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Behind Derick Brassard’s hat trick, Coyotes end troubling road trip on high note

PHOENIX – Derick Brassard’s hat trick sparked the Coyotes’ offense in a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks Saturday night, giving Arizona some much-needed momentum after a rough road trip.


The Dvorak notebook: Bergeron film, the Vrbackhander, hidden quick wit

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes forward Christian Dvorak has evolved into the team’s top center in his fifth season. His successful campaign employs unique tools of the trade.


Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

PHOENIX – Health experts are calling for action to help prevent firearm injuries or deaths after record sales last year. That surge coincided with increasing psychological distress brought on by the pandemic.


Officials grill water utility over response to earlier Luke AFB spill

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Corporation Commission grilled a West Valley water company Wednesday, asking why it did not respond more aggressively after chemical agents were discovered in water from its wells five years ago.


Earnhardt’s unfortunate role of safety pioneer evident during Daytona 500 crashes

PHOENIX – Dale Earnhardt caused NASCAR to change its safety standards. Near the 20th anniversary of his death at Daytona, memories of the driver are still strong.


NRC credits Palo Verde response to worker’s license application error

WASHINGTON - Operators of the Palo Verde nuclear power plant told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday they have addressed oversights regarding the error with an operator's application.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


COVID-19 forces Arizona community college baseball to prepare differently for spring season

PHOENIX - After a limited fall baseball season due to conference restrictions, Central Arizona and Yavapai are moving quickly to get up to speed with their season openers just a couple days away.


Schilling falls 16 votes shy of Hall of Fame, asks to be ‘removed from ballot’

PHOENIX – As Curt Schilling falls short of the Hall of Fame for the second time, voters and experts discuss whether he’s worthy of an induction despite controversial conduct from the former All-Star pitcher.


NHL pulls microchipped tracking pucks after complaints about playability

PHOENIX – Only six days into the 2020-2021 season, the NHL removed microchipped pucks following concerns voiced by players and coaches.


Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release

PHOENIX – Incarcerated firefighters have battled blazes since the 1980s, for less pay and diminished chances of becoming firefighters after release. But that could be changing.


‘My story is not done’: Eddie Johnson begins 20th season as voice of Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – After a successful career in the NBA, Eddie Johnson finds himself in Phoenix serving as broadcaster for Suns and taking time to motivate others.