Growth beyond borders: Inside the NFL’s reach in Mexico
MEXICO CITY – The NFL returned to Mexico City on Nov. 21 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL and its clubs started to grow their presence in Mexico last year to build their brands and gain fan growth in an interest-filled region.
With abortion taking center stage, Mayes and Hamadeh run neck and neck in AG’s race
PHOENIX – Arizonans had the choice to vote between two polar opposites for attorney general. Democrat Kris Mayes faced off against Republican Abraham Hamadeh, with abortion at the forefront of the election.
Baby bump: Births in Arizona increase for the first time in seven years
WASHINGTON - The number of babies born in Arizona last year rose for the first time in seven years, to 77,735 births, stumping experts who had expected a baby bust to worsen through the pandemic. The state's numbers mirrored an increase in U.S. births.
Arizona housing authorities’ strict criminal background checks often bar people who need a second chance
PHOENIX – As they look for a place to live in the state’s tight rental market, applicants with criminal backgrounds seeking government-supported housing face hurdles that go far beyond what the federal guidelines require.
Federal government rolls out ‘extraordinary actions’ to prop up Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced two measures Tuesday to boost water levels in Lake Powell, keeping them high enough to continue generating hydropower at the Glen Canyon Dam. But experts say the new federal plans might not be enough – even for a short-term fix.
States, feds weigh next steps amid ‘profound concerns’ over dam levels
WASHINGTON - Federal officials say they are in uncharted territory with their plan to sharply cut releases from Lake Powell, as they scramble to find ways to protect water supplies and power generation by propping up lake levels that have fallen to historic lows.
Reputation of MMA Lab grows with recent success of fighters
PHOENIX – The reputation of Arizona's MMA Lab continues to grow after 6 fighters from the gym have brought wins back to the Valley in recent weeks.
Arizona schools address COVID’s impact on student mental health
CHANDLER – Teens are struggling more than usual with their mental health, due to social isolation, economic instability and other worries surrounding COVID-19. Across Arizona, schools have launched efforts to help youth protect their well-being.
Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus
In one west Phoenix neighborhood, Latina moms came together to combat the issue of unhealthy air by targeting school buses.
VP Kamala Harris discusses Build Back Better and climate change at Lake Mead
Vice President Kamala Harris met with regional leaders Monday at Lake Mead to discuss water shortages and the importance of the Build Back Better plan, which would invest in such measures as water reclamation and recycling.
Experts: No short-term answers to problem of drought, water shortages
WASHINGTON – State and federal officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that there may be long-term solutions to the historic drought gripping the West, and the water shortages that come with it, but that the short-term outlook remains grim.
Arizonans hopeful that focus on missing Indigenous persons may pay off
WASHINGTON - Duane Garvais-Lawrence pulled into Washington, D.C., Friday, ending his second annual coast-to-coast trip to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women - a trip he hopes he does not have to make again.