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Black migrants see nothing in Tapachula but racism and a dead end

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Black migrants fleeing violence and economic or political instability in their home countries are finding overt racism in Tapachula, where they await documents from Mexico that will allow them to continue their journeys north. But the glacial pace of the process has made the situation untenable.


Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizonans gave a total of $1.5 million to former President Donald Trump's election defense fund, but the Jan. 6 committee said that money went to other Trump funds in what it called "a big rip off." But Arizona donors say they don't feel ripped off.


Journey to reach Mexico fraught with danger and uncertainty for migrants

Migrants detail their journeys to Tapachula, Mexico, and the challenges encountered on the way. Tapachula has been an immigration bottleneck for years as tens of thousands of migrants arrive and must wait for documents allowing them to continue north.


Former NAU teammates Abdihamid Nur, Luis Grijalva storm to men’s 5,000m final at World Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Former Northern Arizona teammates, Flagstaff roommates and best friends, the United States’ Abdihamid Nur and Guatemala’s Luis Grijalva will turn competitors Sunday in the men’s 5,000-meter final after top-five heat finishes in Thursday’s qualifiers at the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field.


Diamond in the rough: DeShields turns setbacks into ESPYS nomination

Phoenix – Mercury’s Diamond DeShields has had two eye surgeries and a tumor that left her unable to walk in 2021; now, this ESPY nominee has played in nearly every game as one of the core players for the team.


‘Nothing here is enough’: Systemic gaps in health care system affect migrants in Tapachula

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tens of thousands of migrants struggle to navigate a complex and underfunded network of health care resources in the southern border city of Tapachula, Mexico – despite the efforts of NGOs and government officials alike.


Worlds of hurt: Devon Allen’s controversial false start ends title hopes in 110m hurdles

EUGENE, Ore. – Devon Allen’s disqualification for a false start in the 110-meter hurdles has inspired much debate because of a rule that also defines a false start as leaving the blocks too fast, which in Allen’s case was 0.099 seconds.


ASU, NAU and Arizona represented well after Day One of World Athletics Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – It was a big day for alumni from the state's public universities. Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen (shot put), Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen (hammer throw) and Arizona’s Edgar Rivera (high jump) highlight competition at the World Athletics Championships


Surfers gather to honor Nick Gabaldón, a pioneer who inspired diversity on the waves

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago, amid social unrest, the Black Surfers Collective decided to commemorate a person that inspired diverse communities to love the ocean. That person was Nick Gabaldón.


Former Mercury coach Brondello receives warm welcome upon return to Footprint Center

PHOENIX – Sandy Brondello, who called Phoenix home for eight years and still lives in the Valley, was grateful for the warm welcome she received upon her return to Footprint Center with the New York Liberty.


Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


New Phoenix shelter is more than a one-night stop for people experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – A new Phoenix shelter, run by St. Vincent de Paul and funded by the city and Maricopa County, offers people experiencing homelessness more than just an overnight bed. It’s designed to give people a stable transitional situation, three meals a day and case managers to help them find permanent housing.