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The Arizona Coyotes want help from lawmakers so the franchise can pack a state sports betting license into moving trucks soon departing Glendale. Loss of the ability to take bets would be a double-hit to the hockey team owner’s wallet.
Mar. 30, 2022
KJZZ's The Show
In the late 19th century, when most Navajo children were being forcibly taken from their homes and educated in government-run boarding schools rife with abuse, one place on the reservation did things differently: Ganado Mission. The complicated history is rigorously documented in Jim Kristofic’s book, "Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School."
Mar. 30, 2022
ASU Arena
Natasha Adair is the new head coach for Arizona’s State University’s women’s basketball program.
Mar. 29, 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook Footprint Center Phoenix
After a little over six months of sports betting becoming operational in the state, there’s a big disparity in the amount of money waged versus the tax revenue gained.
Mar. 26, 2022
Oscars Academy Award statues
Film critic Mike Ryan recently went through a number of Best Picture award winners and found many of them fell short of his expectations. But the 1942 war drama “Mrs. Miniver” made it all worth it.
Mar. 25, 2022
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Theater Works was mostly known for presenting classic plays and musicals and attracting a middle-aged and older audience. But when COVID-19 led to shows being canceled, they tried something different, which has led to its current “after dark” production, "The Superhero Ultraferno."
Mar. 25, 2022
Chris Paul Phoenix Suns
Chris Paul has returned from a broken thumb injury sooner than expected. Paul came back Thursday night when the Phoenix Suns played the Denver Nuggets.
Mar. 25, 2022
Arizona Wildcats guard Dalen Terry
Houston led throughout in a 72-60 victory over top-seeded Arizona. The Wildcats got off to the slow start shooting and never recovered in the Sweet 16 game, finishing the season 33-4 under first-year coach Tommy Lloyd.
Mar. 24, 2022
State Farm Stadium
Some developers and commercial real estate executives could get free travel and Super Bowl tickets, courtesy of Phoenix taxpayers.
Mar. 24, 2022
Football players at the line of scrimmage before the snap
The Arizona Cardinals’ recent signing of Jeff Gladney and the more than $200 million contract given to quarterback Deshaun Watson by the Cleveland Browns has raised red flags about the NFL’s policies regarding domestic violence and sexual assault.
Mar. 24, 2022
generation paper dresses
Fast fashion may seem like a modern phenomenon, but a trend in the '60s encouraged shoppers to throw their garments away after only a few wears. And now they’re on display at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Mar. 24, 2022
Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management oversees 245 million acres throughout the U.S. for a variety of uses. Now the agency will open its lands to jazz this summer as part of its artist in residence program.
Mar. 23, 2022
Troy Kotsur best supporting actor Oscar
Troy Kotsur has been busy the last month making history. The actor, who was born and raised in Mesa, stars in the hit film “CODA.” And he has been raking in the awards for it — Sunday he became the first deaf actor to win an Academy Award.
Mar. 23, 2022
Last week, Cactus League began spring training after an extended lockout by owners. Spokesperson Andrew Bagnato says so far, the attendance numbers are good, but they are below average, at around 6,500 per game.
Mar. 23, 2022
ASU multi-use hockey arena rendering
The Arizona Coyotes hope to play three seasons at ASU beginning this fall before moving into its proposed arena, as part of a new entertainment district. But the organization has been criticized by multiple National Hockey League players and partners for planning to play its home games in an arena that will hold only one-third the number of fans who typically attend an NHL game.
Mar. 22, 2022
Phil Boas
Lia Thomas became the first transgender woman to win a Division I national championship when she won the NCAA’s 500-yard freestyle swimming event. But some of her teammates have expressed their frustration in an anonymous letter, saying they felt unable to speak out about their concerns.
Mar. 21, 2022
Hand tossing baseball
A federal judge ruled last week that Major League Baseball violated Arizona state minimum wage law in its treatment of minor league players and is liable for triple damages.
Mar. 20, 2022
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The Tucson Music Hall, used for concerts, plays, and ballet, will soon bear the name of Tucson native Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt began her musical career as the lead singer of the Stone Poneys, a country-folk trio featuring two friends she met while briefly attending the University of Arizona.
Mar. 19, 2022
Goodyear Ballpark
The first pitch of spring training was finally thrown Thursday after almost 100 days of MLB labor negotiations. However, this is the third straight year of either a shortened schedule or reduced stadium capacity, after the COVID-19 pandemic affected both the 2020 and 2021 season.
Mar. 19, 2022
beatrice moore hanging mutant piñatas at weird garden
Now in its 34th year, ArtLink’s premiere program, Art Detour, is celebrating local artists for the entire month of March. And artist and neighborhood activist Beatrice Moore was there from the beginning.
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Mar. 18, 2022


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