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Tempe plans to reopen long dormant water reclamation plant amid grinding drought

PHOENIX – Tempe plans to use $60 million to reopen the Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility which closed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The plant will help Tempe collect and recycle water as Arizona struggles with its worst drought in 1,200 years.


Footprint in the sand: AVP Tour makes indoor stop in Phoenix return

PHOENIX – The AVP Tour visited Phoenix for the first time since 2009. The tour’s indoor Phoenix Championships got a near-universal positive reception


‘Momentous’: Sweeping federal law will lower prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients

PHOENIX — Hefty prices have made it hard for retirees like Brenda Dickason of Tucson to afford medications. Provisions included in the new Inflation Reduction Act should help by capping out-of-pocket spending for Medicare enrollees and restraining some drug costs.


Tribal officials: Court ruling poses ‘real threat’ to sovereignty, safety

WASHINGTON - Indigenous leaders called on Congress Tuesday to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that expands states' ability to prosecute crimes on tribal land, a ruling they said threatens their sovereignty and their ability to protect their citizens.


In a pickle: Pickleball takes off, but search for courts worries tennis players

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Pickleball is experiencing growing pains as courts are becoming harder to find. Cities are responding by building more courts and converting tennis courts, but not everyone is on board with those efforts.


AVP pro volleyball hopes Phoenix digs its championship – even without a beach

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – The Association of Volleyball Professionals is bringing beach volleyball back to Phoenix after a 13-year absence. The city will host the championship event for the AVPs Gold Series Tour next month.


Two months after Roe reversal, abortion picture in Arizona no clearer

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, it left Arizona officials, advocates and physicians with 120 years of conflicting abortion laws to untangle. Two months later, things are still tangled, with no answers expected for at least a month.


Shorter showers or rip up your lawn?: Conserving water is mostly an outdoors job

PHOENIX – Saving water is critical to living in prolonged drought, but most of Arizona’s use is outdoors – three-quarters of it for agriculture. To really save water, experts say, we need to think bigger than turning off the faucet while brushing our teeth.


Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants seeking housing in Tapachula, one of Mexico’s poorest cities, have three choices as their immigration paperwork is processed: stay in a shelter and follow its rules, rent a room if they have money, or sleep on the streets. More often than not, their accommodations depend on circumstances and the social environment.


Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million

WASHINGTON - For a second straight year, Arizona Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects in Congress, while Democrats boosted requests by $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, when earmarks were restored after a decade-long hiatus.


From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.


One year later: How Arizona’s NIL law has changed college sports

PHOENIX – College athletes in Arizona have legally been able to profit off of their name, image and likeness for just over a year now, having a dramatic effect.