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Here’s what police, car dealers recommend to deter catalytic converter theft

PHOENIX – Catalytic converter thefts are rising across the U.S. The pollution-control parts, which can cost more than $1,000 to replace, don’t come with a serial number, but one Phoenix dealership has a way to increase the likelihood of recovering a stolen converter, and police recommend drivers be intentional about where they park.


Jamaican ‘Reggae Girlz’ soccer team continues to break new ground

LOS ANGELES – Caribbean island nation Jamaica proves that sporting achievements go beyond track and field as their women’s national soccer team qualifies for the World Cup a second year in a row.


From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.


‘Five-alarm crisis’: Teachers face mental health crisis due to low pay, pandemic stress, scant support

Navigating low salaries, pandemic worries and burnout: Many teachers will tell you this is the job description of modern educators. The result is an expanding mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so dire that many are leaving the profession.


Arizona GOP censures Bowers a month after his testimony to Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Republican Party formally censured House Speaker Rusty Bowers Tuesday as "unfit to serve" the party, less than one month after he testified to the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.


Worlds of hurt: Devon Allen’s controversial false start ends title hopes in 110m hurdles

EUGENE, Ore. – Devon Allen’s disqualification for a false start in the 110-meter hurdles has inspired much debate because of a rule that also defines a false start as leaving the blocks too fast, which in Allen’s case was 0.099 seconds.


Angel City Games set stage for 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Angel City Games, the largest adaptive sports festival in the western United States, brings attention to adaptive sports ahead of the 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles.


Former Mercury coach Brondello receives warm welcome upon return to Footprint Center

PHOENIX – Sandy Brondello, who called Phoenix home for eight years and still lives in the Valley, was grateful for the warm welcome she received upon her return to Footprint Center with the New York Liberty.


Arizona back in court – again – as feds sue over tough voter ID law

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates on Wednesday welcomed the Justice Department's decision to sue over Arizona's strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a "textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act."


‘We are ready to receive you’: Blue states prepare for influx of patients seeking abortion care

PHOENIX – Health care clinics in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington and other states are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in states where abortion is restricted or banned, like Arizona.


Sacramento Republic FC makes case for value of U.S. Open Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC’s Cinderella story in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup shows why the United States' oldest soccer competition is also its most important for the growth of the sport.


Coaching partners: Husband and wife lead Scottsdale Community College women’s basketball team

SCOTTSDALE – Tasha Washington and Joe Bonham share a partnership both on the sidelines and at home. Their strong bond empowers their Scottsdale Community College women’s basketball players.