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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.


‘We see value in you’: Arizona organization helps bridge gaps between foster kids and families

PHOENIX – An estimated 80% of the more than 400,000 children in foster care across the U.S. struggle with significant mental health issues. In Arizona, one nonprofit is working to help children persevere – by offering services for foster youth and parents alike.

Russ Funk, left, is director of community engagement for Aid to Adoption of Special Kids in Phoenix. Funk and his wife have been foster parents, and two of their four children are adopted and biracial. “They integrated into our home at a very early age, and so it was just a natural thing,” he said, adding that those experiences are what drove him to work with other foster families. (Photo courtesy of AASK)

After several tries, Prop 211 backers hope to shine a light on ‘dark money’

WASHINGTON - Give $50 to a campaign and, under Arizona law, your name, address and employer are reported to the state. Give $5,000 - or more - to an independent group working to support or oppose that candidate and you do so in secret. Prop 211 aims to change that.


Single and loving it?: Prop 129 would limit ballot measures to one subject

WASHINGTON - Proposition 129 asks just one question: Should all future ballot initiatives ask just one question"? Supporters say limiting initiatives to a single subject will make it easier for voters, but critics call it another attempt to increase legislative power at voters' expense.


‘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.


Kickin’ it in style: Sneaker Con Phoenix draws large crowd, immerses basketball and sneaker culture

PHOENIX – Sneaker Con, “the greatest sneaker show on Earth,” came to Phoenix for the second time, and attracted thousands, including some basketball stars. This event was special as live basketball returned for the first time since 2020.

Lost Solez owners, Vida Martinez and Danny Fader, show off a variety of their collection to potential buyers at Sneaker Con. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

Born without limbs, Carter Crosland defies the odds to inspire Wickenburg High School football

WICKENBURG – Coach Carter Crosland, born without limbs, has lived his life to the fullest despite all the obstacles that he has had to overcome.

Wickenburg assistant coach Carter Crosland, who was diagnosed with Tetra-Amelia syndrome at birth, takes a 40-minute ride on his motorized wheelchair to football practice. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Talk of Robert Sarver, Jae Crowder define unusual Suns Media Day

PHOENIX – From Robert Sarver to Jae Crowder, many questions at Phoenix Suns Media Day involved people who weren’t there. Coach Monty Williams general James Jones said he they are ready to look forward.


Fields of dreams: How farming and football helped Eloy harvest NFL talent

ELOY – Located midway between Phoenix and Tucson along Interstate 10 is the small city of Eloy. It’s home to just under 16,000 residents and is mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust. But a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208, one that involves football and sending players to the NFL.


‘He stole my soul’: Don Frye reflects on a storied career, and one of MMA’s most memorable fights

CATALINA, Ariz. – An MMA fight took place 20 years ago that was deemed so great, so fierce that the referee had tears in his eyes. From his home in southern Arizona, Don Frye reflects on a storied, and often challenging, journey.


‘Beyond the disc’: Ultimate Frisbee takes off in Arizona

TEMPE – As the popularity of ultimate frisbee grows, Valley of the Sun Ultimate continues to provide opportunities for all types of players and build communities through frisbee.


‘Wounded healers’: Advocates spotlight hidden struggles of young caregivers

MESA – Brenda Donovan was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. By her senior year in high school, she’d become her mother’s primary caregiver. Across the U.S., more and more people are becoming caregivers to a loved one in need – among them, young people thrust into a role for which they have little training or support.