Cities wait, worry over state budget that poses ‘huge hit’ to revenues

WASHINGTON - With less than four weeks remaining in this fiscal year, local governments in Arizona are anxiously watching state budget negotiations that they fear could end up delivering a "huge hit" to city and town finances.


Arizona Wildcats football to host capacity crowds, ASU ‘progressing’ in that direction

PHOENIX – The Arizona Wildcats announced Wednesday their intention to host the full complement of fans at Arizona Stadium. Arizona State said it is “progressing” in that direction.


Their season on the line, Lakers aren’t sure Anthony Davis will play Game 6

LOS ANGELES – Down 3-2, the Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for a do or die Game 6 Thursday night with their star’s availability still uncertain.


‘Locked in’: Postseason highlights growth of Suns’ Deandre Ayton

After skeptics questioned the abilities of No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton, the Suns big man is coming up big in postseason.


Phoenix nonprofit gets vaccines to those experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – Circle the City provides health care for more than 7,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Since January, the group has been providing vaccinations to this population through clinics and special events.


Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black businesses

WASHINGTON - Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by the state that the deals violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act.


Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again

MESA – It looked like any other competition at the Kino Aquatic Center, save the assistive devices, including wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses. And for athletes unable to take steps down into the pool, a built-in power lift was available.


Mass effort across Arizona results in millions of vaccinations

PHOENIX – From university campuses to the Navajo reservation, doctors, nurses, members of the armed services and everyday volunteers have participated in an enormous vaccination effort to help Arizonans return to normal life.


Tribal police may detain non-tribal members, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON - Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.


Osaka’s withdrawal from French Open puts spotlight on mental health, media expectations

PHOENIX – Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open after refusing to partake in media availability raises questions about media responsibility and mental health.


Amid nationwide Daylight Saving Time push, Arizona golf industry content with standard time

PHOENIX – The golf industry has historically advocated for the expansion of Daylight Saving Time nationwide. But even as a movement for permanent DST ramps up around the country, Arizonans are content with Standard Time, due to the intense afternoon heat.


A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

WASHINGTON - With vaccinations rising and new COVID-19 cases falling, Memorial Day ceremonies around the state and the nation that were forced to go virtual last are scheduled to be held in person again this year - a welcome change for those who observe the day.