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Game on: Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law

PHOENIX – A judge refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe tried to sue the Department of Gaming and Gov. Doug Ducey over violations surrounding the new sports betting laws


‘A cliff effect’: As federal benefits drop, food insecurity likely to rise again

An enormous influx of federal dollars helped stem the rising tide of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what happens when those benefits end?


From farm to table, immigrants feed America

Immigrants held together every sector of American life during the COVID-19 pandemic yet faced inequities and little help.


Ducey to terminate federal unemployment benefits for Arizonans

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and about half of other state governors have decided to prematurely end the increased unemployment benefits that President Joe Biden had promised would be in place until Sept. 4. Starting July 10, Ducey will end the extra $300 per week benefit for Arizonans.


Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again

MESA – It looked like any other competition at the Kino Aquatic Center, save the assistive devices, including wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses. And for athletes unable to take steps down into the pool, a built-in power lift was available.


Pushing past limits, Joe Delagrave embraces different role: accomplished Paralympian

PHOENIX – Joe Delagrave’s life was just beginning to take shape as he neared his sophomore football season at Winona State University. Although a boating accident left him in a wheelchair, he found a new calling.


California amusement parks reopen at 25% capacity with limits on out-of-state visitors

LOS ANGELES – Many theme parks in California have begun to reopen at limited capacity, but most only will admit state residents at first.


Navigating college recruiting process proved challenging for sand volleyball standout during pandemic

PHOENIX – A lack of spots due to funding, limited campus tours, and being evaluated solely on film are just some of the obstacles that Arcadia High School senior Lauren Sayre encountered while deciding where she would play sand volleyball at the collegiate level.


From cerebral palsy diagnosis to soccer scholarship: Gavin Kohner headed to Clemson

PHOENIX – Gavin Kohner, a senior at Northwest Christian School who plays paralympic soccer, landed a scholarship to play at Clemson University.


AIA changes course, allows parents to attend high school away games

PHOENIX – Citing improved COVID-19 metrics, the AIA executive board ruled Thursday that up to two parents or legal guardians can attend their children’s away games.


Parents of Basha player push for change after viewing son’s nightmarish injuries on live stream

PHOENIX – After their son’s serious injuries during a high school soccer game that they watched on a video stream, Jason and Holli Stella are hoping to get visiting-team parents into the stands in Arizona.


Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

LOS ANGELES - The homeless community is among the most at-risk communities facing COVID-19. Many still await their vaccines – from Phoenix to Los Angeles.