Rittenhouse rejected, respected by feuding factions on ASU campus

WASHINGTON - He is not currently enrolled in any classes or present on campus, but Kyle Rittenhouse is already casting a long shadow at Arizona State University, where liberal student groups are demanding that he be banned and conservatives are rallying to his support.


‘We cannot get complacent’: Ex-surgeon general recommends vigilance in the face of omicron variant

PHOENIX - Former surgeon general and Department of Health Services adviser Dr. Richard Carmona provides updates on the state of COVID in Arizona, and recommends a continuation of policy in the face of the omicron variant.


You probably know the ukulele, but maybe not its history

PHOENIX – The popular Pacific Islands four-stringed instrument has a distinctive sound and is easy to play – but how should ukulele be pronounced? There are competing opinions on the topic.


Webb telescope will use UArizona sensor to observe first galaxies

On Dec. 18, an international partnership will launch the James Webb Space Telescope, a cluster of infrared instruments that will peer back to just after the Big Bang. Astronomers from UArizona are involved.


‘Historical’ infusion of dollars resuscitates marginalized arts and cultural groups

PHOENIX – Eighty-eight community nonprofit cultural organizations are coming back to life after the pandemic, thanks to $2.65 million in federal COVID-relief aid targeting the arts in marginalized communities. The money was allocated by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.


A history of the British WWII pilots who learned to fight Nazis in Arizona

MESA – An inside look at the history and significance of the No. 4 British flight training school located at Falcon Field in Mesa.


Veterans Day Parade grand marshal reflects on experience as a chief nurse during Operation Desert Storm

PHOENIX – Col. Christine Mahon served as a chief nurse for the U.S Army Reserve for 33 years. We talked with her about her experience. Mahon will serve as one of the grand marshals for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.


A pound for an ounce: Cave Creek stamp mill celebrates Arizona’s gold mining history

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is home to a fully operational stamp mill that was used to extract gold more than a century ago. The Arizona Gold Mining Experience offers a glimpse into what it was like to be an Arizona miner in 1910.


LGBTQ+ community excited, relieved that Phoenix Pride is back after COVID hiatus

PHOENIX – Phoenix Pride will hold its first large-scale, in-person festival since April 2019, and some LGBTQ+ community members hope it will provide an antidote to the isolation they have faced during the pandemic.


Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling that allows school mask mandates

WASHINGTON – The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state lawmakers could not include a ban on school mask mandates and other issues - everything from voter registration to dog-racing permits - that were rolled together in budget bills.


Return of the Jedis: Lightspeed Saber League back in competition

BUENA PARK, California – Last month’s competition in Southern California was the first tournament for the Lightspeed Saber League since the shutdown from COVID-19.


On Halloween, real witches set the record straight

PHOENIX – The stereotype of warty noses, black-brimmed hats and cauldrons of evil spells come to mind when thinking about witchcraft, but for real-life practitioners this is far from the truth.