Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’
SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.
Ducey to terminate federal unemployment benefits for Arizonans
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and about half of other state governors have decided to prematurely end the increased unemployment benefits that President Joe Biden had promised would be in place until Sept. 4. Starting July 10, Ducey will end the extra $300 per week benefit for Arizonans.
Fight over Oak Flat mine draws support of diverse religious groups
WASHINGTON - The Oak Flat copper mine battle has gone from an environmental to a religious fight, with groups ranging from the Sikh Coalition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints backing a White Mountain Apache claim that the mine will destroy sacred lands.
Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection
PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission votes to amend power disconnection policies. If finalized, the rules would go into effect in summer 2022.
House OKs ERA bill, Violence Against Women Act in Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON — The House reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act and lifted the deadline for ERA ratification during Women’s History Month.
Federal judge rejects Apache Stronghold request to block Oak Flat mine
WASHINGTON - A federal judge Friday refused to order a halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine on Oak Flat, land that opponents say is sacred to the Apache people and will be destroyed by the mine.
When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow and runoff?
GREELEY, Colorado – Researchers are studying burned areas high in the Colorado Rockies to see how wildfires affect snow accumulation, snowmelt and water supplies across the West. They’re finding that there’s no simple answer.
Can Safford’s Gaethje 2.0 upset undefeated Nurmagomedov at UFC’s Fight Island?
Safford-born Justin Gaethje looks to dethrone reigning lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov on Fight Island.
Arizona’s Tracy Cortez hopes to shake rust off at UFC’s Fight Island
PHOENIX - Can Tracy Cortez make it eight straight wins? The Arizonan hopes to show off her skills at UFC’s Fight Island.
Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic
Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.
Nearly three-quarters of youth behind bars suffer from mental health issues
Kids in the juvenile justice system struggle with mental health issues at higher rates, yet they often don’t receive treatment.