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Trump likely to bring baggage with bragging to faithful in Florence rally

WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump visited Arizona early in his 2015 campaign, he was a GOP outsider and a longshot; he comes to Florence Saturday as a former president with thousands of donors in the state, a firm hand on the party and candidates clamoring for his backing.


Remote work has potential to boost employment for those with disabilities

PHOENIX – People living with disabilities have some of the highest rates of unemployment. Ability360 has job training programs for those who want to be part of the workforce.


‘Every penny counts’: Phoenix restaurants struggle to find food and workers while keeping prices low

PHOENIX – Restaurants across metro Phoenix are struggling to find a balance between finding quality ingredients without breaking the bank and raising prices. Restaurants also are experiencing staffing shortages and shipping complications that make it harder to stay in business.


‘The ultimate umpire’: Former Attorney General Grant Woods remembered

WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods was remembered Monday as an "incredibly active public servant" whose sudden death over the weekend had the potential to deal "a pretty big blow" to moderates in the state.


He’s not 6-0 but Cardinals are: Quarterback Kyler Murray silences critics about stature

PHOENIX – Coming out of college, questions surround Kyler Murray’s height and how it would impact his game at the NFL level. Leading the team to a 6-0 start and looking like an MVP candidate, Murray has put any doubts to rest.


Remembering ‘3’: Arizona universities to honor Tyler Hilinski, address athlete mental health

PHOENIX – Hilinski’s Hope, partnering with more than 70 schools across the country, is leading College Football Mental Health Week. ASU players will wear the No. 3 on their helmets to honor Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide.


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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3 Arizona men built popular ‘Fantasy Footballers’ podcast from lunchroom to sellouts

PHOENIX – Arizona residents Mike Wright, Andy Holloway and Jason Moore created “The Fantasy Footballers,” a podcast that has been streamed more than 36 million times and has over 263,000 YouTube channel subscribers.


Sharpe will play as a Wildcat, but not in Arizona; commits to Kentucky

WASHINGTON - Shaedon Sharpe's basketball journey from London, Ontario, to Glendale, Arizona, will continue in Lexington, Kentucky, after the No. 1 player in Arizona made a verbal commitment Tuesday to the University of Kentucky.


Preach: Fans excited as rivalry between Catholic schools Brophy, St. Mary’s returns

PHOENIX – A long-running rivalry makes its return as Brophy College Preparatory and St. Mary’s face off in Week 1 one of the high school football season.


Incumbents have edge, but redistricting scrambles House race outlooks

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and massive fundraising leads - but analysts say they might need both as congressional redistricting has "put us all in a state of limbo" for the 2022 House races.


Party poopers: Independent voter registrations surge as parties fall

WASHINGTON - The major political parties in Arizona have continued to lose voters since the November election, according to the latest state data, with analysts saying strident partisanship is "turning off" voters and driving them to register as independents.