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From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


Off and running: Arizona State’s ground game indicative of Pac-12 offensive approach

TEMPE – In two games, ASU has out-rushed opponents 515 yards to 166. Everyone knew what quarterback Jayden Daniels could do but the Sun Devils' running game coupled with a stingy offensive line have helped the team to a 2-0 start. Much of the Pac-12, long known for its passing attack, seems to be following suit.


Defense could be difference maker as ASU football chases conference title

PHOENIX - Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is known for his defensive expertise. Now, in his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Sun Devils are poised to make an impact in the Pac-12.


Despite the background noise, Arizona State excited to kick off football season

PHOENIX — NCAA investigation. A Top 25 ranking after playing just four games in 2020. The uncertainty of what might come in another year of pandemic football. It’s an unusual year for the Arizona State football team, which opens its season tonight against Southern Utah.


Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce

The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.


From farm to table, immigrants feed America

Immigrants held together every sector of American life during the COVID-19 pandemic yet faced inequities and little help.


Incumbents have edge, but redistricting scrambles House race outlooks

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and massive fundraising leads - but analysts say they might need both as congressional redistricting has "put us all in a state of limbo" for the 2022 House races.


Osaka’s withdrawal from French Open puts spotlight on mental health, media expectations

PHOENIX – Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open after refusing to partake in media availability raises questions about media responsibility and mental health.


For Arizona’s Letuli, connection with Dodgers helped her with breast cancer battle

PEORIA – In December of 2016, Jessie Letuli was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Los Angeles Dodgers helped her get through it.


Mesa school district to phase out mask policy, others keeping theirs

On Monday, Mesa Public Schools will allow students to go maskless while outside. If the district does not see any spikes, it will begin to recommend – but not require – masks starting May 3.


5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between Second Amendment supporters and gun safety advocates. In Arizona, Republican lawmakers narrowly carry the day.


Court backs asylum, says woman’s feminism would endanger her in Mexico

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday backed the asylum claim of an undocumented immigrant in Phoenix who said her feminist political beliefs would put her in danger if she was returned to Mexico.