As sports world starts to talk about mental health, stigmas remain, especially among high school athletes
PHOENIX – High schoolers are at great risk for dealing with mental health struggles, and while sports can help in this regard, the stigmas against mental health in the sporting world can exacerbate problems.
Arizona film tax credit expected to spur new production companies
PHOENIX – The Arizona film tax credit passed in 2022, and the Arizona Commerce Authority is in the process of reviewing comments to finalize the rules for the credit. The credit is encouraging the launch of new production companies in Arizona, such as Camelback Productions.
Gov. Katie Hobbs establishes missing and murdered Indigenous people task force
PHOENIX – Gov. Katie Hobbs signed an executive order in March establishing an Arizona Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Task Force. Incomplete data and a lack of collaboration among tribal and governmental entities have blocked addressing the issue.
Where did the snow go? Researchers probe gap between snowfall, runoff
Every winter, high-altitude snow melts and fills reservoirs in the Colorado River basin, but some years see a big gap between the snow that falls and the water runs off. There is little data on why it happens, but researchers hope to find answers high in the Rockies.
It’s summer and Arizona gas prices sizzle to third-highest in country
PHOENIX – Arizona gas prices remain the third-highest in the country, just in time for summer vacation season.
Phoenix, Tempe at odds over whether 1994 agreement allows residential development in proposed entertainment district
TEMPE – As the battle over the proposed Tempe entertainment district is being weighed by voters in a special election, the city of Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, the city of Tempe and the Arizona Coyotes are embroiled in a legal feud over flight noise and residential development.
Cloudy with a chance of baseballs: MLB, college players well aware of weather’s effect
PHOENIX – For baseball fans, discussions about altitude, temperature and air density occur often, but how much of an effect do they have on the game? For players around the league and at the collegiate level, weather conditions are always a focus.
Wet winter allows for rare ‘high-flow’ Lake Powell release to help river
An extra pulse of water was sent through the Grand Canyon this week, part of a Bureau of Reclamation “high-flow experiment” designed to move and redeposit sand and sediment from the Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona.
Phoenix residents could see water bill increases coming soon
PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix is considering increases to its water rates in response to the ongoing drought and rising costs of labor, electricity and chemicals used to treat water and wastewater. Other Valley cities say their drought plans have not yet progressed to charging users more.
Border towns see ‘disaster’ without federal help as end to Title 42 looms
WASHINGTON - Arizona border communities face a "humanitarian disaster" in two weeks if the federal government does not step in to help with the crush of migrants expected when Title 42 ends, local officials told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Arizona State women’s golf readies for regionals on heels of Beth Coulter’s second-place Pac-12 finish
PHOENIX – Beth Coulter’s second-place individual finish at Pac-12s and strong seasons from Paula Schulz-Hannsen and Ashley Menne set ASU up for a potential return to Nationals in Scottsdale.
What direction should the Cardinals go? Arizona’s best eight options in NFL Draft
PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals, with a restructured front office and in need of a rebuild, face a potentially franchise-altering decision with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A shaved-down current roster for the Cardinals begs the question, trade back and fill more holes or use the pick to select a centerpiece defender to build around?