Spellbound: Arizona middle schoolers compete in national spelling bee
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Three Arizona middle schoolers are in the Washington area this week, minding theii P's and Q's - and every other letter of the alphabets, as they compete against more than 200 students in the 95th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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.
The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson
TUCSON – The March of DImes Mom and Baby Unit isn’t a standard health care clinic, it’s a bright purple recreational vehicle. Inside are two small exam rooms, and a friendly staff prepared to help the city’s vulnerable residents with free maternity and basic health care.
Migrantes reciben atención médica en El Paso, Texas luego de una larga travesía
EL PASO, TX. –Miles de migrantes continúan llegando a El Paso, Texas en busca de oportunidades. Han abandonado sus países de origen huyendo de la violencia y la pobreza.
Double standard: Duo of twins help raise level of play for ASU women’s lacrosse
TEMPE – The ASU women’s lacrosse team has a unique lineup with two sets of identical twins. Gigi and Bella Gaspar and Maddie and McKenna Riley are helping to raise the level of play in Tempe.
Sound of success: Arizona pickleball league brings together deaf and hearing communities
PHOENIX – Francisco German and Shawn Benavente started the Arizona Deaf Pickleball League in 2021. Since then, the league has 400 members and is educating others about American Sign Language.
Latinos continue to fight to play crucial roles in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES – Even as Hollywood execs talk of a changing industry that embraces a diverse landscape of filmmakers and artists, data show Latino acting roles in film and entertainment at large have steadily declined.
Sen. Juan Mendez, Arizona Muslim Alliance propose Arizona Office for New Americans
PHOENIX – Sen. Juan Mendez collaborates with Arizona Muslim Alliance to establish an Office for New Americans in an effort to improve immigrant rights and services in Arizona.
Map of border surveillance towers shows growing ‘virtual wall’ along US southern border
PHOENIX – The Electronic Frontier Foundation created a map of more than 300 surveillance towers on the United States-Mexico border. EFF questions the implications of surveillance on citizens in border communities and the expansion of surveillance technology.
U.S. set for 75th meeting against archrival Mexico in friendly at State Farm Stadium
PHOENIX – The U.S. is set to meet Mexico on the pitch for the 75th time as they kick-off in the inaugural Allstate Continental Clásico at State Farm Stadium. The USMNT is undefeated in its previous four games against Mexico.
Ebb and flow: Lacrosse in Arizona weathers growth spurts
PHOENIX – Lacrosse is most popular on the East Coast, but the sport is still finding its footing in Arizona. The lacrosse community in the state is small but mighty and is working toward sustainable growth.
2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm stays connected to Valley, Arizona State on PGA Tour rise
PHOENIX – Jon Rahm, an Arizona State University alumnus, won the Masters tournament on Sunday. His impact on the Sun Devil community and the Valley continues to this day.