Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods
TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.
Are race, gender slowing Brittney Griner’s return? Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard raises question
PHOENIX – Brittany Griner’s imprisonment for more than 100 days prompted Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard to question why she remains jailed and compares the case to that of Gabby Petito, the missing vlogger who was murdered.
Los estados ganan la demora, por ahora, en el plan de la Casa Blanca para terminar el Título 42 en la frontera
WASHINGTON – Los funcionarios de la Casa Blanca dijeron el martes que una posible orden judicial que retrasa el fin del Título 42 solo empeoraría la crisis fronteriza que los funcionarios estatales afirman que están tratando de prevenir al solicitar la orden.
States win delay, for now, in White House plan to end Title 42 at border
WASHINGTON – White House officials said Tuesday that a potential court order delaying the end of Title 42 would only worsen the border crisis that state officials claim they are trying to prevent by seeking the order.
Stars align: Celebrities are among biggest Suns fans
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have risen from the lowest rungs on the NBA ladder to the league’s elite over the last three seasons, and some celebrity fans, including Phoenix-raised Hollywood screenwriter Rhett Reese, are going along for the ride.
Crop talk: UArizona scientists learning how plants communicate with their environment
TUCSON – Scientists at the University of Arizona are testing how plants respond to their environment. Their goal is to engineer plants so they can withstand the effects of climate change.
When COVID knocked on the door, Pima CC athletics responded with successful protocol, ‘bubble’
TUCSON – Pima Community College’s sports injury management team created a three-step protocol to bring its athletes back safely. It was so successful, other programs reach out.
Move 2023 Super Bowl out of Arizona? That’s what faith leaders want because of voting bill restrictions
PHOENIX – More than 200 faith leaders have signed a petition asking the NFL to move the 2023 Super Bowl from Arizona. The petition cites three Arizona bills as voter suppression.
‘Be bold. Be courageous’: Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA
LOS ANGELES – Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in 2011, opened the Gun Violence Memorial at Expedition Park on Tuesday to memorialize the 3,400 Californians who died in gun violence in 2020.
Minimum wage earners can’t afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere, report says
PHOENIX – Americans need to earn $20.40 an hour for a one-bedroom rental and $24.90 an hour for a two-bedroom unit, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. But the average hourly worker makes $18.78 an hour.
All over the map: From Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona orienteering clubs embrace varied terrain
PHOENIX – Arizona’s varied terrain makes it a great state for orienteering, a sport in which competitors race from point to point while testing their navigational skills.
ARCA Series provides young drivers chance to compete at top tracks, including Phoenix Raceway
PHOENIX – The ARCA Menards Series is the first stepping stone for many young drivers. They get experience driving at Cup tracks and in Cup-style stock cars.