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Border surge brings shift in migrant countries, challenges to U.S. policy

WASHINGTON - The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address.


Despite a losing season, University of Arizona football is building a winning program

TUCSON – The University of Arizona football team had a combined 1-23 record over its last 24 games coming into this season, but the Wildcats were able to put together a 5-7 season this year, which was capped off by their first Territorial Cup victory in six years. The Wildcats have a lot to build on heading into the future.

The Arizona Wildcats hoisted the Territorial Cup trophy for the first time in six years after defeating Arizona State 38-35. (Photo by Austin Ford/Cronkite News)

‘Smooth’ ASU receiver Andre Johnson strikes right notes on football field and in rap music studio

TEMPE – Arizona State wide receiver Andre Johnson is using the offseason to start a career as a rap producer. He’s not the first ASU football player to make music, but he wants to help define the Phoenix hip-hop scene.


Asian District Night Market in Mesa showcases small businesses, draws 10,000 people

MESA – The Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce partnered with the recently named Asian District in Mesa to host the Asian District Night Market: Kamayan Festival, which showcased small businesses.


Tight elections for attorney general, schools superintendent could trigger automatic recounts

PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.

With just more than 10,000 ballots left to be counted statewide, Arizona’s races for attorney general and state superintendent will likely trigger recounts next month. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Arizonans among those celebrating national memorial to Native veterans

WASHINGTON - A group of 51 Native American veterans from Arizona were in Washington for Veterans Day, part of a contingent of 1,500 Indigenous vets from across the country who were on hand for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.


Elections officials: 500,000 ballots still out, but vote count on track

WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials said Thursday there were still more than 600,000 ballots to be counted from Tuesday's elections, but insisted they are still on schedule to complete the count in the next few days. Even if that schedule is not as fast as some would like.


Arizona governor: Katie Hobbs holds narrow lead over Trump ally Kari Lake

PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs maintained a narrow lead Wednesday over Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. The race is one of the most competitive – and most consequential – in the country.

Left: Katie Hobbs, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, speaks during the election party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix. Right: Kari Lake, Republican candidate for governor, casts her vote in downtown Phoenix on Election Day and then addresses the media. (Photos by Mary Grace Grabill and Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Lights out: Oracle State Park hosts a star viewing party to celebrate Arizona’s dark skies

ORACLE – Cronkite News visited Oracle State Park near Tucson to see why amateur astronomers love observing the cosmos at the International Dark Sky Park.


Arizona Wildcats receivers catch on in quest to become the Pac-12’s best

TUCSON – Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura had a career-high in passing yards and threw six touchdowns against Colorado, and his receiving core made several highlight plays and helped the offense break some records for the second straight game. The group will need a similar strong showing against Oregon Saturday.

Arizona’s wide receivers, including Tetairoa McMillan, left, and Dorian Singer, have plenty to celebrate after a strong showing by the unit against Colorado Saturday. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

Arizona high school coaching community applauds promotion of Shaun Aguano to ASU interim coach

TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.


‘Momentous’: Sweeping federal law will lower prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients

PHOENIX — Hefty prices have made it hard for retirees like Brenda Dickason of Tucson to afford medications. Provisions included in the new Inflation Reduction Act should help by capping out-of-pocket spending for Medicare enrollees and restraining some drug costs.