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Arizona lawmakers avert school closures with funding fix

Feb. 08, 2023 19:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to let public school districts spend all the money they were promised by the state, eliminating the risk that schools would abruptly lay off teachers or close before the end of the year. The move allows schools to spend nearly $1.4...

Chiefs' Mahomes says ankle will be ready for Super Bowl

Feb. 08, 2023 18:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes says he's “definitely in a better spot” when it comes to his ailing right ankle than he was for the AFC championship game, and the All-Pro quarterback doesn't expect to be limited by it when he leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia...

Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

Brittney Griner texted her good friend Diana Taurasi on Tuesday asking how the USA Basketball training camp was going. Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S....

Phoenix Open kicks off Super Bowl week in Valley of the Sun

Feb. 08, 2023 14:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun. “This week is a party for everyone except us,” fifth-ranked Patrick Cantlay said Wednesday, a day before the...

Nevada lithium mine wins ruling; green energy fights rage on

Feb. 07, 2023 23:45 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered the government to revisit part of its environmental review of a lithium mine planned in Nevada, but denied opponents’ efforts to block it in a ruling the developer says clears the way for construction at the nation's largest known deposit of the rare...

Arizona rancher held on $1M bond in killing near US border

Feb. 06, 2023 18:20 PM EST

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A rancher who lives near Arizona's border with Mexico is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in last week’s fatal shooting of a man tentatively identified as a Mexican citizen. His bail was set at $1 million. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office...

Super Bowl draws epic air show of private planes to Phoenix

Feb. 06, 2023 11:55 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL player Jim Bob Morris is heading to the Super Bowl in Phoenix from Bloomington, Illinois, in a newly refurbished set of wheels. His ride has new paint, new seating and even a new bathroom. Morris, who played for the Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers and...

Sinema's split from Democrats shows party discord in Arizona

Feb. 06, 2023 00:08 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kyrsten Sinema won Democrats a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona for the first time in a generation thanks in no small part to unity in her party and division among Republicans. That Democratic unity of 2018 was on display again in the next two election cycles as the...

Da Silva, Simpson help Colorado beat Stanford 84-64

Feb. 05, 2023 21:25 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored a career-high 25 points and KJ Simpson added 21 points to lead Colorado to a 84-64 win over Stanford on Sunday night and snap the Cardinal's five-game win streak. Da Silva, who has scored at least 20 points in five straight games. shot...

Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57

Feb. 05, 2023 18:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix, the pilot hung a “Chiefs Kingdom” flag out of the window as players, coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway. About an hour later, it was the...