.


Five takeaways from Suns team that produced NBA’s second best record

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns were pleased by finishing with the NBA’s second-best record through the first half of their season. But as their coach Monty Williams says, they can’t get too happy on the farm.