U.S. House, District 5: Clint Smith hopes to make history as a ‘unicorn’ independent
Clint Smith hopes to be the first independent elected to Congress in Arizona history. He faces incumbent Andy Biggs, a Republican who has represented District 5 for five years, and Democrat Javier Garcia Ramos, who’s self-funding his campaign.
U.S. House, District 3: Jeff Zink, who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, sees election as good vs. evil
Republican Jeff Zink is running a longshot campaign against incumbent Rep. Ruben Gallego. Zink and his son have attracted attention for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. He believes that his conservative principles and religious ideology will appeal to voters in the largely Latino district.
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.
A Sun Devil wedding: Josh and Annika Nummer tie the knot amid busy sports schedules
PHOENIX – ASU wrestler Josh Nummer and ASU volleyball player Annika Nummer tie the knot after two years of dating. Annika and Josh are balancing married life, school and being athletes.
NBA punishment of Robert Sarver sparks strong criticism; City of Phoenix to investigate
PHOENIX – The NBA’s punishment of Robert Sarver has triggered widespread criticism from players, fans and those inside the Phoenix Suns organization.
In the cards: Arizona show puts blossoming collecting industry on full display
PHOENIX – Cole McAuliff’s vision for the collectibles industry in Arizona has turned into putting on big shows like the Arizona State Card Show. The growth of his organization, Collectibles on College, mirrors the rise of the collectibles industry since the coronavirus pandemic.
Move to Mullett Arena comes at a cost for Coyotes season-ticket holders
PHOENIX – Coyotes new move to Mullett arena in Tempe includes increased ticket prices. Although long-time season ticket holders are excited about the new fan experience, they’re disappointed about the prices.
NAU football refuses to be defined by season-opening loss
FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University’s football team lost big in its season opener to Arizona State, but coach Chris Ball and his team now have their sights set on bigger goals. Ball called the game a low pressure matchup for the Lumberjacks and vowed that his team is moving forward.
WAC championship rings represent a revival of GCU women’s soccer
PHOENIX – GCU women’s soccer transformed from an underachieving program with a bad culture to a WAC champion with expectations of defending its title in just two seasons.
Court: 292-year sentence in string of nonviolent burglaries is not excessive
WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court said a 292-year sentence for a string of nonviolent burglaries over three months in Bullhead City was not "grossly disproportionate" to the crime and did not violate the Eighth Amendment.
‘Growing up in trauma’: Young migrants in Tapachula cling to fragments of childhood
TAPACHULA, Mexico – Thousands of migrants pass through Tapachula, Mexico, each in a journey northward, often bound for the U.S. One in three are children, which presents special risks.
‘A bunch of guys who came together’: Sunnyslope basketball’s memorable 3-year run often overlooked
PHOENIX – Sunnyslope basketball’s class of 2018 featured a memorable run with three state title appearances and back-to-back championships. Yet the program is rarely mentioned among recent high school powerhouses.