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Vintage resale: Sustainable business endeavor grows for fashion enthusiasts

PHOENIX – Vintage reselling has become a popular full-time job for fashion enthusiasts in the past few years, and vintage markets have become a destination for young shoppers hoping to lessen their environmental impact by avoiding fast fashion.

When selling at pop-up markets, vendors can personalize their shops to reflect their own style. “Where I feel like a lot of people go wrong is they try to sell stuff that they don't care about,” says Isaiah Barajas, co-owner of Ivory House Vintage Shop. “Then you just fall out of love with it.” (Photo by Kate Duffy/Cronkite News)

Risky business: Sports betting, social media and the unintended consequences of attracting a younger demographic

PHOENIX – Sports betting is a booming industry and has become prevalent on social media platforms that are most popular among users under the minimum legal age to gamble. What’s happening, and what are these companies doing to combat the issue?

A sports fan checks odds at FanDuel Sportsbook in downtown Phoenix, highlighting the widespread accessibility of legal sports gambling in the U.S. (File photo by James Franks/Cronkite News)

Final chapter: Washington-Oregon close the book on Pac-12 football

LAS VEGAS – After 107 years of Pac-12 football, Friday night in Las Vegas represented the final game in the conference’s storied history. The thrilling finish between Washington and Oregon served as a fitting conclusion for a conference known for being unpredictable.

In an epic conference championship at Allegiant Stadium, Pac-12 football bid farewell after 107 years of fierce rivalries, thrilling moments and a historic clash between founding members Oregon and Washington. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

Sweet glory: Washington cruises into College Football Playoff without controversy, earns rematch with Texas in Sugar Bowl

PHOENIX – In the CFP selection committee’s final rankings, Washington finished at No. 2, its highest ranking in program history. The Huskies join Michigan, Texas and Alabama, with Florida State controversially left out.

The No. 2 Washington Huskies secure a spot in the College Football Playoff, carrying the hopes of the Pac-12 for a shot at redemption and a national title. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Unbreakable bonds: Outside hitter Shania Cromartie and ASU volleyball headed to NCAA tournament

TEMPE – ASU women’s volleyball outside hitter Shania Cromartie has made a few pit stops before landing in Tempe, but the journey has been worth it entering the program’s 20th NCAA tournament appearance.

Cromartie digging a ball.

Restoration: Tattoos removed from sex trafficking survivors

SCOTTSDALE – Over half of sex trafficking survivors have a branding mark on their skin that affects their mental health and impedes their self-healing and reintegration into society. A Scottsdale tattoo artist has established a network of volunteers in the U.S. to remove trauma’s marks.

Soul Survivors Ink founder Gina Jernukian removes a tattoo that was a branding mark from a survivor of human trafficking. The process includes brightening the skin in the inked area and camouflaging the mark. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

New Mexicans speak out against gun violence

ALBUQUERQUE – At the unveiling of a mural to prevent gun violence and after the renewal of a public health order on guns, conversations around how to stop gun violence continue in New Mexico.

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence unveiled a new mural outside San Pedro Library in Albuquerque on Nov. 4, 2023. When viewed through a phone camera, the mural comes to life and names appear thanks to augmented reality technology. (Photo by John Leos/Cronkite News)

Take a Wif of this: Popular childhood game takes big leagues by storm at Goodyear Ballpark

GOODYEAR – Logan Rose, 17, led Big League Wiffle Ball’s fourth annual Western Wiffle Championship at Goodyear Ballpark in October. Inspired by his father during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose has transformed the league into a popular tournament that recently featured teams from New York, New Jersey, California and Nevada.

Wiffle ball player at bat.

‘This is who we are’: GCU men’s and women’s basketball hope to emerge as national threats in pivotal season

PHOENIX – GCU men’s and women’s basketball have had quick journeys to national prominence. Now they hope to use their recent momentum to reach new heights in their respective 2023-24 seasons.

GCU men's and women's basketball players on the court.

Kyler Murray is back and Arizona Cardinals players, fans couldn’t be happier

TEMPE – After waiting 10 weeks, Cardinals fans finally got their wish, as Kyler Murray returned to the field at State Farm Stadium. His impact was felt immediately, as a remarkable first-down run led to the game-winning field goal in the waning seconds.

kyler celebrates after TD in 2023 debut

From Salpointe Catholic to the NFL: Arizona’s own Bijan Robinson returns for homecoming matchup against Cardinals

GLENDALE – Bijan Robinson, born and raised in Tucson, is set to return to his home state as a professional athlete for the first time with the Atlanta Falcons. From his high school days at Salpointe Catholic High School to becoming a top 10 pick in the 2023 NFL draft, Robinson’s journey as a rookie has come full circle in his return home.

As Salpointe Catholic alum Bijan Robinson readies to face the Cardinals, his football journey comes full circle in his return to Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Falcons)

Tap water is cheap, but old pipes, a shrinking Colorado could change that

With aging infrastructure in need of replacement, water departments in the Colorado River basin are starting to invest in new systems that will also help cope with shrinking water supplies. But that means big spending, costs that will get passed on to customers.