Cornhole pros and weekend warriors meet in Mesa for national tournament
MESA – Bell Bank Park sports complex in Mesa recently hosted an American Cornhole League pro shootout and open tournament. Competitors came from across the country to join in the fun.
‘Open-air prison’ in southern Mexico traps thousands of migrants
TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.
Biden announces regional migration initiative at Summit of the Americas
LOS ANGELES – President Joe Biden announced a new migration initiative Thursday during the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration is a commitment by countries in the Western Hemisphere to enhance stability and create opportunities for safer and orderly migration.
Arizona parents on the hunt for baby formula turn to each other for help
WASHINGTON - The nationwide shortage of infant formula has led to store-imposed limits on purchases, long drives and frantic internet searches by frazzled parents, who have turned to each other to make up for what they see as a lack of government action.
Supreme Court rejects appeals of death-row inmates in two Arizona killings
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that inmates do not have a right to raise defenses in federal court that were rejected in state courts, denying the appeals of two Arizona death-row inmates in the process.
Battle for Arizona Avenue: Hamilton-Chandler rivalry extends to baseball with first title meeting
TEMPE – A rivalry best known for football has extended to the diamond. Hamilton High School and Chandler High School showcased their talents in the baseball 6A state championship game. Is a new rivalry underway?
‘Can’t kill the dead’: Hamilton baseball team wins 6A title following controversy
TEMPE – A week after being told its season was over, Hamilton High School won the 6A baseball title following an improbable series of events.
Oklahoma tribes strike back at critics ahead of Supreme Court arguments
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma’s Five Tribes are pushing back against critics of tribal sovereignty, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Wednesday that could solidify the impact of its 2020 ruling that recognized reservations over nearly half of Oklahoma.
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.
Children of incarcerated parents find joy at Prison Fellowship sports camp
MESA – The Prison Fellowship offers sports camps for children of incarcerated parents and recently stopped at Central Christian Church in Mesa. In Arizona, 11% of children have had an incarcerated parent.
‘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.