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Baseball royalty: Hairston lineage on the diamond remains strong, generation after generation

PHOENIX – The Hairston family tree is three generations deep with Major League Baseball players. Their children look to carry on that legacy.

Brothers Dallas Hairston, left, and London Hairston pursue their own paths at Casteel High School in hopes of continuing the family legacy in the major leagues. (Photo by Daniel Stipanovich/Cronkite News)

The Nash’s women’s initiative attempts to change jazz culture

The Nash Jazz Club in downtown Phoenix is getting more young women involved in jazz. The club’s women’s initiatives include performances by popular female jazz artists and exclusive classes for middle- and high-school girls.

The Jazz DivAZ practice during a rehearsal on Oct. 21 at The Nash Jazz Club in Phoenix. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

Azteca Bridal closes its doors after 60 years of family-operated business

PHOENIX – The owners of Azteca Bridal are retiring and selling the property. The downtown Phoenix business, a staple in the bridal and quinceañera industry, remained family-owned for the entirety of its 60-year operation.

Wedding dresses hang from racks at Azteca Bridal in Phoenix on Nov. 21, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

Running toward history: NAU women’s and men’s teams eye monumental sweep at NCAA Cross Country Championships

PHOENIX – Northern Arizona University seeks to become the first school since 2004 to sweep the men’s and women’s races at the NCAA Cross Country Championships this upcoming weekend at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia.

NAU Women's cross country team.

Phoenix considers expanding boundaries, inventory for e-scooter and e-bike program

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix is gathering public comment on the expansion of its e-scooter and e-bike micromobility program after data from vendors shows positive results from the current program.

Scooters are parked on the corner of East First Street and Monroe Street in Phoenix on Nov. 13, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

Kind of a ‘big deal’: Ansu Kanneh made pro soccer debut at 14, hopes to revive career at GCU after injury

PHOENIX – Ansu Kanneh set history in 2020 when he became the youngest ever player to feature in the USL Championship for Phoenix Rising. After suffering an ACL tear, Kanneh is determined to get his career back on track at GCU.

Ansu Kanneh dribbling the soccer ball

High school football programs across Arizona keep fallen Cesar Chavez player Chris Hampton in hearts

PHOENIX – The death of Christopher Hampton brought the Arizona high school football community together. AZ College Prep had Chris as its honorary captain for its first game. Adrenaline Fundraising raised money for Hampton’s family to attend his funeral.

La Diócesis de Phoenix apoya la salud mental a través del ministerio

PHOENIX – En la Diócesis Católica Romana de Phoenix, la Oficina de Ministerio de Salud Mental aboga por y apoya la salud mental de sus feligreses.

Bishop John Dolan stands before the congregation at the Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral on N. 27th Avenue in Phoenix on Sept. 10, 2023 during the Mass of Remembrance for People Who Died by Suicide. (Photo by Deanna Pistono/Cronkite News)

The Diocese of Phoenix supports mental health through ministry

PHOENIX – At the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, the Office of Mental Health Ministry advocates for and supports the mental health of its parishioners.

Bishop John Dolan stands before the congregation at the Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral on N. 27th Avenue in Phoenix on Sept. 10, 2023 during the Mass of Remembrance for People Who Died by Suicide. (Photo by Deanna Pistono/Cronkite News)

Water catchments across Arizona provide drinking water for wildlife

CAREFREE – Agencies such as Arizona Game and Fish maintain water catchments across the state. The agency noted wildlife used the catchments heavily amid record-breaking heat over the summer.

A bird sits at the trough of a water catchment following a refill in Anthem on Sept. 26, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

Arizona expert marvels at ‘scientific treasure’ from 7-year asteroid mission

WASHINGTON - A University of Arizona scientist joined NASA officials Wednesday to unveil the results of a successful multiyear mission to a near-Earth asteroid that returned last month bearing what they called "scientific treasure."

“Simplemente se evaporan, todos”: El calor extremo abruma a la comunidad sin hogar de Phoenix

PHOENIX – Calor extremo de Phoenix cobra factura en la salud de su comunidad sin hogar.

The homeless camp on W. Jefferson Street and S. 11th Avenue in Phoenix from Sept. 12, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)