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Girls Ranch group home provides safe haven for teen moms

SCOTTSDALE — Girls Ranch, a licensed residential group home in Scottsdale, provides housing and comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting teens ages 12-18. Nonprofit Florence Crittenton, which runs Girls Ranch, helps these young mothers by offering child care, parenting skills and more.

Girls Ranch is a residential facility for pregnant and parenting teens. Pictured is the back of the house and entrance to the backyard on April 19, 2023. (Photo by Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)

Prescott resident decries hurdles veterans face trying to start a business

WASHINGTON - An Arizona veteran who started a string of Prescott businesses after his military service ended told lawmakers Wednesday that reducing barriers and streamlining federal loan applications are essential to helping other vets become business owners.


Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them

PHOENIX – Since 2018, Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their electricity bills. Padgaonker believes that his background in engineering and financial modeling makes him uniquely suited for data analysis as he keeps tabs on utilities and the commission that regulates them.

Protesters march around the Arizona Corporation Commission building in Phoenix before a September 2019 meeting about Arizona Public Service’s electricity shut-off policy. (File photo by Jake Eldridge/Cronkite News)

Supreme Court dismisses Arizona’s last-ditch attempt to preserve Title 42

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has formally dismissed an Arizona-led effort to preserve Title 42, the pandemic-era immigration restriction that the Biden administration officially ended last week, saying Arizona v. Mayorkas was now moot.


Sandra Day O’Connor girls beach volleyball team seeks back-to-back state championships to cap undefeated season

PHOENIX – Sandra Day O’Connor’s girls beach volleyball team faces Queen Creek in the state championship on the heels of an undefeated season. Seeking back-to-back titles, the Eagles figured out a winning formula after losing seven key starters from last year.

Olivia Le Blanc, right, and Liana Huesca of Sandra Day O'Connor enter Wednesday's matchup looking to repeat a state champions in girls beach volleyball. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Day O'Connor High School)

Skidding tires, anxious drivers: Long Beach Grand Prix fires up this weekend

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach hits the streets this weekend. The main event is Sunday’s IndyCar series street race, an 85-lap, 167-mile contest that forces drivers to contend with twists, turns, bumps and obstacles. It’s a far cry from racing the oval at the Indianapolis 500.

The Long Beach Grand Prix takes place in the shadow of the city’s downtown highrise buildings. Drivers can’t enjoy the scenery, however, as they work their way through a series of tight turns and high-speed straightaways. (Photo by John Bosma/GPALB)

Arizona tribe to get millions in federal payouts for water conservation

The Gila River Indian Community could get up to $233 million in federal funding for water conservation, one of the first to get the money under a program aimed at encouraging water cutbacks in Arizona, California and Nevada.


All in the family: Freshmen twins Kalek and Kaden House lead Desert Mountain basketball to best season in school history

PHOENIX – Freshmen Kalek and Kaden House, who are twin sons of Eddie House, play varsity basketball at Desert Mountain High School. One of the assistant coaches is Michael Bibby Jr., son of Michael Bibby, who is cousins with Kalek and Kaden House.

Kaden House, left, and Kalek House, right, starred on Desert Mountain's basketball team last season, leading the team in every key statistical category. (Photo courtesy of Mingson Lau/Arizona Republic)

Phoenix Rising sets franchise attendance record in first game at new stadium

Phoenix Rising set its franchise record for attendance when more than 10,400 fans attended the team’s first game in its new stadium at 38th Street and Washington. Rising battled to a 2-2 draw with San Diego Loyal in the game.

On the move throughout the Valley in recent seasons, Phoenix Rising attracted over 10,000 fans in the club's first game at their new stadium. (Photos courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

Game changers: Two years after historic broadcast, rise of women shakes up industry

PHOENIX – The first all-women’s NBA basketball broadcast happened in 2021 and two years later, women continue to make names for themselves, but sometimes change is still glacially slow.

Ann Meyers Drysdale, left, and Cindy Brunson are trailblazers helping to change the makeup of the broadcast industry while inspiring the next generation of women. (Photo courtesy of Ann Meyers Drysdale)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation enters 2023 strong as ever amid absences

GLENDALE – Featuring young stars and veteran leadership, the Dodgers’ starting five boasts a wide array of stories. Regardless, the rotation enters 2023 stronger than ever, ready to compete in a strong NL West.

Tony Gonsolin winds up to throw a baseball.

Not the next Michael Phelps: Léon Marchand solidifies own path to swimming stardom at ASU

TEMPE – En route to becoming a five-time NCAA champion, Léon Marchand has treated his further ascent to stardom at ASU with humility amid persistent comparisons with swimming legend Michael Phelps.

ASU sophomore Léon Marchand had a strong showing at his second NCAA Championships to complete the first undefeated individual season since 2002-03. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)