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Superb Bowl Sundays: Arizona has knack for delivering the goods in big game

PHOENIX – Those who have taken part in three previous Super Bowls played in Arizona remember their historical importance, the big plays and the wild finishes. Will Super Bowl LVI at State Farm Stadium in Glendale deliver again?

Arizona is set to host its fourth Super Bowl on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium. The Valley will move into sole possession of fifth place on the list of U.S. metropolitan areas that have hosted the NFL's crown jewel. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Young Diamondbacks determined to end postseason drought

PHOENIX – The young Diamondbacks core looks to spark positive change in the next few years and earn a playoff berth for Arizona.

After making their major league debuts late during the 2022 seasons, Jake McCarthy (30) and Stone Garrett (45) hope to help the Diamondbacks win the organization's second World Series. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

‘It’s changing’: As police officers quit the profession in droves, an opportunity for change emerges

PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Officer Ashten Hayes of the Iowa City Police Department checks her patrol car's computer before her shift begins on April 18, 2022. After going to school for nursing, Hayes switched career paths to law enforcement "because I saw law enforcement as a noble job.” (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

Phoenix nursery provides model solution for newborns exposed to opioids

PHOENIX – Hushabye Nursery uses a model called Eat, Sleep, Console to treat newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the result of withdrawing from drugs they were exposed to before birth. The nursery gives parents and babies private rooms to allow for family-centered care, with the goal of breaking the cycle of addiction across generations.

A staff member at Hushabye Nursery in Phoenix feeds one of the babies on Nov. 8, 2022. Infants brought to the nursery are withdrawing from drugs they were exposed to before birth – opioids, in particular. Across the country, cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome increased 82% from 2010 to 2017. That means that in the U.S., a baby is diagnosed with NAS every 19 minutes. (Photo by Laura Bargfeld/Cronkite News)

Band of brothers: ASU hockey’s Demetrios Koumontzis draws competitive spirit from siblings

TEMPE – Forward Demetrios Koumontzis, who is in his fifth season with the ASU hockey team, developed a competitive streak early while growing up as the second youngest of six brothers. His family made several moves just to help the boys develop their hockey skills.

The six Koumontzis brothers share a close bond through their early hockey roots. ASU men's ice hockey standout Demetrios Koumontzis, second from the right, has put his competitive streak on display in his final season. (Photo courtesy of Angela Koumontzis)

Who’s playing in the Fiesta Bowl? Latest College Football Playoff ranking gives us an idea

PHOENIX – The penultimate College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday, giving football fans an idea of who may meet in the Fiesta Bowl. CFP chair Boo Corrigan and Fiesta Bowl COO Bob Whitehouse discuss possibilities for Michigan, Ohio State, USC and more.


Supreme Court wrestles over state challenges to federal immigration policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with how strictly the federal government must enforce immigration policy, and whether states should have a say in how that policy is enforced.


Move ’em out! Historic Old Tucson film studio has reopened after two years

TUCSON – Two years after COVID-19 shut it down, Old Tucson reopened in early October under new management. Hollywood filmed Westerns at the site for decades, and now visitors again can soak up some of that history.


Arizona votes are now counted, but election drama will go on

Arizona votes are now counted, however the ordeal goes on as three races are headed for automatic recount and two counties delay certification. Democrat Katie Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake in the governor race, which does not qualify for an automatic recount.

An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Inside the making of the Phoenix Suns’ City Edition jerseys honoring Arizona’s Native American tribes

PHOENIX — Nike’s City Edition uniforms allow NBA teams to create a new jersey that honors the culture and community through basketball. The Suns used this opportunity to unveil their ORGINATIV program, which highlights Arizona’s Native American tribes and educates fans about the culture through symbolism on the jersey and live performances.

In Wednesday's win over the Golden State Warriors, the Phoenix Suns debuted a new jersey design that pays tribute to Arizona's 22 Native American tribes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizonans among those celebrating national memorial to Native veterans

WASHINGTON - A group of 51 Native American veterans from Arizona were in Washington for Veterans Day, part of a contingent of 1,500 Indigenous vets from across the country who were on hand for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.


Height, goatee aren’t only reasons Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker turns heads in Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – Jordan Walker, 20, is a top baseball prospect thanks to his obvious physical talent and love for the game. The No. 6 overall prospect from Atlanta is enjoying his experience in the Arizona Fall League.