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From bingo to bocce: Unified Sports, Special Olympics step up for people with intellectual disabilities

PHOENIX – Opportunities and resources were once minimal for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Arizona and Unified Sports are determined to change that.


Phoenix saw 9.7% inflation in 2021, outstripping national rate of 7%

WASHINGTON – Consumer prices rose by an average of 7% in U.S. cities last year, the steepest rise in decades, and they grew even faster in the Phoenix metro area, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


New irrigation technology could save water for Arizona farms

TONOPAH – The Central Arizona Project is working with a Tonopah farmer to evaluate technology that converts flood-irrigated fields into a drip system that uses gravity, with no external form of energy.


K-pop phenomenon entices small businesses to cater to legions of energized fans

MESA – K-pop gives boba tea shops and other small businesses the chance to capitalize on the global popularity of South Korean pop music groups like BTS. In the U.S., the artists, often singing in their native language, found a fan base among a mostly English-speaking audience.


As tribes wait for investigation to conclude, debate over Indian schools continues

A federal investigation into graves at Indian boarding schools has renewed debate over the schools, which were established in the 19th century to assimilate Indigenous youth into white culture by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.


Remote work has potential to boost employment for those with disabilities

PHOENIX – People living with disabilities have some of the highest rates of unemployment. Ability360 has job training programs for those who want to be part of the workforce.


December 31, 2021 Newscast

A look back at stories from our Sports Bureau


Game on: In college postseason defined by upheaval, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State set for Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX – In a postseason defined by COVID testing, coaching changes, transfer portals and general upheaval, the Notre Dame and Oklahoma State football teams welcome a familiar site: the 51st edition of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.


Report: Census undercount may have missed 1.6 million in U.S., 48,000 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - The 2020 Census may have missed more than 1.6 million Americans, about 48,000 of them in Arizona, with the undercount disproportionately falling on minority groups, according to a recent report.


December 27, 2021 Newscast

A look back at stories from our Los Angeles Bureau


Arizona lags in prenatal care, but ranks well in infant deaths, preemies

WASHINGTON - Arizona outperformed the nation on its rates of premature births and infant deaths, despite having some of lowest rates of prenatal care among the states, according to a recent March of Dimes report.


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

WASHINGTON - Theft of catalytic converters - a part of a car's exhaust system that changes toxic gases to less-harmful emissions - is surging across the country, and Arizona has seen the second-highest increase in thefts in the nation in 2021, according to one report.