Mesa High athletes memorialize former student with local cemetery cleanup
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.
Mark Kelly and Blake Masters clash on immigration, abortion in U.S. Senate debate
PHOENIX – Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., GOP challenger Blake Masters and Libertarian Marc Victor clashed on the debate stage Thursday night. The U.S. Senate candidates from Arizona doubled down on their mostly party line positions on abortion, immigation and more.
Gallego touts local efforts in Phoenix to battle climate change
WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the city Thursday as a model for enduring extreme weather events, during a virtual panel on how local governments can help defend against the impacts of climate change.
‘Unforgiving climate’: After strong pushback, Suns majority owner Sarver says he will sell team
PHOENIX – Following strong and swift criticism, Robert Sarver announces he will sell Phoenix Suns and Mercury.
NBA punishment of Robert Sarver sparks strong criticism; City of Phoenix to investigate
PHOENIX – The NBA’s punishment of Robert Sarver has triggered widespread criticism from players, fans and those inside the Phoenix Suns organization.
An Olympian, a burrito, a failed drug test: Former ASU runner Shelby Houlihan looks to rebound after doping ban
PORTLAND, Ore. – Inside the journey of U.S. Olympic distance runner Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year doping ban but believes the positive drug test was triggered by a meal from a food truck.
Final ISIS kidnapper sentenced to life for role in Kayla Mueller’s death
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A second ISIS militant was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the kidnapping and killing of Prescott native Kayla Mueller, a relief to her parents who pledged to continue fighting for her memory.
‘We showed them what we’re about’: NAU’s Grijalva, Nur compete in track world championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Former Northern Arizona teammates and roommates, Abdihamid Nur and Guatemala’s Luis Grijalva, competed against each other in the men’s 5,000-meter final Sunday at the World Athletics Championships.
From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open
LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.
Senate fundraising keeps up blistering pace; Kelly’s $52 million leads pack
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., reported raising almost $52.5 million as of June 30, putting him well ahead of the pack of would-be Republican challengers who are locked in the final days of a bitter primary fight.
ASU, NAU and Arizona represented well after Day One of World Athletics Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – It was a big day for alumni from the state's public universities. Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen (shot put), Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen (hammer throw) and Arizona’s Edgar Rivera (high jump) highlight competition at the World Athletics Championships
‘That’s my brother for life’: Ish Wainright reacts to news of Deandre Ayton offer sheet
LAS VEGAS – After Deandre Ayton signed a restricted free agent offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers, Ish Wainright, others watch to see what Phoenix Suns will do next.