Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million
WASHINGTON - For a second straight year, Arizona Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects in Congress, while Democrats boosted requests by $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, when earmarks were restored after a decade-long hiatus.
From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open
LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.
One year later: How Arizona’s NIL law has changed college sports
PHOENIX – College athletes in Arizona have legally been able to profit off of their name, image and likeness for just over a year now, having a dramatic effect.
‘Ready for this moment’: Former Arizona stars Mathurin, Terry, Koloko impress in NBA Summer League debuts
LAS VEGAS – The 2021-22 Arizona Wildcats basketball team was well-represented as NBA Summer League tipped off as Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry and Christian Koloko all won their first games in Las Vegas.
The Player Whisperer: Damian Lillard, other NBA stars flock to work with trainer Phil Beckner
PHOENIX – From a difficult upbring to an accomplished career as a player development coach, Phil Beckner’s journey is one worth following.
Colorado River water managers face federal call for unprecedented cuts
Water users in the overtaxed Colorado River Basin have fewer than 60 days to come up with a plan to keep 2 million to 4 million acre-feet in the system to prop up Lakes Mead and Powell, and if they can’t, the Bureau of Reclamation says it will take action.
With Supreme Court on cusp of abortion ruling, Arizona advocates prepare
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling restricting or overturning abortion rights within a matter of days, but abortion providers and abortion-rights groups in Arizona say they have been getting ready for months.
‘Springs are sentinels’: NAU team studies how spring water affects ecosystems
FLAGSTAFF – Spring water is a huge part of the Arizona ecosystem, feeding all the state’s perennial streams. NAU professor Abe Springer, who has been studying springs and groundwater for over two decades, talks about how they affect all the inhabitants of Arizona.
Man vs. machine: Even when Suns dominated, analytical models loved the Celtics
PHOENIX – The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win the NBA title now that they lead the series 3-2, but for much of the seasons, analytical models loved the Boston Celtics.
Pac-12 turns heads with trio of teams in Women’s College World Series
LOS ANGELES – The Pac-12 has sent three teams – Arizona, UCLA And Oregon State – to the Women’s College World Series. Can the league out-muscle the Big 12’s big three?
New Arizona law on sealing criminal records may help some renters, but there are limitations
PHOENIX – A new Arizona law will give those with a criminal background a chance to seal their records, which may expand access to jobs and housing – but the complexity of the process and longevity of online information may hinder the law’s impact.
‘It’s gotta be the shoes’: Why are Scottsdale nightclubs prohibiting retro sneakers?
SCOTTSDALE – Young adults increasingly are being turned away from Scottsdale nightclubs because of their retro sneakers, such as Jordans and Air Force 1s, raising questions about what determines the selectivity.