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WNBA Draft Day arrives, but Phoenix Mercury’s splash already made in Kahleah Copper trade

PHOENIX – The WNBA is generating excitement for the 2024 Draft, but the Phoenix Mercury will not participate much in it after trading the No. 3 pick for Kahleah Copper.

Kahleah Copper's arrival gives the Phoenix Mercury a proven star, at the expense of their top draft pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Phoenix Mercury’s bold shake-up signals win-now mentality under new regime

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury had one of its worst seasons in franchise history last year, but new leadership has made aggressive moves to get the team back to its winning ways in 2024.


‘C’ you later: Cannabis sales soar, but don’t threaten Arizona’s 5 C’s yet

WASHINGTON - Marijuana sales soared to $1.6 billion in 2021, just one year after Arizona legalized recreational use, according to an industry research group. But production in the state still lags, meaning cannabis is far from threatening the historic "5 C's" of Arizona's economy.


How one Wickenburg cattle ranch puts sustainability at its core

WICKENBURG, Ariz. – Date Creek Ranch in Wickenburg is working to demonstrate how cattle ranching can benefit the environment.

Date Creek Ranch is a sustainable farming community that relies on solar energy to power the ranch. Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2022. (Photo by Sophie Oppfelt/Cronkite News)

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.


Recreational marijuana sales flying high a year after Arizona legalization

TEMPE – A year after Proposition 207 took effect, recreational marijuana use has fueled growth in the Arizona cannabis industry. The Arizona Department of Revenue estimates taxable recreational marijuana sales totaled more than $528 million in 2021.


State of tribal nations ‘strong’ despite crises, but feds need to help

WASHINGTON - The state of Indian nations is strong, but the federal government still needs to "come to terms with the right of tribal Nations to chart their own course and their rightful place," a tribal leader said Monday.


Tribal leaders say border wall, other projects continue to threaten sacred, historic sites

PHOENIX - As President Donald Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction Tuesday, Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning a project he says continues "to destroy … sacred sites.” Norris was one of five tribal leaders talking about the threats to sacred sites.



Native Americans hope to protect ancestral sites threatened by multibillion-dollar copper mine

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – In the wake of the Oak Flat protests, Resolution Copper funds a program in which Native Americans record culturally significant sites with an uncertain future.


Non-native tamarisk are demonized across the West, but are they really the enemy?

LONGMONT – A poster says “WANTED -- Dead, Not Alive!” The tree has become a scapegoat for our relationship with water in the West.


Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining

The Village of Supai, located inside the Grand Canyon, believes that its water supply will be affected by a uranium mine that sits above its watershed. The tribe is now working to try to stop mine production.