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New Juneteenth holiday gains acceptance – slowly – in Arizona, elsewhere

WASHINGTON - Juneteenth was a holiday for federal workers Monday, but not workers in many states, including Arizona. Some cities recognize the day but not all, and just 30% of businesses gave workers the day off. But advocates say it's still a step in the right direction.


Steeped in Black history, Eastlake Park celebrates Juneteenth

PHOENIX – The historic Eastlake Park neighborhood in Phoenix held its annual Juneteenth celebration. Countless civil rights activists have graced Eastlake Park, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is “so important to the civil rights history of Arizona," said Mayor Kate Gallego.


‘Springs are sentinels’: NAU team studies how spring water affects ecosystems

FLAGSTAFF – Spring water is a huge part of the Arizona ecosystem, feeding all the state’s perennial streams. NAU professor Abe Springer, who has been studying springs and groundwater for over two decades, talks about how they affect all the inhabitants of Arizona.


Meredith Loewenstein reflects new look, vibe of skateboarding culture

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – In a male-dominated sport, Meredith Lowenstein, 16, is making her mark in the skateboarding world.


‘Open-air prison’ in southern Mexico traps thousands of migrants

TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.


‘Live and learn’: ASU’s historic softball season comes to close in super regionals

TEMPE – The Arizona State softball team’s historic season comes to an end after Northwestern eliminated the Sun Devils in a super regional round of the Women’s College World Series.


Arizona cities continued booming growth last year, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON - Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau.


Coyotes’ franchise record for NHL debuts signals team in full rebuild mode

PHOENIX – With the newest additions of NCAA standouts Jack McBain and Nathan Smith, the Arizona Coyotes have set a single-season franchise record with 10 players making their NHL debuts in 2022. The mark confirms the team is in full rebuild mode.


Texas Tech’s all-time winningest softball coach now turning around GCU’s program

PHOENIX – Shanon Hays, the winningest coach in softball history at Texas Tech, is now turning around Grand Canyon’s program. The Lopes, who were 19-30 in 2021, are first in the WAC West.


COVID vaccines benefit pregnant people and their infants, studies show

PHOENIX - More studies are revealing the dangers pregnant people can face if they contract COVID-19 – as well as the protection that vaccines offer them and their infants.


For Benedictine Mesa basketball player Kate Golovkina, thoughts are with family in Russia

Challenged by distance, an ACL injury and now the war in Ukraine, Benedictine University Mesa athlete Kate Golovkina, a Russian basketball player, remains uncertain about the future.


Arizona Coyotes Alumni Team determined to help grow hockey in state

TUCSON – As part of its quest to help grow hockey in the state, the Arizona Coyotes Alumni Team played the University of Arizona to help raise money for its program.