From Scottsdale CC to elite pickleball pro, Tyson McGuffin is thriving in new role
PHOENIX – These days Tyson McGuffin is the fifth-ranked pickleball player in the world, a five-time Grand Slam champion and an athlete who has landed endorsement deals with Sketchers and Selkirk. But not long ago, he was a tennis player at Scottsdale Community College.
Sen. Juan Mendez, Arizona Muslim Alliance propose Arizona Office for New Americans
PHOENIX – Sen. Juan Mendez collaborates with Arizona Muslim Alliance to establish an Office for New Americans in an effort to improve immigrant rights and services in Arizona.
Arizona Sidewinders bring ultimate frisbee, community to the Valley
MESA – The Arizona Sidewinders are the first professional Ultimate team in the state of Arizona and one of eight professional women's and nonbinary Ultimate teams across the West Coast.
Patience pays off for ASU softball first baseman Jordyn VanHook
TEMPE – After three seasons of not seeing much playing time and a short period spent in the transfer portal following the departure of Trisha Ford, Jordyn VanHook has returned and proven herself as one of the top softball players in the PAC-12, doing so with a position change as well.
Buckeye high school installs weapons detectors in student-safety push
BUCKEYE – Verrado High School is one of the first schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District to install weapons detectors on campus. These detectors are calibrated to detect heavy metals such as firearms. Verrado is one of five schools within the district receiving detectors.
Federal grant could extend broadband to 127,000 Arizona homes, businesses
WASHINGTON - The Treasury released $99.4 million in broadband funding to Arizona Tuesday, money that officials said could bring broadband internet service to an estimated 127,807 households and businesses around the state.
California banned fur sales. Will Arizona and other states follow?
LOS ANGELES – California bans the sales and manufacturing of fur, targeting a new market driven by a Gen Z consumer market that overwhelmingly prefers anti-fur products.
Despite a busy preseason, ASU softball eyes WCWS run as 2023 season begins
PHOENIX – Jazmine Hill and Yannira Acuña earned plenty of preseason awards, including Softball America’s Preseason Top 100 Rankings and All-American recognition, but their focus is on the upcoming season and the team’s quest to Oklahoma City.
Student gumshoes at GCU collaborate with Phoenix police to create shoeprint database
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University forensic science students and the Phoenix Police Crime Lab are building a local shoeprint database to assist investigators in identifying shoe impressions left at crime scenes.
Horse slaughter in Apache-Sitgreaves forest highlights friction between animal and environmental concerns
SPRINGERVILLE – Dozens of feral horses were killed in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Springerville in October. The presence of feral horses on federal land has angered scientists, hunters, government agencies and horse advocates, but all for different reasons.
Already struggling, farmers face another challenge with diesel shortage
As if this year hasn’t been rough enough on the agriculture community, with droughts and inflation, farmers can now add "global diesel shortage" to their hardship bingo card for 2022.
Tight elections for attorney general, schools superintendent could trigger automatic recounts
PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.