Band of brothers: ASU hockey’s Demetrios Koumontzis draws competitive spirit from siblings
TEMPE – Forward Demetrios Koumontzis, who is in his fifth season with the ASU hockey team, developed a competitive streak early while growing up as the second youngest of six brothers. His family made several moves just to help the boys develop their hockey skills.
Hobbs presses steadily toward transition, even as challenges swirl
WASHINGTON - Ignoring challenges and election critics, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition Wednesday, meeting with current Gov. Doug Ducey, laying out the incoming administration's priorities and promising to be "a governor for all Arizonans."
‘We see value in you’: Arizona organization helps bridge gaps between foster kids and families
PHOENIX – An estimated 80% of the more than 400,000 children in foster care across the U.S. struggle with significant mental health issues. In Arizona, one nonprofit is working to help children persevere – by offering services for foster youth and parents alike.
Brotherly love: Reunited in Arizona, McLain trio leave their baseball mark
PHOENIX – Growing up in California. brothers Nick, Matt and Sean McLain played baseball in their backyard with their parents. Now, two are in major league farm systems and another at ASU. While their paths may have intertwined, these brothers are forging their own outside of each other's shadows.
Cardinals lineman Kelvin Beachum, teammates ‘tackle hunger’ in Gridiron Giving Challenge
PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals tackle Kelvin Beachum has joined Verizon and the United Food Bank in a campaign to “tackle hunger” that pits Cardinals fans and followers of the New Orleans Saints in a competition to raise funds to feed the hungry.
Trash talk: Los Angeles is losing its battle with litter, and neighborhoods are stepping up
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles residents are fed up with trash they have decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own trash clubs, the city of Los Angeles, is stymied over the problem, and is heavily losing the fight against trash.
Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad makes up for lost time in Arizona Fall League
Heston Kjerstad was drafted second overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2020 MLB Draft. However, he couldn’t make his professional debut until two years later due to being diagnosed with Myocarditis. Now, Kjerstad is playing catch up in the Fall League.
‘Visibility matters’: LGBTQ care coordinator aims to improve care for Phoenix-area veterans
PHOENIX – There are an estimated 1 million LGBTQ+ veterans in the U.S., many of whom are more likely to report chronic physical or mental health conditions. The Veterans Health Administration launched its LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator Program to address these disparities.
See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day
PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.
The debate on debates: They grab headlines but some ask if they still matter
WASHINGTON - Debates, or lack of them, were the focus of a substantial amount of, well, debate in Arizona's elections this fall. But do they really matter anymore in helping voters make up their minds on a candidate? That all depends on who you ask.
Marcus Bagley looks to take ASU men’s basketball and his career to the next level
TEMPE – As Arizona State men’s basketball returns to game action, so will star forward Marcus Bagley. Bagley was a highly-rated recruit coming out of high school, but only played in 15 games over the last two seasons for the Sun Devils.
Judge sets limits on drop-box watchers, banning weapons, confrontation
WASHINGTON - A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.