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Tribal officials: Court ruling poses ‘real threat’ to sovereignty, safety

WASHINGTON - Indigenous leaders called on Congress Tuesday to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that expands states' ability to prosecute crimes on tribal land, a ruling they said threatens their sovereignty and their ability to protect their citizens.


Mesa mayor joins White House panel on hate in ‘horribly divided country’

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined local officials, Cabinet secretaries and community leaders at the White House Thursday - the 21st anniversary of the first post-9/11 hate crime, in Mesa - to call for renewed efforts to combat violent extremism and rising hate crimes.


Move to Mullett Arena comes at a cost for Coyotes season-ticket holders

PHOENIX – Coyotes new move to Mullett arena in Tempe includes increased ticket prices. Although long-time season ticket holders are excited about the new fan experience, they’re disappointed about the prices.

Fewer seats at Mullett Arena, which has a 5,000-seat capacity, means higher prices for Coyotes season-ticket holders next season. (Rendition courtesy of Arizona Coyotes)

Horizon football in pursuit of back-to-back 5A titles after ending 27-year drought

PHOENIX – Horizon high school football coach Andy Litten prepares for his team for the season by embracing the change.


DACA déjà vu: Biden reaffirms, doesn’t expand, migrant protection program

WASHINGTON - The White House reaffirmed its commitment to DACA Tuesday, posting regulations to extend the 10-year-old program that has protected more than 770,000 of young undocumented immigrants, including more than 23,000 in Arizona.


After countless battles behind the scenes, Reyes Cortez Jr. continues his family’s fight inside the octagon

PHOENIX – More than a decade has passed since Maryvale High grad Jose Cortez, an accomplished wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, died after a two-year battle with germ cell cancer. Yet his legacy lives on with his brother and sister, both MMA fighters.


Varsity Gay League creates inclusive sports leagues where ‘everyone’s welcome’

LOS ANGELES – The Varsity Gay League, a national organization with recreational sports leagues, aims to create an inclusive environment for all athletes regardless of sexuality, ability or gender.


Thom Ortiz embraces new challenge: reviving Saguaro wrestling program

PHOENIX – After six years, Saguaro High School will revive its wrestling program with Arizona State national champion wrestler and three-time All American Thom Ortiz at the helm.


2022 draft prospects come to LA Kings development camp reflecting franchise’s new direction

LOS ANGELES – The newest group of Los Angeles Kings prospects from the 2022 NHL draft come to development camp with confidence as the team takes its next steps toward Cup contention.


‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons

PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.


From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.


Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizonans gave a total of $1.5 million to former President Donald Trump's election defense fund, but the Jan. 6 committee said that money went to other Trump funds in what it called "a big rip off." But Arizona donors say they don't feel ripped off.