FLAGSTAFF – For many, Flagstaff is known as the running capital of the world. A look at how it got there and how it helped create one of the best-kept secrets among collegiate sports dynasties: the Northern Arizona University men’s cross-country team.
Behind the scenes: Intricate planning and preparation required to host an NCAA national championship
TEMPE – Arizona State will be the host institution for its third National Championship event in a 10-month span by the time the 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four is played in April. Hosting these tournaments is no easy task and often take years of preparation.
A $3,000 incentive program brought a boom in lifeguard applications to the city of Phoenix this year, but not enough lifeguards and pool managers to open more than 18 of the city's 29 pools this summer.
PHOENIX – One year and a few months after retiring from ASU women’s basketball, coach Charli Turner Thorne is already back in the women’s basketball world, signing on as an assistant for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic is one of the fastest-growing countries in Latin America thanks to a boom in tourism and foreign investment. But it relies heavily on migrant labor from Haitians, who are often mistreated inside the Dominican Republic.
PHOENIX – Six years ago, Phoenix City Council created an ethics commission to review complaints. But the city still hasn’t appointed anyone to it, so those who file complaints face nothing but frustration.
WASHINGTON - When lawmakers faced off for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, it wasn't to show off their athleticism. It was to raise money for charity and have fun, but mostly it was to relax and relate to each other in a friendlier atmosphere, if only for a night.
TEMPE – Conducting OTA workouts at their training facility in Tempe, the Cardinals continued ironing out the natural kinks that come with a new coaching staff and new players.
WASHINGTON - Staffing shortages and a surging workload at the southwest border have depleted morale among customs and border officials, who feel overworked and misused, leaving many ready to quit, a Homeland Security official testified Tuesday.
SCOTTSDALE — Girls Ranch, a licensed residential group home in Scottsdale, provides housing and comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting teens ages 12-18. Nonprofit Florence Crittenton, which runs Girls Ranch, helps these young mothers by offering child care, parenting skills and more.
PHOENIX – Hundreds of families attended the Memorial Day ceremony to pay respects to fallen service members at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Volunteers placed American flags on gravestones in preparation for the ceremony. Many service organizations attended the ceremony, including the Military Funeral Honor team, The Phoenix Stearman, 108th Army National Guard Band and others.
ARLINGTON, Va. - In the predawn chill at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 1,000 service members hoisted backpacks and headed into the rows of headstones. Their mission: Plant thousands of small American flags at the graves of the country's fallen heroes.