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Forest health in Arizona: Stressed by drought and pests, trees are losing resilience to changing climate

FLAGSTAFF – Many of Arizona’s forests and woodlands are in bad shape, experts say. They’re overgrown, stressed by drought and facing increased threats from wildfires. But stakeholders across the state are collaborating to restore the forests to health. Take a walk in the woods in the Coconino National Forest to see for yourself.


CROWN Act banning discrimination against natural Black hair enacted by Tempe, Tucson

TEMPE – A Tempe natural hair stylist talks about the beauty and diversity of natural hair in light of Tempe and Tucson passing the CROWN Act, which prohibits hair discrimination.


Arizona recruit Dylan Andrews eager to join UCLA basketball this fall

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles native Dylan Andrews played his final year of high school basketball at AZ Compass Prep in Chandler and is committed to playing for the resurgent UCLA Bruins this fall.


Coyotes’ franchise record for NHL debuts signals team in full rebuild mode

PHOENIX – With the newest additions of NCAA standouts Jack McBain and Nathan Smith, the Arizona Coyotes have set a single-season franchise record with 10 players making their NHL debuts in 2022. The mark confirms the team is in full rebuild mode.


Arizona unemployment hit ‘historic’ low of 3.3% in March, new data shows

WASHINGTON - Arizona's unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in March, one of 17 states where the White House said joblessness reached "historic lows." It was lower than the national rate and the lowest in Arizona in a half-century, according to data released Friday.


Arizona jobless rate continues to decline, now lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007, according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Former Arizona standout thrives in new role with hometown Lakers

Stanley Johnson was a star on UArizona’s 2015 Elite Eight team. But after bouncing around the NBA, the former lottery pick has found success with his hometown team, the L.A. Lakers.


Cactus League report: Brewers pitchers hope to build off dominant 2021 season

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to follow up a dominant 2021 campaign on the mound. Many are using the abbreviated spring to their advantage to fulfill that goal, and sizable results have already presented themselves.


Maricopa County led nation in population growth; Pinal, Yavapai surged

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County added more new residents than any county in the nation last year, continuing a trend that local officials call a credit to the region's opportunities and affordability.


Valley restaurant owners expect boost from baseball’s Cactus League

PHOENIX – Valley restaurant owners breathed a sigh of relief when baseball owners and players settled their labor dispute in time for a shortened Cactus League spring training season.


Back to the Cactus League: Andrew McCutchen excited for opportunity with Brewers

PHOENIX – After signing a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Andrew McCutchen is already impacting his new teammates and is excited to return to the Cactus League.


Peoria boys basketball coach has an alter ego: Phoenix Suns superfan Mr. ORNG

PEORIA – Some days he’s “coach,” other days he’s Mr. ORNG. But he’s always embracing his unique basketball experiences.