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Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

WASHINGTON - Wine drinkers may soon be able to reach for that Verde Valley vintage, if local wineries and vineyards have their way. Their application to make the Verde Valley a federally recognized American Viticultural Area is nearing approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.


As crowd watches Pac-12 Tournament, NCAA says no fans for March Madness

TEMPE – The stakes are high for rivals Arizona and Arizona State in the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament.


Transgender group applauds transfer of detainees from criticized ICE facility in New Mexico

PHOENIX – Twenty-seven transgender migrants have been moved from a detention center in New Mexico to other facilities. The Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico has long been criticized for alleged mistreatment and improper care of transgender detainees.


Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona challenge to California tax law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Arizona's challenge to California's "extraordinarily aggressive" application of a tax against thousands of out-of-state companies, including as many as 13,000 in Arizona.


Kobe and Gianna Bryant mourned by players and fans at memorial in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Basketball legends and family gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 27.


Hockey program gives opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities

PEORIA – Picture this: “Pinball Wizard” blasting through AZ Ice Peoria. The rink split with hockey players in jerseys modeled after the Arizona Coyotes. Creative goal celebrations as players circle around the rink several times.


When dad plays in the NHL: Children amused, confused by father’s job

GLENDALE – For children of NHL players past and present, grasping what their dad does for a living doesn’t happen until they’re older.


Veterans with PTSD turn to sports, physical activity as alternative method of treatment

PHOENIX – Study finds that participating in intense sports and other outdoor activities is an effective alternative treatment for PTSD.


‘Perfect droughts’ were common in the past, researchers say, and could get worse

PHOENIX – “Perfect droughts,” when diminished streamflow and precipitation affect all of a region’s water sources, occurred in California an average of six times a century for the past 600 years, University of Arizona tree-ring experts say, and they could become longer and more common in the future, irrespective of climate change.


No limits: Amy Bockerstette is back, spreading her message of inclusion at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Amy Bockerstette, a new crowd favorite at the Waste Management Open, inspires peers at Tesori Foundation Clinic.


Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Monday overturned Arizona's ban on ballot-harvesting and its policy of rejecting ballots accidentally cast in the wrong precinct, calling both reflections of the state's "long and unhappy history of official discrimination" in elections.


Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life

WASHINGTON - Tempe resident Katie Forbes was at the 47th March for Life because she finds the national event's "magnitude and scale" encouraging for anti-abortion groups at the event, which this year drew a first-ever personal appearance by a sitting president.