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Blood, sweat and stories: Preserving culture and history through lowriding

PHOENIX – There is a deeper story within the chrome and bright colors of the lowrider culture. A local car club member and Phoenix artists talk about the deeper meaning of lowrider culture and its role in preserving Chicano culture.

Lowriders in downtown Phoenix are adorned with Chicano, Mexican and Mexican American symbols, such as the serape, a traditional blanket, and the rosary, on April 13, 2024. (Photo by David Ulloa Jr./Cronkite News)

‘A long time coming’: Phoenix Mercury players rally behind ‘Unrivaled’ league as game-changer for women’s basketball

PHOENIX – With the launch of the "Unrivaled" league on the horizon, Mercury players like Morgan Bertsch and Sug Sutton see a chance to stay stateside, build careers and shape the future of women's basketball.

Unrivaled, a new women’s basketball league created by WNBA All-Stars Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier, offers an alternative to traveling overseas and addresses the wage gap in women’s basketball. (Photo by Grace Hand/Cronkite News)

Succeeding by failing: ‘Virtue signaling’ runs high in the Legislature

PHOENIX - A GOP bill to ban "gender identity" was quickly vetoed by Gov. Katie Hobbs, one of 52 vetoes this year. Bills are often introduced with little chance of becoming law, part of the "political theater" aimed less at legislating and more at getting voter attention.

Hockey hotbed: Arizona might have lost its NHL team, but push for the sport’s growth continues

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes are relocating to Utah next season, but the team’s effect on the growth of hockey in the Grand Canyon State is evident.

Hockey in Arizona remains strong behind the explosion in popularity from the high school level to the NHL. (File photo by Savannah M Nugent/Cronkite News)

Pat’s Run: 20th anniversary of legendary race inspires veteran who comes full circle

TEMPE – Pat Tillman and Pat’s Run have inspired legions, including a writer who has embarked on his own journey as a veteran.

Pat's Run commemorates Tillman's sacrifice and service, reminding participants of his courage and selflessness. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

Math to Madness: Nate Oats’ underdog journey leads Alabama to Men’s Final Four

GLENDALE – Just 11 years ago, Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats was a math teacher and high school basketball coach in Michigan. His underdog approach has fueled the Crimson Tide to the Men’s Final Four.

The greatest, least talked about team: How the 1997 Arizona Wildcats became March’s underdogs

PHOENIX – The 1997 Arizona Wildcats were deemed too young and inexperienced to win a title. But they paid no mind to the outside noise and became the only team in tournament history to beat three #1 seeds en route to a championship.

Caption: Under Lute Olson's guidance, the Arizona Wildcats defied the odds during a remarkable NCAA Tournament run and clinched the 1997 national title. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Arizona advocates aim to break cycle of homelessness through ID accessibility

PHOENIX – The Homeless ID Project works to assist unhoused individuals in obtaining lost or stolen identification documents, making it possible for individuals to gain employment, secure housing or access essential services.

The Homeless ID Project aims to end homelessness through providing ID replacement services to eliminate barriers many unhoused individuals face to accessing housing, jobs and essential services. (Photo courtesy of the Homeless ID Project)

Arizona Legislature considers tougher animal cruelty laws after spike in cases

CHANDLER – Arizona SB 1047 aims to strengthen animal-cruelty laws following a spike in cruelty investigations and last year’s high-profile Chandler case. The bill aims to fortify protections for pets statewide.

Eye on the Storm: Recent events bring state of court-storming into question

PHOENIX – Court-storming has caused waves in the modern-day sports ecosystem affecting both the NCAA and high school level following high-profile incidents involving Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and Duke’s Kyle Filipowski.

Wake Forest fans storm the court after a basketball game against Duke at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently. More and more incidents have raised questions about regulations. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

‘I drove a rocketship today’: Christopher Bell surges to victory at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE – Christopher Bell surged into the lead and then victory when Martin Truex Jr. was forced to pit in an emotional NASCAR Cup Series win Sunday at Phoenix Raceway for Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell celebrates in the victory lane at Phoenix Raceway after clinching his seventh Cup Series win Sunday. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)

Freak hand injury (again) means ASU baseball starts season without Nick McLain

TEMPE – After sustaining a hamate bone injury to begin last season, Nick McLain suffered the identical injury to his other hand to begin 2024. ASU baseball is expected to be without the slugger until Pac-12 play.

Nick McLain, right, celebrates with Luke Hill after hitting a home run. McLain will miss the start of the Arizona State baseball season after suffering a hand injury. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)