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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.


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.


Jardín comunitario en Phoenix promueve medidas de mitigación frente al cambio climático

PHOENIX – Blanca Abarca, líder ambientalista de la organización Chispa Arizona, prepara el jardín para la llegada de la primavera en un huerto rentado por Chispa, con el propósito de enseñarle a su comunidad a sembrar y cultivar sus propios alimentos de una manera sustentable como lo hacían sus ancestros.


An incoming storm: Athletes, sports organizations ‘moving the needle’ in climate change action

PHOENIX – Professional athletes and teams across the globe have been proactive in the fight against climate change. Sports contribute largely to carbon emission, and athletes taking the cause into their own hands is happening more often.


Arizona saw ten-fold jump in catalytic converter thefts, second-most in nation

WASHINGTON - Theft of catalytic converters - the part of a car's exhaust system that changes toxic gases to less-harmful emissions - is surging across the country, including Arizona.


As COVID cases rise, officials push vaccinations and masks for the holidays

PHOENIX – Valleywise Health stresses the importance of vaccinations to combat COVID-19 and flu as cases rise and the holidays draw near.


World class: ASU women’s soccer is a global family

TEMPE – With 13 international players on a 31-player roster, Arizona State’s women’s soccer program has mastered international recruiting like no other program in the Pac-12 Conference. Coach Graham Winkworth’s team represents 10 countries on five continents.


ASU triathlon team’s first recruit from Mexico ready to pave way for future Latin Americans

TEMPE - MJ Lopez Aguirre heads into Arizona State triathlon’s 2021-22 season with loads of international experience. As the first Sun Devil triathlete to be recruited from Mexico, she hopes to be a good representation for future Latin American members.