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Arizona is in critical need of blood donations for sickle cell disease patients

PHOENIX — A lapse in blood donations has caused a critical blood shortage in Arizona and is affecting sickle cell disease patients. Maintaining a diverse blood supply is especially important for African Americans, who have a higher incidence of sickle cell.

John Chavez gets his blood drawn in a donation chair on Feb 10. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite news)

Sweater believe it: Jeff Munn’s signature fashion collection, born with ASU women’s basketball, shapes broadcast legacy

TEMPE – ASU women’s basketball KTAR FM broadcaster Jeff Munn has a sweater collection decades in the making that all started with his daughter. Just don’t let his brightly colored clothes distract from the impact his voice has had on the greater Phoenix area.

One more hurdle: Former track standout, foster child aims to give back, change lives despite cancer diagnosis

PHOENIX – Bathsheba Adams, a former track star and founder of the nonprofit Eyes Like Mine, Inc., confronts a breast cancer diagnosis while continuing her mission to support foster families.

Bathsheba Adams, a former track athlete and founder of Eyes Like Mine, Inc., faces a breast cancer diagnosis with determination and hopes to return to her community service. (Photo courtesy of Bathsheba Adams)

An incoming storm: Athletes, sports organizations ‘moving the needle’ in climate change action

PHOENIX – Professional athletes and teams across the globe have been proactive in the fight against climate change. Sports contribute largely to carbon emission, and athletes taking the cause into their own hands is happening more often.

Mulch from above: After the fire, the work to protect water sources begins

Debris from wildfires poses a threat to water sources, prompting cities to find ways to stem that sooty runoff. One method is to use helicopters to drop bundles of mulch on charred hillsides, but it’s costly.

Native American Basketball Invitational returns in 2021 after ‘devastating’ decision to cancel

PHOENIX - After canceling the 18th annual NABI tournament due to the COVID-19, the NABI Foundation announced the event will return to Arizona in July.

Memories of Arizona Sundogs have Prescott Valley longing for another hockey team

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Although the Arizona Sundogs folded in 2014, a group of fans in Prescott Valley are longing for the return of hockey there.

NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball

PHOENIX – The biggest Native American basketball tournament in the country was canceled. It has greater impact than just the lack of basketball.

‘In this for the long haul’: How a labor organizer’s daughter became a force for rural health care

PHOENIX – Jill Guernsey de Zapien She helped start a program in southeastern Arizona to bring better care to rural residents, particularly farmworkers.

Head games: Debate surrounds U.S. Soccer’s decision to ban, limit headers

The U.S. Soccer Federation's decision to ban headers for young players continues to spark debate.

Just for kicks: Arizona sneakerheads pay big bucks for elite shoes

Sneakerheads are growing in the Valley. They are navigating a rapidly-changing retail industry to find the most unique and artistically-inspired shoes.

Beyond the reservation: NABI focuses on education as well as basketball

The NABI Foundation invites Native American basketball teams to compete in tournaments, while also offering lessons in the importance of healthy living and education.