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‘G.R.I.T.’: 4 letters propel Arizona State volleyball to best start since 2015

PHOENIX – ASU is having its fourth best start in program history, the best since 2015. The team kicks off conference play at home against Arizona on Thursday.

ASU women’s volleyball game photo

Scottsdale homeless housing plan met with concern from residents, legislators

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale residents denounced the city’s plan to convert hotel rooms into homeless shelters during a community hearing. State Rep. Matt Gress organized the community hearing after raising questions about the transparency and effectiveness of the plan.

Scottsdale residents listen in on a community hearing at Civic Center Library in Scottsdale on Sept. 13, 2023. Residents questioned the city’s plan to convert hotel rooms into shelter for the unhoused. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

These cities coordinate to save water, a model for parched Western areas

TUCSON - Officials say no single solution will solve the region’s long-term water security issues, so cities around Arizona are collaborating on water treatment plants and sharing data to better allocate water resources and adapt to a future with less Colorado River water.

As water regulations shift – again – advocates, officials work to cope

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's ruling this summer in the Sackett case was supposed to clarify Clean Water Act regulations, but has instead left officials waiting and wondering what's next as federal regulators work our new Waters of the United States rules, due by Sept. 1.

How Flagstaff, a once quaint town, transformed into capital of running world

FLAGSTAFF – For many, Flagstaff is known as the running capital of the world. A look at how it got there and how it helped create one of the best-kept secrets among collegiate sports dynasties: the Northern Arizona University men’s cross-country team.

Many runners come to Flagstaff for the high-altitude training. Rachel Schneider often ran through Buffalo Park to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Valley health care providers offer free HIV tests to reduce stigma and end epidemic

PHOENIX – Spectrum Medical Care and Walgreens teamed up on National HIV Testing Day to provide free HIV tests. Valleywise Health has provided free HIV testing in its emergency department since 2011. Both are working to remove barriers, break the stigma of HIV and end the epidemic.

Spectrum Medical gave out freebies and information about HIV tests and preventive HIV medication. Photo taken in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Photo by Kylie Werner/Cronkite News)

From Scottsdale to Vancouver, Jaden Lipinski’s next stop is 2023 NHL Draft

PHOENIX – Scottsdale native Jaden Lipinski is projected to be drafted in Wednesday’s NHL Draft. He continues the legacy of players helping to grow the sport in the Valley as he looks to become Arizona’s next hockey star.

Jaden Lipinski, who developed his passion for hockey as a member of the Jr. Coyotes, plans to return to the Vancouver Giants next season. The Scottsdale native is projected to be selected in the third or fourth round of Wednesday's 2023 NHL Draft. (Photo courtesy of Jaden Lipinski)

Yampa River is a ‘roller coaster’ ride as the West replenishes its reservoirs

After an epic snow year in the mountains, the Yampa River is flowing higher than it has in a decade. As water makes its way through Colorado and Utah on its way to the Colorado River and Lake Powell, the high flows are a boon for rafters, fish and farmers.

A group of rafts floats down a calm section of the Yampa River on May 23, 2023. High flows have been a boon for recreators, fish and ranchers alike. The high water has also lifted some pressure of water managers trying to reduce demand on the Colorado River. (Photo by Alex Hager/KUNC)

From toilets to mattresses: Arizona officials warn motorists to “Secure Your Load” to prevent road debris

PHOENIX – Arizona safety officials say road debris is dangerous: The region saw more than 800 debris-related crashes last year, Maricopa County Supervisor Jack Sellers said. Gov. Katie Hobbs declared June 6 Arizona’s “Secure Your Load Day.”

Mesa Police Officer Sean Stoddard had a near-death experience while cleaning up road debris. His vehicle’s entire back end was crushed. (Photo By Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)

Flags for the fallen: Annual ‘flags-in’ readies Arlington for Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. - In the predawn chill at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 1,000 service members hoisted backpacks and headed into the rows of headstones. Their mission: Plant thousands of small American flags at the graves of the country's fallen heroes.

Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them

PHOENIX – Since 2018, Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their electricity bills. Padgaonker believes that his background in engineering and financial modeling makes him uniquely suited for data analysis as he keeps tabs on utilities and the commission that regulates them.

Protesters march around the Arizona Corporation Commission building in Phoenix before a September 2019 meeting about Arizona Public Service’s electricity shut-off policy. (File photo by Jake Eldridge/Cronkite News)

Balancing highs and lows: ASU baseball hopes to find rhythm in Pac-12 tournament

TEMPE – Arizona State baseball is focused on Pac-12 tournament play this week at Scottsdale Stadium. The Sun Devils will face Arizona and Oregon State in pool play on Tuesday and Thursday.