PHOENIX – Trade labor jobs are in high demand across the U.S., with many companies desperate for skilled laborers. TradeUp! and West-MEC are handing middle and high school students hard hats and teaching them such crucial skills as electricians, welders and mechanics.
PHOENIX – The rise of professional, collegiate and youth programs has allowed hockey to thrive in Arizona. While hockey was nearly nonexistent in the Valley decades ago, it has slowly become one of the premier sports in the state. Here’s how it happened.
GOODYEAR – The National Adult Baseball Association plays its World Series in Phoenix every year and is one of America's fastest-growing adult baseball leagues. Mitch Gross, Chris Cumrine, Eric Alexander and Rick Fischer are four of the thousands of men that have all found a new home to play baseball.
Fact-check: Democratic Maricopa County attorney candidate says Arizona has world’s eighth-highest incarceration
The Prison Policy Initiative reported, based on data from 2020 and 2021, that Arizona would have the eighth highest incarceration rate in the world if it were evaluated as an independent nation. The state incarcerates 868 people per 100,000 residents. Other measures also rank Arizona high for incarceration rates. Other agencies measure incarceration rates across different times and with different methodologies. Therefore, finding any one definitive number is difficult.
WASHINGTON – Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly was leading his Republican challenger, Blake Masters, with a narrow lead in unofficial election results.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Country Club hosted multiple tournaments, including the Phoenix Open and the PGA Tour Champions finale, Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The club has undergone many changes since its inception to enhance members and golfers’ experience.
PHOENIX – Despite a lack of available ice rinks and without AIA sanctioning, the Arizona High School Hockey Association has not only survived for 23 years, it has thrived.
PHOENIX – Coming all the way from the birthplace of golf, Scottish golfer Luke Greig is starting his collegiate career at South Mountain Community College with hopes of one day turning professional.
GLENDALE – The Arizona Ridge Riders hosted the final competition of PBR’s inaugural team season. Although they lost, the event was a huge success and a turning point in PBR. The stadium was packed and the riders put on a stellar show. Jaws dropped as many riders were seen running away or being stepped on by the bulls. Austin Gamblers rider Ezekiel Mitchell had a big weekend and is a born cowboy.
PHOENIX – During the offseason, the Phoenix Suns brought in former San Antonio Spurs big man Jock Landale, a 6-foot-11, 255-pound Australian. With a crowded rotation, the center has stood out for his versatility, toughness and ability to make teammates and reporters laugh.
Incumbent State Treasurer Kimberly Yee has made Arizona history twice. She was the first Asian American elected to the Legislature and the first Asian American to hold statewide office. Yee is running for re-election as state treasurer, an office she has held since 2018. In that job, she invests taxpayer money, manages the state’s cash flow and advances financial literacy.
PHOENIX – Last year the D-backs had little to no hope going into the 2022 season after recording their second worst franchise record. This year has shown that there is hope for the D-backs, who had 10 debutants in this season alone. A few of these rookies are potential franchise cornerstones.