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Flags for the fallen: Annual ‘flags-in’ readies Arlington for Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. - In the predawn chill at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 1,000 service members hoisted backpacks and headed into the rows of headstones. Their mission: Plant thousands of small American flags at the graves of the country's fallen heroes.


No more silence: Boarding school survivor Anita Yellowhair shares her story, over 60 years later

Anita Yellowhair is a Navajo woman and a boarding school survivor. Yellowhair left her home and family in 1950, stripped of her identity and forced to assimilate into American culture alongside other Indigenous children.


Who needs a beach? College sand volleyball thriving in Arizona, with GCU leading way

PHOENIX – Arizona’s climate makes beach volleyball a viable year-round sport. Three major colleges have taken advantage to build sustainable programs, making the state one of the best non-coastal states in the country for the sport.

Allison Hansen celebrates winning a point during a GCU beach volleyball match but could also be celebrating the team's selection to the NCAA tournament. (Photo courtesy of GCU Athletics)

Finding Grandma Joyce: What happens when someone dies alone?

TUCSON – A two-year search for Joyce Maryanna Williams led to Maricopa County’s final resting place for the unclaimed, unidentified and indigent. Between September 2021 and August 2022, 718 people in Maricopa County died alone, meaning next of kin were unable to be located or refused to handle arrangements.


The hot-tub league: How a Mesa spa brought spring training to Arizona

MESA — Buckhorn Baths Motel is part of the reason why spring training is in Arizona. The spa attracted the attention of many teams looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the hotel and spa has fallen into disrepair.

Buckhorn Baths Motel, on the corner of Main Street and Recker Road in Mesa, played a role in bringing spring training to Arizona. But the hotel and spa has fallen into disrepair. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Vascellaro)

Are Olympics next? With NFL’s support, flag football booming in Arizona high schools, internationally

PHOENIX – In the fall, girls flag football will become a sanctioned sport in Arizona, just part of an international explosion of the sport. Backed by the NFL and the International Federation of American Football, supporters hope the sport will be part of the Olympics by 2028

Casteel High School wide receiver Khali Boller runs along the sideline past an Arizona College Prep defender. Girls flag football will become an AIA-sanctioned sports in the fall. (Photo by Aidan Richmond/Cronkite News)

Arizona tribal gaming contributions up 20% over last year, nearing $2 billion mark since 2004

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming announced its contributions to the Arizona community, which are up 20% from last year. Close to $2 billion has been contributed to educational, emergency and other Arizona funds.

Arizona is home to 24 Class III casinos, which contribute a percentage of their gross gaming revenue to the state, cities towns and counties. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Orden podría detener distribución de medicamento abortivo

WASHINGTON – Los proveedores de atención médica de Arizona están seguros de que podrán continuar brindando abortos seguros, incluso cuando los tribunales discuten una orden que podría detener la distribución de un medicamento clave para el aborto.

Las decisiones contradictorias de los tribunales federales sobre la disponibilidad de un medicamento clave para el aborto son el último episodio de un año de incertidumbre sobre el aborto desde que la Corte Suprema anuló su decisión de Roe v. Wade en junio pasado, como protestantes reaccionaron en esta foto de archivo. Los proveedores de Arizona, que suspendieron los servicios por un tiempo el año pasado, confían en que pueden continuar ofreciendo abortos por ahora. (Foto de archivo por Troy Hill/Cronkite Noticias)

Arizona providers confident abortions will continue despite court challenges

WASHINGTON - Arizona health care providers are confident they will be able to continue providing safe abortions, even as courts tangle over an order that could halt distribution of a key abortion medication.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd

Blades of glory: Wrestling sisters have big dreams, including Olympics

TEMPE – The Blades sisters committed to ASU, a school that doesn’t recognize Division 1 women's wrestling, but that doesn’t mean they no longer are competing.

Kennedy Blades faced Olympic-level competition in high school before deciding to enroll at Arizona State and Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. In 2021, she placed second at the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy and Korina Blades)

French glory: LPGA Tour’s Céline Boutier keeps focus, wins Drive On Championship

GOLD CANYON – LPGA Tour Golfer Céline Boutier was born in France and earned her tour card in 2017. Since then, she has three wins on the LPGA Tour, most recently in the Valley when she captured the Drive On Championship.

Céline Boutier of France earned a narrow victory Sunday at the Drive On Championships in Gold Canyon. The win marked her first on the LPGA Tour since October 2021 and her third overall. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Edmonton’s ‘Cheat Code’ Connor McDavid showcases skills against Coyotes at Mullett Arena

TEMPE – Oilers centerman Connor McDavid is considered by many to be the best hockey player on the planet. On Monday, he made his debut at Mullett Arena facing the Arizona Coyotes in a unique atmosphere.

Connor McDavid has drawn comparisons to former Oiler legend Wayne Gretzky, who is widely considered the greatest hockey player of all time. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)