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Legisladores de Arizona piden $500,000 para combatir Alzheimer

PHOENIX – Legisladores de Arizona y activistas hacen un llamado al estado para que mejore la atención a personas que padecen de demencia, proponiendo varios proyectos de ley, incluyendo uno para llevar $500,000 a AZDHS. Arizona tiene la tasa de crecimiento más rápida en los EE. UU. de personas mayores de 65 años diagnosticadas con la enfermedad de Alzheimer, según un informe nacional de la Asociación de Alzheimer de 2023.


Dementia’s dangerous rise leads legislators to ask up to $500,000 for Alzheimer’s

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators and Alzheimer’s advocates call for the state to step up in dementia care, proposing several bills, including one to bring $500,000 to AZDHS. Arizona has the fastest growth rate in the U.S. of people 65+ diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a national Alzheimer’s Association 2023 report.


Four real? ASU men’s basketball seeks to validate NCAA tournament berth vs. Nevada

PHOENIX – Nevada stands in the way of Arizona State’s NCAA tournament hopes in Wednesday’s First Four game, but coach Hurley believes his team is battle tested and prepared for the bright lights of the big dance.

DJ Horne and the Sun Devils will aim to advance to the First Round of the NCAA men's tournament, where TCU awaits as the West region's No. 6 seed. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

African American history museum aims to preserve Black history and fight for social change

TUCSON – The African American Museum of Southern Arizona officially opened on Jan. 14, 2023, in Tucson, with the intention to “enable the community to join together and respect the past, honor the present, and pay reverence to the future while engaging and sustaining social action,” according to the museum’s website.

A sign for the African American Museum of Southern Arizona.

Perry High School splits 6A soccer state championships

​​MESA – Perry High School fielded two teams in the 6A state championships in soccer on Saturday, but Xavier Prep High School stood in the way of a sweep.

In his fifth season as Perry boys soccer coach, Jason Berg earned his first state championship and celebrated the victory with family. (Photo by Haley Smilow/Cronkite News)

After a successful season, ASU men’s swimming and diving squad pushes towards Pac-12 Championships

PHOENIX – ASU men’s swimming & diving team has had an impressive season capped by Léon Marchand’s standout performances, a 7-1 record and a No. 1 ranking. Now the Sun Devils seek to carry their momentum into the Pac-12 Championships in early March.

ASU men's swimming and diving star Léon Marchand has established a phenomenal record-setting pace this season in helping lead the Sun Devils to a 7-1 record. (File photo by Jacob Flores/Cronkite News)

Native hoop dance coaches preserve history, tradition with new generation

PHOENIX – Indigenous intertribal hoop dance combines tradition and history with individuality and creativity. We tell the story of three dancers who are sharing their passion for the dance with the next generation.

Gianna Begay, who is Navajo and Anishinaabe, is an intermediate student in the Native American Hoop Dance Class at Ballet Arizona in Phoenix. Photo taken Feb. 8, 2023. (Photo by Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)

Arizona resumed executions in 2022, outgoing Brnovich seeks one more

WASHINGTON - After an eight-year hiatus, Arizona executed three death-row inmates in 2022, the most it has carried out in a decade. And Attorney General Mark Brnovich has set the wheels in motion for a fourth execution, which could come after he leaves office next month.


ASU men’s swim team strokes its way to 5th in the nation and a bright future

LOS ANGELES – The swim team is not only strong this season, but its success is being powered by freshmen and sophomores that could maintain its edge for years to come.

Arizona State freshman Jonny Kulow places third in the 100-yard butterfly Nov. 4 against the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

Cronkite News changes name of topic category to ‘Indigenous Communities’

PHOENIX – Cronkite News is changing the name of one of our main topics – Indian Country – to Indigenous Communities. The reason: The term Indigenous is viewed by many as more inclusive.


Doug Ducey, federal government battle over shipping containers at the border

YUMA – State and Yuma officials concede that placing old shipping containers at the border is not the permanent or effective solution they want, but they did it anyway. Now, what some call a political stunt has the state embroiled in a legal fight with the federal government.


Call it a comeback: Centennial football eyes state title in return to prominence

PEORIA — After stumbling to a 3-7 record last season, Centennial football is returning as a top contender in the 6A division. With two games left in the regular season, the Coyotes look to go from ‘good to great.’

Centennial football coach Richard Taylor watches over his team as it prepares for an anticipated matchup Friday against undefeated Liberty. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)