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Joe who must not be named: Democrats steer clear of Biden in campaigns

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's name is being invoked a lot in Arizona campaigns this year - by Republicans, who routinely criticize Biden, who is all but invisible on Democratic websites. Experts are not surprised, noting Biden's low approval ratings in a midterm election.


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.


Libraries drop fines, add services to entice readers to return

PHOENIX – Several libraries in the Valley have eliminated overdue fines and taken other steps to get more readers back in the fold and on the same page.


Rollettes wheelchair dance team empowers women with disabilities

LOS ANGELES – The Rollettes Experience redefines what it means to be a strong resilient female through long-lasting friendships and seminars that empower, educate and connect women from across the world on a variety of topics.


3D printing and foam: Arizona organizations make homes more sustainable

PHOENIX – Amid climate change and an affordable housing crisis in Arizona, organizations have developed housing solutions, including using 3D printing and plastic foam, to make buildings better for the environment and for tight budgets.


Tempe streetcar opens as Valley Metro expands light rail west and south

TEMPE – Valley Metro is expanding the reach of public transportation across the Phoenix area, including a recently opened streetcar in Tempe and light rail expansions northwest to Metrocenter mall and south to Baseline Road.


A special routine: Schweikert a top user of House ‘special order’ speeches

WASHINGTON - Arizona GOP Rep. David Schweikert, a self-described "accountant on steroids," is one of the biggest users of "special order" speeches, the end-of-day time when lawmakers are free to address an empty chamber - and C-SPAN cameras - for pet issues or peeves.


Here’s what police, car dealers recommend to deter catalytic converter theft

PHOENIX – Catalytic converter thefts are rising across the U.S. The pollution-control parts, which can cost more than $1,000 to replace, don’t come with a serial number, but one Phoenix dealership has a way to increase the likelihood of recovering a stolen converter, and police recommend drivers be intentional about where they park.


Thom Ortiz embraces new challenge: reviving Saguaro wrestling program

PHOENIX – After six years, Saguaro High School will revive its wrestling program with Arizona State national champion wrestler and three-time All American Thom Ortiz at the helm.


From high schools to the NBA, Arizona evolving into a hotbed for elite hoops talent

PHOENIX – The surge of prep academies in Arizona has led the state to be the one who sent more basketball players to the 2022 NBA Draft, with six (and three more from college). DeAndre Ayton led the way, and this year, Dalen Terry and others followed him


‘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.


‘Locked in’: ASU’s Jordan Clark ready to drown out the noise, put in the work

TEMPE – Jordan Clark has trained hard to get to where he is now. As the son of a former Pro Bowl safety, he’s aware of the noise surrounding him, but he’s going to do what he’s always done: let his work speak for itself.