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Los Angeles just won NBA, MLB crowns, but COVID-19 has parades on hold

LOS ANGELES – In 2020, the Dodgers took the World Series, the Lakers became NBA champs and COVID-19 robbed Los Angeles sports fans of their chance to officially celebrate.


The problem with plastics: Production outpacing efforts to keep it out of rivers, oceans

Arizona State is part of a monumental international study showing how our addiction to plastic is choking the planet’s oceans and waterways.


Report: Migrant deaths in the desert have reached seven-year high

WASHINGTON - Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013. The increase comes in a year of extremely harsh weather, but also of fewer border crossings.


Magic Kingdom fans impatient over continued closure of Disneyland

ANAHEIM, California – Impatient Disney fans and city officials wait for Calif. Gov. Newsom to reopen theme parks.


With captain Ekman-Larsson staying, Coyotes ready to ‘get back to work’

PHOENIX – Although the Arizona Coyotes announced several signings at the beginning of the NHL free agency period, the big news was that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will remain with the club.


Hot up ahead: Arizona will have more ‘extreme heat’ days, researchers say

PHOENIX – A new Arizona State University study finds climate change and urban development will increase extreme heat for Arizona, and other cities, over the coming decades.


Phoenix Rising’s Flemmings lands 6-game suspension for alleged gay slur

PHOENIX - The USLC announces it has levied a six-game suspension and fine against Phoenix Rising FC’s Junior Flemmings for his alleged use of a gay slur.


After forfeiting point to protest racial slur, San Diego Loyal take on Rising

Phoenix Rising take on San Diego Loyal, the club that protested an opposing player’s use of a racial slur and forfeited a point.


Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

The Navajo Nation is holding relief drives across the reservation to gather COVID relief supplies and signing residents up for the census.


‘The sky’s the limit’: Diamondbacks believe rebuild off to promising start

PHOENIX - Despite sitting in last place in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks think they're in a good position to rebuild by next few seasons.


‘We 22’: Black leaders in ASU Athletics act to empower student athletes beyond the field

The death of George Floyd lent new urgency to a new pledge, We 22, named for 22 Black members of ASU’s athletic department who will undertake seven actions that include spurring voting and activism, encourage ethnic studies and bolster economic education.


Chadwick Boseman’s death reveals cancer disparities in the Black community

African Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancer combined, and Chadwick Boseman’s recent death has encouraged conversations about getting screened.