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The Navajo Nation has filed a brief affirming its opposition to the name of Washington's NFL team, the Redskins. Last year, a federal judge cancelled the team's trademark to the name, which many Native Americans consider derogatory. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, at least one Navajo tribal member is a plaintiff in the ongoing case.


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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wants referees who officiate high school sporting events in northern Arizona to take cultural sensitivity training. That’s because this week Navajo female basketball players on the Flagstaff High School team were told to change a traditional hairstyle before a game. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The Arizona Cardinals have made history by hiring the first female coach in the National Football League. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Jen Welter enters the league with an impressive football résumé.


A bill introduced in the State Legislature would establish a concussion awareness day in Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, it’s an issue that’s gained national attention in recent years.

Circus Bacchus

The Hula Hoop is on fire…literally. The popularity of Hooping” has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy in the 1960’s to pyrotechnic performance art in the two thousands.