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Isaiah Stewart arrested for punching Drew Eubanks ahead of Phoenix Suns’ win

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns’ Drew Eubanks was punched pregame on Valentine’s Day by Isaiah Stewart, resulting in Stewart’s arrest. Star Devin Booker was also ejected early in Wednesday’s fiery game.

Pregame tensions escalated into a physical altercation Wednesday between Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart and Phoenix Suns center Drew Eubanks. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images and Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Naloxone vending machine unveiled in Valle del Sol clinic in south Phoenix

PHOENIX –Valle del Sol, a community health service with locations all through Phoenix, has set up a free naloxone vending machine at its south Phoenix clinic.

The Narcan vending machine in the Valle del Sol clinic lobby contains both the injectable and nasal spray versions of naloxone. The nasal spray is considered easier for the average person to use. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

As animal shelters exceed capacity, groups seek to keep pets with families

PHOENIX – As Maricopa County animal shelters work to handle more dogs than they can handle, local organizations seek to remind current and future pet owners of resources to help them keep their pets.

Kennels at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's West Valley Animal Care Center are over capacity, and several hold two animals. “It's not the shelter's fault. They get a lot of heat from the community around these choices. But what do you do when you've got more animals coming in than you have kennels and adopters?” said Leanna Taylor, CEO of the Arizona Pet Project. Photo taken in Phoenix on Jan. 22, 2024. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

NCAA sets forth plan to extend protection for athletes with new Post-Eligibility Insurance Program

PHOENIX – At the NCAA Convention in Phoenix, officials previewed their new Post Eligibility Insurance Program. The policy goes live in August and aims to be an extra layer of protection for NCAA athletes.

The Post-Eligibility Insurance Program, set to take effect Aug. 1, aims to offer extended coverage and support beyond an athlete's eligibility period. (Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Nicolo Galletti, Jesse Mueller lone ASU representatives to make cut at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The two ASU golfers in the final cut at TPC Scottsdale were not the usual suspects seen at the people’s open. Jesse Mueller and Nicolo Galletti took vastly different paths to play into the weekend.

Jesse Mueller, who has 24 career wins under his belt, proves he can thrive through the chaos of the WM Phoenix Open crowd. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Arizona projected to have largest nursing shortage in U.S. in 2025

PHOENIX — A national analysis predicts Arizona will have the largest nursing shortage in the country by 2025, with 28,100 fewer registered nurses than needed. As both rural and urban hospitals struggle to retain and recruit nurses, advocates look at solutions.

A view into the emergency room at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. (File photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News).

Family lawyer says Phoenix Union’s revised travel policies show guilt in student death

PHOENIX – The attorney for a family that lost their 15-year-old son and Cesar Chavez high school student believes that newly released policies from the school board imply guilt.


Bill to ban satanic displays advances, after heated debate on religion

PHOENIX - A Senate committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would ban satanic displays on public grounds, following an often-testy debate over whether Satanism is a religion to be respected or a "desecration of public property."


‘Offertunity Bowl’ gives Arizona high school football players one last chance at a scholarship

SURPRISE – The inaugural Offertunity Bowl, organized by the AIGA Foundation, provided a platform for high school seniors from Arizona and California to showcase their football talents to college scouts.

Mason Bray, quarterback from Saguaro High School, receives the MVP trophy after leading Arizona to victory in the Offertunity Bowl with three touchdown passes. (Photo courtesy of the AIGA Foundation)

Arizona officials combat AI election misinformation through proposed bills, security trainings

PHOENIX – As rapidly evolving technology makes it easier than ever to create nearly undetectable manipulated content, AI poses a threat to campaign security. Arizona elected officials are rapidly working to fight misinformation through proposed legislation and election security training.

Arizona elected officials are rapidly working to fight misinformation through proposed legislation and election security training ahead of the 2024 elections. (File photo by Michael Gutnick/Cronkite News)

It’s not officially a planet, but Pluto could be Arizona’s official planet

PHOENIX - Pluto was taken off the "full-size planet" list almost 20 years ago, but Rep. Justin Wilmeth, R-Phoenix, doesn't see why it can't still be Arizona's official state planet. His "fun" bill do to just that was approved 8-1 Wednesday by the House Government Committee.


Cardinal win: How record holder Tara VanDerveer shaped Charli Turner Thorne’s coaching legacy

TEMPE – Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara Vanderveer recently became the winningest coach in NCAA history, and Valley royalty Charli Turner Thorne, part of Vanderveer’s original group in Palo Alto, later built her program at ASU off the lessons she learned.