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28 paintings highlight famous – and less familiar – figures in Black history

PHOENIX – Twenty-eight murals and other paintings in central Phoenix honor Black History Month. The art showcases icons and less familiar faces.


For LGBTQ seniors, COVID-19 worsens an epidemic of loneliness

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has left an epidemic of loneliness for LGBTQ+ seniors in its wake. However, local communities are finding ways to get these seniors social once again.


Senators press Capitol police on security breakdowns before Jan. 6 riot

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined other senators asking police officials Tuesday how it is that an FBI report warning of the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol did not reach the right officials before the attack.


Arizona efforts to boost electric cars get so-so grades in new reports

WASHINGTON - Arizona got middling scores in two new national reports on states' efforts to boost the number of electric vehicles on the road, which advocates say is proof that the state has a long way to go.

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The Oregon Trail: Many of Arizona’s top football prospects migrating to Pacific Northwest

PHOENIX – The state's best high school football talent is going to Oregon thanks to a combination of attractive facilities, coaching continuity and good old-fashioned hard work.


After abrupt end to 2020 season, ASU softball ready to run it back in ‘21

TEMPE - After an abrupt end to the 2020 season, Arizona State softball is focused with an offense ranked in the top three and three players with preseason honors: Kindra Hackbarth, Alynah Torres and Jazmine Hill.


Workers rally in Phoenix, U.S. for $15 minimum wage, end of reliance on tipping

PHOENIX – Leaders in Arizona labor organizations joined a nationwide rally for a $15 minimum federal wage and to get rid of tipping. President Joe Biden added the measure in an economic stimulus plan to relieve the fallout from COVID-19.


Nevada farmers look to Australian water market as Southwest U.S. dries out

Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is similar to the Colorado River Basin. Selling water is as easy as selling a couch on Craigslist.


Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

PHOENIX – Many people who used to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank are on the receiving end as job losses increase. The food bank has expanded assistance and added new safety protocols to distribute food.


Cactus League scrambles to resolve ticket sales, attendance with start of season nearing

PHOENIX – Cactus League teams announced that they are preparing for an on-time start to opening weekend of spring training games, currently scheduled for February 27.


Bitter Ahwatukee basketball rivals reflect on why they marched for justice

PHOENIX – “Everyone needs to hear our voices” — Why bitter Ahwatukee basketball rivals marched together for justice and how they plan to carry their message forward.


Schilling falls 16 votes shy of Hall of Fame, asks to be ‘removed from ballot’

PHOENIX – As Curt Schilling falls short of the Hall of Fame for the second time, voters and experts discuss whether he’s worthy of an induction despite controversial conduct from the former All-Star pitcher.