Who needs a beach? College sand volleyball thriving in Arizona, with GCU leading way
PHOENIX – Arizona’s climate makes beach volleyball a viable year-round sport. Three major colleges have taken advantage to build sustainable programs, making the state one of the best non-coastal states in the country for the sport.
Clutch time: GCU women’s basketball adds offense to defensive focus in pursuit of WAC championship
PHOENIX – Under coach Molly Miller, GCU women’s basketball has fallen short of making the NCAA tournament despite making the WAC tournament final the last two seasons with an improved defense. The team has improved its offense this season in search of an elusive WAC championship.
Maricopa County’s ozone pollution is high and getting worse
PHOENIX – The EPA recently moved Phoenix up in ozone non-attainment levels, from marginal to moderate. City officials are worried they won’t meet attainment by 2024, when the restrictions get tight and some businesses may not be able to operate.
Valley’s 12.3% inflation among highest in nation; U.S. at 40-year high
WASHINGTON - The Phoenix area posted one of the nation's highest inflation rates over the past year at 12.3%, compared to a national rate of 9.1% that was itself the sharpest rise in more than 40 years.
More than a hotline: 988 meant to ease access to mental health services
PHOENIX – The 988 mental health hotline goes live July 16, providing an easy-to-remember and faster way to get help during a crisis. But some advocates worry the hotline needs more funding and staff.
White House touts ‘robust’ Arizona economy; critics call that half the picture
WASHINGTON – Despite rising inflation and high gas prices, White House officials insisted this week that Arizona is sharing in the nation's "robust" economic recovery, with low unemployment, and expanding wages in the state.
Arizona lawmakers among most, least likely in House to vote by proxy
WASHINGTON – Two years after the House allowed proxy voting as a pandemic precaution, two Arizona lawmakers remain among the House's most active proxy voters, while two others are among the stubborn minority that has never cast vote by proxy.
Popular proxies: Close to 10% of House votes cast by proxy since 2020
WASHINGTON - House members have cast more than 31,000 proxy votes during more than 700 roll calls since 2020, or about 10% of all possible votes in that time. But what started as a COVID-19 emergency measure has become a routine that some say is being abused.
El cielo no es el límite: programa de vuelo en Goodyear y piloto pionero inspiran diversidad en la aviación
GOODYEAR - Mientras United Aviate Academy de United Airlines entrena a una nueva generación de pilotos, el programa de vuelo de Goodyear y los pilotos del pasado inspiran diversidad en la aviación.
The sky isn’t the limit: Flight program in Goodyear, pioneering pilot inspire diversity in aviation
GOODYEAR – As United Airlines’ United Aviate Academy trains a new generation of pilots, the Goodyear flight program and pilots of the past inspire diversity in aviation.
Los expertos señalan a la obesidad, la dieta y el ejercicio para combatir el colesterol alto en la juventud
PHOENIX – Con los niveles de obesidad creciendo en los Estados Unidos, más expertos están analizando cómo pueden prevenir el colesterol alto en la juventud para ayudar a evitar serios problemas de salud en el futuro.
Experts target obesity, diet, exercise to combat high cholesterol in youth
PHOENIX – With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life.