WASHINGTON - All nine House members from Arizona - and one late senator - made the list of 963 U.S. citizens Russia has imposed a travel ban on in the escalating sanctions fight between the two countries. If they're not laughing about it, most are taking it as a badge of honor.
TURLOCK, Calif. – The Turlock Irrigation District in central California is conducting a pilot project to save water and increase power output by putting solar panels over canals. The project might eventually help the state save up to 63 billion gallons of water per year.
PHOENIX – Spaces of Opportunity – a partnership that includes Unlimited Potential, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Roosevelt Elementary School District – consists of small family gardens and a 10-acre incubator farm, as well as a farmers market. Its mission is to provide all south Phoenix families access to healthful, affordable food, promote active living and create strong bonds to individual cultures.
TEMPE – Arizona State is not only known as a strong wrestling school, but as a mixed martial arts factory as well. Many have successfully extended their fighting careers beyond Tempe.
LOS ANGELES – With a federal mask mandate for travelers now lifted, health professionals are advising “one-way maskers” – those who always mask up in public – to take additional precautions.
KINGSBURG, Calif. – Over a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts are grown in California, and many crops depend on bees to produce food. Honeybees routinely are transported farm-to-farm to do their job of pollination. But this year alone, 1,169 beehives have been reported stolen or vandalized in California.
MESA – After leaving Arizona State with a national title, wrestler Anthony Robles moved on to motivational speaking and broadcasting. Now he’s taking on a new challenge: head wrestling coach at Mesa High School.
PHOENIX – Many travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were relieved to fly without masks after a federal judge halted a mandate that has been in effect and extended several times since January 2021.
LOS ANGELES – Ukrainian volunteers and L.A.-area firefighters loaded much needed relief supplies to the people of war-torn Ukraine on Monday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
TEMPE – The Sun Devils won six individual wrestling titles at the Pac-12 Championships. After winning its third straight title, the team heads to the 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with seven wrestlers qualifying.
PHOENIX – Although Major League Baseball and the MLBPA hammered out a competitive-balance agreement, many connected to the game are still reeling from the lockout.
Monarch populations have been rocky over the past two decades but this year, thousands of monarch butterflies migrated west. Scientists still don’t understand why the population changes dramatically each year, but they still are urging people to make conservation efforts.