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No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


Invisible no more: Artist paints her endometriosis journey to raise awareness of misunderstood disease

PHOENIX – The menstrual disease endometriosis often is thought of as "just a bad period,” but it’s much more complex – and painful – than that. Phoenix artist Amanda Adkins shares her personal story to empower other women to talk about endometriosis.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

PHOENIX – Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.


Senate approves historic $2 trillion economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON - The Senate gave unanimous approval late Wednesday to a historic $2 trillion economic stimulus package that calls for direct payments to taxpayers and hundreds of billions in relief for small businesses and targeted industries, like airlines.


Is cheerleading a sport? Some concussion experts say it should be classified as one

PHOENIX – The American Academy of Pediatrics in November identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices, second to boy’s football. Cheerleader Ella Johnston suffered a concussion during practice that is taking a long recovery.


ASU students describe rush home from China after coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – ASU students studying with the Chinese Language Flagship Program in Nanjing, China returned home as COVID-19 advances.


FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.


Alabama softball transfer Madison Preston searched for a better fit, found it in Tempe

TEMPE - Alabama transfer Madison Preston fits in on a team deep in other transfer players on ASU softball.


ASU shot putters Washington, Noennig making waves on national scale

TEMPE – Arizona State throwers Turner Washington and Samantha Noennig are ranked among the top three in the nation for the longest shot-put throw.


DNC sees Maricopa County voters as key to making Arizona a 2020 battleground

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.

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Anti-social media: McSally brush-off of reporter as ‘hack’ goes viral

WASHINGTON - Impeachment may have been the business of the day, but Arizona Sen. Martha McSally's videotaped brush-off of a CNN reporter as a "liberal hack" was the moment of the day, earning the freshman senator a rebuke from the network - and tens of thousands of Twitter likes.