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Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods

TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.


Viral explosion brings attention to Funny Car competitor, ASU student Bobby Bode III

PHOENIX – Bobby Bode III is the youngest driver in the NHRA Funny Car racing competition. In Houston, he went viral as his car exploded, preventing him from achieving his first victory.


Phoenix Suns vs. Seattle, Las Vegas? NBA expansion rumors pick up steam

PHOENIX – As NBA expansion rumors pick up steam, the possibility of the Phoenix Suns playing games in Seattle and Las Vegas becomes more likely.


Advocates hope endangered status for wildflower helps save San Pedro, too

WASHINGTON – Federal officials this week declared the Arizona eryngo, a rare wildflower, an endangered species, a move advocates hope will also help boost efforts to save the San Pedro River where the plant is found.


ASU’s Dayton Carlson is confident heading onto one of track’s biggest stages: The NCAA championships

TEMPE – Dayton Carlson surprised everyone at the Pac-12 Championships last month. Everyone except himself. The ASU freshman now finds himself on one of track and field’s biggest stages – the NCAA outdoor championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.


ASU’s first season under Willie Bloomquist over after blown lead to Arizona in Pac-12 Baseball Tournament

SCOTTSDALE – Willie Bloomquist’s first year as Arizona State baseball coach was marred by key injuries but also highlighted by breakout performances across the Sun Devils roster. ASU lost to Chip Hale’s Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament Friday.


Despite record-high gas prices, Memorial Day travel nears pre-pandemic levels

WASHINGTON – Higher prices for gas, airfares and just about everything else do not appear to be holding back travel this Memorial Day weekend, which is “falling back to pre-pandemic levels,” experts said Friday.


‘Season starts on Wednesday’: Inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament gives ASU another chance

PHOENIX – After an uneven and often frustrating season, Arizona State and first-year head Willie Bloomquist are savoring their opportunity to make up ground in the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament.


Are Arizona lawmakers upset about being on Russian travel ban list? Nyet

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.


Title 42 remains in place at border for now – as does the fight over it

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Title 42, the pandemic-era health rule used to turn away migrants at the border, welcomed a court ruling that blocked the White House plan to end Monday, but migration advocates said it only prolongs an "outright failure" of border policy.


Public housing has been privatized in some Arizona cities

ELOY – A few Arizona cities have outsourced to private companies the management of their public housing authorities. But that transfer of oversight has led to problems such as a lack of public-facing information on who qualifies for such housing aid.


Feds approve 35,000 more work visas, as firms struggle to fill open jobs

WASHINGTON - Arizona businesses welcomed the federal government's release this week of another 35,000 H-2B visas for temporary guest workers, as a tight U.S. labor market has left companies scrambling to fill vacancies.