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A call to preserve Navajo language leads two sports broadcasters on historic path

PHOENIX - Navajo Nation duo Cuyler Frank and Glenn King are inspiring the next generation of Navajo after they made history by broadcasting a Division I football game in Dinè. However, their greatest success lies in what happens after history has been made.


Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

WASHINGTON - Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years.


What’s in a name? Plenty for people honored in Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - As Hispanic numbers and clout continue to grow in the U.S. and the state, so have the terms to describe people with roots in Spanish-speaking or Latin countries, with Latino, Hispanic and more becoming "a source of debate, and perhaps even friction sometimes."


Biden reverses Trump cuts to national monuments, restores Bears Ears

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument to its previous 1.36 million-acres footprint Friday, reversing a Trump-era decision to cut as much as 85% of the southern Utah site valued for its environmental, archeological and tribal treasures.


Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships and policy changes.


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.


Westgate confident in future, despite Coyotes soon leaving Gila River Arena

PHOENIX – Although the Arizona Coyotes will leave after the 2021-22 season, the Westgate Entertainment District is confident it can thrive.


FlyQuest’s Go Green Initiative spotlights preservation and sustainability of esports

LOS ANGELES – FlyQuest began its Go Green initiative in 2020, and has since paired with One Tree Planted, Coral Reef Alliance and the Bee Conservatory in TreeQuest, SeaQuest and BeeQuest.

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Arizonans hopeful that focus on missing Indigenous persons may pay off

WASHINGTON - Duane Garvais-Lawrence pulled into Washington, D.C., Friday, ending his second annual coast-to-coast trip to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women - a trip he hopes he does not have to make again.


COVID vaccine added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

PHOENIX – Immigrants seeking permanent residency now must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with polio, mumps, measles, hepatitis and other infectious diseases. But access to vaccines around the world, especially in Latin America, is uneven.


From the Hill to the mound: Playing ball is break from political brawl

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego, both Phoenix Democrats, among the players at this week's Congressional Baseball Game that pits Republicans against Democrats, lets them let their hair down and raise money for charity at the same time.


Phoenix Rising players blend Hispanic, American cultures while guiding team to postseason

PHOENIX - Mezcla. In Spanish, the word means “mixture” or “blend,” and it applies to many Hispanics in the United States who are trying to blend into American culture while embracing their own. It’s a familiar challenge for Phoenix Rising players Arturo Rodriguez and Santi Moar.