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Flavors From Afar in LA uplifts and supports refugee communities through food

LOS ANGELES – Flavors From Afar in LA’s Little Ethiopia spotlights dishes from many countries to support refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. A portion of the profits go to causes that help refugees.


Giles joins state, local officials to kick off homelessness initiative

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined state and local leaders from around the country to kick off a federal initiative to boost affordable housing and get 100,000 homeless households in permanent shelters, as the problem of homelessness has grown during the pandemic.


Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’

SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.


Sharpe will play as a Wildcat, but not in Arizona; commits to Kentucky

WASHINGTON - Shaedon Sharpe's basketball journey from London, Ontario, to Glendale, Arizona, will continue in Lexington, Kentucky, after the No. 1 player in Arizona made a verbal commitment Tuesday to the University of Kentucky.


Temporarily knocked out, RUF Nation returns strong, features card at Celebrity Theatre

PHOENIX – This time last year, RUF had a different name, struggled to hold events due to the pandemic and had a much darker outlook for the future of Arizona MMA. This year, a lot has changed and business is booming, including a card Sunday at the Celebrity Theatre.


‘You feel like you can’t get a break’: The Colorado River struggles to water the West after two decades of drought

After another dry year, the waterway that supplies 40 million people is parched as climate change upends the water cycle in the Southwest. Scientists say the only way forward is to rein in demands on the 1,450-mile long Colorado River’s water to match its decline.


As Chris Paul chases title, question lingers: Will he play for Suns next season?

Chris Paul joined elite company in Michael Jordan after his finals debut. But will he still be playing for the Suns next season?


Can’t smell because of COVID-19? Retraining your nose might work, experts say

PHOENIX – Nearly 75% of COVID-19 patients experienced some loss of smell, but most got it back within a few weeks. For those still suffering, treatments to retrain the nose show promise.


D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Widespread appreciation grows for Devin Booker after regular season indifference

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns fans long lamented Devin Booker was the most disrespected player in the NBA. His performance in the playoffs has raised his national profile, leading to widespread Booker appreciation


Waiting to exhale: Chris Paul news has Suns fans in frenzy about ‘cursed’ franchise

Phoenix Suns fans believe their franchise is one of the unluckiest in the world. The Chris Paul news has them in a frenzy.


‘Boots on the ground’: How Phoenix plans to help small businesses

PHOENIX – During Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, members approved a variety of ways to spend $193 million the city received last month from the American Rescue Plan Act.


How will youth sports leagues, parents react now that COVID-19 vaccine available for adolescents?

PHOENIX – With the release of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents coinciding with the start of many youth sporting events, parents and tournament organizers are faced with decisions related to protocol and expectations.