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‘Woo!’: Kansas City Chiefs revved up for Super Bowl 57 on Opening Night

PHOENIX – Super Bowl week officially kicked off Monday night at the Footprint Center. The Eagles and Chiefs took center stage in front of thousands of fans to answer questions about the Super Bowl and how they got here.

Kansas City Chiefs (and Philadelphia Eagles) fans arrived in droves Monday at Footprint Center to attend Opening Night. (Photo by Reece Andrews/Cronkite News)

What the Eagles and Chiefs are saying ahead of Super Bowl 57

PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday at State Farm Stadium.

Margaret T. Hance Park is home to a portion of the Super Bowl LVII Experience. Signage at the park promotes the big game and events surrounding it. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Hospitality, tourism and sports industries come together before the Super Bowl to fight human trafficking

PHOENIX – Up to 150,000 people are expected to visit the Valley for Super Bowl LVII, and It’s a Penalty is using the exposure to bring awareness to human trafficking and convene the hospitality, tourism and sports industries to raise awareness and continue the fight against trafficking.

Collette V. Smith, who was the first Black woman to coach in the NFL, and Arizona Cardinals player Jesse Luketa speak as part of a panel at the It’s a Penalty event in Phoenix Jan. 25, 2023. (Photo by Paula Soria/Cronkite News)

Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s history-making odyssey lands him at GCU

PHOENIX – Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s journey to GCU has led him across the world from his home of Indonesia. Though he is taking a redshirt year this season, Xzavierro has already made an impact and history as Indonesia’s first Division I basketball scholarship player.

A long way from home, Derrick Michael Xzavierro has represented the country of Indonesia honorably on the basketball court and inside the Grand Canyon University locker room. (Photo courtesy of GCU athletics)

‘It’s changing’: As police officers quit the profession in droves, an opportunity for change emerges

PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Officer Ashten Hayes of the Iowa City Police Department checks her patrol car's computer before her shift begins on April 18, 2022. After going to school for nursing, Hayes switched career paths to law enforcement "because I saw law enforcement as a noble job.” (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

Border communities, Border Patrol brace for migrant surge as Title 42 ends

TUCSON - Record-high numbers of migrants stressed humanitarian organizations and border officials alike in 2022. Now, both groups are bracing for a new surge, with the end next week of Title 42, a pandemic-era rule that allowed 2.5 million migrants to be turned away.


Report: Schools struggle to fill a range of jobs, in classroom and beyond

WASHINGTON - The state's longtime teacher shortage is well-known, but personnel officers said in a recent report that they have openings they cannot fill for everything from nurses to custodial employees, secretaries and administrators.


Not quite universal, but families flocked to universal voucher program

WASHINGTON - Arizona parents have flocked to apply for the state's new universal Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which let any family apply for state funds to pay for their child's schooling, regardless of need.


After long fight, tribal water bills get primary OK; still far from final

WASHINGTON - A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation.


Updated recovery plan for Mexican wolves aims to reduce human-caused deaths

PHOENIX – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final revision of its recovery plan for Mexican wolves adds additional guidance for human-caused deaths, education and livestock conflict-avoidance measures. The update, released in early October, comes after a court ruling.


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)

Judge sets limits on drop-box watchers, banning weapons, confrontation

WASHINGTON - A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.