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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.


NASCAR meets esports: Tournament provides unique opportunity for Boys & Girls Club members

PHOENIX – Phoenix Raceway hosted more than the NASCAR Championship on championship weekend. The racetrack partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to host a first-of-its-kind Rocket League esports tournament.


Fast food workers strike in LA, push for better pay and safety standards across industry

LOS ANGELES – The fight for safer working conditions and creating a minimum standard at fast food restaurants led to workers protesting outside several McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.


Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.


Keeping it in the Valley: Former Sun Devils Holland Woods, Taeshon Cherry enjoy vibe at GCU

PHOENIX – The team chemistry and culture of the GCU men’s basketball team brought former Sun Devils Holland Woods and Taeshon Cherry from Tempe to Phoenix.


As 25th anniversary of last Suns coaching stint nears, Fitzsimmons remembered for positivity

PHOENIX - The late Cotton Fitzsimmons was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame after his wife JoAnn fought for his story and legacy.


Anime animosity: Critics demand Gosar be investigated for violent tweet

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat.


Scottsdale Polo Party isn’t just for the rich and famous

SCOTTSDALE – The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships was back for the 10th Anniversary of what has been called “the best polo event in the world.” The event attracts the rich and famous, but also caters to a wider audience as the sport grows in popularity.


Aducanumab is promising for some Alzheimer’s patients, but not all will get it

PHOENIX – The new drug Aducanumab underscores the importance of early recognition of Alzheimer’s disease. Some families won’t qualify for it because their loved one’s disease has progressed to moderate and severe stages.


‘The Replacements’ help lead Cardinals to a win in San Francisco, improve to 8-1

PHOENIX – The Cardinals came away from San Francisco on Sunday with a victory thanks to a few players who stepped up with key players out.


Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration's agenda.


Rosy-faced lovebirds use human innovations to keep cool when Arizona temperatures soar

PHOENIX – Rosy-faced lovebirds have found ways to survive in the Valley by using air-conditioning and water fountains. Drought and climate change are impacting this nonnative bird’s ability to survive in the desert.