PHOENIX -- After a motocross accident left him confined to a wheelchair, Jim Boomer needed another adrenaline-pumping sport.
PHOENIX – Mike Johnson, a 50-year-old flight reservation agent, endures summer’s blistering heat and hours of relentless sun behind his home’s shuttered blinds, saying he loses sleep and weight.
WASHINGTON - It used to be that firefighters' biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat. That was before the advent of affordable, readily available aerial drones.
TEMPE -- Dan Kush stood at the entrance of the church, welcoming family, fans and former players with a smile. Despite the passing of his father, longtime Arizona State football coach Frank Kush, the mood was a healing one as teammates reconnected, stories were exchanged and the icon’s life was celebrated.
WASHINGTON - Erica Keppler traveled from Phoenix to Washington so she could have her voice heard - the voice of a transgender woman.
U.S. women are becoming increasingly interested in learning self defense techniques to get them out of sticky situations, should they arise.
TUCSON – When Dustbunny first learned about cosplay in high school, she viewed it as just “dress up.”
PHOENIX – Farmers markets are gaining more attention from Valley residents, helping small businesses reach customers and find their footing in a competitive market.
MONUMENT VALLEY – On the outskirts of Monument Valley, touching the Arizona-Utah border, a water well is encased in a brick building behind a barb-wired fence. A few cattle graze nearby, mooing to occasionally pierce the quiet.
TUCSON — Granted, it is the offseason, but a quick glance around the Gate 2 underpass at Arizona Stadium shows the need for upgrades.
PHOENIX -- The Valley is a symbol for the changing face of hockey. One of the Coyotes’ top young players is of Haitian descent. The head of the team’s instructional school is female. And the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL draft, Scottsdale’s Auston Matthews, has a mother from Mexico.
GLENDALE — Oregon’s Casey Benson has already won three basketball championships in Glendale.