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Relief, but a vow to fight on: Arizonans react to Chauvin convictions

PHOENIX – The excruciating video of George Floyd’s murder last year led to three guilty verdicts Tuesday against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 46 seconds, galvanizing a global battle against police violence toward Black people.


Who are these Diamondbacks? Injuries, inconsistency plague start but team remains confident

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks are two-plus weeks and 16 games into the 2021 season and have yet to find any consistency in any area of the game while also dealing with the injury bug. Unlike the 60-game season last year, the D-Backs have plenty of time to return to health and play to their potential.


Rehab to rebound: Despite injury, Sandra Day O’Connor softball star continues to make impact

PHOENIX – Jocelyn Erickson is a top-ranked recruit in the class of 2022, and is committed to Oklahoma to play softball. After tearing her ACL and meniscus in a January basketball game, Erickson continues to leave a mark on her coaches and teammates during her rehab.


Snowfall in the West indicates 20-year drought will persist and intensify

With temperatures rising and precipitation falling, it's likely drought conditions across the West will worsen.


Diamondbacks, other MLB teams overwhelmed by concessions complications on opening weekend

PHOENIX - Long waits and technical issues created confusion and frustration for fans at Diamondbacks, Giants and Dodgers games.


Valley roller skaters adapt during pandemic, embrace community to overcome adversity

PHOENIX – As roller skaters navigate COVID-19 shutdowns and reopenings, they’re searching for a place to roll – and a community.


New restrictions on sex education advance to House

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would require written consent to discuss gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the classroom.


Limited Cactus League attendance has ripple effect on local businesses

TEMPE – For plenty of Arizona businesses, March is the busiest month of the year thanks to an influx of tourists for spring training. But in 2021, with the pandemic limiting Cactus League attendance, restaurants didn’t see the same sales spike they usually do.


Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

TEMPE – Arizona started recreational marijuana sales in January, months earlier than expected. Sales have been so heavy that lines form at some dispensaries. Still, the industry struggles with social equity and diversity in the workforce.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Returning running backs, national recruiting position ASU for success

TEMPE – Arizona State’s rushing attack was prolific in 2020, but it could be even better in 2021. Plus, how some true freshmen are already impressing in their quest to crack the depth chart.


ASU will send eight to NCAA Wrestling Championships after dominating Pac-12 event

PHOENIX –Arizona State will send eight to the NCAA Wrestling Championships thanks in part to five individual title winners at the Pac-12 tournament. Anthony Valencia became the first four-time Pac-12 champion for ASU since 2003.


Zoom gives Arizonans a voice at Capitol, but getting to speak isn’t that simple

PHOENIX – A procedure requiring Arizonans who want to testify before House and Senate committees to visit the Capitol in person is hindering the public’s ability to participate in the legislative process.