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No dead poets here: Program ignites interest among students blasé about poetry

LOS ANGELES – Get Lit-Words Ignite is an organization that inspires students to perform and write poetry.


Ban on sexually explicit materials in Arizona schools set to take effect

PHOENIX – A state law banning any materials in public schools that contain sexual content takes effect this week, and critics worry self-censoring will put more stress on already overburdened teachers.


Imposing Northwestern-bound Mountain Ridge star Doost has a soft spot: mom

GLENDALE - Alexander Doost is an imposing 6-foot-6, 295 pound offensive lineman at Mountain Ridge High, who committed to Northwestern after receiving 18 offers from Power Five schools. However, he does have a soft spot. It’s for his mom, who passed away last year.


Final ISIS kidnapper sentenced to life for role in Kayla Mueller’s death

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A second ISIS militant was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the kidnapping and killing of Prescott native Kayla Mueller, a relief to her parents who pledged to continue fighting for her memory.


Diamond in the rough: DeShields turns setbacks into ESPYS nomination

Phoenix – Mercury’s Diamond DeShields has had two eye surgeries and a tumor that left her unable to walk in 2021; now, this ESPY nominee has played in nearly every game as one of the core players for the team.


Arizona nominee for federal judgeship grilled by GOP senators in hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud.


Medal of Freedom winners McCain, Giffords, others are ‘soul of our nation’

WASHINGTON - In a sometimes somber, sometimes jovial event Thursday, President Joe Biden bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 17 Americans - including the late Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - whom he called "the soul of our nation."


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


‘Helpless but not hopeless’: Arizona officials join surgeon general to address burnout in health workers

PHOENIX – Health care workers have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to issue an advisory spotlighting the problem. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Phoenix recently to meet with health workers and find solutions.


Throwing light on greatness: ASU’s Jorinde van Klinken ends outdoor career with discus title

EUGENE, Ore. – A soaked but smiling Jorinde van Klinken walked out of the discus cage at Hayward Field for the final time with a pitchfork emblazoned across her chest and a national title in her possession.


No-excuse mail-in voting is constitutional, judge rules in GOP lawsuit

PHOENIX – Judge Lee Jantzen of Mohave County Superior Court ruled Monday that mail-in voting does not violate the Arizona Constitution’s ballot secrecy requirements. He cited state statutes that keep mailed ballots private and secure.


Brittney Griner: a look back at the 100 days since Mercury star’s detainment in Russia

PHOENIX- Brittney Griner was detained 100 days ago in Russia. Frustration grows for family, friends and fans.