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Opponents file petitions to halt voucher expansion; now the fight begins

WASHINGTON - Opponents of the state's expanded Empowerment Scholarship Accounts filed more than 140,000 petition signatures Friday to temporarily halt the program that would have allowed any student in the state to use public dollars for private education.


Arizona high school coaching community applauds promotion of Shaun Aguano to ASU interim coach

TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.


From roomies to Diamondbacks starters, Drey Jameson and Ryne Nelson begin big league careers in lockstep

PHOENIX — Diamondbacks pitchers Ryne Nelson and Drey Jameson were roommates throughout their minor league careers. Now they both received a call to the show, just weeks apart from each other.


Red Mountain receiver Ja’Kobi Lane leaps from benchwarmer to ‘unguardable’

MESA – As a sophomore, Ja’kobi Lane mostly sat the bench for Mesa’s Red Mountain’s football team. Now, the lanky senior describes himself as “unguardable,” and as the top-rated receiver in Arizona who has committed to play at USC, it’s hard to argue with him.

USC commit Ja’Kobi Lane is making a name for himself as a wide receiver at Red Mountain High School, where he has emerged as the Arizona's top-ranked player at his position in the class of 2023. (Marlee Zanna Thompson/Cronkite News)

Arcadia coach Ray Brown teaches the game of life through football

SCOTTSDALE — Former NFL coach Ray Brown teaches his players at Arcadia high school about the importance of education and responsibility through football.

Arcadia coach Ray Brown looks to continue his undefeated season Friday against Camelback High School. (Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

Opponents confident of meeting deadline to block school voucher expansion

PHOENIX - Organizers of a petition drive to put the state's expanded empowerment scholarship accounts on the 2024 ballot are confident they can collect the needed signatures before this weekend, when the vast expansion of the school voucher program would take effect.


‘Unforgiving climate’: After strong pushback, Suns majority owner Sarver says he will sell team

PHOENIX – Following strong and swift criticism, Robert Sarver announces he will sell Phoenix Suns and Mercury.


Wheels to blades: Ty Murchison’s path from roller hockey to ASU defenseman

PHOENIX – Ty Murchison’s journey has taken him from roller hockey in California to a top defenseman at ASU. Murchison’s father discusses how Ty got into hockey and the player he is today.


Skidding Diamondbacks keep sight of the future with thin postseason hopes

PHOENIX – The D-Backs have been rolling since the second half of the MLB all-star break, with a record of 25-19. The numbers offensively and on the mound have been proficient and maps what they have to do to make the postseason as well as what lies ahead in the coming years.


Arizona hopes to reduce enormous teacher shortage through mentoring, paid tuition

PHOENIX – The Arizona Teacher Residency is a first-of-its-kind graduate program, modeled on a traditional medical residency. It offers student teachers a two-year term in which they will receive in-classroom experience, a living stipend, a master’s degree from NAU and a job in a partnering school district. The program’s first cohort has been placed in three Title I districts.


WAC championship rings represent a revival of GCU women’s soccer

PHOENIX – GCU women’s soccer transformed from an underachieving program with a bad culture to a WAC champion with expectations of defending its title in just two seasons.

Members of the 2021 GCU women's soccer team greet each other on the sidelines after receiving their 2021 WAC Championship rings. (Photo by Nicholas Hodell/Cronkite News)

A growing unsheltered community in Phoenix receives help from Project Connect

PHOENIX – Volunteers with Project Connect helped hundreds of unsheltered people receive health care, housing and ID services as homelessness continues to rise.