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Is cheerleading a sport? Some concussion experts say it should be classified as one

PHOENIX – The American Academy of Pediatrics in November identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices, second to boy’s football. Cheerleader Ella Johnston suffered a concussion during practice that is taking a long recovery.


FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.


Alabama softball transfer Madison Preston searched for a better fit, found it in Tempe

TEMPE - Alabama transfer Madison Preston fits in on a team deep in other transfer players on ASU softball.


ASU shot putters Washington, Noennig making waves on national scale

TEMPE – Arizona State throwers Turner Washington and Samantha Noennig are ranked among the top three in the nation for the longest shot-put throw.


DNC sees Maricopa County voters as key to making Arizona a 2020 battleground

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.

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Rosie the Riveter 2.0: Welding, wielding power in male-dominated industry

GOODYEAR – Rachel Miller is her generation’s Rosie the Riveter, becoming a welder in an industry where there are still few women.


Spry rollers: Figure skaters on wheels committed to their sport

MESA – Phoenix Roller Sports Club practices figure-skating on wheels


It’s rattlesnake season. Are you prepared?

SCOTTSDALE – The Phoenix Herpetological Society offers training classes on how to handle venomous snakes.

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Save water, drink beer: Camp Verde collaboration swaps corn for barley

CAMP VERDE – A collaboration among Camp Verde farmers, investors and the Nature Conservancy has reduced Verde River water usage by getting farmers to swap our summer corn for winter barley, a key ingredient in beer.


Hiccups and ‘voter fatigue’: Election Day challenges discussed

PHOENIX – While some people faced difficulties casting their ballot in the 2018 midterm elections, others are at work looking for new ways to make the voting process easier and more accessible.


1.7 million votes and counting: Officials say wait until Thursday for results of McSally, Sinema Senate race

PHOENIX – Only a small fraction of votes separate Arizona Senate candidates McSally and Sinema. McSally is ticking ahead with 99 percent of precincts counted.


Early returns show McSally, Sinema race for Senate remains too close to call

PHOENIX – Early returns in the race for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat showed a sliver of votes separating Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, after a campaign featuring millions of dollars in attack ads and verbal sparring over patriotism, voting records and alleged lies.