MESA – Mesa High students who participate in sports or clubs make a trip each fall to the City of Mesa Cemetery to clean up the grounds. It’s a way to give back to their community and honor the late Jackrabbit Zedo Ishikawa, who is buried there. Ishikawa’s dying words, “Carry on,” became the school’s motto, and today’s students aim to carry on the cemetery tradition.
SALT LAKE CITY – About a dozen states provide what’s commonly known as “integrity bulletins,” which contain information about complaints against law enforcement and investigation outcomes, but typically don't include identifying information – such as the officer’s name.
SCOTTSDALE — Former NFL coach Ray Brown teaches his players at Arcadia high school about the importance of education and responsibility through football.
‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons
PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.
LOS ANGELES – Lukas Sillinger plays with top draft picks, NHL experienced players and borrowed gear at LA Kings development camp ahead of joining Arizona State this fall.
SCOTTSDALE – Bill Armstrong, general manager of the Arizona Coyotes, introduced their three first-round picks to the media recently. These selections include the third pick, Logan Cooley, the 11th, Conor Geeky, and the 29th, Maveric Lamoureux.
WASHINGTON - Aliyah Alpert predicted the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee would be harder than the first two days of competition. Turns out she was right. The Prescott 11-year-old bowed out of the finals in ninth place, but said she was thankful for the experience.
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona State defeated the best team in the country, Oklahoma, and the defending champion, Pepperdine, to advance to the NCAA DI men's golf team championship.
PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.
‘Solo el comienzo’: Ley Brandon destinada a reducir el estigma para los miembros militares que buscan ayuda de salud mental
PEORIA – El legado de Brandon Caserta de Arizona sigue vivo en la Ley Brandon, que permite a los hombres y mujeres en servicio buscar ayuda de salud mental fuera del ejército para reducir las barreras y el estigma de la autoinformación.
SAN DIEGO – En el vecindario Logan Heights de esta ciudad fronteriza, generaciones han trabajado para preservar Chicano Park, un paraíso del arte y la cultura mexicano-estadounidense que cuenta con la mayor concentración de murales chicanos al aire libre en el mundo.
‘Only the beginning’: Brandon Act meant to reduce barriers, stigma for military members seeking mental health help
PEORIA – The legacy of Brandon Caserta of Arizona lives on in the Brandon Act, which allows service men and women to seek mental health help outside the military to reduce barriers and the stigma of self-reporting.