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From Todd Graham to boosters to high school coaches, ASU’s hiring of Dillingham widely applauded

TEMPE – After an emotional and positive opening press conference for Sun Devil Head Coach Kenny Dillingham, all eyes are on what he’ll be able to do once he takes over.


Hobbs presses steadily toward transition, even as challenges swirl

WASHINGTON - Ignoring challenges and election critics, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition Wednesday, meeting with current Gov. Doug Ducey, laying out the incoming administration's priorities and promising to be "a governor for all Arizonans."


Australian sisters strengthen family bond while running at NAU

PHOENIX – Sisters Nikita and Keira Moore reunited at Northern Arizona this year after a year spent apart. The Australians have adjusted to living in the U.S. while running cross country and track for the Lumberjacks.

Northern Arizona cross country and track runners Nikita and Keira Moore run alongside their teammates in a practice in Flagstaff. (Photo courtesy of Northern Arizona Athletics)

As world leaders meet to discuss climate change, action plans inch forward in Arizona

PHOENIX – As world leaders meet in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss global climate change at COP27, in Arizona initiatives are taking place to help deal with adaptation, heat resiliency and drought.


Natasha Adair brings passion, spark to ASU women’s basketball team

TEMPE – Natasha Adair takes over for longtime ASU women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne and hopes her former success at previous stops translates to returning the program to prominence.

ASU women's basketball coach Natasha Adair was all smiles after the Sun Devils beat Northern Arizona, 69-68, in Monday's season opener. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

‘Visibility matters’: LGBTQ care coordinator aims to improve care for Phoenix-area veterans

PHOENIX – There are an estimated 1 million LGBTQ+ veterans in the U.S., many of whom are more likely to report chronic physical or mental health conditions. The Veterans Health Administration launched its LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator Program to address these disparities.

Ash Senter is the LGBTQ+ care coordinator at Phoenix’s Carl T. Hayden Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Senter, who is transgender and nonbinary, is a former Air Force reservist and a health psychologist who started as the Phoenix coordinator in January – and they’re excited about the changes they’ve seen. “Visibility matters,” Senter says. (Photo courtesy of Public Affairs Office/Phoenix VA)

Earlier fears of short-staffed elections averted, but some fears remain

WASHINGTON - Earlier fears that voter intimidation would make it hard to hire workers run state elections have not panned out. But county recorders say they are staffed up, they concede that workers may be looking over their shoulders more this year than in years past.


Yoga for addiction recovery and mental health expands among care providers

Within the past decade, behavioral and mental health providers have adopted yoga as a supplemental treatment tool for addiction recovery. With overdose deaths up by 30% in 2020, people are turning to less traditional methods, like practicing yoga, to get and stay clean.


‘Urgent crisis:’ School districts stockpile Narcan as fentanyl kills more students

LOS ANGELES – School districts are stocking up on drug overdose drug Narcan as fentanyl claims the lives of more students. Seven students have died in the LA school district alone. Downey Unified School District began training and planning for emergency administrative response to the Fentanyl crisis over the summer before the 2022-23 school year. Each of their schools has several dosages of Narcan and several faculty and staff members trained to administer doses in the case of a drug-related health emergency.


‘Struggling’ fire districts look to Proposition 310 for new funds to help

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Proposition 310 don't think an added tenth-of-a-penny sales tax is too much to ask to help fire districts across Arizona "that are in a complete crisis." But critics say the bill is too broad, making everyone pay for the problems of a few rural districts.


Amid high inflation, St. Mary’s Food Bank serves a record number of people in need

PHOENIX – A record-breaking 50,000 families visited the Phoenix and Surprise locations of St. Mary’s Food Bank just in August. With the cost of living on the rise, Arizonans in need are turning to the food bank to help make ends meet.


‘Conquer that mountain’: NAU swimmer Emma Warner uses battle with cancer as motivation

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University swimmer Emma Warner has had cancer since she was 12. She continues to fight and hopes to inspire others in the process.