Sinema sides with GOP on bill blocking Biden’s student debt relief plan
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined two Democrats and all Senate Republicans Thursday to narrowly approve a bill overturning a federal program that would provide student debt relief to 16 million people, including more than 300,000 in Arizona.
Spellbound: Arizona middle schoolers compete in national spelling bee
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Three Arizona middle schoolers are in the Washington area this week, minding theii P's and Q's - and every other letter of the alphabets, as they compete against more than 200 students in the 95th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
From Jael Mary to serving youth: Former ASU receiver Jaelen Strong has big plans for Arizona’s young athletes
TEMPE – Jaelen Strong spent two seasons at Arizona State, solidifying his position as one of the great receivers in school history. Now, after a stint in the NFL, Strong has formed 602Era, an athletic and academic organization for young athletes.
Finding Grandma Joyce: What happens when someone dies alone?
TUCSON – A two-year search for Joyce Maryanna Williams led to Maricopa County’s final resting place for the unclaimed, unidentified and indigent. Between September 2021 and August 2022, 718 people in Maricopa County died alone, meaning next of kin were unable to be located or refused to handle arrangements.
Transfer portal forces reflection, changes for Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs
TUCSON – After a subpar March Madness performance by the Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs, it did not take long for players to take advantage of the transfer portal and choose to find a new home for next season.
NFL owners meetings in Phoenix bring rule proposals for upcoming 2023 season
PHOENIX – As owners, coaches and front office executives meet at the Arizona Biltmore, changes to the operation of the games and season are considered by the NFL competition committee.
Overseas and understated: Unselfish play by Tubelis, Wildcats put Arizona in position to have NCAA Tournament success
SACRAMENTO – The Arizona Wildcats feature seven European players. Their unselfish style of play, led by Lithuanian forward Azoulas Tubelis, has the Wildcats poised to make a strong postseason run.
Pac to Pac: Courtney Ramey, Azuolas Tubelis lead Arizona men to second straight tournament title
LAS VEGAS – A back-and-forth battle between UCLA and Arizona ended with a victory for the Wildcats in the Pac–12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, thanks to the prolific offense of Azuolas Tubelis and a late 3-pointer from Courtney Ramey.
Wildcats letdown: UCLA knocks Arizona out of Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament
LAS VEGAS - After a competitive first half between the fourth-seeded University of Arizona and fifth-seeded UCLA, the Bruins pulled away in the second half to beat the Wildcats 73-59 in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament.
Arizona Wildcats ride impressive shooting to key Pac-12 win vs. Utah Utes
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes entered Thursday’s game in the top three of the Pac-12 standings, adding a sense of urgency to the conference matchup with just a few games remaining.
First lady Jill Biden visits Mesa Community College to talk college, jobs
MESA - First lady Jill Biden was met with nothing but praise and happy students Monday morning during her visit to Mesa Community College, where she applauded the city for its successful college scholarship program.
Battle for No. 1: ASU men’s basketball hosts No. 5 UCLA for Pac-12 supremacy
TEMPE – The Sun Devils have an opportunity to take first place in the PAC-12 on Thursday against UCLA. However, the red-hot Bruins continue to run the PAC-12 and enter the contest riding a 13-game winning streak.