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‘We had to keep going’: After COVID setbacks, Navajo police chief looks forward

WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco reflects on a year of resilience after COVID-19 put the department’s limited resources to the test.


California’s college athletes eye their first payday under new NCAA rule

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA recently changed the collegiate game forever by allowing players the right to profit off their name, image and likeness.


Destination Mars: Elon Musk’s plan to colonize space starts with test flight this month

PHOENIX – In his quest to start a colony on Mars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is launching his Starship into orbit this month to test whether it’s possible to send passengers safely into space and to other planets. NASA’s ultimate goal also is to explore Mars.


First lady urges COVID vaccinations as delta variant surfaces in Arizona

PHOENIX – First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff stress the importance of community protection from COVID-19 as health officials express confidence that wider immunizations will keep the delta variant from running wild.


‘They can judge me’: Paul George pushes aside criticism, hopes to force Game 7

PHOENIX - Paul George has been the subject of criticism for his postseason struggles but a strong outing against the Suns has changed the perception.


Former Arizona champion jumper using pandemic as motivation in senior season at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Nine-time Arizona High School state champion long-jumper and hurdler Jai Gruenwald hopes to reach new heights in her senior season at UCLA.


‘It’s about time’: Remembering Ford Smith, the lone Arizonan to play in the Negro Leagues

PHOENIX - Ford Smith, who played for the Kansas City Monarchs after returning from World War II, is the lone Arizona to play in the Negro Leagues.


From Tempe to Torrey Pines: Rahm surrounded by ASU family during historic U.S. Open win

PHOENIX – When Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open Sunday, he made ASU the first school to have alumni win back-to-back majors since 1996. He and Phil Mickelson contribute to the legacy that makes ASU golf one of the top programs in the world.


Arizona kids’ health, schooling fare poorly – again – in annual report

WASHINGTON - Despite gains in some areas, Arizona continued to rank among the worst states in the nation for education, according to the latest version of a national report that measures children's wellbeing across several areas.

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‘Their dream starts now’: Section 7 high school basketball event attracts top teams, college coaches

PHOENIX – The Section 7 basketball tournament at State Farm Stadium begins Friday, and will feature three days of intense interstate basketball competition in front of prominent college coaches.


Peoria parents hope military mental health act spares others their pain

WASHINGTON - Patrick and Teri Caserta hope no one has to go through what they did in 2018 when their son died by suicide while in the Navy. That's why the Peoria parents were on hand to support a bill to give service members confidential access to mental health care.


Red tape and the ‘mask god’: Group looks back on successful PPE drive

PHOENIX - Sam Wang's "anti-epidemic diary” shows photos of grateful medical personnel, police and firefighters around stacks of boxes that hold some of the 158,000 masks secured for them at the pandemic's start by a volunteer group of Chinese Americans in Arizona.