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From Todd Graham to boosters to high school coaches, ASU’s hiring of Dillingham widely applauded

TEMPE – After an emotional and positive opening press conference for Sun Devil Head Coach Kenny Dillingham, all eyes are on what he’ll be able to do once he takes over.


Inside the making of the Phoenix Suns’ City Edition jerseys honoring Arizona’s Native American tribes

PHOENIX — Nike’s City Edition uniforms allow NBA teams to create a new jersey that honors the culture and community through basketball. The Suns used this opportunity to unveil their ORGINATIV program, which highlights Arizona’s Native American tribes and educates fans about the culture through symbolism on the jersey and live performances.

In Wednesday's win over the Golden State Warriors, the Phoenix Suns debuted a new jersey design that pays tribute to Arizona's 22 Native American tribes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Earlier fears of short-staffed elections averted, but some fears remain

WASHINGTON - Earlier fears that voter intimidation would make it hard to hire workers run state elections have not panned out. But county recorders say they are staffed up, they concede that workers may be looking over their shoulders more this year than in years past.


Like father, like son: Brophy’s freshman football team excels with NFL lineage

PHOENIX – The Brophy Preparatory Academy freshman football team is filled with NFL lineage, as five players have connections with the NFL.

Despite beginning his football career in eighth grade, Brophy freshman receiver Daylen Sharper has earned a scholarship from the University of Oregon. (Photo by Mary Grace Grabill/Cronkite News)

ASU soccer’s Nicole Douglas is one for the record books

TEMPE — Nicole Douglas figures to remain atop ASU soccer’s all-time scoring list for a long time to come, but there are other aspects of her game that coach Graham Winkworth believes are too often overlooked.

Although Arizona State forward Nicole Douglas became the school’s all-time leader in goals earlier this season, her game is about a lot more than scoring, coach Graham Winkworth said. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

‘Back to business’: Shaun Aguano, ASU forge ahead without Herm Edwards

PHOENIX – Following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday night, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson reached a mutual decision to part ways with coach Herm Edwards. The following afternoon, Anderson named running backs coach Shaun Aguano as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.


Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million

WASHINGTON - For a second straight year, Arizona Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects in Congress, while Democrats boosted requests by $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, when earmarks were restored after a decade-long hiatus.


After Uvalde, Arizona schools balance hard and soft deterrents to attacks

WASHINGTON - With little hope that state lawmakers will pass gun-control measures in the wake of the latest school shooting, Arizona educators find themselves balancing the competing goals of hardening schools while making them welcoming places.


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.


Unregulated groundwater use threatens rural Arizona’s future

KINGMAN – Arizona doesn’t regulate groundwater use in rural areas, which covers 80% of the state, and it’s affecting Kingman and other communities reliant on groundwater.


As death rates rise, medical examiners struggle to keep pace with caseload

WASHINGTON - As the nation enters a third year under the threat of COVID-19, Arizona medical examiners say they are struggling to keep up with rising caseloads driven largely by rising deaths from the virus at a time when there is a shortage in forensic pathologists.


Legisladores de Arizona consideran expandir cobertura Medicaid para la atención posparto

PHOENIX – Los defensores están presionando a los legisladores de Arizona para que amplíen la cobertura de Medicaid para las mujeres después de dar a luz para ayudar a mejorar los resultados de salud materna y combatir el aumento de las muertes relacionadas con el embarazo.