Rinse, repeat? Teraya Sigler, Kendal Murphy lead Horizon volleyball’s title defense
SCOTTSDALE – Horizon High School volleyball stars Teraya Sigler and Kendal Murphy hopes to bring the team back to the 5A state championship behind their talent, consistency and improvement.
Since 1980, Horizon volleyball coach McKenzie has thrived in evolving sports landscape
PHOENIX – Since Ronald Reagan was president, Valorie McKenzie has been the coach of Horizon High School’s volleyball team. She has seen the high school landscape change with Title IX, college recruitment and the spread of club volleyball.
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.
Arizona tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie sues USTA for failing to protect her from ‘known sexual abuser’
TEMPE – Phoenix-born tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie, 23, announced in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that she is suing the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for failing to protect her from a “known sexual abuser” in former coach Anibal Aranda.
GCU swimming and diving program’s international culture fosters athletic, personal growth
PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon University swimming and diving program has built an international culture where athletes experience other cultures in addition to their own thanks to teammates.
‘I didn’t have a clue’: Suns’ James Jones, Monty Williams reflect on race during Black History Month
PHOENIX – From conversations to murals,Phoenix Suns executives reflect on race during Black History Month.
From housing football games to fire evacuees, Round Valley Ensphere has rich history
PHOENIX – The Round Valley Ensphere – so named for the atypical connector design implemented by the dome’s architects – purports to be the only domed high school football stadium in the country. But to focus on that label would be to sell it short. After all, it can fit more people than the combined population of the two towns it serves.
Phoenix nonprofit gets vaccines to those experiencing homelessness
PHOENIX – Circle the City provides health care for more than 7,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Since January, the group has been providing vaccinations to this population through clinics and special events.
Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; Haaland nomination a good start
WASHINGTON - The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises with Native Americans, but tribal leaders in Arizona said they think, and hope, President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
‘I am that character’: New Marvel heroes battle underrepresentation of Native Americans in comics
FLAGSTAFF – Marvel releases new comic book about indigenous heroes
No cold elders: Volunteers provide firewood for Navajo families ahead of winter
Because many Navajo rely on firewood to heat their homes, volunteers with the nonprofit Chizh for Cheii provide elders across the reservation with free firewood.
Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limits, as models foresee swamped hospitals
WASHINGTON – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey again rejected calls for tougher statewide COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of what experts called a pending "catastrophe," opting instead for more funding for nurses and more pleas for personal responsibility.