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Arizona women’s basketball team ends drought, advances in NCAA Tournament

After a 16-year drought, the Arizona women’s basketball team notched its first NCAA tournament win since 2005 on Monday.


High school hockey: Notre Dame Prep Saints go marching in … to nationals

TEMPE - The Notre Dame Prep Saints secured a 2-1 victory over the Pinnacle Pioneers during the state championship game on Friday and advance to nationals.


Four takeaways from Coyotes team on edge of playoff picture

PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes have reached the first half of the shortened season with an even .500 record. On the outside looking in, the Coyotes’ playoff hopes bank on an uptick in offensive production and defensive efficiency.


Historic drought brings lean times for Sonora ranchers, farmers

Recent data shows most of Sonora’s 72 municipalities have some level of drought, which means there’s really nowhere for ranchers to take their animals to graze. Feeding them is “impossible, economically speaking,” one ranching representative said.


How a recruiting ploy became a durable bond between Sun Devil wrestlers

When ASU wrestler Cohlton Schultz was dealt the unthinkable, his first friend on the team, Chad Porter, was there for him in a way no one else could be.

ASU wrestler Cohlton Schultz won this match against Gannon Gremmel.

The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


No cold elders: Volunteers provide firewood for Navajo families ahead of winter

Because many Navajo rely on firewood to heat their homes, volunteers with the nonprofit Chizh for Cheii provide elders across the reservation with free firewood.


Forecast calls for drier, warmer winter to follow ‘nonsoon’ summer

WASHINGTON - State and federal weather officials are predicting a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona, which would come on the heels of the driest monsoon ever recorded in the state.


Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - again - in a case advocates say could affect health coverage for up to 233,000 Arizonans if the law is overturned. Arizona is part of the suit trying to reverse the law.


Dodgers host postseason drive-ins for fans during World Series games against Rays

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have opened the gates of Dodgers Stadium and their parking lot for fans to watch them play in the postseason in a socially distanced way of a drive-in watch party.


Proposition 207 would legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 or older

If passed on Nov. 3, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, would legally allow people 21 or older to possess and use up to 1 ounce of marijuana in Arizona. There are strong voices on both sides of the issue.


Climate change likely to keep hammering Colorado River’s biggest reservoirs

The Colorado River’s biggest reservoirs don’t have much relief in sight, according to a new model from the Bureau of Reclamation. Because of this year’s hot and dry conditions, the model shows an increasing likelihood of an official shortage on the river in the next five years.