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Border shelters stave off ‘homelessness on steroids,’ but funding worries remain

TUCSON - Shelters like Casas Alitas in Tucson prevent what one official said could be "homelessness on steroids," by caring for hundreds of asylum seekers who arrive daily with little more than the clothes on their backs. But funding for such programs almost ran out this year.

Deaf community is divided over how cochlear implants affect deaf identity and culture

PHOENIX – Cochlear implants have sparked controversy about deaf culture and identity for decades. Some say they treat deafness as a disability that needs to be fixed and undermine the use of American Sign Language. One woman who got the implants says she was grateful to alleviate some of the hearing loss she’s suffered from her whole life.

Adult Loss of Hearing Association’s (from left) executive board member Sue Vardon, donor match partner Pat Clinch and Board President Cynthia Amerman pose for a portrait at the Adult Loss of Hearing Association in Tucson on May 11, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Amerman)

NFL tight end Mark Andrews wants to inspire others with diabetes both on and off the field

MESA – Mark Andrews, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, has never let his type 1 diabetes slow him down on the field or off it. He aims to inspire others with his story and his accomplishments despite his diagnosis.

Mark Andrews, giving low-fives to a group of Dexcom employees, is grateful for having a continuous glucose monitor to help him control his blood sugar. (Photo courtesy of Dexcom)

Paradise lost: Coyotes, fans share emotional embrace in Arizona swan song

TEMPE — In an emotionally charged atmosphere at a sold-out Mullett Arena, the Arizona Coyotes played what was likely their final game in the Valley after 28 years.

Amid the uncertainty of relocation, devoted fans stand outside Mullett Arena as a symbol of solidarity and love for their beloved Arizona Coyotes. (Photo by Joseph Eigo/Cronkite News)

Arizona Coyotes, Valley fans brace for potential finale before rumored Salt Lake City move

SCOTTSDALE – In an emotionally charged atmosphere amid reports of an impending relocation to Salt Lake City, the Arizona Coyotes prepared for what could be their final game in the Valley on Wednesday against the Edmonton Oilers at Arizona State's Mullett Arena.

Arizona Coyotes rookie Josh Doan met with fans and signed autographs after practice Tuesday at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. (Photo courtesy of PHNX Sports)

The first Indigenous woman in space never planned on becoming an astronaut

AVONDALE – It was never in her plans to become the first Indigenous woman in space but Nicole Mann’s career path eventually took her there. At Estrella Mountain Community College, she shares her unorthodox journey of becoming a NASA astronaut.

UConn coach Dan Hurley’s recipe for success: passion, tough love and player respect

GLENDALE – UConn coach Dan Hurley is on the brink of his second national title in as many years ahead of Monday’s matchup with Purdue. But what makes one of the biggest personalities in college basketball unique and so dominant?

Final chapter: Teams set, storylines aplenty at NCAA Men’s Final Four

PHOENIX – Final Four week has arrived in the Valley, as UConn, Purdue, NC State, and Alabama fans descend upon Phoenix to watch their teams on college basketball’s biggest stage.

Mark Sears, named the West Region MVP, lifts the trophy high after leading Alabama to its first-ever Final Four appearance. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Next big thing: Freddy Peralta begins pathway to Brewers’ ace, will make first career Opening Day start

PHOENIX – After the departure of Corbin Burnes and long-term injuries to Brandon Woodruff and Devin Williams, Freddy Peralta is gearing up to be the next ace for the Brewers’ pitching staff and gets the nod for Opening Day.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta is gearing up to be the next ace for the Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff and has secured the nod for Friday’s Opening Day. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Broken heart? With determination, treatment, GCU’s Tyon Grant-Foster finds his way back to basketball

SPOKANE, Wash. – When he collapsed twice because of a heart problem, Grand Canyon's Tyon Grant-Foster thought his basketball career was over. Instead, he is leading the Lopes in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Voters hit the polls for Arizona presidential preference election

PHOENIX – The Arizona presidential preference election drew some voters out on Election Day, though many who participated in the partisan election had already voted via mail-in ballot for their chosen presidential candidate. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are already their parties’ presumptive nominees.

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes speaks at the State Capitol Executive Tower on March 19, 2024. (Photo by Mariah Temprendola/Cronkite News)

GCU men punch ticket into NCAA Tournament after winning WAC Championship bout over UT Arlington

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University grinded out a victory in the WAC Championship game over UT Arlington, while earning a bid into the NCAA Tournament. This is the second-consecutive title and third in four years under coach Bryce Drew.