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‘Yer out!’ Arizona Fall League comes to close with Mesa Solar Sox victory in championship

PHOENIX - After taking a season off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Arizona Fall League came to an end with the Mesa Solar Sox capturing the title. The Solar Sox were led by their pitching in the championship game as Caleb Kilian threw six perfect innings.


MLB to provide housing for minor league players, but are more changes needed?

PHOENIX – MLB owners approved a plan to provide housing to eligible minor leaguers starting in 2022. But that’s not the only issue MLB needs to address.


Grant helps Phoenix clinic expand mental health, substance abuse treatment for the underserved

PHOENIX – Terros Health has been awarded a $4 million federal grant to help expand mental health and substance abuse services for underserved patients and military veterans in west Phoenix.


House censures defiant Gosar for violent video, strips committee posts

WASHINGTON - The House censured Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, Wednesday and stripped him of his committee assignments as punishment for a violent cartoon he posted that appeared to show him killing a liberal Democratic member and threatening the president.


Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration's agenda.


Burro racing? A nod to mining, Arizona communities embrace the competition

SUPERIOR – In 1949, Colorado began racing burros to honor the tradition of donkeys and their impact on mining towns. In the last few years, Arizona has picked up the tradition, racing burros to spread awareness of burros and mining history.


MMA with a twist of cannabis: Combat sport meets marijuana at RUF, Puff & Rumble event

PHOENIX – Promoter RUF Nation hosted a unique event Saturday, and it marked the first time an MMA organization held a cannabis expo alongside a fight card in the Valley.


Tucson native lands on U.S. rugby for ‘colossal’ game with All Blacks

WASHINGTON - Rugby has taken Ryan Matyas all over the world, but the Tucson native quickly runs out of superlatives when talking about Saturday's "massive," "colossal" game, when he will be playing on the U.S. national team against New Zealand's legendary All Blacks.


Yuma mayor says surging illegal migration is stressing local services

WASHINGTON - Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls told a Washington forum this week that the rise in illegal immigration is stressing health care and the nonprofits that help migrants in his town, and he's worried the situation will only get worse.


Water for wildlife: Game & Fish refurbishing, replacing old catchment systems

FLAGSTAFF – A water catchment is being rebuilt near Flagstaff to provide reliable water to wildlife. It’s part of an ongoing effort by Arizona Game & Fish and volunteers to make sure there’s water for animals during hot, dry times.


It’s a wrap and a wrist slap: Phoenix Mercury season ends with loss and questions

PHOENIX – After losing to the WNBA Finals to the Chicago Sky, the Phoenix Mercury season ends with a $10,000 fine.


DHS to end workplace raids, turn focus on companies exploiting workers

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said it will stop raiding workplaces to search for undocumented immigrants and will focus instead on "unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability" of undocumented labor.