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It’s go(-kart) time: Phoenix Kart Racing Association bonds friends, prepares pros

GLENDALE – Several Arizona track offers go-kart opportunities for future NASCAR drivers as well as those simply looking to have a little fun. Some of the top professional drivers started their careers by competing in go-karts.


As marijuana profits fade, cartels increasingly smuggle fentanyl across the border

ARIVACA – Cartels are smuggling more and more deadly fentanyl across the border, leaving Arizona law officers, leaders and residents to deal with the repercussions. Nationwide, overdose deaths hit a record high in 2020 and are continuing to rise, driven by synthetic opioids – especially fentanyl.


Sunblock for streets: Cool pavement curbs heat in Phoenix, but more testing is needed

PHOENIX – The results of Phoenix’s cool pavement study give reason for optimism, but researchers and project administrators say more testing is needed.


Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships and policy changes.


COVID-19 death toll in Arizona expected to top 20,000 this week

WASHINGTON - Arizona is on pace to reach 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, according to state data, as the disease that seemed to be waning just months ago has come roaring back with a new variant and new battles on safety protocols.


Suns’ naming rights deal with Footprint provides chance to increase fans’ environmental awareness

PHOENIX - The Suns’ naming rights agreement with Footprint is the most recent of several deals between sports franchises and sustainability-focused companies. It provides a unique opportunity to encourage environmentally friendly behavior among fans.


Money for tweets, autographs? Ahead of new law, Arizona’s NAIA athletes not capitalizing on compensation rules

Phoenix - The NCAA will have to deal with the consequences of a new Arizona law that allows athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness rights. However, the NAIA has allowed NIL deals for months, but Arizona athletes have not capitalized.


Advocates: Affordable Care Act here to stay, as more Arizonans enroll

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocates are breathing "a sigh of relief" this week after the Supreme Court again refused to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, a decision that should preserve the health care program for at least several years.


From doughnuts to cash to … pot? Incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

MESA – With vaccination rates declining, public and private entities are trying to reverse the trend. From free doughnuts to cold, hard cash, individuals stepping up to get pricked can be rewarded in many ways.


Service time manipulation: Debate rages as MLB teams hold off on bringing up top prospects

PHOENIX – It’s hardly a secret that MLB teams often delay calling up some of their top prospects. While many are critical of the process, immediate change is unlikely.


Fight over Oak Flat mine draws support of diverse religious groups

WASHINGTON - The Oak Flat copper mine battle has gone from an environmental to a religious fight, with groups ranging from the Sikh Coalition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints backing a White Mountain Apache claim that the mine will destroy sacred lands.


A Community’s Response: Reflections from the White Mountain Apache Tribe a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

WHITERIVER – COVID-19 devastated Native American communities. With the spotlight often on places like the Navajo Nation, the much smaller White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its people.