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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.


Fire or forgive? Debate about Brennaman slur continues as more broadcasters use derogatory language

PHOENIX - In August of 2020, former Diamondbacks broadcaster Thom Brennaman was suspended by the Cincinnati Reds for using a homophobic slur. He is far from the only announcer to face consequences for similar transgressions.


Even Colorado’s largest wildfire was no match for beavers

Beavers have shaped waterways for millions of years, which makes them capable water managers. But they “are not going to be the miracle answer” to drought in the Colorado River Basin, experts say.


Crowns and cowgirls: Horsemanship, pageantry part of Miss Rodeo Arizona event

QUEEN CREEK – From horsemanship tests to traditional pageant activities, the recent Miss Rodeo Arizona pageant in Queen Creek highlighted a long-standing tradition in the American West.


Mikey’s League changing the status quo for disabled community through sports

PHOENIX - Mikey’s League bridges the gap between accessibility and inclusivity through creating the opportunity to experience sports’ triumph and success in ways its participants will remember forever.


Jeremy Staat, a former NFL and ASU football player, shares memories of 9/11

9/11 memories: Former ASU football player Jeremy Staat remembers


Former Arizona Diamondbacks President Rich Dozer shares 9/11 memories

Former Arizona Diamondbacks President Rich Dozer shares his memories of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the team's championship win.


How COVID-19 and red tape pushed millions to the brink of homelessness

Across the U.S., as many as 1 in 5 renters have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic. For families who have no financial safety net to fall back on, the economic consequences of the pandemic have pushed them to the precipice of homelessness. The situation is made worse by bureaucracy.


Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce

The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.


Child welfare systems face additional challenges during pandemic

Systems meant to deal with abused and neglected children are facing many new challenges in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which put many parents out of work and many families on the streets.


Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race

PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.


Shelter lockdown challenged sobriety journey for New Mexico men

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – The Good Shepherd Center in Albuquerque enforced a strict lockdown for clients in its Fresh Start substance abuse program when the pandemic began. Some men in the six-month program said it helped their recovery, others weren’t so sure.