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Dancers battle it out in Tempe for a chance to compete on the global stage
TEMPE – About 80 dancers went head-to-head in 1v1 freestyle battles as part of the Red Bull “Dance Your Style” auditions at Arizona State University’s Galvin Plaza. The top two winners advance to regional finals in Los Angeles.
Phoenix area flooding, road closures prompted by SRP water releases
PHOENIX – Winter storms have led SRP to increase water releases from two reservoirs on the Verde River that were already 83% full. That necessitated Wednesday’s releases as the reservoir system needs to be able to accommodate runoff expected in the coming weeks.
David and Goliath: PACs go head-to-head before Tempe special election for Coyotes arena
TEMPE — With a special election set for May, two political action committees are sparring over whether it’s in the city of Tempe’s best interest to break ground on an Arizona Coyotes entertainment district.
Flagstaff competitions, businesses grow snowboarding community
FLAGSTAFF – Flagstaff clothing brand, Collective Supply Co., co-hosted a snowboarding contest with Sunset Terrain Park in Arizona Snowbowl. The company aims to grow the snowboarding community and bring people together.
Student storytelling at Arizona Capitol advances immigration group’s policy priorities
PHOENIX — About 150 students with Aliento visited the Capitol Wednesday to meet with legislators to talk about immigration policy priorities, including initiatives on driver’s licenses, repealing English-only and securing funding for College Promise programs.
First lady Jill Biden visits Mesa Community College to talk college, jobs
MESA - First lady Jill Biden was met with nothing but praise and happy students Monday morning during her visit to Mesa Community College, where she applauded the city for its successful college scholarship program.
Photos: Arizona Super Bowl events include music, parties, experiences, more
PHOENIX – Cronkite News photographers are capturing Super Bowl events, from the Super Bowl LVII Experience to Super Bowl LVII Music Fest and more.
From quirky designs to sentimental homage, Super Bowl logos have changed dramatically
PHOENIX – Design philosophies have changed drastically throughout 57 Super Bowls, from the simplistic logos of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the colorful logos of the ‘90s, to the sleek, corporate look of the modern NFL.
What the Eagles and Chiefs are saying ahead of Super Bowl 57
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday at State Farm Stadium.
Super Bowl 2023 week kicks off with Opening Night at Footprint Center
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. The privilege comes with plenty of must-see live entertainment; tailgates; festivals; and, of course, football in the lead-up to the big game at State Farm Stadium. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday.
HistoriCorps volunteers help preserve structures at Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona
SEDONA – The nonprofit organization HistoriCorp partnered with Coconino National Forest to preserve historic buildings on the Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona, founded in 1880.
Asian District Night Market in Mesa showcases small businesses, draws 10,000 people
MESA – The Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce partnered with the recently named Asian District in Mesa to host the Asian District Night Market: Kamayan Festival, which showcased small businesses.
Arizona votes are now counted, but election drama will go on
Arizona votes are now counted, however the ordeal goes on as three races are headed for automatic recount and two counties delay certification. Democrat Katie Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake in the governor race, which does not qualify for an automatic recount.
Tight elections for attorney general, schools superintendent could trigger automatic recounts
PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.
Elections officials: 500,000 ballots still out, but vote count on track
WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials said Thursday there were still more than 600,000 ballots to be counted from Tuesday's elections, but insisted they are still on schedule to complete the count in the next few days. Even if that schedule is not as fast as some would like.
U.S. House: Redistricting, midterm malaise tighten congressional races in Arizona
PHOENIX – Democrats face stiff challenges to hold their slim 5-4 seat majority in the House of Representative races in Arizona, while the GOP hopes redistricting and midterm backlash gives Republicans the lead.
Arizona governor: Katie Hobbs holds narrow lead over Trump ally Kari Lake
PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs maintained a narrow lead Wednesday over Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. The race is one of the most competitive – and most consequential – in the country.
Lights out: Oracle State Park hosts a star viewing party to celebrate Arizona’s dark skies
ORACLE – Cronkite News visited Oracle State Park near Tucson to see why amateur astronomers love observing the cosmos at the International Dark Sky Park.
‘Momentous’: Sweeping federal law will lower prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients
PHOENIX — Hefty prices have made it hard for retirees like Brenda Dickason of Tucson to afford medications. Provisions included in the new Inflation Reduction Act should help by capping out-of-pocket spending for Medicare enrollees and restraining some drug costs.
‘It could have been me:’ Hundreds of migrants in Tapachula die alone, unidentified
TAPACHULA, Mexico – The unidentified remains of more than 52,000 people are lying in mass graves, forensic service facilities, universities, forensic storage and safeguard centers across Mexico. This “forensic crisis” is playing out in a smaller but no less tragic way in Tapachula.
A growing unsheltered community in Phoenix receives help from Project Connect
PHOENIX – Volunteers with Project Connect helped hundreds of unsheltered people receive health care, housing and ID services as homelessness continues to rise.