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‘Five-alarm crisis’: Teachers face mental health crisis due to low pay, pandemic stress, scant support

Navigating low salaries, pandemic worries and burnout: Many teachers will tell you this is the job description of modern educators. The result is an expanding mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so dire that many are leaving the profession.


‘We’ve got hoopers out there’: TyTy Washington, Jalen Williams show Arizona pride in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – TyTy Washington and Jalen Williams faced each other often while growing up in Arizona. But as NBA rookies playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, their matchup Saturday carried extra weight as they both took pride in repping their home state.


International call: Arizona’s Mathurin, Koloko symbolic of talent pool in NBA Draft

PHOENIX – As the NBA Draft nears, it’s clear how much international players have impacted the league.That’s good news for Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin and Christian Koloko.


From Damian Lillard to Patrick Ewing, stars come out for Section 7 high school basketball tournament

GLENDALE – State Farm Stadium hosted the Section 7 tournament last weekend where top prospects including Jared McCain showcased their skills in front of over 500 college coaches. Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd was there watching the nation’s best players.


Private landlords have become the key to subsidized housing

PHOENIX – Most Arizona housing authorities that manage HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program, known as Section 8, lack a formal process for approving landlords.


Going pro in esports? ASU Valorant players eye turning professional

PHOENIX – The college-to-pro pipeline for esports players isn’t as clear as their NCAA counterparts. For players on the ASU Esports Valorant team, their dreams of going professional are undeterred by this lack of clarity.


Group plans appeal in effort to keep Biggs, Gosar, Finchem off ballot

WASHINGTON - A voters' advocacy group said it will appeal a Maricopa County judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit that sought to ban three GOP lawmakers from the ballot for their support of the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Arizona sportsbooks expecting large crowds, revenue for first March Madness betting cycle

PHOENIX – This is Arizona's first March Madness with legal sports betting. Sportsbooks across the state are expecting large crowds and revenue during both the men’s and women’s NCAA championship tournaments.


‘Pressure is privilege’: Arizona men’s basketball optimistic about Pac-12 Tournament

PHOENIX — Fresh off a Pac-12 regular season title, the Arizona Wildcats are looking forward to proving themselves in March starting with the Pac-12 men’s conference tournament in Las Vegas.


Vegas heartbreak: Buzzer beater brings ASU men’s basketball season to abrupt end

LAS VEGAS – After dominating much of the game, the Arizona State men's basketball team saw Stanford chip away at its lead. Eventually, the Cardinal beat the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, bringing an end to ASU's season.


Schweikert agrees to $125,000 fine from FEC for campaign violations

WASHINGTON - Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Federal Election Commission for misuse of campaign funds, including charges that funds went to personal use of campaign staffers.


Bumpy beginnings: ASU men’s basketball eyes 3 points of improvement after 2-2 start

SAN DIEGO - The Arizona State men’s basketball team has lost two of four games in 2021. It knows it must improve in several areas, including shooting, perimeter defense, health and chemistry.