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Arizona LGBTQ+ hockey league leads the way, offering inclusive safe place to play

Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association, an LGBTQ+ hockey league, is working to make the sport more inclusive and accessible. In conjunction with the Arizona Coyotes, ALPHA has created a safe space for growth.

Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association is the state's first LGBTQ+ hockey league, where members learn to skate and play hockey in an inclusive environment. (Photo courtesy of Nate Engle)

Pro-Coyotes arena groups decry lawsuit, urge Tempe voters to pass ballot measures

TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes and other groups in favor of a proposed hockey arena and entertainment district in Tempe urged voters to pass ballot measures in May that would allow the project to proceed. The group also decried a lawsuit the city of Phoenix filed Tuesday against Tempe related to the development.


Glendale breaks ground on first complex to use state affordable housing tax credit

GLENDALE – Centerline on Glendale will be the first housing complex in Arizona funded in part by the state affordable housing tax credit. The complex will have 368 new affordable apartments for Glendale residents by 2024.

Officials attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Centerline on Glendale, a 368-unit complex designed for mixed-income housing and funded in part by a state low-income housing tax credit. Photo taken on March 24, 2023. (Photo by Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)

Phoenix council member and former U.N. climate adviser Yassamin Ansari pushes for climate action and sustainable energy

PHOENIX — She began her career as a policy adviser at the United Nations advocating for climate change. Now, as a Phoenix City Council member and vice mayor, Yassamin Ansari says that true progress toward a sustainable future starts at the local level.

Phoenix Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari speaks at the unveiling of a mural to honor Iranian women titled “Woman Life Freedom” in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 3, 2023. (Photo by Jack Wu/Cronkite News)

Arizona governor signs executive order banning discrimination based on hair style or texture

PHOENIX – The CROWN Act, banning hair-based discrimination in the workplace, was enacted in Tempe and Tucson in 2021. Gov. Katie Hobbs’ executive order extends those protections to state workers. She hopes the order inspires similar legislation “across the board.”

Gov. Katie Hobbs sits at a desk and signs an executive order surrounded by community members in support of the order.

ASU women’s lacrosse leans on graduate duo of ‘KB Squared’ after an offseason marked by transition

TEMPE – Katie Brodsky and Kaylon Buckner, who returned for a fifth year, will take the reins of leadership for ASU women’s lacrosse under new coach Taryn VanThof. The duo, tagged as KB Squared, have been a source of inspiration and motivation to a squad facing many changes after last season's run to the Pac-12 finals.

Kaylon Buckner, a fifth-year player on the Arizona State women’s lacrosse team, said despite the adversity she has faced in her career, “I’m just grateful to play the sport every day, and I want my teammates to know that.” (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)

Hobbs: State not ready to execute Gunches by April 6; court urged to step in

WASHINGTON - With just three weeks until convicted murderer Aaron Gunches is scheduled to be put to death, a court battle continues to rage over whether the state will be ready to execute him by lethal injection on April 6.


Hobbs says state will not proceed for now with court-ordered execution

WASHINGTON - Gov. Katie Hobbs said Friday that the state will not proceed with the execution of convicted murderer Aaron Gunches, one day after the Arizona Supreme Court said it had no choice but to order his death.


Homeless encampments would be torn down, people charged under Arizona Senate bill

PHOENIX – Under Arizona Senate Bill 1413, police officers would be required to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with criminal trespassing. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday.

David King sits and clutches his Bible on the couch that doubles as his home near the Human Services Campus in Phoenix on March 1, 2023. (Photo by Logan Camden/Cronkite News)

‘My child, my choice’: Parents, children march to support school voucher program

PHOENIX – Parents, children and educators on Wednesday marched to the state Capitol to support an education voucher program that Gov. Katie Hobbs has said she wants to dismantle. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts provide up to $7,000 annually in state funds.


Conservation groups, highway advocates square off on proposed Interstate 11

TUCSON — Four conservation groups have sued the Federal Highway Administration over a proposed corridor for Interstate 11, saying there hasn’t been enough consideration of how it would affect the pristine Sonoran Desert and animals in the area.

Tom Hannagan, Friends of Ironwood Forest board president, walks through Ironwood Forest National Monument on Jan. 31, 2023, in Tucson. (Photo by Evelyn Nielsen/Cronkite News)

Sun Devil lacrosse rides ‘The Energy Bus’ to success after an offseason full of change

PHOENIX – Arizona State University lacrosse has seen immense change since its trip to the 2022 Pac-12 championship game. The team looks to use new players and new coaches to its advantage in the upcoming season.

The ASU women's lacrosse team aims to make another run at the Pac-12 championship with 12 new players and a first-year coaching staff. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)