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Superb Bowl Sundays: Arizona has knack for delivering the goods in big game

PHOENIX – Those who have taken part in three previous Super Bowls played in Arizona remember their historical importance, the big plays and the wild finishes. Will Super Bowl LVI at State Farm Stadium in Glendale deliver again?

Arizona is set to host its fourth Super Bowl on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium. The Valley will move into sole possession of fifth place on the list of U.S. metropolitan areas that have hosted the NFL's crown jewel. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Border communities, Border Patrol brace for migrant surge as Title 42 ends

TUCSON - Record-high numbers of migrants stressed humanitarian organizations and border officials alike in 2022. Now, both groups are bracing for a new surge, with the end next week of Title 42, a pandemic-era rule that allowed 2.5 million migrants to be turned away.


Busker nation: Outside of sporting events, street performers capture soundtrack of Phoenix life

PHOENIX – Outside of Phoenix sporting events and concerts, local street performers set the ambience for fans. Many of them come from illustrious musical backgrounds, and they’re hoping you’ll listen, even if just for a moment.

Trumpet player Edward Conway performs outside Footprint Center following a Suns victory over the Warriors on Nov. 16. Conway started busking out of necessity. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

Growth beyond borders: Inside the NFL’s reach in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – The NFL returned to Mexico City on Nov. 21 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL and its clubs started to grow their presence in Mexico last year to build their brands and gain fan growth in an interest-filled region.

The stands at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City were filled with 49ers fans when San Francisco took on the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Title IX event highlights changes still needed for women’s soccer

TEMPE — In a panel discussion with two-time Olympian and World Cup champion, Briana Scurry highlights how far women’s soccer has come and the changes the women’s game still needs to reach equality.

Two-time Olympian and World Cup champion Briana Scurry helped start the fight for equality in women’s soccer. Despite her accomplishments, she said, “Part of my journey was impeded by the color of my skin.” (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

In focus: Migrants languish in Mexico’s chaotic immigration system

TAPACHULA, Mexico - Migrants have gathered in the thousands in Tapachula, seeking to apply for asylum or humanitarian visas to stay in Mexico or continue their journeys north. Protests outside Mexico’s immigration office have become more frequent as applications bog down and migrants struggle with limited access to social services and basic needs.


A tweet, an accusation, a ruling: AIA rescinds probation, Hamilton football now eligible for playoffs

PHOENIX – Due to a recruiting violation, the Arizona Interscholastic Association placed Hamilton’s football program on probation, making the team ineligible for the 2022 playoffs. Hamilton won their appeal on Tuesday to reinstate the program for the playoffs.


Los niños: Un tercio de los inmigrantes sin documentación

TAPACHULA, México – La avalancha de migrantes y refugiados está desbordando el sistema de inmigración, por lo que a menudo se tarda meses en conseguir las citas necesarias con ellos. En Tapachula, el lugar donde se ha producido una de las mayores crisis humanitarias del hemisferio occidental, cerca de un tercio de las personas varadas son menores de 18 años, según UNICEF.


Complex PTSD finally has a name; now those living with it want acceptance

WASHINGTON - Complex PTSD was first identified in 1988 and just recognized by the World Health Organization in recent years. But even with that, sufferers say they still struggle to get the right diagnosis and treatment for what remains a little-understood disease.


Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants seeking housing in Tapachula, one of Mexico’s poorest cities, have three choices as their immigration paperwork is processed: stay in a shelter and follow its rules, rent a room if they have money, or sleep on the streets. More often than not, their accommodations depend on circumstances and the social environment.


‘All I can do is wait’: Children make up a third of migrants in documentation limbo

TAPACHULA, Mexico – In one of the largest humanitarian crises currently in the Western Hemisphere, a third of migrants stranded at Mexico’s southern border are younger than 18.


Black migrants see nothing in Tapachula but racism and a dead end

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Black migrants fleeing violence and economic or political instability in their home countries are finding overt racism in Tapachula, where they await documents from Mexico that will allow them to continue their journeys north. But the glacial pace of the process has made the situation untenable.