PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is experiencing an animal housing crisis of overcrowded animal shelters. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society are offering resources to pet owners and rolling out initiatives to get pets out of shelters and into permanent or foster homes.
PHOENIX – Arizona nonprofit organization Waste Not raises funds to help food insecurity through its annual Empty Bowls event by selling handcrafted clay bowls. Proceeds go toward rescuing perishable foods from local businesses and delivering it to agencies that feed the hungry.
CHANDLER – The popular Arizona Coyotes ‘Kachina’ home jerseys are getting a new look for the 2022-23 season with the Gila River Resorts and Casinos patch. The Coyotes organization was live from the casino to announce their new multi-year partnership extension with Gila River becoming their official brand sponsor.
PHOENIX – When Diamondbacks outfielder Stone Garrett was released by the Miami Marlins organization in 2020 due to roster cuts, he took a job as a realtor in Houston, Texas. However, Garrett knew he wasn’t done playing baseball just yet.
PHOENIX – The Coyotes' 2021 first-round pick, Dylan Guenther, was determined to make a lasting impression at the 2022 Rookie Faceoff tournament. Guenther’s summer trainer outlines how he has seen the player's strength evolve.
PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes and Dignity Health are honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to highlight small local Latino businesses.
PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes have signed a new affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL beginning with the 2022-23 season. The Gladiators coach, Jeff Pyle, seeks development and patience with team.
SCOTTSDALE – Kelsey Koelzer and Kori Cheverie serve as coaching in the Coyotes Diverse Hockey Coaches Internship Program.
PHOENIX – TikTok, which has more than 1 billion users, has helped two Valley businesses take off. Viral videos for Jump Into Bliss, which rents bounce houses, and Decor by Jess, which makes party decorations, gave the businesses much-needed exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic and led to new customers.
PHOENIX – At the halfway point of the WNBA season, the All-Star Game starters were announced. For the first time since 2009, a player from the Phoenix Mercury will not start in an All-Star game.
PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.
PHOENIX – Nearly 2,000 teacher positions remain vacant in Arizona, and teaching positions are being filled by people who do not meet the standard teaching requirements, according to the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.