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GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid

WASHINGTON - While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week of Blake Masters' bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the "rocket fuel" Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.


After Uvalde, Arizona schools balance hard and soft deterrents to attacks

WASHINGTON - With little hope that state lawmakers will pass gun-control measures in the wake of the latest school shooting, Arizona educators find themselves balancing the competing goals of hardening schools while making them welcoming places.


ASU’s first season under Willie Bloomquist over after blown lead to Arizona in Pac-12 Baseball Tournament

SCOTTSDALE – Willie Bloomquist’s first year as Arizona State baseball coach was marred by key injuries but also highlighted by breakout performances across the Sun Devils roster. ASU lost to Chip Hale’s Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament Friday.


Charity in virtual reality: Habitat for Humanity, law firm raise money in the metaverse

PHOENIX – Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and Rose Law Group came together to raise money for the nonprofit in the metaverse, which they say is a first-of-its-kind collaboration.


Going pro in esports? ASU Valorant players eye turning professional

PHOENIX – The college-to-pro pipeline for esports players isn’t as clear as their NCAA counterparts. For players on the ASU Esports Valorant team, their dreams of going professional are undeterred by this lack of clarity.


Los estados ganan la demora, por ahora, en el plan de la Casa Blanca para terminar el Título 42 en la frontera

WASHINGTON – Los funcionarios de la Casa Blanca dijeron el martes que una posible orden judicial que retrasa el fin del Título 42 solo empeoraría la crisis fronteriza que los funcionarios estatales afirman que están tratando de prevenir al solicitar la orden.


States win delay, for now, in White House plan to end Title 42 at border

WASHINGTON – White House officials said Tuesday that a potential court order delaying the end of Title 42 would only worsen the border crisis that state officials claim they are trying to prevent by seeking the order.


‘Happy to be back home’: Anthony Robles grateful to take over Mesa High wrestling program

MESA – After leaving Arizona State with a national title, wrestler Anthony Robles moved on to motivational speaking and broadcasting. Now he’s taking on a new challenge: head wrestling coach at Mesa High School.


‘I just like being able to breathe’: Phoenix travelers react to halt of travel mask mandate

PHOENIX – Many travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were relieved to fly without masks after a federal judge halted a mandate that has been in effect and extended several times since January 2021.


Arizonans enroll in All of Us program to increase diversity in medical research

PHOENIX – More than 50,000 people in Arizona are part of a national effort to build a new kind of medical database. The All of Us research program is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, and its goal is ambitious: to build the largest and most diverse database of its kind.


Critics doubt administration ready for fallout from ending Title 42

WASHINGTON - For immigration advocates, the end to Title 42 couldn’t come soon enough, but critics warned this week that it's coming too soon and will "open the floodgates" to migrants at the southern border.


‘The Cardiac Cats’: 25 years later, memories of Arizona men’s championship run endures

PHOENIX – Twenty-five years ago today, the Arizona men’s basketball team won its only national title, capping off one of the most memorable title runs in NCAA Tournament history.