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Door-to-door campaign helps Guadalupe turn the tide against COVID
GUADALUPE – With the help of Town Council members, tribal leaders, and health care organizations, tiny Guadalupe is driving down COVID-19 cases.
Protesters urge Sen. Kelly to support bill to protect sacred Oak Flat
PHOENIX – About 20 protestors gathered in front of Sen. Mark Kelly’s office to urge him to save Oak Flat, a sacred Indigenous site near Superior, from copper mining.
Delivering Hope: How those who’ve been there are fighting homelessness
PHOENIX – With homelessness on the rise, the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach Mobile Outreach program takes a different approach to helping people: It employs case managers who themselves have experienced homelessness so they can better connect and build trust.
Biden releases 50 million barrels of oil in hopes of easing gas prices
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to drive down the surging cost of gasoline and home heating oil.
Grant helps Phoenix clinic expand mental health, substance abuse treatment for the underserved
PHOENIX – Terros Health has been awarded a $4 million federal grant to help expand mental health and substance abuse services for underserved patients and military veterans in west Phoenix.
Heat has a new enemy in Phoenix: A city office dedicated to fighting rising temperatures
PHOENIX – Phoenix has created a first-of-its-kind office to respond to rising temperatures from climate change. Heat is a greater weather hazard than floods or storms, and the new office aims to improve livability in the desert city.
Before NBA named female play-by-play announcers, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Cindy Brunson were blazing trails
PHOENIX — Lisa Byington and Kate Scott made history when they were named the play-by-play voices for the Bucks and 76ers, respectively. But several women in the Valley, including Ann Meyers Drysdale and Cindy Brunson, helped blaze trails.
Agritainment: Arizona farms turn to petting zoos, corn mazes, concerts and festivals to survive
GILBERT – Farms across Arizona are turning to ‘agritainment’ in order to survive. From petting zoos and tractor rides to pumpkin patches, the public can pay to peek behind the scenes and have some fun.
Sinema urged to support Build Back Better spending plan
PHOENIX – Arizona legislators and activists from the Working Families Party met Tuesday at the Capitol to urge Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to take action on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
As COVID-19 pandemic wears on, demand increases for deworming drug ivermectin
Prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19 are increasing, and one Phoenix feed store has struggled to stock the medication, which in some forms is used to deworm large animals.
COVID-19 challenges add intrigue to first AIA high school football rankings
PHOENIX – COVID-19 challenges add intrigue to first AIA high school football rankings released by AZ Preps 365. As usual, surprises are part of the mix
Humans (and dogs) grateful Phoenix parks have reopened during COVID-19 pandemic
PHOENIX - A look at how the City of Phoenix is handling the usage of athletic fields and parks after reopening in early October.
Ready for some football? Finally, so is Chaparral High after COVID outbreak
SCOTTSDALE - Chaparral Firebirds football is set to take on the Brophy Broncos on Friday in their season opener.
As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on schedules, blowouts prevail in high school football
PHOENIX - The AIA’s 6A conference has seen 25 of 34 matchups won by 17 or more points. Blowouts prevail during pandemic.
In our ‘DNA’: Phoenix to host 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four
PHOENIX - The NCAA names Phoenix as the host of the 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era
PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans
Snap decision: High school football back this week after AIA OKs return
PHOENIX - Amidst COVID-19, high school football gets underway this week. Here is a look at some of the top teams in Arizona.
‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows
PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.