Navajo Nation distributes aid as state death toll tops 300, Arizona corrections officers threaten to walk out, city officials warn it could take Phoenix six years to recover jobs lost in the past six weeks, and other news from the Grand Canyon State.
TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."
PHOENIX – Twenty-three years ago, Rex Chapman became the first NBA player to drill nine 3-point shots in a single playoff game for the Phoenix Suns. That record stayed in place until Klay Thompson came along.
TEMPE – Pat Tillman’s death while serving in Afghanistan was a crushing blow to the Arizona community and those around the nation. The former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive standout was killed on this day in 2004.
PHOENIX – In an effort to isolate, prospects will have to experience NFL draft day from home. Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Justin Pugh, who celebrated draft day with his family, says to enjoy it.
PHOENIX – Westphal, Erickson help lead the Suns over the Supersonics and to new heights 44 years ago.
TEMPE - Arizona Supreme Court justices - sitting at an appropriate distance from one another - heard arguments from attorneys via videoconference this week for the first time, as the high court tried to to continue its work while employing safe practices in the face of COVID-19.
PHOENIX – The Suns in 1990 set the NBA all-time record for free throws made by a team.
PHOENIX – With regular season game-like production and play-by-play by Matt McConnell, the Coyotes are showing what would have been their matchups on NHL 20, the video game.
PHOENIX – Even as children are stuck at home because of COVID-19, away from their classrooms, doctors are stressing the importance of parents keeping their children physically active.
PHOENIX – On April 5, 1999, it was Opening Day in Los Angeles. The Arizona Diamondbacks were on the road to begin the year and new acquisition Randy Johnson was the starter.
PHOENIX – Until this day three years ago today, only five players in NBA history had scored 70 points or more in a game. On March 24, 2017, Devin Booker of the Suns joined them.