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‘Go grab a basketball’: Perry High grateful 7-footer Dylan Anderson took Frank Caliendo’s advice

GILBERT – Seven-foot center Dylan Anderson played football before he picked up basketball five years ago. In that time, he thrived on the court and has committed to the University of Arizona after back-to-back standout seasons at Perry High School.


Navy reinforcements help Valleywise Health amid health care worker shortage

PHOENIX – Seven members of the Navy have joined Valleywise Health Medical Center to support overburdened frontline health care workers, per a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The team will stay for a month.


Jayden Daniels’ departure from ASU sparks widespread criticism of program

PHOENIX — ASU QB Jayden Daniels announced his intention to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal Thursday following a multitude of coaching changes related to the program’s investigation due to alleged recruiting violations.


A new era: Mike Candrea passes torch, remains confident in future of Arizona softball

TUCSON – Eight months after retiring as the head coach of the Arizona softball program, Mike Candrea believes the program’s future is bright under Caitlin Lowe’s direction.


Schweikert agrees to $125,000 fine from FEC for campaign violations

WASHINGTON - Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Federal Election Commission for misuse of campaign funds, including charges that funds went to personal use of campaign staffers.


From Chaparral to Idaho State: Charlie Ragle uses Arizona ties to recruit for his Bengals

PHOENIX – First-year head coach Charlie Ragle, looks to turn the Idaho State Bengals around. Ragle is a former three-time Arizona state champion at Chaparral High and assistant at Arizona and California.


Arizona Humane Society mobile clinic provides free pet care for underserved communities

PHOENIX – The Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails mobile clinic offers free veterinary services, from surgery to vaccinations, deworming treatments, flea and tick prevention and microchipping.


Pima County schools strained by lack of COVID-19 testing as FEMA sites open

TUCSON – FEMA has opened two COVID-19 testing sites in Pima County to ease the shortage of PCR and rapid COVID tests needed to keep schools open.


ASU offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigns; report says 3 other assistants out amid NCAA investigation

PHOENIX – ASU Offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigns amid NCAA investigation. Three other assistants reportedly out.


Audit shows Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received more than $743 million since 2017 for upgrades in border technology, but it has only bought 28% of the equipment needed to modernize systems that thwart the flow of illegal goods.


Spencer Sanders leads Oklahoma State to Fiesta Bowl win with guidance from Valley’s Tim Rattay

GLENDALE – Spencer Sanders passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a 37-35 victory over Notre Dame in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.


Fading inside: One family’s battle with Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

MORRISVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a grave toll on those with dementia. Some fell ill. Many died. Others saw their disease worsen amid isolation from loved ones. One Cronkite News reporter shares her family’s personal journey of living with Alzheimer’s during these unprecedented times.