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Fields of dreams: How farming and football helped Eloy harvest NFL talent

ELOY – Located midway between Phoenix and Tucson along Interstate 10 is the small city of Eloy. It’s home to just under 16,000 residents and is mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust. But a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208, one that involves football and sending players to the NFL.


Giffords goes from advocate to White House honoree to, now, film subject

WASHINGTON - It's been a good month for former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. She saw the signing last month of significant gun-control legislation she long sought, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week - and a movie about her life opened Friday.


Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


Tampon shortage spotlights fight against ‘period poverty’

PHOENIX – The latest supply chain problem – a shortage of feminine care items – has prompted Arizona advocates to renew calls for “period equity” to ensure that menstrual products are accessible and affordable for all.


Colorado, San Pedro make annual list of ‘most endangered’ U.S. rivers

WASHINGTON – Two Arizona rivers landed on an annual list of the top 10 "most endangered" rivers in the U.S. this week, including the drought-ravaged Colorado in the No. 1 spot. The San Pedro River was in eighth place due to groundwater pumping that threatens the river.


Perry High softball team makes dramatic turnaround, aims at state title

GILBERT – Coming off a dismal 2020-21 season, the Perry High School softball team has emerged as one of the state’s bess.


Batter up! Baseball is back with new collective bargaining agreement but casualties remain

PHOENIX – Although Major League Baseball and the MLBPA hammered out a competitive-balance agreement, many connected to the game are still reeling from the lockout.


Crédito tributario por hijos a pensiones militares: lo que debe saber sobre la presentación de su reembolso de impuestos de este año

MESA – La temporada de impuestos se verá un poco diferente este año, desde los plazos normales hasta la escasez de personal del IRS que podría retrasar los reembolsos. Pero hay ayuda disponible para los que tienen fobia a los impuestos, y es gratis para aquellos que califican.


Child tax credit to military pensions: What to know about filing taxes this year

MESA – From the child tax credit to stimulus checks, here’s what to watch out for as you file your state and federal income taxes from 2021.


‘Good obnoxiousness’: From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, 942 Crew an ASU staple

TEMPE – From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, Arizona State’s 942 Crew hopes to boost student attendance.


Arizona ports of entry get at least $315 million for upgrades, expansion

WASHINGTON - Arizona is set to receive at least $315 million for improvements to three ports of entry along the Mexican border, money that officials say is badly needed to ease cross-border trade while improving border security.


A pesar de la popularidad del fútbol americano entre los latinos, las tasas de participación siguen siendo bajas

PHOENIX – Durante el tiempo de JR Alcantar como entrenador en jefe de fútbol americano en la escuela secundaria Cesar Chavez, con frecuencia veía a los jugadores faltar a la práctica. La necesidad de trabajar fuera del hogar para ayudar a mantener a las familias era común en un lugar donde más del 65 por ciento de los estudiantes matriculados son hispanos. Es una de las razones por las que la popularidad del deporte entre los hispanoamericanos no se traduce en participación en el campo en todos los niveles.