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Serving some discipline: Ironwood’s guide to building elite badminton program

PEORIA – When given the task of building the girls badminton program, Ironwood High School coach Brett Stafford had to do so from the ground up. His commitment to his program has shown through in its success and growth over the past decade.


Hobbs pushes for federal voting legislation to protect workers, voters

WASHINGTON - Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs joined other election officials with tales of harassment, death threats and attacks on election integrity since the 2020 election, and urged passage of federal legislation to protect future elections.


Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus

More than 4 in 10 people live in neighborhoods with unhealthy air, and the problem affects people of color to a much larger degree. In one west Phoenix neighborhood, Latina moms came together to combat the issue by targeting the buses their kids ride to school.


Navajo president backs bill to protect Native American voting rights

WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told a Senate panel Wednesday that special protections are needed to reverse the "very disrespectful" treatment of Native Americans who face extraordinary challenges in the voting process.


ASU League of Legends enters a new era with the same winning attitude

LOS ANGELES – ASU’s League of Legends team lost three out of five starters last year and its head coach. But the team is heading into the season with the same ideology of prioritizing close relationships.


It’s a wrap and a wrist slap: Phoenix Mercury season ends with loss and questions

PHOENIX – After losing to the WNBA Finals to the Chicago Sky, the Phoenix Mercury season ends with a $10,000 fine.


Home away from home: ASU soccer captain forms second family outside of Mexico

ASU soccer captain Alexia Delgado moved away from her parents at 13 to pursue her dream of becoming a soccer player. Now in Tempe, the Mexican international has found a place she can call home.


It’s go(-kart) time: Phoenix Kart Racing Association bonds friends, prepares pros

GLENDALE – Several Arizona track offers go-kart opportunities for future NASCAR drivers as well as those simply looking to have a little fun. Some of the top professional drivers started their careers by competing in go-karts.


Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez, NHL’s first Latino CEO, draws on life experiences to make history

PHOENIX - In 2020, the Arizona Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez became the first Latino president and CEO in NHL history. However, hockey long ago made an impact on him when he saw what its untapped potential could mean to a community.


Mulch from above: After the fire, the work to protect water sources begins

Debris from wildfires poses a threat to water sources, prompting cities to find ways to stem that sooty runoff. One method is to use helicopters to drop bundles of mulch on charred hillsides, but it’s costly.


Even Colorado’s largest wildfire was no match for beavers

Beavers have shaped waterways for millions of years, which makes them capable water managers. But they “are not going to be the miracle answer” to drought in the Colorado River Basin, experts say.


Robocalls dip as FCC rules kick in; advocates say more should be done

WASHINGTON - Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures. But advocates say phone carriers could do more.