Dancers battle it out in Tempe for a chance to compete on the global stage
TEMPE – About 80 dancers went head-to-head in 1v1 freestyle battles as part of the Red Bull “Dance Your Style” auditions at Arizona State University’s Galvin Plaza. The top two winners advance to regional finals in Los Angeles.
‘I thought he was going to be with us forever’: Housing programs aim to close the gap for people with autism
PHOENIX – A report from the Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis shows the lack of attention given to people with autism or who are neurodivergent makes it difficult for them to get out of poverty.
Coyotes’ courtship of Hispanic community continues with celebration of Cesar Chavez Day
TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes celebrated Cesar Chavez two days early in an effort to further integrate itself into Arizona’s Hispanic community. The team, which is the NHL’s first with a Latino CEO and president, volunteered at four different sites in Tempe.
Brewers’ starting rotation expected to be strong as Opening Day arrives
PHOENIX – 2021 Cy Young award winner Corbin Burnes earned the Opening Day starter spot for the Brew Crew as Milwaukee banks on pitching strength for the 2023 season.
Arizona’s $58 billion in manufacturing investments among most in nation
WASHINGTON - Arizona has attracted more than $58 billion in private investments for manufacturing since 2021, among the most in the country. The White House says it shows the president's economic plan is working, but analysts say there's likely more at work there.
From Sunnyslope to San Diego State, Elijah Saunders relishes road to Final Four
PHOENIX – Sunnyslope High School alum Elijah Saunders now plays for San Diego State University which is on an improbable run to the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Elijah spoke about his time at Sunnyslope and how it helped him prepare for his time at San Diego State.
Pro-Coyotes arena groups decry lawsuit, urge Tempe voters to pass ballot measures
TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes and other groups in favor of a proposed hockey arena and entertainment district in Tempe urged voters to pass ballot measures in May that would allow the project to proceed. The group also decried a lawsuit the city of Phoenix filed Tuesday against Tempe related to the development.
Nowruz celebration hails women fighting for their rights in Iran and Afghanistan
PHOENIX – Nowruz, the Persian new year, was celebrated with an event in Phoenix this month that also commemorated women’s rights movements in the Middle East. Event organizers honored women who are advocating for their rights in Iran and Afghanistan.
ASU football pro day inspires unity one last time in final showcase for NFL scouts
TEMPE – Despite a tough season, the 2022 Sun Devil team became a family through the adversity it faced. ASU’s pro day Monday offered one last day together as a team, this time in front of NFL scouts.
Flood or feast: Drought-busting storms create winners and losers among farmers
LOS ANGELES – A series of storms have lashed California and Arizona after years of drought. Some farmers, like those growing grapes for wine, welcome the deluge while others, like those growing strawberries, say they have hurt the harvest.
Maricopa County leads nation in population increase, surpasses 4.5 million
PHOENIX – Maricopa County remained the fastest-growing county in the nation with a population over 4.5 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Pinal County saw the second-biggest gains in Arizona, adding 16,010 people.
Game changers: Two years after historic broadcast, rise of women shakes up industry
PHOENIX – The first all-women’s NBA basketball broadcast happened in 2021 and two years later, women continue to make names for themselves, but sometimes change is still glacially slow.