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Top two Arizona high school prospects Kath, Selvidge making waves before MLB draft

PHOENIX – Desert Mountain’s Wes Kath and Hamilton’s Brock Selvidge may hear their names called in Major League Baseball's draft in July.


Tribal officials outline infrastructure gap ‘big as the Grand Canyon’

WASHINGTON - Tribes face a digital divide "as big as the Grand Canyon" and a "not even quantifiable" lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs in Indian Country.


ASU professor uses art to educate Latinx community about COVID

PHOENIX – An Arizona researcher is blending research and art to help educate the Latinx community about COVID-19.


Analysts say ‘America First’ flap not likely to hurt Gosar in long run

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has tried to distance himself from reports he was backing a caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” but political analysts say the flap is unlikely to harm the conservative Republican’s re-election prospects.


Potential jaguar habitat at U.S.-Mexico border identified by UArizona researchers

TUCSON - University of Arizona Ph.D. student Ganesh Marin discovered a young male jaguar lurking along the Arizona-Mexico border.


‘It’s about everybody’: Joe Black, Jackie Robinson’s roommate, also was MLB trailblazer

PHOENIX - The late Joe Black was the first Black baseball player to win a World Series game, in 1952. The Arizona Fall League MVP award is named after him.


Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal spelled out constructions needs in all states, including Arizona.


Seeing red: Bill would cut voter-approved education funds, school supporters say

PHOENIX – Parents, teachers and students converged on the state Capitol grounds to oppose SB 1783, saying it undermines Proposition 208.


Sports, politics collide again as Mickelson, McIlroy address voting rights and Texas passes anthem bill

PHOENIX — Sports, politics collide again as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy address voting rights, while Texas senate passes National Anthem bill


‘Dog-flipping’ on the rise as more Americans seek companionship during pandemic

PHOENIX – With many people searching for companions during the pandemic, dog thieves are reselling of desirable pooches for thousands of dollars.


‘Water protector’: Indigenous illustrator wins Caldecott Medal for children’s book

Michaela Goade is the first Indigenous illustrator to win the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best American picture book for children. The artist won the honor for “We Are Water Protectors,” written by Carole Lindstrom.


21st century Jim Crow: Arizona activists, faith leaders decry ‘voter suppression’ bills

PHOENIX – Arizona advocacy and faith-based organizations joined a national controversy over voting rights at the state Capitol on Wednesday, criticizing a state bill and other legislation as voter suppression efforts that recalls Jim Crow.