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From high schools to the NBA, Arizona evolving into a hotbed for elite hoops talent

PHOENIX – The surge of prep academies in Arizona has led the state to be the one who sent more basketball players to the 2022 NBA Draft, with six (and three more from college). DeAndre Ayton led the way, and this year, Dalen Terry and others followed him


‘Nothing here is enough’: Systemic gaps in health care system affect migrants in Tapachula

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tens of thousands of migrants struggle to navigate a complex and underfunded network of health care resources in the southern border city of Tapachula, Mexico – despite the efforts of NGOs and government officials alike.


‘We’ve got hoopers out there’: TyTy Washington, Jalen Williams show Arizona pride in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – TyTy Washington and Jalen Williams faced each other often while growing up in Arizona. But as NBA rookies playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, their matchup Saturday carried extra weight as they both took pride in repping their home state.


Perry grad Jalen Williams set to become first-round NBA draft pick as brother Cody follows his footsteps

GILBERT – Jalen Williams went from unheralded college recruit to a projected first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Back at his alma mater, Perry High School, Jalen’s younger brother Cody is becoming a basketball star in his own right.


‘An abandoned issue’: Migrants’ mental health mostly ignored by Mexican government

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants passing through Mexico desperately need mental health care, but the Mexican government has offered little support. Shelters and NGOs in Tapachula are stepping in to provide essential psych services, but experts and frontline workers say it still isn’t enough.


Middle seats, canceled flights, COVID exposure: Taurasi, WNBA players sound off on commercial travel

PHOENIX – More WNBA players, including Diana Taurasi, are pushing back about having to fly commercial for road trips, and the issues came to a head earlier this year after the league fined the New York Liberty franchise fined $500,000 for using private jets.


Un grupo de mujeres trabaja para eliminar la inseguridad alimentaria en el sur de Phoenix

PHOENIX - Un grupo de mujeres ayudó a desarrollar el plan de acción alimentario del sur de Phoenix. Sus ideas y proyectos contribuyen al objetivo de eliminar los desiertos de alimentos en Phoenix y de combatir los problemas de accesibilidad que enfrentan muchos.


Breaking through the cracks: Perry High product Jalen Williams blossoming at Santa Clara

PHOENIX - Jalen Williams is having a breakout basketball season at Santa Clara University. Williams is receiving NBA attention.


Las empresas latinas afectadas por la pandemia sobreviven por el apoyo de la iniciativa privada y organizaciones comunitarias

PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant #3, como todos los negocios hispanos, enfrentan retos durante la pandemia. Co-propietaria Yesenia Ramirez habla sobre sus experiencias.


Preach: Fans excited as rivalry between Catholic schools Brophy, St. Mary’s returns

PHOENIX – A long-running rivalry makes its return as Brophy College Preparatory and St. Mary’s face off in Week 1 one of the high school football season.


Destination Mars: Elon Musk’s plan to colonize space starts with test flight this month

PHOENIX – In his quest to start a colony on Mars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is launching his Starship into orbit this month to test whether it’s possible to send passengers safely into space and to other planets. NASA’s ultimate goal also is to explore Mars.


Hopkins, Murray steal show, but Cardinals GM Keim earns praise, too

PHOENIX - Murray and Hopkins stole the show Sunday during the Cardinals game against the 49ers, but Keim’s offseason efforts set the tone