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La pregunta para las víctimas y la corte no es si Aaron Gunches será ejecutado, sino cuándo

WASHINGTON - Se suponía que Aaron Gunches moriría el jueves por la noche. Pero en cambio, el asesino convicto pasará al menos dos meses más en el corredor de la muerte de Arizona mientras los tribunales deciden si el estado puede ser obligado a llevar a cabo una ejecución para la cual dicen que no están preparados

Arizona llevó a cabo tres ejecuciones en 2022, después de una pausa de ocho años debido a preguntas sobre los protocolos de pena de muerte del estado. El asesino convicto Aaron Gunches ha pedido ser ejecutado, pero los funcionarios estatales dicen que todavía hay demasiados problemas con la inyección letal y otros procedimientos para llevar a cabo una ejecución ahora. (Foto cortesía del Departamento de Correcciones, Rehabilitación y Reingreso de Arizona)

Native Sun: How Saben Lee’s NBA dreams from Corona Del Sol days led to Arizona homecoming

PHOENIX – Former Corona Del Sol standout Saben Lee endured setbacks throughout high school and college, but all of his trials led him back home for a dream opportunity with the Suns.

Phoenix Suns guard Saben Lee attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, where he dedicated countless hours to his craft with the help of his father and became a two-time first-team All-State selection before signing to play at Vanderbilt. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns eager to reverse postseason failures in upcoming NBA playoffs

PHOENIX – The Suns hope to end a franchise-long streak of heartbreaking playoff outings and lift up the Larry O’Brien trophy. To do that, however, Phoenix will need to go against history, unwritten rules and other factors that will stand in the way of its first title.

The Phoenix Suns ended the 2021-22 season on a bitter note against the Dallas Mavericks. Entering Sunday's first round of the NBA playoffs, Devin Booker & Co. start fresh in pursuit of erasing the franchise's dismal postseason history. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Pick your poison’: Kevin Durant’s impact abundantly clear as NBA playoffs approach

PHOENIX – Since trading for Kevin Durant, the Phoenix Suns are a perfect 8-0 when Durant is in the lineup, and it’s no secret the 13-time All-Star will pose a headache for the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round series.

Since his trade in February, Kevin Durant has averaged 26 points in eight games while shooting 57% from the field and 53% from 3-point range. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

As heat-related deaths soar in Arizona, cities, businesses and environmental activists launch tree-planting initiatives

PHOENIX – Deaths related to heat have soared in recent years in Arizona. Several cities, businesses and environmental groups believe that planting trees should be part of the solution.

The blue palo verde is Arizona's state tree. Several are shown in a neighborhood in North Phoenix. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

Question for victims, court, is not if Aaron Gunches will die, but when

WASHINGTON - Aaron Gunches was supposed to die Thursday night. But instead the convicted murderer will spend at least two more months on Arizona's death row while courts decide if the state can be forced to carry out an execution it says it is not ready for.


Success in recent NBA drafts laid foundation for Suns’ blockbuster Kevin Durant trade

PHOENIX – Since 2018, the Phoenix Suns have become one of the best teams in the NBA, and recently traded for Kevin Durant. their recent trades and drafting could lead to an NBA championship.

Kevin Durant, who the Suns acquired in a blockbuster trade last month, is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday for his home debut after missing 10 games due to a sprained ankle. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

NFL owners meetings in Phoenix bring rule proposals for upcoming 2023 season

PHOENIX – As owners, coaches and front office executives meet at the Arizona Biltmore, changes to the operation of the games and season are considered by the NFL competition committee.

The NFL owners are holding their annual meetings this week in Phoenix to discuss a number of items on the agenda dealing with "competitive equity" and "player safety." (Photo by Aidan Richmond/Cronkite News)

Trademarking their turf: Jack Daniel’s, Arizona dog-toy maker spar in court

WASHINGTON - An Arizona dog-toy manufacturer told the Supreme Court Wednesday that its "Bad Spaniels" squeaky toy is a "playful parody" of Jack Daniel's that does not infringe on the distiller's trademarks - arguments the distiller rejects.


Attorneys say Resolution Copper Mine would ‘destroy’ worship at Oak Flat

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Apache Stronghold told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the proposed Resolution Copper Mine would lead to the "complete physical destruction" of sacred lands at Oak Flat, a clear violation of religious liberty laws.


Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, government’s duty to tribe

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys Monday on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent - but not a duty - for the government to provide water to the tribe.


Colorado counts on rebuilt bullpen to prove doubters wrong, turn around franchise

SCOTTSDALE – The Colorado Rockies were active in the pitching market this past offseason with the notable signings of Brent Suter, Pierce Johnson, and Brad Hand. These veterans look to help turn the team around after the club has recorded a losing record in 8 of its last 10 seasons.

The Colorado Rockies' Pierce Johnson pitches a baseball.