PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.
PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.
PHOENIX – After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the role.
PHOENIX – Juggling athletics and academics can be tricky for high school students. These three managed to do it and maintained 5.0 GPAs in the process.
PHOENIX – There are few grocery stores in Indian Country, so as COVID-19 leaves shelves scarce, Indigenous communities are returning to their food-growing roots.
PHOENIX – Concussion education is important to Stephanie Cahill. She played high school volleyball from 14 to 16 years old and suffered five concussions, two of them while playing club ball. Now 23, she believes the anxiety and depression she has experienced since the injuries are related.
Coronavirus sports roundup: AIA moves forward with fall plan; Rising FC concerned with field conditions
PHOENIX – After Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his plan for schools to reopen, the Arizona Interscholastic Association continued to prepare for a season of fall sports. Rising FC concerned about fields and Diamondbacks mourn loss of scout.
The spread of COVID-19 has forced scores of agricultural workers throughout the Southwest to make a choice between their health and their incomes.
PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns adjust to life in the bubble. Some Diamondbacks players stayed in Arizona during break. Michael Bidwill released from hospital.
PHOENIX – Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.
PHOENIX – As school districts across the country remove police from schools, many in Phoenix and Los Angeles are calling for similar action.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has a new dust detection system along 10 miles of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson to help drivers stay safe during dust storms. The technology arrived just in time for Arizona’s monsoon season.