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Diamondbacks’ Kole Calhoun right at home in first season of Arizona homecoming

After spending the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona native Kole Calhoun joined the Diamondbacks and has made an impact in an abbreviated 2020 season.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.


COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it's not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday.


Repeated Trump, Pence visits cement Arizona’s status as a battleground

WASHINGTON - If there was any doubt that Arizona will be a battleground in this fall's presidential election, a look at the travel itineraries this week of the first and second families should clear it up, with a Trump or a Pence in the state four of five days.


Making ‘dreams come true’: New technology puts players in command of recruitment process

TEMPE - A downloadable app looks to provide players, parents and coaches with the tools needed to boost opportunities to compete at the next level.


Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

WASHINGTON - Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers' social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay.


Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

WASHINGTON - In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing "God Bless America" - but that was then. Experts and tourists alike found it hard to imagine such a scene repeating itself in today's climate.


‘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.


Tribal leader says ensuring accurate census is a ‘life and death’ issue

WASHINGTON - Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis told a House panel Thursday that an accurate Census count could be a "matter of life and death" for tribal communities.


Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting tribal nations, Native youth are stepping up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.


A silver boon: Lute Olson gave Arizona a championship, Tucson an identity

PHOENIX – He went to 23 NCAA Tournaments in 24 seasons. He gave the University of Arizona its only men's basketball national championship. Lute Olson was may things to many people – coach, friend, father, grandfather – but among his greatest accomplishments was giving the city of Tucson an identity.


‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Children with disabilities are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because of harsh school disciplinary practices.