Prosecutors seek 17-year sentence for Arizona defendant in Jan. 6 attack
WASHINGTON - Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Arizona resident Edward Vallejo, one of nine members of the Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. It follows an emotional day of testimony by police injured in the riot.
Arizona’s sailing community unites on Lake Pleasant for Tall Cactus Regatta
PEORIA – The 2023 Tall Cactus Regatta was held last weekend on Lake Pleasant. Sailing in the desert may seem far-fetched, but these sailors are showing that it can and is being done.
Navajo artist’s work featured on skateboard Forever Stamp
GLENDALE – The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the skateboard Forever Stamps to celebrate the community and culture the sport creates. It brought on Indigenous artists to design the stamps, one of whom was Arizona native and Navajo artist Di’Orr Greenwood.
Supreme Court hears Navajo water rights case with potentially big impact
WASHINGTON - When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in Arizona v. Navajo Nation, it will be considering fairly technical legal questions, but the answers could have a large impact on water allocation in the Colorado River basin.
Paid not to farm? Expanded Colorado River program divides farm community
With water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead at record lows, federal officials are ready to spend tens of millions of dollars to get farmers and other water users to conserve in 2023 and keep the reservoirs from falling farther.
McKale Mary: Cambridge’s buzzer beater stuns Arizona, keeps ASU’s postseason hopes alive
TUCSON – A dramatic buzzer beater by Desmond Cambridge Jr. in Tucson kept Arizona State’s postseason hopes alive. Arizona, meanwhile, hopes for a strong finish against Los Angeles schools.
Arizona Wildcats ride impressive shooting to key Pac-12 win vs. Utah Utes
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes entered Thursday’s game in the top three of the Pac-12 standings, adding a sense of urgency to the conference matchup with just a few games remaining.
Legislature votes to lift cap on school spending for second year in a row
PHOENIX – The Arizona Senate and House have overridden the aggregate expenditure limit for the second year in a row, which will allow school districts to spend their Legislature-appropriated funds. Gov. Katie Hobbs said the action was “long overdue” and called the limit from 1980 an “archaic cap on school funding.”
Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball riding six-game streak, rounding into NCAA Tournament form
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Oregon State Beavers Saturday to win their sixth straight game and are in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The team is playing some of its best basketball of the season and it couldn’t come at a better time. There is just more than a month of basketball ahead for the Wildcats before the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments in March.
Super Bowl 57: The teams are set, and so are betting lines, ticket prices
PHOENIX – With opponents revealed, Super Bowl LVII will feature many firsts, including the first NFL title game in history with two Black starting quarterbacks.
Jimmie Johnson test drives NASCAR’s Next Gen car in Phoenix Raceway return
AVONDALE – It was a big week in the world of NASCAR at Phoenix Raceway. Not only was NASCAR testing new modifications to the Next Gen 7 car, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson got behind the wheel of the new race car for the first time before his return to the sport.
Fire districts face uncertain funding future after ballot measure’s failure
WASHINGTON – Voters said no to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire districts, but firefighters warn that the need - and the threat to public safety - have not gone away.