Giffords goes from advocate to White House honoree to, now, film subject
WASHINGTON - It's been a good month for former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. She saw the signing last month of significant gun-control legislation she long sought, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week - and a movie about her life opened Friday.
Colorado, San Pedro make annual list of ‘most endangered’ U.S. rivers
WASHINGTON – Two Arizona rivers landed on an annual list of the top 10 "most endangered" rivers in the U.S. this week, including the drought-ravaged Colorado in the No. 1 spot. The San Pedro River was in eighth place due to groundwater pumping that threatens the river.
‘Good obnoxiousness’: From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, 942 Crew an ASU staple
TEMPE – From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, Arizona State’s 942 Crew hopes to boost student attendance.
Arizona ports of entry get at least $315 million for upgrades, expansion
WASHINGTON - Arizona is set to receive at least $315 million for improvements to three ports of entry along the Mexican border, money that officials say is badly needed to ease cross-border trade while improving border security.
A pesar de la popularidad del fútbol americano entre los latinos, las tasas de participación siguen siendo bajas
PHOENIX – Durante el tiempo de JR Alcantar como entrenador en jefe de fútbol americano en la escuela secundaria Cesar Chavez, con frecuencia veía a los jugadores faltar a la práctica. La necesidad de trabajar fuera del hogar para ayudar a mantener a las familias era común en un lugar donde más del 65 por ciento de los estudiantes matriculados son hispanos. Es una de las razones por las que la popularidad del deporte entre los hispanoamericanos no se traduce en participación en el campo en todos los niveles.
Unlevel pitch: The path to professional soccer is tougher for girls than boys
PHOENIX – Pathways to the professional level vary by gender in youth soccer, where girls and boys have disparate opportunities to sign a professional contract as a minor.
Despite football’s popularity among Hispanic Americans, participation rates remain low
PHOENIX – Over 30 million Hispanic Americans consider themselves NFL fans. Despite the numbers, that fails to translate to participation in the sport at all levels.
Distance swimming and dim sum: ASU’s Gordon Mason takes journey from Hong Kong to Tempe
TEMPE – ASU swimmer Gordon Mason faced a long journey to reach Tempe, traveling from Hong Kong to the U.K. to Los Angeles. While on that path, he found his two greatest passions: swimming and cooking.
Bumpy beginnings: ASU men’s basketball eyes 3 points of improvement after 2-2 start
SAN DIEGO - The Arizona State men’s basketball team has lost two of four games in 2021. It knows it must improve in several areas, including shooting, perimeter defense, health and chemistry.
Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.
Reopening of border after 20 months is both exciting and low key in Nogales
NOGALES – Nogales had a celebratory if low-key border reopening Monday, as people in cars and on foot crossed over from Mexico for the first time since March 2020, when COVID-19 prompted the U.S. to ban all nonessential travel.
Serving some discipline: Ironwood’s guide to building elite badminton program
PEORIA – When given the task of building the girls badminton program, Ironwood High School coach Brett Stafford had to do so from the ground up. His commitment to his program has shown through in its success and growth over the past decade.