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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.


Deja vu all over again? Three takeaways from Diamondbacks’ early season struggles

PHOENIX - Similar to last season, the Diamondbacks are off to a 1-3 start after facing the Padres. A struggling offense and pitching rotation are keys to understanding why.


Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

PHOENIX – Although vaccinations are now open to most Arizonans, some neighborhoods are lagging behind – notably those that are lower income and predominantly Hispanic.


Professional bull riders Whitehorse, Jesus find strong support from Native American community

GLENDALE – PBR riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus are from the Navajo Nation. When the PBR comes to Arizona, many Native American fans show up to support them.


Ducey orders Arizona businesses to reopen, calls for end of local mask mandates

Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order prohibits local mask mandates and allows for gatherings of more than 50 people. Bars also will be allowed to operate normally, without serving food.


Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

WASHINGTON - Advocates said the billions in aid slated for Native Americans under the latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome, but they told a House committee Tuesday that a one-shot infusion will not solve all the challenges facing tribes.


Bull session: Young Colten Fritzlan highlights PBR rodeo event in Glendale

GLENDALE – Rodeo is a longstanding tradition in western culture, running deep roots in families across the United States. At 21, Colten Fritzlan is one of the most promising bull riders in the country.


Ahead of WAC expansion, Grand Canyon basketball sets model for sustained success

Grand Canyon University’s men's basketball team reached a significant milestone by making the NCAA Tournament for the first time at the Division I level. A year before the Western Athletic Conference adds five new teams, GCU is trying to assert itself among its peers.


Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket in Arizona? You could be breaking the law

PHOENIX - The sports betting landscape has seen significant changes since the last time the NCAA Tournament was played. While sports betting is still illegal in Arizona, there are still options for Arizonans wanting to get in on the action.


Senate makes history with vote confirming Haaland as Interior secretary

WASHINGTON - The Senate Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, a historic vote that makes her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency.


State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials said the state is already on track to meet President Joe Biden's challenge of allowing all adults to register for COVID-19 vaccinations by May 1.


After historic regular season, GCU turns attention to WAC Tournament

PHOENIX - After winning their first Division I conference title in a unique season, GCU is now trying to win its first conference tournament and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.