Native hoop dance coaches preserve history, tradition with new generation
PHOENIX – Indigenous intertribal hoop dance combines tradition and history with individuality and creativity. We tell the story of three dancers who are sharing their passion for the dance with the next generation.
Arizona pet-toy maker in the doghouse with Jack Daniel’s over parody product
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys infringed on Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 trademark with its Bad Spaniels Old No. 2 squeaky toy for dogs.
Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them
FLORENCE – Burrowing owls, ground-dwelling birds that are listed as a species of concern in Arizona, continue to be at risk from ongoing development. As more open desert and farmland is developed across the state, one group is relocating burrowing owls to new sites.
Valley roller skaters adapt during pandemic, embrace community to overcome adversity
PHOENIX – As roller skaters navigate COVID-19 shutdowns and reopenings, they’re searching for a place to roll – and a community.
Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release
PHOENIX – Incarcerated firefighters have battled blazes since the 1980s, for less pay and diminished chances of becoming firefighters after release. But that could be changing.
Gym or gingerbread? Prime athletes must resist temptations of holiday goodies
LOS ANGELES – The holiday season may seem like a free pass on fitness for many, but what about athletes who have been training hard all year?
Excavations reveal little wealth disparity in ancient Teotihuacán civilization
TEOTIHUACAN – Scientists sifting through the ruins of Teotihuacán say there appears to have been little wealth disparity in one of the largest cities in the ancient world. “You can have a complex urban society without a high level of inequality,” one ASU researcher says.
Facing fear: Silence often hides domestic violence in Hispanic community
De Colores is a Chicanos Por La Causa based shelter that caters to Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence.
Diaper Bank organizes diaper drive for Texas, Florida hurricane victims
TEMPE – The volunteers stood in the shade of a bank parking lot, carrying water bottles, waiting for people to send relief to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.
Arizona files lawsuit against Chandler-based opioid company, accuses it of fraudulent practices
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Chandler-based opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. and three doctors. The suit alleged that they participated in fraudulent practices, which led to overprescription of a powerful opioid drug, according to a statement released Thursday.
Step up: Study says dancing may aid brain health in older adults
SUN CITY – The high-stepping, high-kicking Sun City Poms dance before raucous crowds, from high schoolers at assemblies to families lined up along streets during parades.