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Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race

PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.


Shelter lockdown challenged sobriety journey for New Mexico men

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – The Good Shepherd Center in Albuquerque enforced a strict lockdown for clients in its Fresh Start substance abuse program when the pandemic began. Some men in the six-month program said it helped their recovery, others weren’t so sure.


Environmental remediation costs present challenge for Coyotes’ proposed Tempe arena site

PHOENIX – The Coyotes’ plan for a new stadium in Tempe will have to contend with a proposed $70 million payment for environmental remediation costs. Experts say they will encounter plenty of challenges in the cleanup process, but might be rewarded in kind by the city.


Arizonans in Tokyo: Athletes with local ties to watch in the Tokyo Olympics

PHOENIX - Team USA has over 600 athletes competing at Tokyo 2020. Nineteen of those athletes hail from the state of Arizona. Here’s a list of the Arizona athletes you’ll see at the games.


Court: Shooter cannot sue for expulsion from House in harassment case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter's challenge of his 2018 expulsion from the Legislature for violating its policies against sexual harassment and creating a hostile workplace.


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.


Two Arizona runners go the distance, from altitude training in Flagstaff to representing U.S. in Tokyo

PHOENIX - Emily Sisson and Rachel Schneider will run the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters, respectively, at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The two live and train in Arizona and attribute the altitude in Flagstaff, and the heat in Phoenix, as part of their success.


At this senior living facility, Tour de Zest participants pedal against ageism

PHOENIX – Residents at La Siena, a Phoenix senior living facility, are participating in a Tour de France-themed competition: the Tour de Zest. They want to show ageing doesn’t mean you stop living.


Waiting to exhale: Chris Paul news has Suns fans in frenzy about ‘cursed’ franchise

Phoenix Suns fans believe their franchise is one of the unluckiest in the world. The Chris Paul news has them in a frenzy.


Derby Dames turn to community for help in preserving Arizona’s only banked roller derby track

PHOENIX – Like many other businesses, the Arizona Derby Dames had to close their doors in March 2020 due to COVID-19. They were about to begin their 16th season. Instead, they had to hang their helmets and store their skates.


‘So extra’: How Phoenix boutique Mucho Más got bigger during the pandemic

Mucho Más is a boutique in central Phoenix that found success when the owners expanded their business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Blade runner: Despite amputation, softball player perseveres with perspective in tow

PHOENIX – Paradise Valley CC softball player Emily White finds perspective despite undergoing amputation following car accident