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Blade runner: Despite amputation, softball player perseveres with perspective in tow

PHOENIX – Paradise Valley CC softball player Emily White finds perspective despite undergoing amputation following car accident


Water speculation is ‘all the problems’ in one, Colorado group warns

Last year, Colorado lawmakers pointed a finger at what they consider a growing threat: speculative investments in water rights. Since then, a state work group has been examining the issue, and the process raises questions about how the West divvies up water.


Laboring to remain healthy: COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

YUMA – Migrant farm workers in Arizona, considered essential workers, often struggle to say healthy and get vaccinated during the pandemic.


Why this ‘radical librarian’ believes libraries, to address inequity, should keep buildings closed

Fobazi Ettarh believes reopening in-building library services to the public highlights disparities between the less fortunate and the well-off. Ettarch says it’s best to keep libraries closed to force a long-term solution.


‘Bigger than he is’: Goligoski’s veteran leadership fueling fight through Coyotes’ playoff race

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski has turned the corner with an increase in offensive production while mentoring his young teammates during the Honda West Division postseason race.


March saw record-high number of unaccompanied minors stopped at border

WASHINGTON — The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged in March to one of the highest monthly totals on record, and the almost 19,000 unaccompanied youth stopped there set a record, the latest data shows.


‘Water protector’: Indigenous illustrator wins Caldecott Medal for children’s book

Michaela Goade is the first Indigenous illustrator to win the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best American picture book for children. The artist won the honor for “We Are Water Protectors,” written by Carole Lindstrom.


Wear your mask despite governor’s order, COVID researchers advise

PHOENIX – Dr. Joshua LaBaer of ASU’s Biodesign Institute discussed recent COVID-19 and vaccination metrics at a press conference on Wednesday.


Dry soils plague Colorado River Basin, absorbing runoff needed downstream

ASPEN, Colorado – The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin – and eventually into the pipes that feed homes and businesses.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Young football assistants raising talent level, expectations

TEMPE – While the Sun Devils prepare for the 2021 season, it’s become evident that several young assistant coaches will be critical to key position groups reaching their goals. Hear how these first and second-year assistants are approaching building their units throughout recruiting and on-field development.


Arizona sports community speaks out against violence targeting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.


Four takeaways from Coyotes team on edge of playoff picture

PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes have reached the first half of the shortened season with an even .500 record. On the outside looking in, the Coyotes’ playoff hopes bank on an uptick in offensive production and defensive efficiency.