Arizona LGBTQ+ hockey league leads the way, offering inclusive safe place to play
Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association, an LGBTQ+ hockey league, is working to make the sport more inclusive and accessible. In conjunction with the Arizona Coyotes, ALPHA has created a safe space for growth.
NFL shines spotlight on local brands and artists ahead of Super Bowl 57
TEMPE – The NFL partnered with four local Arizona brands to design unique Super Bowl 57 merchandise. The final products were put on display at a NFL retail pop-up shop in Tempe for the community to see.
Hobbs presses steadily toward transition, even as challenges swirl
WASHINGTON - Ignoring challenges and election critics, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition Wednesday, meeting with current Gov. Doug Ducey, laying out the incoming administration's priorities and promising to be "a governor for all Arizonans."
Tight elections for attorney general, schools superintendent could trigger automatic recounts
PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.
Katie Hobbs rallies supporters and declares victory in Arizona governor race
PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs declared victory in the Arizona governor race after holding onto a tight early lead over Republican opponent Kari Lake, who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Ride to the polls: Grassroots effort gets people out to vote on the Navajo Nation
KAYENTA – Protect the Sacred is a grassroots effort to find new and creative ways to engage with young Indigenous voters. Earlier this year, the group skateboarded to the polls for the primary election, and recently they gathered in Kayenta to ride horses to the polls ahead of Nov. 8.
Police promise protection as more reports of ballot box watchers come in
WASHINGTON - The Maricopa County sheriff said he plans to step up security at voting locations in the run-up to Election Day, following more reports of individuals - in some cases armed - filming and tailing voters at ballot drop boxes.
ASU soccer’s Nicole Douglas is one for the record books
TEMPE — Nicole Douglas figures to remain atop ASU soccer’s all-time scoring list for a long time to come, but there are other aspects of her game that coach Graham Winkworth believes are too often overlooked.
Camelback’s Cholla Trail reopens, providing more access to the highest peak in Phoenix
PHOENIX – Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain’s eastern slope, which closed in March 2020, reopened in September with safety improvements and new amenities. The landmark is Phoenix’s highest peak and carries with it decades of history.
Voice of change: ASU athletes promote social justice through Black Student Athlete Association
PHOENIX – Led by former sprinter Cortney Jones, Arizona State athletes formed the Black Student Athlete Association last January hoping to promote social justice. Now an official campus organization, the BSAA aims to provide support to athletes of color and bring social-justice changes.
‘State of siege’: Tapachula residents react to the recent influx of migrants
TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tapachula natives and local government representatives describe the drastic change in the city since the onset of the migration crisis in 2015.
Joe who must not be named: Democrats steer clear of Biden in campaigns
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's name is being invoked a lot in Arizona campaigns this year - by Republicans, who routinely criticize Biden, who is all but invisible on Democratic websites. Experts are not surprised, noting Biden's low approval ratings in a midterm election.