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Could spring training trigger a spike in coronavirus cases like Mardi Gras did in New Orleans? 

Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being attributed, in part, to the large influx of visitors during Mardi Gras celebrations, which occurred around the same time as spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


‘On cloud nine’: Four years ago, Ryan Hingst tossed ASU’s 10th no-hitter

PHOENIX – Four years ago, Ryan Hingst made ASU baseball history when he pitched the 10th no-hitter in program history, calling it the best baseball moment in his career.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud

WASHINGTON - The Senate deadlocked for a second day Monday on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


Lower carbon-capture costs could entice businesses to address climate change

PHOENIX – A Republican plan to mitigate climate change would permanently grant tax breaks for businesses that reduce carbon emissions and purchase equipment with technology to capture emissions from the atmosphere. But is “direct capture” an effective tool?


Court ruling on Cuccinelli reverses – for now – limits on asylum claims

WASHINGTON - Soon after being named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli sharply reduced the amount of time migrants have to make their case for asylum. One problem - Cuccinelli was not legally the acting director, a court ruled, voiding the policy in the process.


Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes

WASHINGTON - Advocates told a House subcommittee Thursday that a Trump administration plan to "close loopholes" in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would actually slam the door on millions of recipients, including as many as 72,000 in Arizona.


Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest

WASHINGTON - Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona's waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is "super precious."


Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving

PHOENIX – Salt River Schools students are learning to speak O’odham and participating in cultural activities founded on traditions.


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.


Veterans connect with next generation through storytelling

PHOENIX – The Veterans Heritage Project connects the next generation of students to veterans and history through interviews.

Fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day

FDA’s sudden increase in legal tobacco age catches retailers off-guard

WASHINGTON - Retailers and local leaders said they were "caught with their pants down" by a Food and Drug Administration announcement last week that it had raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.