Arizona delegation in rare agreement on debt limit bill – nobody likes it
WASHINGTON - The House Wednesday approved a debt-limit bill that was almost universally disliked, but which some lawmakers said they would vote for because failing to do so could spark a default on the nation's debt. Arizona lawmakers were split on the plan.
Ranchers hail, environmentalists fear Supreme Court clean water ruling
WASHINGTON - Ranchers and GOP lawmakers say a Supreme Court ruling that narrows which waters are subject to federal regulation is a win for private property rights, But environmentalist call the ruling in Sackett v. EPA "disastrous for Arizona, where water is rare."
With pandemic in the rearview mirror, Memorial Day travel expected to boom
WASHINGTON - Memorial Day weekend travelers are expected to pack roads and airports at or above pre-pandemic levels this year, with experts saying that an estimated 42.3 million Americans are likely to travel. Of those, about 887,000 will be from Arizona.
Chef’s special: Anthony Pressley parlays 200-pound weight loss into cooking for world’s best boxers
PHOENIX – Anthony Pressley went from overweight at 400 pounds to a performance chef for world champion boxers such as Tyson Fury and Errol Spence Jr., using the same cooking techniques that helped him lose 200 pounds naturally.
Tempe voters reject Arizona Coyotes arena, entertainment district
Tempe voters rejected three propositions that would have allowed a Tempe Entertainment District, including a new Arizona Coyotes hockey arena, near Tempe Town Lake.
Where did the snow go? Researchers probe gap between snowfall, runoff
Every winter, high-altitude snow melts and fills reservoirs in the Colorado River basin, but some years see a big gap between the snow that falls and the water runs off. There is little data on why it happens, but researchers hope to find answers high in the Rockies.
Efforts to remove invasive giant reed in Arizona rivers and lakes continues with Department of Forestry grants
PHOENIX – The Arundo has been invading Arizona, and organizations, including the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, are offering grants to groups that will work to remove the stubborn plant. The Arundo is found near many bodies of water in Arizona, and it takes up too much water for the drought-ridden state.
Phoenix nonprofit addresses need for children’s respite, hospice care
PHOENIX – One of three pediatric hospice homes in the United States, Ryan House provides respite, palliative and hospice care to children with chronic illnesses. The nonprofit addresses how to meet the needs of these children in a space with few solutions.
Despite hostile ‘home’ crowd, U.S. earns draw against rival Mexico in Glendale
GLENDALE – The U.S. battled back to secure a late draw against Mexico in Glendale after falling behind in the second half. The tie extends the U.S. unbeaten record against Mexico to five straight games.
Transfer portal forces reflection, changes for Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs
TUCSON – After a subpar March Madness performance by the Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs, it did not take long for players to take advantage of the transfer portal and choose to find a new home for next season.
ASU spring game gives fans first glimpse at Kenny Dillingham, new-look roster
TEMPE – Arizona State played its annual spring game and gave fans a sneak peak at what Sun Devil football will look like under new coach Kenny Dillingham. The game demonstrated his pledge to activate the Sun Devil fan base to bring back the winning ways of Arizona State football.
‘Enough bullying’: NHL Commissioner Bettman, Coyotes defend plan for new Tempe arena
TEMPE – Exasperated by protests, lawsuits and now vandalism, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan defend plans Thursday for new Tempe arena and entertainment district.