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Sunny, with a chance of (beer) showers: Restriction-free Phoenix Open returns in big way

SCOTTSDALE – The wildest tournament on the PGA Tour lived up to its billing as an abundance of fans enjoyed sunny skies, a celebratory atmosphere and high quality golf.


WM Phoenix Open shows its 2022 hand, and it’s a pair of aces

SCOTTSDALE – Holes-in-one by Sam Ryder and Carlos Ortiz at the 16th hole headline a wild WM Phoenix Open weekend. The atmosphere was a stark contrast to 2021, when COVID-19 restrictions limited how many fans could attend.


Thunderbirds expect fundraising bounce back after ’21 Phoenix Open COVID-19 limitations

PHOENIX – The Thunderbirds spent a year prepping TPC Scottsdale for the 2022 WM Phoenix Open. On the heels of a limited-access tournament last year because of COVID-19, the organization is expected to raise about $10 million from this event.


Never forget: Arizona Jewish Historical Society keeps memory of Holocaust victims alive

PHOENIX — The Arizona Jewish Historical Society continues to remember Holocaust victims through exhibits and events.


Recreational marijuana sales flying high a year after Arizona legalization

TEMPE – A year after Proposition 207 took effect, recreational marijuana use has fueled growth in the Arizona cannabis industry. The Arizona Department of Revenue estimates taxable recreational marijuana sales totaled more than $528 million in 2021.


South Central Mercado a creative hub of local businesses

The South Central Mercado was established in October of 2019 by Cecilia Rivera, Sam Gomez and Joe Munoz. The pop-up market gives small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs a space to create business plans and sell their goods.


Asians, other minorities fear attacks because of race, survey finds

PHOENIX – An NPR report found that one in four Asian households in the U.S. fear physical and verbal attacks because of their race. Studies show mental health issues related to economic inequalities increased across the country during the surge in COVID-19 cases tied to the delta variant.


Comunidades rurales reciben ayuda para casos de emergencia de salud mental

PHOENIX – Se otorgaron $5.6 millones a comunidades rurales para capacitación en servicios médicos de emergencia en casos de sobredosis y crisis de salud mental. Las ambulancias podrán llevar equipos y antídotos para sobredosis de opioides aprobados por la FDA para ayudar a las personas en todo el país.


Advocates gather in Long Beach to fight to end drunk driving, drugged driving

LONG BEACH, California – Families gathered in Long Beach to advocate to end drunk and drugged driving. Alcohol-related crashes increased by 9% in 2020, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Top prospects from the state put the Arizona in Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League, which features top prospects from around baseball, returned to the Valley after a one-year absence because of the pandemic and it brought some familiar faces home.


FCS playoffs extend football season for ‘a lot of ballers’ from Arizona

WASHINGTON - None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will vie for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties still have a shot - as part of the 24 teams squaring off in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs that begin Saturday.


Last Chance Yuma: Thriving Arizona Western soccer program bonds a community

YUMA – With 26 players from around the globe, an unlikely success story has emerged in Yuma. The men’s soccer team at Arizona Western College has found great success and is playing in the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship.