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From Hawaii to Bogota to FanDuel, former pro player on unique journey

PHOENIX – Parker Farris is studying to get his master’s degree in sports law and business after a unique pro career. Now he is seeing sports from a new perspective, one that involves sports gambling.


ASU triathlon team’s first recruit from Mexico ready to pave way for future Latin Americans

TEMPE - MJ Lopez Aguirre heads into Arizona State triathlon’s 2021-22 season with loads of international experience. As the first Sun Devil triathlete to be recruited from Mexico, she hopes to be a good representation for future Latin American members.


Team culture, international flavor fuel fast start for ASU women’s soccer

PHOENIX – With help from players all over the planet, such as Lucy Johnson and Nicole Douglas, the ASU women’s soccer program is developing an other-worldly culture.


Advocates spotlight an overlooked cause of maternal mortality: Deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight preventable physical complications, but it often overlooks a leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to behavioral health.


Two Arizona women racing through gender barrier with help from Tucson Speedway

PHOENIX – Female racers have been in the shadows in a male-dominated sport. Two Arizona women are breaking the gender barrier with the support of Tucson Speedway.


Delta variant continues to strain Arizona hospitals, nearly all patients are unvaccinated

PHOENIX – Although COVID-19 cases remain stable at Arizona hospitals, nearly all of them are caused by the delta variant. Valleywise Health says 97% of its hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.


How COVID-19 and red tape pushed millions to the brink of homelessness

Across the U.S., as many as 1 in 5 renters have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic. For families who have no financial safety net to fall back on, the economic consequences of the pandemic have pushed them to the precipice of homelessness. The situation is made worse by bureaucracy.


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.


Roll on: New mats provide greater access to LA County beaches

Wheelchair users and other mobility device users now can roll on a synthetic mat at popular California beaches without getting stuck in the sand. It gives them freedom to move closer to the waves.


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.


Jobs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

Rideshare and food delivery work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs and into the gig economy. Some now are trying to unionize to negotiate better pay and conditions.