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Our Ode to You nonprofit offers older adults in memory-care communities free therapeutic music, art programs

PHOENIX – Two Arizona high school seniors are using their talents to give back to older adult memory-care communities. Through free therapeutic music and art programs, Aani Nagaiah and Gage Samaddar are helping them evoke memories and de-stress.

Back to life: Turf Paradise kicks off 57-day meet despite offseason closure talk

PHOENIX –  Just months ago, Turf Paradise had been read its last rites after a prospective buyer backed out. Yet Monday, the track opened again for the start of a 57-day meet as it fights to remain relevant in Arizona.

Arizona’s anti-immigrant policies foster a culture of fear and create barriers to mental health care for undocumented communities

PHOENIX – Arizona has been a laboratory for anti-immigrant policies that foster a culture of fear and create barriers to mental health care for undocumented people, say advocates at local nonprofit groups.

Organizers at Aliento, a Phoenix-based nonprofit providing wellness resources to undocumented youth and DACA recipients, display artistic works created by participants of their wellness programs at their annual art gallery on November 3, 2023. (Photo by John Leos/Cronkite News)

Hobbs targets transportation, ESA program to close $889 million budget hole

PHOENIX - Gov. Katie Hobbs unveiled a $16.3 billion fiscal 2025 budget proposal that would close a projected $889 million revenue shortfall by cutting transportation projects and reining in the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to make room fir $488 million in new initiatives.

NCAA adopts rules to create NIL deals database, registry as convention opens in Phoenix

To kick off the push toward the NCAA Men’s Final Four, NCAA president Charlie Baker read to third-graders at Gateway School in Phoenix. Two days later, the NCAA adopted rules to create an NIL deals database and registry.

Liberty, Liberty, Liiiberty: Flames’ resurgence spotlights coach Jamey Chadwell, despite Vrbo Fiesta Bowl loss

GLENDALE – When Liberty University brought on a new football coach for the 2023 season, few knew what to expect. Yet Jamey Chadwell brought a unique team together and ended up in a New Year's Six bowl. Even though the loss in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl wasn't what the team wanted, the foundation is set.

Bo-dacious: Oregon’s Nix ends storied college career with record-setting Vrbo Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE – Oregon quarterback Bo Nix sets multiple school and bowl records in a convincing victory over Liberty at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl in Glendale on New Year’s Day.

More than a game: The unseen consequences of Pac-12’s major shake-up

PHOENIX – Conference realignment has an impact that stretches far beyond finances and media rights deals. Already juggling a lot, athletes are forced to adjust to this new change.

Conference realignment paints a new picture for athletes in various sports and challenges programs to adapt to excel in the face of unprecedented change. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Final chapter: Washington-Oregon close the book on Pac-12 football

LAS VEGAS – After 107 years of Pac-12 football, Friday night in Las Vegas represented the final game in the conference’s storied history. The thrilling finish between Washington and Oregon served as a fitting conclusion for a conference known for being unpredictable.

In an epic conference championship at Allegiant Stadium, Pac-12 football bid farewell after 107 years of fierce rivalries, thrilling moments and a historic clash between founding members Oregon and Washington. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

Flat chance: Tire mishap inspires Cardinals’ Jesse Luketa to hitch ride to work with fans

TEMPE – After a flat tire on the highway, Cardinals linebacker Jesse Luketa was unsure if he could make it to the stadium in time for the game. Then, he spotted a family in Cardinals gear at a gas station, and their generosity got him to State Farm Stadium.

Power trio: ASU EVP Chris Howard reflects on accomplished Air Force backfield

TEMPE – Who knew in 1989 that the U.S. Air Force Academy backfield would produce three accomplished leaders making an impact in the worlds of technology, academia and the U.S. government. The former players, including ASU Executive Vice President Chris Howard, reflect on that time.

Before he was named Arizona State’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Chris Howard served as president of Robert Morris University. (File photo by Dylan Nichols/Cronkite News)

Second to run: NAU cross-country men, women finish as runners-up in NCAA championships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross-country teams came in second place at the NCAA Championships. Although that is an impressive feat, the teams came into the meet entered No. 1 in the nation and were trying to pull off a historic sweep.