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Direct child tax credit checks start for thousands of Arizona families

WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizona families will start getting direct payments from the federal government this week under the expanded child tax credit program, part of the American Rescue Plan that could mean up to $300 per child per month for the next year.


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Want to pay less for a Suns playoff ticket? Go to Los Angeles

PHOENIX - Tickets to see the Suns and Clippers are cheaper in Los Angeles, leading some Suns to consider a road trip.


Title fights in UFC 263 will highlight big night at Gila River Arena

PHOENIX – Arizona’s first UFC promotion since 2019 is also the biggest in the state’s history. A crowd of over 18,000 is expected at Gila River Arena for UFC 263 Saturday night to watch two championship bouts.


Wildfire prevention gets boost from behind bars with expanded program

WASHINGTON - It's important to have boots on the ground when battling wildfires, and state officials will soon be able to put 1,400 more boots on the ground - in the form of up to 700 prison inmates, who will be used to do forest maintenance under a new law.


As air travel increases, so do concerns about COVID-19 safety measures

WASHINGTON - With vaccination efforts in full force, airlines and airports are on their way to bouncing back from a year in which passenger traffic fell as much as 96% because of the pandemic, officials told a Senate panel - but health safety remains a concern.


Ducey orders National Guard to border to respond to surge in migrants

WASHINGTON _ Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency Tuesday and ordered 250 Arizona National Guard members to assist state and local law enforcement agencies at the border, as migrant apprehensions rise to their highest number in years.


House gives final OK to relief bill that will send billions to Arizona

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval Wednesday to the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, a sweeping measure that will directly touch almost every Arizonan and will send billions in aid to the state.


Arizona State gymnastics team vaults into spotlight with convincing victory over Arizona

TEMPE – Look out: The Arizona State gymnastics team scored a season-high 197.450 against Arizona and is ranked 17th in the country.


Vaccinated seniors set sights on travel and reunions with family and friends

PHOENIX - Seniors in metro Phoenix are being prioritized in Arizona’s phase 1B of vaccinations, and many are planning for what they want to do next.


Mercury get their G.O.A.T.: Diana Taurasi signs multi-year deal

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi signs a multi-year deal keeping her in Phoenix. Taurasi looks back on her career with the Mercury, the relationships she has built here, and her hopes for the future.


Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

PHOENIX – Researchers in the Petrified Forest National Park have discovered a new species of prehistoric reptile that offers a glimpse into Arizona’s past.