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Tick, tick, tick, tick: Super Bowl LVII host committee launches countdown to 2023 game in Glendale

PHOENIX – The countdown is underway for Super LVII in 2023. The Glendale event is expected to large a significant economic impact.


Ducey defends use of school funding in face of feds’ threat to reclaim it

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that the state's use of money to support schools that reject mask mandates is "well within" federal guidelines for the funds, despite a Treasury threat to take the money back.


Latest surge in COVID-19 cases stressing Arizona health care system

WASHINGTON - Arizona reported 18,783 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the latest in a surge of infections that experts say is stressing a state health care system that is "not well suited" to take on more cases.


Here’s what you need to know about Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan

PHOENIX – Phoenix has updated its plan to achieve the city’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, along with plans to address extreme heat, drought, poor air quality and other issues stemming from climate change.


Audit shows Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment

NOGALES – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received more than $743 million in funding since 2017 for upgrades in border technology. But it has only bought 28% of the equipment needed to modernize and coordinate systems designed to thwart the flow of illegal goods and border crossers.


COVID-19 on track to be leading cause of death in Arizona in 2021

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 claimed almost 15,800 lives in Arizona this year, which puts it on track to outpace both cancer and heart disease and be the leading cause of death in the state in 2021.


Nearly half of tribal homes lack clean water, but pandemic funds offer hope of improvements

TO'HAJIILEE, New Mexico – Across the country, 49% of Native American homes lack access to reliable water sources, clean drinking water or basic sanitation. Homes in the Navajo town of To'hajiilee, just outside Albuquerque, are no exception. Taps run black with sediment and orange with rust, and nearly 2,000 residents rely on truckloads of water for drinking.


Vaccine hesitancy, new variants kept COVID-19 infections from falling

WASHINGTON – Almost two years after the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Arizona, new infections in the state have reached a "bizarre plateau," rising from summertime lows in the hundreds to more than 3,000 new cases a day through the fall.


Hungry holidays: Break from school means break from meals for some kids

WASHINGTON - Holidays bring a break from schoolwork for students, but for more than a half-million Arizona children they can also mean a break from their only reliable source of a nutritious meal - the subsidized school meal.


Soaring to new heights: Benjamin seeing field, finding traction in second season with Cardinals

PHOENIX - Former Arizona State star running back Eno Benjamin scored his first career touchdown for the Cardinals in Week 9 against the 49ers. He has seen increased production and is finding a greater role in his second season with the team.


Kliff Kingsbury speculation, Don Brown departure: Football coaching carousel impacts Arizona

PHOENIX - Even though the regular season has just finished, college football coaches are already taking new jobs and leaving programs for greener pastures. And the move are having a ripple affect in Arizona.


BYU’s Shaylee Gonzales: basketball standout, social influencer, NIL beneficiary

PHOENIX - Shaylee Gonzales found her voice on social media, and on the basketball court. Now the BYU star is cashing in and living the ultimate comeback story.