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Search for solution to stadium looms over Diamondbacks amid miracle playoff run

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are one win away from their second World Series berth. But if the team can’t strike a deal with the city or County soon, their iconic downtown Phoenix location could be in jeopardy.

Safety concerns, maintenance issues and the expiration of the Arizona Diamondbacks' lease at Chase Field in 2027 are casting doubts on the team's long-term future in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by William Wilson/Cronkite News)

Tommy Lloyd, Arizona Wildcats set stage for electric 2023-24 season at Red-Blue Showcase

TUCSON – The annual Red-Blue Showcase offered the Tucson community a first chance to see the 2023-24 Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team. Tommy Lloyd and Co. have a deep and talented squad looking to make a deep run come March.

KJ Lewis leaping over teammate in dunk contest.

Senators urged to step up after Supreme Court ruling on Navajo water rights

WASHINGTON - Witnesses told a Senate hearing the federal government has both a a legal and an ethical obligation to ensure water access for tribes. The Supreme Court this summer rejected a Navajo claim that the government needed to take steps to protect its water rights.


Gosar back in spotlight with call for general to “be hung” over Jan. 6

WASHINGTON - Two years after he was formally censured for a video that appeared to espouse violence against lawmakers, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has again grabbed headlines by saying the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be hanged in a "better society."


Trans woman’s arrest in Flagstaff sparks community outrage at handling of her case

PHOENIX – Epona Rose, a transgender woman, was held in the men’s side of a jail after allegedly defending herself from an attack by men in Flagstaff, though the details of the altercation are in dispute. Activists say more needs to be done to support trans people who are arrested or incarcerated.


Glass half-full or half-empty? In partisan Washington, it’s usually both

WASHINGTON - Two committees held two hearings on the same topic - immigration and the workforce -but the hearings in the Democrat-controlled Senate and the GOP-led House came to two very different conclusions. Washington observers were not surprised.


Supreme Court nixes Biden plan for $430 billion in student-loan relief

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a Biden administration student-debt relief plan that would have aided more than 40 million people, 916,000 of whom live in Arizona and currently hold a total of $32.6 billion in loans.


Camp Not-A-Wheeze offers youth with asthma a normal camp experience while educating them on how to manage their chronic disease

HEBER – Camp Not-A-Wheeze is a summer camp tailored for youth with asthma to provide them a safe and educational experience. The camp provides a majority of its campers scholarships and arms them with information on how to manage their chronic disease.

A sign welcomes campers to Camp Not-A-Wheeze in Heber, Arizona. The camp educates children ages 7 to 14 about asthma and how they can live normal lives despite their chronic lung disease. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

Kaiser says he’s stepping away from Legislature, but not from policy

WASHINGTON - State Sen. Steve Kaiser hopes his abrupt decision to step down will let him generate change from outside the Legislature - but he's not done quite yet, delaying his final day from last week to this Thursday so he "tie up loose ends” on a refugee workforce bill.


Arizona education leaders unveil ‘Everything to Gain’ campaign about importance of post-high school education

PHOENIX – Education Forward Arizona and business leaders reveal a new campaign to raise awareness about Arizona’s education goal: To have 60% of Arizonans with college degrees or certificates by 2030.

Rich Nickel, president and CEO of Education Forward Arizona, has spent nearly 30 years helping students with financial need achieve their education goals. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)

New Phoenix medical center to provide health care to people who are blind or visually impaired

PHOENIX – The Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Terros Health will work together to have members of the program and surrounding community get access to health care. The new center is scheduled to open this summer.

Kathy Zwald, an orientation mobility specialist, demonstrates a screen magnifier used by people who are visually challenged. Photo taken on April 12, 2023. (Photo by Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)

From sunshine yellow to ruffles, the post-pandemic sees a fashion renaissance

LOS ANGELES – Home quarantine meant spending the day in sweats and T-shirts. But now that people are out socializing again, there is a fashion renaissance.