‘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.
PHOENIX – Lopes basketball players Sydney and Laura Erikstrup look to use their lifelong bond, both on and off the court, to GCU’s advantage.
TEMPE – Wins and losses in the sand are the ultimate reflectors of job performance in beach volleyball. New ASU coach Kristen Rohr hopes to be known for the relationships she builds, too.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s climate makes beach volleyball a viable year-round sport. Three major colleges have taken advantage to build sustainable programs, making the state one of the best non-coastal states in the country for the sport.
PHOENIX – Under coach Molly Miller, GCU women’s basketball has fallen short of making the NCAA tournament despite making the WAC tournament final the last two seasons with an improved defense. The team has improved its offense this season in search of an elusive WAC championship.
PHOENIX – The EPA recently moved Phoenix up in ozone non-attainment levels, from marginal to moderate. City officials are worried they won’t meet attainment by 2024, when the restrictions get tight and some businesses may not be able to operate.
WASHINGTON - The Phoenix area posted one of the nation's highest inflation rates over the past year at 12.3%, compared to a national rate of 9.1% that was itself the sharpest rise in more than 40 years.
PHOENIX – The 988 mental health hotline goes live July 16, providing an easy-to-remember and faster way to get help during a crisis. But some advocates worry the hotline needs more funding and staff.
WASHINGTON – Despite rising inflation and high gas prices, White House officials insisted this week that Arizona is sharing in the nation's "robust" economic recovery, with low unemployment, and expanding wages in the state.
WASHINGTON – Two years after the House allowed proxy voting as a pandemic precaution, two Arizona lawmakers remain among the House's most active proxy voters, while two others are among the stubborn minority that has never cast vote by proxy.
WASHINGTON - House members have cast more than 31,000 proxy votes during more than 700 roll calls since 2020, or about 10% of all possible votes in that time. But what started as a COVID-19 emergency measure has become a routine that some say is being abused.
El cielo no es el límite: programa de vuelo en Goodyear y piloto pionero inspiran diversidad en la aviación
GOODYEAR - Mientras United Aviate Academy de United Airlines entrena a una nueva generación de pilotos, el programa de vuelo de Goodyear y los pilotos del pasado inspiran diversidad en la aviación.