Piggin’ out for the planet: Halloween pumpkins wind up in livestock, not landfills
Pumpkin drives are becoming a popular way to give your Halloween pumpkins a second purpose while keeping them out of landfills, where they rot, generating greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. Better Piggies Rescue and Rover Elementary School are among the groups hosting donation drives to collect pumpkins to feed them to animals or to be composted.
Sky Harbor to build taxiway overpass with federal funds to support growing air traffic
PHOENIX – Sky Harbor is receiving federal funding to build a $260 million taxiway that will create easier flow for planes on the tarmac before takeoff and after landing. More than half the project is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Arizona high school football rises to the top (10)
PHOENIX – Arizona high school football ranks in the top 10 in states with five top 100 high school football recruits.
Last Chance Yuma: Thriving Arizona Western soccer program bonds a community
YUMA – With 26 players from around the globe, an unlikely success story has emerged in Yuma. The men’s soccer team at Arizona Western College has found great success and is playing in the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship.
Will Arizona’s return to high school football turn into recruiting advantage?
PHOENIX – Arizona high school players and coaches start competition this week. Is this giving state schools a recruiting advantage?
Border wall opens – temporarily – for the annual Misa Fronteriza along the Rio Grande
EL PASO, Texas – El Pasoans, citizens of Ciudad Juarez and Las Cruces, N.M., gathered on opposite sides of the Rio Grande Canal to celebrate their religion and the bonds that transcend the border.
Mushroom crop in southern Arizona forests capped by dry monsoon season
TUCSON – Mushrooms are a rare delicacy, but after less rain this summer due to a dry monsoon season, they've been harder to find in southern Arizona.
Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to string razor wire help with surveillance, bringing the number of soldiers supporting Customs and Border Protection officers to 4,350.
Phoenix Open reaching out to Hispanic community
A new Spanish-language website for the Waste Management Phoenix Open is aimed towards broadening the sport of golf in the Hispanic community. Tournament chairman Carlos Sugich sees this as a big chance to appeal to the demographic.
Renovated Sun Devil Stadium could be a candidate for a naming-rights deal
TEMPE -- There are 13 NCAA Football Bowl Series programs that have made naming-rights deals for their stadiums. Only two are members of the Pac-12 Conference, and Arizona State isn’t one of them. That could soon change.
New bylaw allows high school coaches to hold year-round practices
PHOENIX – High school athletes in Arizona can now practice their sport year-round -- whether they like it or not.
Arizona’s open-enrollment policy can make choosing high schools complicated for athletes
PHOENIX - It’s one of the most important decisions parents have to make: Where will their child go to school? The open-enrollment policy in Arizona high schools can make the decision even more complicated, especially for athletically talented students.