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Fields of dreams: How farming and football helped Eloy harvest NFL talent

ELOY – Located midway between Phoenix and Tucson along Interstate 10 is the small city of Eloy. It’s home to just under 16,000 residents and is mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust. But a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208, one that involves football and sending players to the NFL.


Journey to reach Mexico fraught with danger and uncertainty for migrants

Migrants detail their journeys to Tapachula, Mexico, and the challenges encountered on the way. Tapachula has been an immigration bottleneck for years as tens of thousands of migrants arrive and must wait for documents allowing them to continue north.


Giffords goes from advocate to White House honoree to, now, film subject

WASHINGTON - It's been a good month for former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. She saw the signing last month of significant gun-control legislation she long sought, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week - and a movie about her life opened Friday.


Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


Tampon shortage spotlights fight against ‘period poverty’

PHOENIX – The latest supply chain problem – a shortage of feminine care items – has prompted Arizona advocates to renew calls for “period equity” to ensure that menstrual products are accessible and affordable for all.


Feds approve 35,000 more work visas, as firms struggle to fill open jobs

WASHINGTON - Arizona businesses welcomed the federal government's release this week of another 35,000 H-2B visas for temporary guest workers, as a tight U.S. labor market has left companies scrambling to fill vacancies.


CROWN Act banning discrimination against natural Black hair enacted by Tempe, Tucson

TEMPE – A Tempe natural hair stylist talks about the beauty and diversity of natural hair in light of Tempe and Tucson passing the CROWN Act, which prohibits hair discrimination.


ASU paves way for women’s triathlon to become official NCAA championship event

TEMPE – In February, college triathlon hit its quota of 40 teams and is on pace to becoming an official NCAA championship sport within the next two years. A winner of five national titles in a row, Arizona State is a pioneer in the growth of this sport.


Texas Tech’s all-time winningest softball coach now turning around GCU’s program

PHOENIX – Shanon Hays, the winningest coach in softball history at Texas Tech, is now turning around Grand Canyon’s program. The Lopes, who were 19-30 in 2021, are first in the WAC West.


Perry High softball team makes dramatic turnaround, aims at state title

GILBERT – Coming off a dismal 2020-21 season, the Perry High School softball team has emerged as one of the state’s bess.


Trailblazing Jamie Boggs puts GCU athletics in national spotlight

PHOENIX – Phoenix native Jamie Boggs is using her unique experience to continue to build athletics, academics and her hometown community as vice president of athletics at Grand Canyon.


Helping women start journey of personal growth inspires Fountain Hills bike event

PHOENIX — Her experience in sports and leadership roles in business has inspired Liz Caracciolo to start Inspire Events, a company that is using a bike event to build a community of women looking to start their personal journeys.