PHOENIX - Hot off a surprise run to the NBA Finals, and with Chris Paul back and Mikal Bridges signing an extension, the Phoenix Suns are presumably in good spirits heading into the new season. But the lack of Deandre Ayton’s contract extension has cast some doubts.
In a record year for cases of West Nile virus, Yuma County has none, thanks in part to a partnership with the Cocopah tribe to mitigate mosquito-borne diseases.
WASHINGTON – COVID-19 vaccinations have saved an estimated 1,000 lives in Arizona and have prevented as many as 2,800 hospitalizations for the disease, according to recent estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services.
PHOENIX – Heading into the 2021 season, the expectations for the Arizona Diamondbacks were low in a competitive National League West. And after 162 games, the record shows they lived up to those expectations.
QUEEN CREEK – From horsemanship tests to traditional pageant activities, the recent Miss Rodeo Arizona pageant in Queen Creek highlighted a long-standing tradition in the American West.
PHOENIX – The Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since 2012, but they are looking to avoid the downward spiral that followed that team. It’s clear from how the current version of the Cardinals have played, this is a team wired much differently.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California – The Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, allows dogs to enjoy the water and humans to enjoy watching dogs ride surfboards.
PHOENIX – The incidence of Lyme disease has nearly doubled in the U.S. since the 1990s, yet funding for research is still lacking and patients struggle to get help. Advocates say that should change, considering predictions that climate change could increase case numbers.
Joy Harjo of Oklahoma, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her third term – an honor bestowed only once before, in 1999. She also has released “Poet Warrior: A Memoir.”
LOS ANGELES – Flavors From Afar in LA’s Little Ethiopia spotlights dishes from many countries to support refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. A portion of the profits go to causes that help refugees.
SCOTTSDALE - Two former Desert Vista wrestlers are looking to rise in the MMA ranks by being true to their beliefs and their unorthodox methods of training and dieting.
LOS ANGELES – The first all LGBTQ+ mariachi group sparks conversation around intersectionality and traditional machismo.