PHOENIX – Fans returned to a Phoenix Mercury game for the first time in over a year. The excitement was damped by news Tuesday that Diana Taurasi is out for four weeks.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. However, their first-round opponent will present difficult challenges.
After a yearlong wait, the Sun Devil Marching Band had its first and last live performance of the year at a recent soccer game. It was a much-needed gathering.
PHOENIX - On the heels of the Derek Chauvin verdict, local and national sports communities react to the news. The death of George Floyd had prompted protests across the sports world.
PHOENIX – An Arizona researcher is blending research and art to help educate the Latinx community about COVID-19.
WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."
WASHINGTON - Superior's mayor testified that the Pinal County town would suffer a "devastating" blow to its economy if Congress canceled a massive copper mine at Oak Flat - a move opponents say must be done to protect the environment and sacred sites there.
Through challenging season, Suns rookie Jalen Smith relying on strong foundation to make ‘every day count’
PHOENIX - Jalen Smith’s rookie season has been challenged by circumstances out of his control. But his foundation has helped him persevere through difficult times before, and he is confident it will do so again.
PHOENIX – As roller skaters navigate COVID-19 shutdowns and reopenings, they’re searching for a place to roll – and a community.
The American Rescue Plan will set aside $20 million to help Native American nations preserve their languages. The funding is designed to help assure the survival of tribal cultures, spiritual identities and forms of traditional communication.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County’s air quality department lifted regulations for crematoriums to operate past sunset. Public records show county residents have filed nearly 20 complaints about smoke coming from across the county.
PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.