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Hockey hotbed: Arizona might have lost its NHL team, but push for the sport’s growth continues

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes are relocating to Utah next season, but the team’s effect on the growth of hockey in the Grand Canyon State is evident.

Hockey in Arizona remains strong behind the explosion in popularity from the high school level to the NHL. (File photo by Savannah M Nugent/Cronkite News)

Paradise lost: Coyotes, fans share emotional embrace in Arizona swan song

TEMPE — In an emotionally charged atmosphere at a sold-out Mullett Arena, the Arizona Coyotes played what was likely their final game in the Valley after 28 years.

Amid the uncertainty of relocation, devoted fans stand outside Mullett Arena as a symbol of solidarity and love for their beloved Arizona Coyotes. (Photo by Joseph Eigo/Cronkite News)

Despite overcast skies, ‘Great American Eclipse’ delivers for Arizona fans

FLAGSTAFF - The weather was chilly and the skies were partly cloudy, but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds who came to Lowell Observatory to watch the last solar eclipse in the continental U.S. for the next 20 years.


Water and power collide in proposed $100 million Colorado River deal

The Shoshone Generating Station is easy to overlook, but it's key to "one of the most interesting ... water rights on the Colorado River” - a deal to spend nearly $100 million for rights to the water that powers the facility and preserve it for western Colorado users.


Final Four updates: Purdue coach Matt Painter seeks fair treatment by officials for Zach Edey

GLENDALE – Updates: From travel delays to high ticket prices, the Men’s Final Four in the Valley is already making for an interesting weekend.

The Alabama team bus awaits the arrival of players from the team hotel to take them to State Farm Stadium. (Photo by Brevan Branscrum/Cronkite News)

Final chapter: Teams set, storylines aplenty at NCAA Men’s Final Four

PHOENIX – Final Four week has arrived in the Valley, as UConn, Purdue, NC State, and Alabama fans descend upon Phoenix to watch their teams on college basketball’s biggest stage.

Mark Sears, named the West Region MVP, lifts the trophy high after leading Alabama to its first-ever Final Four appearance. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Won, not done: No. 4 seed Alabama heads to Arizona for first men’s Final Four in program history

LOS ANGELES – The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers to advance to the program's first Final Four. With a chance at a national title, the Tide must face No. 1 overall seed UConn in Glendale.


Where flower fields historically grew, the next generation of farmers cultivates south Phoenix

PHOENIX – The flower fields once grown by Japanese American farmers along part of Baseline Road have now been replaced by housing and urban development. Despite the drastic changes to the South Mountain area, the unique subclimate at the base of the mountain makes it the perfect place for agriculture and farming.


Arizona lawmakers split as House overwhelmingly OKs bill to ban TikTok

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split Wednesday as the House gave overwhelming, bipartisan approval to a bill that would ban use of TikTok in the U.S. if the owners of the social media app don't first sell it to another company.


Sinema won’t run again, decries system where ‘compromise is a dirty word’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an independent, announced Tuesday that she will not run for re-election this fall, lamenting the current state of partisan politics where voters and lawmakers alike prefer to "retreat farther to their partisan corners."


From the Valley to the beach: UCLA volleyball player Reagan Hope is a not-to-miss player

LOS ANGELES - Phoenix native Reagan Hope has found a home in California with UCLA beach volleyball.

Valley product Reagan Hope started her career at Stanford but eventually found that UCLA beach volleyball would be her best fit. (Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Nick Taylor’s playoff victory caps controversial WM Phoenix Open on high note

SCOTTSDALE – A long day at the WM Phoenix Open ends in a second playoff hole and a victory for Nick Taylor over Charley Hoffman Sunday.

Canadian golfer Nick Taylor clinches a dramatic victory to cap a chaotic yet thrilling week at the WM Phoenix Open. (Photo by Ethan Briggs/Cronkite News)