Changing of the guard: ASU men’s basketball transfer Frankie Collins emerges as team’s leader
TEMPE – Sophomore point guard Frankie Collins, who transferred from Michigan over the summer, has been impressive for ASU MBB, improving in every statistical category. Despite low averages against Michigan, Hurley and his teammates raved about what Collins would bring to the team even during the offseason. On Thursday night, ASU defeated his former team in the Legends Classic championship.
U.S. Senate: Kelly takes lead on Masters amid voting hours dispute
WASHINGTON – Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly was leading his Republican challenger, Blake Masters, with a narrow lead in unofficial election results.
Here’s the deal: Cam Johnson banking on solid play leading to huge payday with Phoenix Suns
PHOENIX – Cam Johnson and the Suns failed to agree to a contract extension before the season, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2023. This puts pressure on Johnson to perform, but he’s trying to not let it distract from the team’s goals.
‘Urgent crisis:’ School districts stockpile Narcan as fentanyl kills more students
LOS ANGELES – School districts are stocking up on drug overdose drug Narcan as fentanyl claims the lives of more students. Seven students have died in the LA school district alone. Downey Unified School District began training and planning for emergency administrative response to the Fentanyl crisis over the summer before the 2022-23 school year. Each of their schools has several dosages of Narcan and several faculty and staff members trained to administer doses in the case of a drug-related health emergency.
Alon Leichman uses past to propel next generation of pitchers in Arizona Fall League
SCOTTSDALE – Alon Leichman, pitching coach of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners), has had two Tommy John Surgeries and almost needed a third during his time at UCSD. Not wanting to give up on his playing career, Leichman played for Team Israel, coaching and pitching across international competition.
Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day
WASHINGTON - Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion's future in the state day by day.
Schools superintendent: Tom Horne says he’ll focus on academics, not critical race theory
Tom Horne hopes to rid Arizona’s schools of critical race theory.
Governor: Kari Lake, a Trump-endorsed election denier, touts lack of political experience
Former news anchor and Arizona governor hopeful Kari Lake has no political experience – and that’s exactly why she thinks she should do the job. Her campaign has been associated with proximity to extremists and election conspiracies.
Owning the crease: Arizona Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka poised to take over in net
SCOTTSDALE – Karel Vejmelka enters his second year with confidence and assurance in his game. With the team rebuilding, the Coyotes are committed to Vejmelka to anchoring them during this phase.
Following in his father’s skates, ASU’s Josh Doan takes team captaincy in stride
TEMPE – Josh Doan was named captain of the ASU hockey team. Doan looks to take his game to the next level this season with new found confidence.
Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.
Sinema defends filibuster at McConnell event, raising Democratic ire anew
WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been criticized for defending the filibuster before, but that did not stop her from repeating her position Monday, this time at an event hosted by the Senate's minority leader.