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From North Philly to Paris: Kahleah Copper’s road to 2024 Olympics a journey of tears, setbacks and success

PHOENIX – Mercury guard Kahleah Copper was selected to the Olympic roster for the first time. The trials she endured leading up to receiving the call makes her appreciate this achievement much more.

Averaging 24 points for the Phoenix Mercury, Kahleah Copper’s outstanding season performance underscores her readiness for the 2024 Olympics. (Photo by Shirell Washington/Cronkite News)

The final Final Four? Phoenix faces rising competition as marquee sports events shift Las Vegas, Los Angeles

PHOENIX – Historically, Arizona has been a destination for marquee sporting events, but with new competition from Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Arizona is facing competition to maintain its status as a host city.

Despite its strong infrastructure and track record of successful hosting, Phoenix must adapt to maintain its status as a top destination for sports and entertainment. (Photo by Daniella Trujillo/Cronkite News)

Governor’s office partners with RIP Medical Debt to forgive billions in medical debt for some Arizonans

PHOENIX — Katie Hobbs announced that federal American Rescue Plan Act funds will be used to pay off medical debt of Arizonans who meet special criteria.

The governor’s office is partnering with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit geared toward clearing personal medical debt. (Photo by Marnie Jordan/Cronkite News)

Senate panel blasts Commerce Authority in face of audit, legal questions

PHOENIX – A Senate committee grilled Arizona Commerce Authority officials Wednesday, just one day after Attorney General Kris Mayes said the agency’s wining and dining of CEOs violated the state’s gift clause.

Margaret T. Hance Park is home to a portion of the Super Bowl LVII Experience. Signage at the park promotes the big game and events surrounding it. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Numbers game: Experts disagree on economic impact of 2023 Super Bowl in Arizona

PHOENIX – The 2023 Super Bowl Host Committee announced $726.1 million in contributions to Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product that were fueled by Glendale hosting the 2023 Super Bowl. Some economists question those numbers and the true impact of hosting an event of that magnitude.

Economists and experts deliberate on the actual economic repercussions of the 2023 Super Bowl at Glendale's State Farm Stadium. (Photo by Griffin Greenberg/Cronkite News)

Report: 2023 Super Bowl generated $1.3 billion in economic activity for Valley

PHOENIX – The 2023 Super Bowl Host Committee announced at a press conference Wednesday that the game and surrounding events generated $1.3 billion in revenue. Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said she hopes to see the Valley host more big events.

Handshake between Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill and Arizona gov. Katie Hobbs

MMIP task forces are given years to solve a problem centuries in the making

WASHINGTON - At least 10 states, including Arizona, and federal agencies have efforts to address the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous people, but those efforts have to grapple with historical neglect, modern bureaucracy and myriad legal and police disparities.


Coconino official tells House ‘anti-ESG’ bills threaten public investments

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar told House lawmakers Tuesday that it's her job to get the best, and safest, return on public investments for taxpayers, but that "anti-ESG" legislation puts public dollars at risk.


At Lake Powell, record low water levels revealed an ‘amazing silver lining’

As water levels fell to historic lows at Lake Powell earlier this year, the receding water revealed a breathtaking landscape of deep red-rock canyons that cradle lush ecosystems and otherworldly arches, caverns and waterfalls - what some call a "lost national park."


Arizona governor signs executive order banning discrimination based on hair style or texture

PHOENIX – The CROWN Act, banning hair-based discrimination in the workplace, was enacted in Tempe and Tucson in 2021. Gov. Katie Hobbs’ executive order extends those protections to state workers. She hopes the order inspires similar legislation “across the board.”

Gov. Katie Hobbs sits at a desk and signs an executive order surrounded by community members in support of the order.

Hobbs says state will not proceed for now with court-ordered execution

WASHINGTON - Gov. Katie Hobbs said Friday that the state will not proceed with the execution of convicted murderer Aaron Gunches, one day after the Arizona Supreme Court said it had no choice but to order his death.


‘My child, my choice’: Parents, children march to support school voucher program

PHOENIX – Parents, children and educators on Wednesday marched to the state Capitol to support an education voucher program that Gov. Katie Hobbs has said she wants to dismantle. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts provide up to $7,000 annually in state funds.