First lady Jill Biden visits Mesa Community College to talk college, jobs
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. Biden stopped in Mesa to vocalize again her support for Mesa College Promise, a public-private partnership commitment from the city of Mesa to all of its residents that eligible high school[...]
Hospitality industry eyes potential windfall from Super Bowl 57
With the prospect of great weather and a highly competitive game, NFL fans have traveled from around the country to visit the Valley and experience the pageantry surrounding Super Bowl 57. Behind the scenes, the hospitality industry is excited about the financial boost the event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale could provide on the heels of a challenging pandemic.
Native Americans in Arizona, elsewhere renew protests of Kansas City Chiefs mascot
A coalition of Native American groups from Arizona and other states who have lobbied the Kansas City Chiefs to abandon their mascot, logo and the fan-driven "tomahawk chop" said Thursday the team's return to the Super Bowl has emboldened them more than ever.
ADOT, Glendale urge drivers to allow more time ahead of Super Bowl
Super Bowl and Phoenix Open fans are flooding into the Valley, bringing inevitable traffic jams. State and local officials are urging drivers to allow extra travel time and note a few high-traffic and lane-closure areas for the next two weeks, transportation officials said.
Glendale faces ACLU challenge to panhandling ban
After the city of Glendale passed two ordinances banning panhandling in October, city officials said they expected a legal challenge. And now it seems they just might get one.
NFL Green brings Arizona community together, helps schools
The National Football League’s environmental program, NFL Green, has left a lasting impact in the Phoenix area in the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl, including providing books and other needed supplies to cash-strapped schools in Arizona.
Goldwater Institute files lawsuit against Phoenix over ‘Clean Zone’ blanketing tied to Super Bowl downtown
Attorneys from the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix alleging First Amendment violations over the implementation of a “Clean Zone” blanketing downtown and banning temporary signage within the city before, during and after the Super Bowl.
Lake dares NFL to ‘play chicken’ over 2023 Super Bowl location
Although Super Bowl LVII is just three months away, concern remains that the event could be affected if Kari Lake is elected governor. In a recent interview with KAZT-TV, the Republican nominee for governor declared her intentions to militarize Arizona’s border with Mexico – listed as one of the primary sources of fentanyl trafficking by the DEA in a 2020 report – upon her inauguration if sh[...]
Cha-ching! Arizona’s first year of legalized sports betting cashes in on surprising success
One year ago, the flood gates opened. Arizona legalized sports betting for the first time outside tribal gaming on Sept. 9, 2021. For many, the amount of money generated has been jaw-dropping.
Ducey signs divisive election bill
It took less than one hour for Gov. Doug Ducey to sign one of the most controversial election bills to reach his desk in six years.
GOP lawmakers defend election bills
Two Republican senators lashed out Monday at businesses and the media, accusing them of mischaracterizing what is in changes they are proposing to state election laws.
Ducey won’t tip hand on whether he’ll sign controversial election bills
Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday his decision on whether to sign some controversial voting bills won't be swayed by fears of losing the 2023 Super Bowl.