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Mercury’s Brittney Griner in ‘good condition’ in Russian prison, State Department official says after visit

PHOENIX – Brittney Griner is in “good condition,” a State Department official said after Russia granted access to the Phoenix Mercury basketball star.


‘Real chance’ Kerr Kriisa could play in Arizona’s NCAA Tournament opener

PHOENIX – After capturing the Pac-12 Tournament title over UCLA, Arizona was rewarded with a one seed in the South Region of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Wildcats will play the winner of the game between No. 16 seeds Wright State and Bryant on Friday.


After scrambling to resettle nearly 1,900 Afghans, groups await more

WASHINGTON - Refugee resettlement groups in Arizona found homes for almost 1,900 Afghan refugees from the fall of Kabul in August through February, the most the agencies said they have placed in the least amount of time. And they say they are ready to place more.


Mikey’s League fills sports void for those with intellectual, physical disabilities

TEMPE – Mikey's League began in 2019 in memory of Mikey Bender, 21, who died after losing a battle with cerebral palsy and a heart defect. The league has teamed with KinectAbility to open doors for ability sports.


13 bills that could affect transgender youth winding through Arizona Legislature

PHOENIX – LGBTQ advocates and transgender youth in Arizona continue to push back against 13 bills that been introduced in the Legislature this session. These bills, whether they are passed or not, can negatively affect transgender youth and their mental health.


Arizona has eyes on March Madness after clinching Pac-12 regular season title

LOS ANGELES – The Arizona Wildcats clinched the Pac-12 regular season title but have much bigger aspirations as the conference tournament and March Madness approach.


Q&A: How PRJKT RUBY gets contraceptives to women in need in the U.S. and developing countries

Inspired by his daughters, Arizonan Peter Ax created a discreet and easy way to get birth control to women in need in the U.S. and donate money toward improving reproductive care in the developing world.


‘The Punisher’: After life delivers a blow, boxer finds calling as coach, mentor

PHOENIX — Peter Chavez was a promising young boxer in Phoenix as a teen. Following a difficult journey, including a brief stint in jail, Chavez gave up on his dream of boxing and found his calling as a coach and mentor.


Far-left, far-right lawmakers come together to caution Biden on Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Who says bipartisanship is dead? House members from the liberal "squad" joined members of the conservative Freedom Caucus this week to urge President Joe Biden to get congressional approval before committing any U.S. troops to fighting in Ukraine.


Suns face NBA stretch run without playmaker Chris Paul

PHOENIX – Chris Paul was leading the league in assists and was in the race for NBA Most Valuable Player when he suffered a thumb injury. Now, the Phoenix Suns will try to navigate the remainder of the regular season without their floor leader.


As assistance for renters still lags, fears of eviction rise in Arizona

WASHINGTON – The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply since a pandemic moratorium ended in September, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance from the federal government has not reached renters fast enough.


From naughty, talented ASU student to Super Bowl: A look back at Al Michaels’ career

PHOENIX – From his prankster days at Arizona State to his Super Bowl run, Al Michaels has taken an impressive path to success. Valley broadcasters reflect on his career.