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Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Angel City FC’s recent charter flight suggests NWSL prioritizing athlete well-being

LOS ANGELES – The NWSL emerged 16 years after the WNBA and is already ahead in terms of equality, its players say. The women’s soccer league is the first to have an airline sponsor and is allowing team to charter flights if they choose to do so.


Arizonans join Giffords, others in Washington to rally for gun reform

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 Tucson attack that killed six people and wounded 12 others, was one of several Arizonans in Washington this week to lobby for gun reform after the latest spate of mass shootings.


Players the same, but district numbers shuffled in House redistricting

WASHINGTON - Congressional campaigns are often compared to horse races, but in Arizona the jockeys and the horses were scrambled this year. Even without moving, seven of the state's nine House members landed in newly numbered districts after redistricting.


Fans are thrilled as Angel City FC makes its debut in women’s pro soccer

There’s a brand new team in Los Angeles – Angel City FC. It is the first professional women's soccer team for LA, and the Southwest.


‘It’s turned into this craziness’: Substitutes in high demand as teacher shortage has districts scrambling

AVONDALE – Candie Halberg began subbing during her retirement because she missed the kids, and wanted to be in the classroom a few days a week. But she soon was back to working full-time, due to a dire statewide shortage in substitute teachers. During the pandemic, fears of getting sick coupled with a massive teacher shortage have made an already difficult job even harder to fill.


Las escuelas luchan por llenar las aulas en medio de la escasez de maestros sustitutos

AVONDALE — Los distritos escolares luchan diariamente para llenar las vacantes de maestros. La escasez de docentes existía antes de la pandemia, con salarios bajos que provocaron que muchos dejaran sus trabajos y se cambiaran a otras profesiones. Sin embargo, la pandemia de COVID-19 agravó drásticamente la escasez. Y se pone más demanda en sustitutos.


Rez ball rebirth in Chinle: Navajo Nation rebounds as pandemic takes toll

CHINLE – After the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Navajo Nation, the community of Chinle as rebounded with the return of rez ball.


Supporters seek national designation for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

WASHINGTON - Organizers behind the January 8th Memorial marking the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, want the site to earn a national designation, but the National Park Service is lukewarm to the idea.


Gonzo’s World Series bat? Johnson’s 20-K ball? Cooperstown’s ‘Starting Nine’ a nod to greatness

PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.


Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."


Zoom gives Arizonans a voice at Capitol, but getting to speak isn’t that simple

PHOENIX – A procedure requiring Arizonans who want to testify before House and Senate committees to visit the Capitol in person is hindering the public’s ability to participate in the legislative process.