Single and loving it?: Prop 129 would limit ballot measures to one subject
WASHINGTON - Proposition 129 asks just one question: Should all future ballot initiatives ask just one question"? Supporters say limiting initiatives to a single subject will make it easier for voters, but critics call it another attempt to increase legislative power at voters' expense.
Prop 128 would give lawmakers more power to amend voter initiatives
WASHINGTON - Proposition 128 backers call it a commonsense plan to make it easier for the Legislature to amend voter-approved measures later found to have legal flaws; opponents call it a direct assault on the Voter Protection Act that "just reeks of trying to upend democracy."
From homeschool to No. 1 in the state: Pinnacle’s Samantha Olson’s unconventional golf journey
PHOENIX – Pinnacle girl’s golfer Samantha Olson is unlike her teammates because she takes online classes instead of attending in-person. She uses remote learning to maximize her time on the golf course to improve and prepare for AIA tournaments and matches.
‘Would he be forgotten?’ How a niece’s crusade and military scientists led to ID of Korean War vet
TUCSON – More than seven decades after his death in the Korean War, an Army private from Douglas has finally been identified and laid to rest. Military scientists and the niece of Felix Yanez worked for years to put a name to this unknown soldier and bring him home.
U.S. House, District 1: Jevin Hodge, 28, hopes to bring fresh perspectives to Congress
Jevin Hodge is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against David Schweikert, who was elected in 2010. Hodge, 28, calls himself “a young Black man running for the United States Congress who grew up without wealth.”
‘It’s alright to be a fat bear’: Why Fat Bear Week is more than a beauty contest
WILLIAMS — Fat Bear Week started at Alaska’s Katmai National Park as a way to help people understand the importance of bears and healthy ecosystems. In northern Arizona, Bearizona has its own Fat Bear Week to show off the park’s black bears as they prepare for winter hibernation.
Promising future, storied past of Arizona hoops on display at Red-Blue Game
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats played host to their annual Red-Blue game on alumni weekend, with several former players in attendance. After losing many key players from last season, fans got a chance to see the new-look team for the first time.
Arizona women’s basketball reloads with the hiring of Wildcat great Aari McDonald as Director of Recruiting
PHOENIX — Aari McDonald was recently named the Director of Recruiting at her alma mater, Arizona. The Wildcats are already loaded with top recruits for the 2022 and 2023 seasons and adding McDonald only brings the program and coach Adia Barnes more success.
Slither and bound: Rattlesnakes and toads get busy during monsoon season
SCOTTSDALE – The summer Arizona monsoon doesn’t just bring dramatic storms, it’s a signal for such desert animals as rattlesnakes and toads to reproduce.
Football’s popularity flags as more parents worry about concussions
PHOENIX – With increased awareness of concussions parents are not allowing their children to play football. Barrow Neurological Institute conducted a study that found that this trend has been ongoing since 2016.
Both sides find something wanting in Biden’s student-debt relief plan
WASHINGTON - There are nearly 900,000 Arizonans who could benefit from a White House plan for student debt relief - and almost as many opinions about whether it's good or not, with conservatives saying it goes too far and progressives saying it does not go far enough.
Tempe streetcar opens as Valley Metro expands light rail west and south
TEMPE – Valley Metro is expanding the reach of public transportation across the Phoenix area, including a recently opened streetcar in Tempe and light rail expansions northwest to Metrocenter mall and south to Baseline Road.