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.
Critics blast bill that would purge names from list of mail-in voters
WASHINGTON — Voting rights advocates and Arizona Democrats on Wednesday denounced a bill that would remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List, calling it an attempt to disenfranchise up to 150,000 voters, particularly those of color.
‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle
PHOENIX – Gender inequality in sports media is not a new issue. And despite gains women have made in the industry, problems persist.
UArizona will lead space telescope mission to learn how galaxies evolve, form stars
PHOENIX – University of Arizona was chosen to lead the 2024 NASA mission called Aspera. The mission will help researchers understand the flow of gas around galaxies.
‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge COVID-19 caution
Researchers at ASU call for social distancing and mask wearing to continue in the face of a possible fourth wave and local mutating strains of COVID-19.
‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes
PHOENIX – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have seen increases in hate crimes. After this week’s Atlanta murders, Arizona advocates are voicing the need for change.
Art installation honors thousands of Arizonans who’ve died of COVID-19
TEMPE – Two memorials displayed at the Arizona Heritage Center honor the 511,000 COVID-19 deaths across the nation.
28 paintings highlight famous – and less familiar – figures in Black history
PHOENIX – Twenty-eight murals and other paintings in central Phoenix honor Black History Month. The art showcases icons and less familiar faces.
Never pay debts with gift cards, new Arizona consumer program warns
SCOTTSDALE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and members of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance announced an awareness program to keep Arizonans from falling victim to gift card fraud.
Waymo’s driverless ride service moves metro Phoenix toward autonomous future
PHOENIX – Google’s self-driving company, Waymo, introduced a fully driverless ride hailing service to parts of the East Valley this fall. Arizona in Focus looks at how today’s decisions will shape the future of autonomous vehicles.
That’s awkward: Trump touts Arizona election review that won’t happen
WASHINGTON- When the Trump campaign announced Tuesday that the Arizona Legislature would hold a public meeting next week to review this year's elections, there was just one problem. Nobody told state lawmakers, who said it's not happening.
California high school athletes travel to Arizona to keep playing through COVID-19
SAN CLEMENTE, California – California high school athletes can only play competitively out of state and must travel to Arizona with their families to stay in game-shape.