AVONDALE – Phoenix Raceway and NASCAR invited local athletes and celebrities to do the NASCAR Racing Experience, driving real race cars and even riding with three-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett.
ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.
LAS VEGAS – Joey Logano will look to win his second NASCAR Cup Series title in Phoenix in three weeks after he secured his ticket Sunday to the Championship 4 in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Martín Quezada has been a state legislator and school board member for much of his career. Facing term limits, he’s now vying to be the first Democrat elected state treasurer in years.
Incumbent State Treasurer Kimberly Yee has made Arizona history twice. She was the first Asian American elected to the Legislature and the first Asian American to hold statewide office. Yee is running for re-election as state treasurer, an office she has held since 2018. In that job, she invests taxpayer money, manages the state’s cash flow and advances financial literacy.
PHOENIX – Sneaker Con, “the greatest sneaker show on Earth,” came to Phoenix for the second time, and attracted thousands, including some basketball stars. This event was special as live basketball returned for the first time since 2020.
MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.
PHOENIX – In 2018, the Maricopa County Community College District shut down its football programs, leaving Arizona with no junior college football teams. Athletes and coaches have spent years picking up pieces, and a new conference rose in the Valley.
WASHINGTON - Arizona officials have high hopes for a proposed "good Samaritan" law that could help clean up some of the tens of thousands of leaking, abandoned mines in the state by removing legal liability for those who take on the job of mine remediation.
PHOENIX – Arizona high school football ranks in the top 10 in states with five top 100 high school football recruits.
MESA – As a sophomore, Ja’kobi Lane mostly sat the bench for Mesa’s Red Mountain’s football team. Now, the lanky senior describes himself as “unguardable,” and as the top-rated receiver in Arizona who has committed to play at USC, it’s hard to argue with him.
PHOENIX – Led by former sprinter Cortney Jones, Arizona State athletes formed the Black Student Athlete Association last January hoping to promote social justice. Now an official campus organization, the BSAA aims to provide support to athletes of color and bring social-justice changes.