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NCAA returns to Valley as organizing committee makes pitch for Final Four return

NCAA officials came to the Valley Wednesday to listen to a pitch from local organizers about a future Final Four. They hope to land the game in 2024, 2025 or 2026.


Rolling Thunder brings Washington a raucous reminder of POW/MIA issue

WASHINGTON - Tucson veteran Dan Grannan said his “goosebumps had goosebumps” after his first Rolling Thunder Run in 1992, and the camaraderie has kept him coming back to join tens of thousands of motorcyclists who come to Washington every Memorial Day to remember POT/MIAs.


Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.


Restrictions on prop weapons put in place at Phoenix Comic Fest

Participants in Phoenix Comic Fest have had to rethink some of their props, thanks to new security changes.


Proud and close-knit : A Phoenix neighborhood unites under Old Glory

One Phoenix neighborhood has rallied together behind the American flag.


Stand or stay away: Reaction mixed to NFL’s new anthem policy

The NFL's new policy on the national anthem has prompted a mixed reaction. The owners voted that players must stand at attention or wait in the locker room.


Adults with Down syndrome are more independent, experts say, but face challenges in getting old

A new generation of adults with Down syndrome is the most independent ever, in part because of parental demands. Yet new challenges loom at the same time their world is expanding


Tempe, ASU to study wastewater for clues about opioid use

Tempe and Arizona State University are each contributing $35,000 to monitor city wastewater, believing it will help tailor programs to fight the opioid crisis.


Tucson teen reaches finals before bowing out of National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON - A Tucson middle-school student was one of the final competitors - and one of only a handful of girls - to make it to the last rounds of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee competition in Washington this week.


After years of trying, Congress gives ‘right to try’ drug bill final OK

WASHINGTON - It took two years of trying, but Congress gave final approval this week to so-called "right-to-try" legislation that, if signed by the president, would give patients with terminal diagnoses access to experimental drugs that could save their lives.


Arizona promises ‘most fan-friendly’ Super Bowl in 2023

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Super Bowl LVII, to be played in 2023, will return to the Arizona Cardinals’ home field, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. It will be the third time the venue has hosted the event.


Second-grader uses fire-safety training to save her family from burning home

Monibelle Townsend, 7, learned house fire-safety techniques from Phoenix firefighters days before a fire destroyed her home.