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They paved paradise, put up a parking lot: Valley racing fans mourn closing of dirt tracks

PHOENIX – Dirt tracks across Arizona have a deep history in the auto racing world and have been a proving ground for the next NASCAR racers. Once they began to close, communities built within the sport.


State statutes could protect families if Indian Child Welfare Act is overturned

The Indian Child Welfare Act, which was passed in 1978, could be overturned by the Supreme Court, advocates say, but state laws could provide some of the same protections.


With the Colorado River in crisis, those who decide its future gather with a sense of urgency

Some of the most important researchers and decision makers in Western water management will be in Las Vegas next week discussing the future of the Colorado River. The annual conference comes ahead of mandatory cutbacks in the basin implemented by the federal government.


FCS playoffs extend football season for ‘a lot of ballers’ from Arizona

WASHINGTON - None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will vie for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties still have a shot - as part of the 24 teams squaring off in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs that begin Saturday.


After years of addiction, heartbreak, former Arizona star Vance Johnson helps others

TUCSON - Vance Johnson’s past includes struggles with alcohol and prescription pill addiction after he witnessed domestic abuse growing up. Now, the former University of Arizona and NFL star is committed to sobriety and wants to help others facing substance abuse issues.


Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley, others celebrate ‘extraordinary life’ of Grant Woods

PHOENIX – Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley and others spoke at a memorial service celebrating the life of former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, who died Oct. 23 at age 67.


As 25th anniversary of last Suns coaching stint nears, Fitzsimmons remembered for positivity

PHOENIX - The late Cotton Fitzsimmons was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame after his wife JoAnn fought for his story and legacy.


Larson’s career turnaround leads to NASCAR Cup Series Championship

PHOENIX – On Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, Kyle Larson capped off one of the most accomplished NASCAR Cup Series seasons in recent memory, outrunning his three title competitors in the final sprint to win the race and secure his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship. It followed a season that included a six-month suspension.


Nogales businesses hope reopening the border will reverse losses suffered during pandemic

NOGALES – After 19 months, Nogales will reopen Monday to nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving the Arizona border city of 20,000 hope that life and the economy may return to pre-pandemic normal.


From Ethier to Westphal to Meyers Drysdale, Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame class honored

PHOENIX - Ann Meyers Drysdale, Andre Ethier and the late Paul Westphal were among the inductees in the latest Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame class.


A memorable presidential pitch, a head rub: Ari Fleischer, Curt Schilling reflect on 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – Though the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in seven scintillating games, a different fandom was equally affected by the emotion and weight of that extraordinary postseason: the fans of the New York Yankees, and especially then-press secretary Ari Fleischer.


Media members recall ‘emotion’ of 2001 World Series

PHOENIX – The 2001 World Series featured the newly formed Arizona Diamondbacks and the well established New York Yankees. But for both sides, reporters had to frame coverage against the backdrop of a devastating terrorist attack just months earlier.