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A change for the better? Arizona set to add shot clocks for high school basketball

PHOENIX – Arizona high school basketball divisions 6A-3A have decided to adopt the 35-second shot clock outlined by the NFHS. A majority of coaches are praising the decision, but logistical and financial issues are causing trouble for Arizona schools.


Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods

TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.


‘What team is best’? Proposed open division tournament for high school basketball could provide answer

PHOENIX – High school basketball coaches in Arizona are optimistic that a proposed open division tournament will create an unmatched competitive environment and keep the best players at their home schools.


Supreme Court rejects appeals of death-row inmates in two Arizona killings

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that inmates do not have a right to raise defenses in federal court that were rejected in state courts, denying the appeals of two Arizona death-row inmates in the process.


Losing contact: Instead, girls flag football emerging in Arizona, across U.S.

PHOENIX – Spreading the word through social media and word of mouth, Mountain Pointe High School is joining schools within the Chandler Unified School District to start girls flag football programs. The sport’s popularity is growing around the country.


Maricopa County Fair returns after two-year pandemic hiatus

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Fair, which runs through Sunday at the Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds, features a carnival, food and craft vendors, livestock events, music and live entertainment.


‘The system works’: Electorate defends baseball Hall of Fame process despite high profile omissions

PHOENIX – The National Baseball Hall of Fame has come under scrutiny over the last decade due to controversial omission of high profile names, including Curt Schilling and Barry Bonds.


Supreme Court weighs claims in two Arizona death penalty appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the question of whether two Arizona death-row inmates can pursue new claims in federal court, or whether federal law prohibits hearings into those claims.


Las empresas latinas afectadas por la pandemia sobreviven por el apoyo de la iniciativa privada y organizaciones comunitarias

PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant #3, como todos los negocios hispanos, enfrentan retos durante la pandemia. Co-propietaria Yesenia Ramirez habla sobre sus experiencias.


Nonprofits, business groups help Latino-owned businesses hit hard by pandemic

PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant No. 3, like other Hispanic-owned restaurants, endured many hardships during the pandemic. Yesenia Ramirez, co-owner of the restaurant, says they had to “respond to change immediately.”


Democrats’ slimmer $1.75 trillion Build Back Better still has skeptics

WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders said Thursday that they reached agreement on a $1.75 trillion "framework" for their Build Back Better plan, a sweeping social and environmental spending plan that would increase funding for everything from child care to Medicare.


Sinema, O’Halleran part of White House talks on Build Back Better plan

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among the House and Senate moderates who met with President Joe Biden this week, as negotiations on the administration's Build Back Better plan heated up.