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Bloom where you’re planted: How a south Phoenix farm harnesses Mother Earth

PHOENIX – Spaces of Opportunity – a partnership that includes Unlimited Potential, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Roosevelt Elementary School District – consists of small family gardens and a 10-acre incubator farm, as well as a farmers market. Its mission is to provide all south Phoenix families access to healthful, affordable food, promote active living and create strong bonds to individual cultures.


Group plans appeal in effort to keep Biggs, Gosar, Finchem off ballot

WASHINGTON - A voters' advocacy group said it will appeal a Maricopa County judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit that sought to ban three GOP lawmakers from the ballot for their support of the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Court allows Jan. 6 suit against Georgia lawmaker; could affect 3 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A federal court said Georgia voters can press their claim that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's support for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol disqualifies her from the ballot, the same charge that has been filed against three Arizona lawmakers.


Trailblazing Jamie Boggs puts GCU athletics in national spotlight

PHOENIX – Phoenix native Jamie Boggs is using her unique experience to continue to build athletics, academics and her hometown community as vice president of athletics at Grand Canyon.


Maricopa County Fair returns after two-year pandemic hiatus

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Fair, which runs through Sunday at the Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds, features a carnival, food and craft vendors, livestock events, music and live entertainment.


As MLB’s Opening Day nears, players believe more work is needed

PHOENIX – Opening Day is two days away after a lockout threatened the 2022 MLB season, but players still believe more work needs to be done.


‘It’s not about talent, it’s about availability’: Shawn Poindexter’s journey from Arizona to USFL

PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona captain was potentially weeks away from his dream of making an NFL roster when he tore his ACL. Almost three years later, Poindexter and other football players who experienced similar roadblocks find themselves, of all places, in Birmingham, Alabama.


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.


‘Pretty tough days’: With 2021 behind them, Diamondbacks excited for start of spring training

SCOTTSDALE – After a challenging 2021, the Arizona Diamondbacks are excited to put the past behind them and talk about baseball, not COVID or contracts.


‘It’s turned into this craziness’: Substitutes in high demand as teacher shortage has districts scrambling

AVONDALE – Candie Halberg began subbing during her retirement because she missed the kids, and wanted to be in the classroom a few days a week. But she soon was back to working full-time, due to a dire statewide shortage in substitute teachers. During the pandemic, fears of getting sick coupled with a massive teacher shortage have made an already difficult job even harder to fill.


Las escuelas luchan por llenar las aulas en medio de la escasez de maestros sustitutos

AVONDALE — Los distritos escolares luchan diariamente para llenar las vacantes de maestros. La escasez de docentes existía antes de la pandemia, con salarios bajos que provocaron que muchos dejaran sus trabajos y se cambiaran a otras profesiones. Sin embargo, la pandemia de COVID-19 agravó drásticamente la escasez. Y se pone más demanda en sustitutos.


Navy reinforcements help Valleywise Health amid health care worker shortage

PHOENIX – Seven members of the Navy have joined Valleywise Health Medical Center to support overburdened frontline health care workers, per a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The team will stay for a month.