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More than Lillard’s cousin: Blevins takes circuitous route to find success with NAZ Suns

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Northern Arizona Suns rookie Keljin Blevins has found a groove in the NBA G League, thanks to his unusual journey.


The 500 club: ASU’s Turner Thorne endures with success, connections with players

TEMPE – Charli Turner Thorne has built a successful model as a coach through relationships, and she recently reached a significant milestone with her 500th win as a head coach.


Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes

WASHINGTON - Advocates told a House subcommittee Thursday that a Trump administration plan to "close loopholes" in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would actually slam the door on millions of recipients, including as many as 72,000 in Arizona.


Jury duty: After week of sitting, senators take active impeachment role

WASHINGTON - Senators are supposed to be jurors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but while there are some similarities these "jurors," who wander off during testimony, occasionally nod off and almost certainly began the trial with their minds already made up.


Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March

WASHINGTON - Snow and near-freezing temperatures were not about to keep Sierra Maughan of Arizona from joining thousands of others who marched in Washington Saturday in the fourth annual Women's March, an event repeated in marches around the country.


Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

KYKOTSMOVI – Access to VA health care has been a challenge for Native Americans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes. Now, advocates are hoping a new law could expand health care for Native American veterans.


The hidden homeless: Growing number of older people living on the streets

PHOENIX – Central Arizona Shelter Services says it helped more than 1,300 people older than 55 who are experiencing homelessness in the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s nearly 30% of the total the agency served. And homelessness for Arizona residents is on the rise, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.


Water for wildlife: Catchments prove lifesavers across Arizona

PEORIA – Life-bearing water makes its way to remote locations with the help of large tankers and the occasional helicopter to make sure wildlife survive. Filling and maintaining Arizona’s water catchments is a full time job for members of the Game & Fish Department.


Gym or gingerbread? Prime athletes must resist temptations of holiday goodies

LOS ANGELES – The holiday season may seem like a free pass on fitness for many, but what about athletes who have been training hard all year?


‘Chaotic, beautiful thing’: The story behind Party Hard Wrestling, Arizona’s weirdest independent wrestling promotion

MESA – “Too art for the wrestling crowd, too wrestling for the art crowd,” Party Hard Wrestling has become a fixture of the Arizona independent wrestling community.


Groups say new federal law gives leg up in fight against animal cruelty

WASHINGTON - Arizona ranks high on the list of "most humane states," but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.


Improving gender diversity among baseball scouts is goal of recent Women’s Sports School event

PEORIA – The Women’s Sports School held their first scouting program to encourage women to work in baseball operations.