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Local food pantries are expecting a surge in customers if government shuts down and people lose their benefits

PHOENIX – If the government shuts down, millions of Americans are worried about losing SNAP and WIC nutrition benefits, but Arizona says that’s not going to happen here. Even so, food pantries are preparing to help more people needing assistance.

The kitchen of the West Valley Community Food Pantry in Glendale where food is sorted and packed for people who need it, on Sept. 27, 2023. (Photo by Adriana Gonzalez-Chavez/Cronkite News)

Biden rinde homenaje a McCain y condena a ‘extremistas MAGA’ en evento de Tempe

TEMPE – El presidente Joe Biden invocó el espíritu del fallecido senador John McCain mientras denunciaba a los 'extremistas MAGA' como una amenaza para la democracia durante un discurso el jueves en el Centro de Artes de Tempe.

Biden honors McCain, denounces ‘MAGA extremists’ during Tempe event

TEMPE – President Joe Biden invoked the spirit of the late Sen. John McCain while denouncing "MAGA extremists" as a threat to democracy, during a speech Thursday at the Tempe Arts Center.

Don’t mess with Texas? Cardinals do, send Cowboys home with surprising loss

TEMPE – In Week 3, the Dallas Cowboys' visit to the Arizona Cardinals seemed like a potentially one-sided matchup, but the Cardinals stunned both the Cowboys and the football community. with a 28-16 win.

From pretenders to contenders, Arizona Diamondbacks cherishing opportunity to end postseason drought

PHOENIX – With the mix of veterans and rookies, the Diamondbacks are just a few games away from punching their ticket to the postseason for the first time in six years.

Diamondback players on the field in celebration

Phoenix OKs short-term rental rule; officials warn it’s not a ‘magic elixir’

PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved regulations on short-term rentals that will require property owners to apply for permits, notify neighbors and more if they want to rent their homes through services like Airbnb or Vrbo.

Tempe-based small businesses thrive after signing ASU athletes to NIL deals

PHOENIX – As NIL continues to grow in college athletics, Tempe-based businesses are cashing in as they support Arizona State athletes. Companies such as Burrito Express and State Bicycle Co. are seeing increased business since signing ASU athletes.

ASU Quarterback throwing the football.

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.

Haitian workers endure harsh living, working conditions in company settlement

Undocumented or stateless, after the Dominican Republic stripped their citizenship status, Haitian workers and those of Haitian descent find it difficult to leave harsh living and working conditions at Central Romana's sugar cane fields.

Open, targeted House seats drive fundraising as numerous hopefuls line up

WASHINGTON - Arizona may be a presidential and Senate election battleground in 2024, but some high-profile House races are also on tap. With a year to the primary, candidates have already raised $9.3 million, as targeted races and an open seat are attracting candidates.

Can Griner & Co. turn Mercury’s season around behind back-to-back wins?

PHOENIX – After a 2-11 start, the Phoenix Mercury are 4-4 in their last eight games and 2-0 since the All-Star break. Is tanking officially out of the question for the streaking Mercury?

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)