6-week convergence of major sporting events could make Arizona betting capital of the world
PHOENIX – Sports gambling is expected to hit a crescendo when the Super Bowl, Phoenix Open and a CFP semifinal game are played within a six-week stretch in Arizona.
Afghan refugees, many with uncertain immigration status, struggle with daily life
PHOENIX – It's been a little more than a year since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan after two decades. Refugees in Arizona are still dealing with finding jobs, technology, residency status and the memories of their escape.
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.
British community in Phoenix mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II
PHOENIX – The British community in Arizona is small but closely connected, according to David Wimberley, owner of George & Dragon. Wimberley, a British migrant, was at home when a friend called with the news: Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday. She was 96.
House gives final OK to compromise gun-reform bill, first in decades
WASHINGTON - The House Friday gave final approval to a bipartisan gun-reform bill that is the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, voting just hours after the measure cleared the Senate.
‘Helpless but not hopeless’: Arizona officials join surgeon general to address burnout in health workers
PHOENIX – Health care workers have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to issue an advisory spotlighting the problem. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Phoenix recently to meet with health workers and find solutions.
Throwing light on greatness: ASU’s Jorinde van Klinken ends outdoor career with discus title
EUGENE, Ore. – A soaked but smiling Jorinde van Klinken walked out of the discus cage at Hayward Field for the final time with a pitchfork emblazoned across her chest and a national title in her possession.
Arizona lawmakers split as House passes gun reform after Uvalde shooting
WASHINGTON – Arizona legislators voted on party lines this week as the House rushed through a pair of sweeping gun reform bills just weeks after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 students and two teachers dead.
Jorinde van Klinken’s two titles lead way for ASU in Pac-12 Track and Field Championships
EUGENE, Oregon – Although she wasn’t satisfied with her performance, Jorinde van Klinken led the way for ASU’s women in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.
Some of Arizona’s top players headline NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
PHOENIX – The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament features multiple Valley athletes competing at the highest level of collegiate competition.
Drop in Lake Powell could threaten power production as well as water supplies
PHOENIX – Lake Powell’s water levels have dropped below 3,525 feet for the first time in almost 50 years. The low level threatens to disrupt hydroelectricity produced by turbines in Glen Canyon Dam.
Russians in Arizona look on with dismay, sadness at invasion of Ukraine
WASHINGTON - It’s been decades since Paul Antseliovich and Nikolai Riasnianski left Russia, but the years and the miles have not made it any easier for the two longtime Arizona residents to watch events of recent weeks that lead up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.