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As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX – With telehealth expansion, community leaders and medical providers see a chance for improved health outcomes amid COVID-19 and beyond, but a lack of infrastructure hinders access for some on tribal lands.


Enlisting excellence: ASU men’s hockey, tennis programs draw top 10 recruits

PHOENIX – ASU men’s tennis and hockey each have landed top 10 recruiting classes, an achievement for relatively young programs.


Crimes in Tucson, Phoenix fell in second quarter, as COVID-19 took hold

Crime fell in Phoenix and Tucson in the second quarter of the year, a period when a COVID-19 stay-at-home order was in effect, but while property crimes in both cities dropped aggravated assaults rose - possibly because of pandemic-related stress.


COVID-19 threatens migrant, officer safety at cramped ICE detention centers

PHOENIX - More than 440 detainees at the four Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in Arizona have tested positive for COVID-19, and advocates are suing for the releas of detainees, which they insist is "the only appropriate remedy."


Ready, set, go: Louis Tewanima Footrace runs virtually Sept. 6

The COVID-19 pandemic means the 47th annual Louis Tewanima Footrace will be conducted virtually, from a location of each runner’s choosing. Organizers said the 2020 race, which honors a member of the Hopi nation who won a silver medal in the 1912 Olympics, will still foster community.


Schweikert admits House ethics violations, agrees to reprimand, $50,000 fine

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has admitted to 11 counts of campaign finance violations, misuse of office funds and other charges, and has agreed to a reprimand and a $50,000 fine , the House Ethics Committee said Thursday.


Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand

PHOENIX – The Arizona dairy industry has taken a major hit as a result of closing restaurants and fast-food chains that would typically be purchasing cheese and other dairy products in bulk.


Northern Arizona Suns leaving Prescott Valley? Not so fast

PHOENIX – Despite a press release stating their intent to leave, the Northern Arizona Suns have not yet made a decision on whether to move from Prescott Valley for the 2020-21 season.


Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

PHOENIX – The local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy said it removed the monuments to be cleaned after they were vandalized.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Mercury honor Breonna Taylor; fake fans to highlight games at Chase Field

PHOENIX – Mercury, Suns players begin making decisions about social justice messages on jerseys. Fox announces virtual fans for MLB games.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

PHOENIX – As Congress develops the next phase of COVID-19 aid, Arizona’s senators and governor are airing their concerns about what the state needs.


Legal challenges to border wall continue – and so does construction

PHOENIX – The border wall construction continues despite multiple legal challenges from conservation groups who claim biodiversity is being altered and environmental laws ignored to fast-track construction.