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No dead poets here: Program ignites interest among students blasé about poetry

LOS ANGELES – Get Lit-Words Ignite is an organization that inspires students to perform and write poetry.


In the cards: Arizona show puts blossoming collecting industry on full display

PHOENIX – Cole McAuliff’s vision for the collectibles industry in Arizona has turned into putting on big shows like the Arizona State Card Show. The growth of his organization, Collectibles on College, mirrors the rise of the collectibles industry since the coronavirus pandemic.

Collectibles on College founder and owner Cole McAuliff organizes the gift bags for card dealers Sunday at the end of the Arizona State Card Show. Thee gift bags included an autographed card from Arizona State junior forward Marcus Bagley. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)

‘Beyond the disc’: Ultimate Frisbee takes off in Arizona

TEMPE – As the popularity of ultimate frisbee grows, Valley of the Sun Ultimate continues to provide opportunities for all types of players and build communities through frisbee.


Chicanos por la Causa lanza una campaña de $10 millones para salir a votar

PHOENIX – Se está llevando a cabo una iniciativa de $10 millones para alentar a los millones de latinos en Arizona a acudir a las urnas, independientemente de su afiliación política. La organización sin fines de lucro Chicanos por la Causa está detrás de este esfuerzo junto con Mi Familia Vota y Promise Arizona.

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With travel mandate lifted, ‘one-way maskers’ and the chronically ill worry about their safety

LOS ANGELES – With a federal mask mandate for travelers now lifted, health professionals are advising “one-way maskers” – those who always mask up in public – to take additional precautions.


COVID-related Medicaid coverage extended – for now – for 500,000 Arizonans

WASHINGTON - Federal officials threw a lifeline this week to as many as 500,000 Arizonans, just days before they were in danger of losing the Medicaid coverage they got under a COVID-19 public health emergency, which was extended Tuesday for another 90 days.


Termina oficialmente la expulsión de menores migrantes por pandemia, pero adultos siguen deportados

WASHINGTON – Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades dictaminaron este fin de semana que los menores no acompañados no deben ser devueltos a la frontera por preocupaciones de COVID-19, una medida bien recibida por los defensores que dicen que el cambio ahora debe extenderse a todos los inmigrantes.


Pandemic expulsion of migrant minors officially ends; adults still covered

The CDC ruled this weekend that unaccompanied minors should not be turned back at the border over COVID-19 concerns, a move welcomed by advocates who say the change now needs to be extended to all immigrants.


All-star events? Big prize money? Disc golf takes off, opens pro season in Tucson

TUCSON – All-Star Weekend in Tucson showcased the growing popularity of disc golf. The COVID-19 pandemic complicated the sports landscape, but it also inspired some to seek new outdoor options. Disc golf was that for many.


Rising wages could not keep pace with rising prices in Arizona in 2021

WASHINGTON - Wages rose 5.3% in the Phoenix metro area last year, but prices rose almost twice as fast, with rising fuel and food prices eroding workers' buying power despite a surging economy.


‘The sport needs it’: Fans, golfers embrace return to normalcy during Phoenix Open’s first round

SCOTTSDALE – Fans flocked to the WM Phoenix Open Thursday for the first round of the popular tournament at TPC Scottsdale. With all pandemic restrictions lifted, players and fans said they were thrilled to see the return to normalcy.


ASU offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigns; report says 3 other assistants out amid NCAA investigation

PHOENIX – ASU Offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigns amid NCAA investigation. Three other assistants reportedly out.