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As collegiate esports explode, Grand Canyon remains frontrunner

PHOENIX – Since arriving in 2018, Albert Lee has been creating an esports paradise for Grand Canyon University.


ASU esports seeks official program status with more institutional support

PHOENIX – Despite fielding some of the top esports teams in the country and boasting one of the largest clubs on campus, the ASU esports association is fighting for more support from ASU administration.


From out of baseball to Olympian: Jeremy Wolf’s path to Aliyah and Team Israel

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale’s Jeremy Wolf is a Jewish-American Olympian with a heart for baseball’s minor leaguers.


Protesters, proponents and the cultural clash over Phoenix police

PHOENIX – Police departments have looked to technology for solutions to criticisms, such as body-worn cameras to monitor police and public behavior and early-intervention software to sniff out bad behavior. Experiments with better community engagement, including civilian review boards with subpoena power, also are being considered or field-tested. Phoenix police plan to launch accountability procedures to document every time an officer draws a gun.


Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues

PHOENIX – Organizations offering drug users clean needles and educational materials have been linked to decreases in bloodborne diseases, but they’re forced to operate in a legal gray area in Arizona.


‘We need to live our values every day’: Warren’s Tempe town hall spotlights immigration reform

PHOENIX – Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to an estimated 3,500 people in Tempe on Thursday about her 2020 presidential election platform, emphasizing an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.


Phoenix launches downtown ‘giving meters’ to help fight homelessness

PHOENIX – Phoenix has designated four downtown parking meters decorated by local artists to accept donations for PHX C.A.R.E.S. to help fight homelessness.


More mosquitoes lead to rise in West Nile cases in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – Wetter weather this spring led to more mosquitoes in Maricopa County, with 34 confirmed cases of West Nile already reported.


Phoenix Sky Harbor switches to desert landscape to save water, money

PHOENIX – Xeriscaping uses native, drought-resistant plants to conserve water. Sky Harbor says the redesign will save Phoenix $400,000 and 5 million gallons annually.


Puerto Ricans in Valley demand island governor’s resignation over offensive messages

PHOENIX – The publication of offensive messages from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s private chats has sparked protests in Phoenix and across the U.S.


‘Non-soon season’: Arizona’s dry heat is delaying the start of summer rains

PHOENIX – Arizona’s rainy season has yet to begin due to a delayed start to crucial weather systems. Though monsoon season holds 30 percent of the Valley’s rainfall, Phoenix has seen none since the start of June.


Migrant shelter in Tucson may move to former juvenile detention facility

TUCSON – Leaders of a short-term shelter for migrants seeking asylum are asking Pima County to lease three units of an old juvenile detention facility. The dormitory-style space for about 300 migrants would include a commercial kitchen and laundry.