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Despite a losing season, University of Arizona football is building a winning program

TUCSON – The University of Arizona football team had a combined 1-23 record over its last 24 games coming into this season, but the Wildcats were able to put together a 5-7 season this year, which was capped off by their first Territorial Cup victory in six years. The Wildcats have a lot to build on heading into the future.

The Arizona Wildcats hoisted the Territorial Cup trophy for the first time in six years after defeating Arizona State 38-35. (Photo by Austin Ford/Cronkite News)

Doug Ducey, federal government battle over shipping containers at the border

YUMA – State and Yuma officials concede that placing old shipping containers at the border is not the permanent or effective solution they want, but they did it anyway. Now, what some call a political stunt has the state embroiled in a legal fight with the federal government.


Supreme Court asked to rule ‘gold standard’ of tribal adoption laws racist

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider Wednesday whether the Indian Child Welfare Act is the "gold standard" of child welfare policy or a "outrageous and unconstitutional" law that has outlived its time.


Obama shoots down rumors of Phoenix Suns ownership, praises team’s play

PHOENIX – Despite rumors that Barack Obama had interest in ownership of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, he shot down speculation. He also praised the play of the Suns.


Southern border apprehensions hit record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection.


‘Fresh food, fresh start’: Tucson cafe doubles as training program for people with mental illness

TUCSON – Café 54 serves as an employment training program for people with mental health conditions. Trainees work as cashiers, cooks, dishwashers and servers. The goal is to help them gain new skills and land a permanent job in the workforce.


Robert Hassell III’s hopes for the future come to a halt in the Arizona Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – When Robert Hassell III was drafted by the Padres, he thought he would end up in San Diego. But Major League Baseball can be an unforgiving business and he was traded to the Washington Nationals. He was using the Arizona Fall League to showcase his skills before an injury sidelined him.


In the rise and fall of Arizona junior college football, the long fight continues

PHOENIX – In 2018, the Maricopa County Community College District shut down its football programs, leaving Arizona with no junior college football teams. Athletes and coaches have spent years picking up pieces, and a new conference rose in the Valley.


From Rising goalkeeper to Champions League: Josh Cohen thrives in new role

PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.


Football’s popularity flags as more parents worry about concussions

PHOENIX – With increased awareness of concussions parents are not allowing their children to play football. Barrow Neurological Institute conducted a study that found that this trend has been ongoing since 2016.


Court: Conviction in writing, not open court, violated defendant’s rights

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a drug-smuggling defendant’s rights were violated when a district court handed down his conviction in writing and not in open court, denying him an opportunity to appear.


‘Growing up in trauma’: Young migrants in Tapachula cling to fragments of childhood

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Thousands of migrants pass through Tapachula, Mexico, each in a journey northward, often bound for the U.S. One in three are children, which presents special risks.