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In a pickle: Pickleball takes off, but search for courts worries tennis players

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Pickleball is experiencing growing pains as courts are becoming harder to find. Cities are responding by building more courts and converting tennis courts, but not everyone is on board with those efforts.


How a talking cat is shaping the fight against Asian hate crime in California

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – LA vs Hate hopes to raise awareness about hate crime by displaying its message through multiple media. One artist on board is cartoonist MariNaomi.


Arizona football dwells on the wins despite loss to Mississippi State

TUCSON – University of Arizona’s football team has had a disappointing last few seasons, but coach Jedd Fisch says the team’s rebuild is starting this season after reloading the roster in the offseason. The Wildcats faced two tough opponents in their first two weeks, pulling off a surprising upset on the road at San Diego State, but falling to Mississippi State at home as their rebuild continues.

Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan is among the five-star recruits that have the team excited about the future, despite the loss to Mississippi State Saturday in Tucson. (Photo by Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Arizona hopes to reduce enormous teacher shortage through mentoring, paid tuition

PHOENIX – The Arizona Teacher Residency is a first-of-its-kind graduate program, modeled on a traditional medical residency. It offers student teachers a two-year term in which they will receive in-classroom experience, a living stipend, a master’s degree from NAU and a job in a partnering school district. The program’s first cohort has been placed in three Title I districts.


Too fast, too furious: Dangerous street takeovers stymie police, anger neighbors

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission held a hearing to discuss the issue of street takeovers. Officers said they were so overwhelmed by the hundreds of carloads of people that can show up and the potential for violence that an entire station of officers wouldn’t be enough to deal with a major street takeover.


Together again: Coyotes rekindle relationship with ECHL affiliate in Atlanta

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes have signed a new affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL beginning with the 2022-23 season. The Gladiators coach, Jeff Pyle, seeks development and patience with team.


Union membership in Arizona inches up, still trails most of the nation

WASHINGTON - After bottoming out at 4% in 2017, labor union membership in Arizona has been slowly rising, reaching 5.4% in 2021, but it is still well behind levels of previous years and only about half of the national average.


Complex PTSD finally has a name; now those living with it want acceptance

WASHINGTON - Complex PTSD was first identified in 1988 and just recognized by the World Health Organization in recent years. But even with that, sufferers say they still struggle to get the right diagnosis and treatment for what remains a little-understood disease.


‘A bunch of guys who came together’: Sunnyslope basketball’s memorable 3-year run often overlooked

PHOENIX – Sunnyslope basketball’s class of 2018 featured a memorable run with three state title appearances and back-to-back championships. Yet the program is rarely mentioned among recent high school powerhouses.


Blessing or curse? Devin Booker, Diana Taurasi land on NBA 2K23 covers

PHOENIX – Some believe landing on the cover of NBA 2K is a curse, but others are celebrating the decision to put the Suns’ Devin Booker and the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi on the latest edition. They are the first Phoenix athletes to front a game cover since Larry Fitzgerald did on Madden 10.


Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves’ descendants

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s five largest tribes split Wednesday on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former slaves, and on what those treaties require.


‘We showed them what we’re about’: NAU’s Grijalva, Nur compete in track world championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Former Northern Arizona teammates and roommates, Abdihamid Nur and Guatemala’s Luis Grijalva, competed against each other in the men’s 5,000-meter final Sunday at the World Athletics Championships.