Arizona Cardinals put focus on building team chemistry as OTAs conclude
TEMPE – Conducting OTA workouts at their training facility in Tempe, the Cardinals continued ironing out the natural kinks that come with a new coaching staff and new players.
Audit: As border cases go up, staffing stays the same and morale falls
WASHINGTON - Staffing shortages and a surging workload at the southwest border have depleted morale among customs and border officials, who feel overworked and misused, leaving many ready to quit, a Homeland Security official testified Tuesday.
Girls Ranch group home provides safe haven for teen moms
SCOTTSDALE — Girls Ranch, a licensed residential group home in Scottsdale, provides housing and comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting teens ages 12-18. Nonprofit Florence Crittenton, which runs Girls Ranch, helps these young mothers by offering child care, parenting skills and more.
Scott Barclay dedicates life to keeping ASU men’s gymnastics alive
CHANDLER – Former ASU gymnast Scott Barclay witnessed funding get cut from the Sun Devils men’s gymnastics program in 1993. Over the past 30 years, the ASU Hall of Famer has creatively worked to ensure the school’s decision wasn’t a death sentence for the program.
From stilettos to sneakers, center offers LGBTQ youth gender-affirming clothes
PHOENIX - One-n-Ten, a Phoenix nonprofit collects and gives away gender-affirming clothes for free. Hundreds of items, including underwear, socks, binders, drag and job-interview clothes are among the offerings.
From BYU to ASU: Will Chandler quarterback Jacob Conover’s return to Valley change career trajectory?
TEMPE – As a three-time state champion at Chandler High School, Jacob Conover’s high school career is among the most impressive in state history. Yet, his high school success hasn’t quite translated to the college level. Now, Conover has transferred to Arizona State where he hopes to recapture that promise of success.
Arizona plans to sink more than $85 million into potholes, other repairs
PHOENIX – After a tough winter for roadways, the Arizona Department of Transportation is working to patch potholes and to resurface, repair and improve highways in Arizona. ADOT has pledged over $85 million for the effort.
Border towns see ‘disaster’ without federal help as end to Title 42 looms
WASHINGTON - Arizona border communities face a "humanitarian disaster" in two weeks if the federal government does not step in to help with the crush of migrants expected when Title 42 ends, local officials told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Sense of urgency prompts Diamondbacks to move on from pitcher Madison Bumgarner
PHOENIX – At the time of signing All-Star left-hander Madison Bumgarner, the Arizona Diamondbacks thought they were getting an ace-caliber pitcher for a bargain. Four years later, they ended his Diamondbacks career by designating him for assignment.
Patience pays off for ASU softball first baseman Jordyn VanHook
TEMPE – After three seasons of not seeing much playing time and a short period spent in the transfer portal following the departure of Trisha Ford, Jordyn VanHook has returned and proven herself as one of the top softball players in the PAC-12, doing so with a position change as well.
Under new leadership, Arizona Cardinals explore options with third pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
PHOENIX – After an underwhelming 2022 season, the Cardinals are hoping to make the right selection to find success in their first year under new general manager Monti Ossenfort and coach Jonathan Gannon.
Buckeye high school installs weapons detectors in student-safety push
BUCKEYE – Verrado High School is one of the first schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District to install weapons detectors on campus. These detectors are calibrated to detect heavy metals such as firearms. Verrado is one of five schools within the district receiving detectors.