Linda Zenonian, a skin cancer survivor, talked about her experiences at a cancer awareness luncheon on the Arizona State Capitol lawn on Feb 22, 2017. (Photo by Devon Cordell/ Cronkite News)

Cancer survivors, advocates lobby state legislature


Early cancer detection: Did it save your life?

Curling stones lay on the ice as the Coyotes Curling Club Canada Week Bonspiel gets underway Friday, February 3, 2017 in Tempe, AZ. (Shane DeGrote/Cronkite News)

Coyotes Curling Club has found a home in the Arizona desert


Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease?

A rendering of the potential permanent MLS stadium for Phoenix Rising FC. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

Phoenix Rising FC makes its case for MLS expansion


Arizona Rx: How far would you go for cheaper prescriptions?

Most of about 50 Tucson-area residents at a Pima County meeting in January opposed a move by Monsanto to grow GMO corn in a seven-acre greenhouse in Marana.   (Photo by Taryn Martin/Cronkite News)

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

Cheap Water

Would you drink treated toilet water? You may get the chance

Student loan debt for people over 60 has quadrupled in the last decade. (Photo by GotCredit via Creative Commons)

Over 60 with student loan debt? Share your story

Photo by Goldfaun via Creative Commons

The transition into nursing homes, assisted living: Share your experience

Mitzi Oka McCullough looks at an exhibit displaying birds carved by her father during the time their family was held in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

75 years later, Japanese detainees reflect on painful part of U.S. past

People filled an Arizona Senate health and human services committee meeting, listening to Julia Jones explain why she opposed a bill protecting health-care providers dealing with patients’ end-of-life choices. (Photo by Saundra Wilson/Cronkite News)

Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

Easton Reischl, 6, is followed by his father and caddie Phil Reischl during a U.S. Kids Golf event at Ken McDonald Golf Course in Tempe. (Photo by Tyler Handlan/Cronkite News)

There are pitfalls for golf parents who coach, caddy for their children

As part of a driver’s education class at Mountain View High School, Mesa police officer Ryan Lovell shows students mock traffic stops. The  reinactments are meant to teach students the do’s and don’ts of traffic stops. (Photo by Blake Hemmel/Cronkite News)

New questions on Arizona driver’s test promote safety at traffic stops

Cameras are stationed atop the dugout at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Photo by Fabian Ardaya/Cronkite News)

Arizona State’s ballpark fitted with new cameras

Arizona voters decided in 2010 to legalize medical marijuana. Harvest of Tempe medical marijuana dispensary carries more than 26 strains of medical marijuana. (Photo by Jenny Ung/Cronkite News)

Arizona group files initiative to put recreational marijuana on ballot again

Turf Paradise jockeys, from left to right, Amelia Hauschild, Vanessa Romberg, Janine Smith, Natasha Coddington, Aubrie Green all take a break from signing autographs at Turf Paradise on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in Phoenix. (Photo by Samantha Pell/Cronkite News)

Female jockeys are thriving at Turf Paradise racetrack

President/CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee Dawn Rogers speaks to media members about the upcoming Final Four tournament at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Nicole Praga/Cronkite News)

For Dawn Rogers, Final Four is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity


Vandalism knocks Phoenix television stations off the air

More than 2,500 flu cases have been reported this season, with cases confirmed in all of Arizona’s 15 counties, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Photo by Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)

New flu-tracking app uses Maricopa County as beta site

(Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

ACA Arizona

As Obamacare winds down, so does enrollment for Arizona, nation


Opioid addiction in AZ: A community discussion

The interior of Chase Field is pictured Sunday Aug. 30, 2015 in Phoenix. Chase Field is home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Jacob Stanek/Cronkite News)

County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’

a horse eases into the equine pool at Turf Paradise on Feb. 7, 2017 in Phoenix. (Photo by Samantha Pell/Cronkite News)

Equine pool is a hit for Turf Paradise trainers, but horses take convincing

Christie Willis, 33, said bringing her four-month-old daughter SaNyah to her office at the Arizona Deparment of Economic Security hasn’t affected her productivity.  (Photo by Saundra Wilson/Cronkite News)

These state employees can bring their babies to work

Kathy Blaze Jefferson complete’s her character (Martha Bell Sipuel) with a set of pearls before heading out on stage for Wednesday’s production of A Legacy of Justice. (Photo by Jessica Clark/ Cronkite News).

Arizona playwright brings stories of Black history to stage

Salon owner Adele LaVoie said microblading costs vary from technician to technician. (Photo by Saeed Alshamisi/Cronkite News)

Microblading eyebrows may be risky business for customers

House Bill 2134, if passed, would allow children to carry and apply sunscreen on school grounds.(Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Proposed Arizona law would allow students to apply sunscreen at school


Arizona: What are your health care questions?

Mike Leonard (right) with brother Dave as they watch and react to a shot on the 16th hole at the Wate Management Phoenix Open. (Photo by Tyler Handlan/Cronkite News)

Meet the ringmaster for Phoenix Open’s 16th hole circus

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New England fans have favorite gathering spot down Pat

PGA pro Phil Mickelson hits his approach shot during the celebrity pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Photo by Tyler Drake/ Cronkite News)

Mickelson’s legacy looms large over Phoenix Open, ASU after 25 years

A vendor in the 2017 March for Life in Washington sells T-shirts with the message of the day. (Photo by Bo Tefu/Cronkite News)

Abortions dropped in Arizona in 2015, continuing four-year decline

(Photo by Hans via Creative Commons)

Share your experience with autism in Arizona

Evening commuters head west toward downtown Phoenix. Local transportation leaders are proposing a $1.4 billion plan to add carpool lanes and other improvements to the Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 corridor. (Photo by Jessica Clark/Cronkite News)

Tapping I-10, I-17 ‘spine’ to add bicycle crossings, ease commute

Cathy Chase of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety said Arizona was "one of the worst states" for highway safety laws in the annual report card put out by her group. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

National report card ranks state among worst for highway safety laws

After the cows are milked at Jim Boyle Dairy in Mesa, the cows head to the feeding line. (Photo by Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)

Recent class-action lawsuit sheds light on AZ dairy industry

Corina Villalobos reads a poem she wrote in Spanish. Villlalobos, who has Parkinson’s disease, writes to keep her handwriting skills from deteriorating.  (Photo by Blake Hemmel/Cronkite News)

Program helps Latinos diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun talks with eighth graders from Greenway Middle School who completed the NHL’s Future Goals - Hockey Scholar program. (Photo by Paige Shacklett/Cronkite News)

‘Hockey Scholars’ learn science, math from hockey models

Arizona State’s Ramon Vila (33) makes a layup through contact. ASU defeated Washington, 86-75, Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. (Photo by Fabian Ardaya/Cronkite News)

ASU broadens recruiting horizons with three from long range

Race participant Hollie Ashby takes a look at medals from Rock 'n' Roll Marthons over the years. Ashby has been running in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series since 2012. (Photo by Haley Stesiak/Cronkite News)

Popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon’s finisher numbers slipping

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, is optimistic about the chances for his "born-alive" abortion bill, which has failed twice but now faces a GOP Congress and White House. With him is Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

Franks hopeful for ‘born alive’ abortion bill with Trump in White House

A tight shot of the official Final Four Phoenix 2017 logo on the podium at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Nicole Praga/Cronkite News)

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

Health experts recommend washing or sanitizing hands often to avoid getting the flu. (Photo by Janie Hoyt/Cronkite News)

Health officials: Number of flu cases on the rise in Arizona

Dale Balvin works with young golfers as part of his Golf’s Elementary program, an after-school program for kids ranging from 5 to 14. (Photo by Tyler Handlan/Cronkite News)

Scottsdale pro spreads his love and knowledge of golf to hundreds of Valley kids

By November 2016, about 200 Tempe Police officers received body-worn cameras. An Arizona State University study shows they can improve relations between the police and the community. (Photo by Natalie Tarangioli/Cronkite News)

ASU study: Body cameras improve relationship between Tempe police officers and public


Women’s March floods Mall with pink-hatted rebuke to Trump presidency

Knitters take part in the Pussyhat social media campaign to provide pink hats for protesters in the women's march in Washington, D.C., the day after the presidential inauguration, in Los Angeles

Arizonans join diverse Women’s March to protest Trump inauguration


States, advocates host balls of all stripes as inaugural kicks off

With hundreds of thousands expected to descend on Washington for the inauguraiton of President-elect Donald Trump, visitors are finding hotel rooms scarce and room rates high. (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons)

Civics at a cost: Backers, protesters eye steep tab to get to inaugural

Advocates say repealing Obamacare could lead to the loss of funding for public health efforts like the search for a Zika virus vaccine, but others say that money is not being well-spent. (Photo by National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-NIH/Creative Commons)

Report: Obamacare repeal could hit state public health funding

Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services,  said the state’s goal is to get “85 percent of Arizona’s population covered by first responders who are trained and carrying naloxone.” (Photo by Jessica Clark/ Cronkite News).

$3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention

Despite gains under Obamacare, roughly 800, 000 Arizonans do not have health care coverage. Insurance companies are tweaking policies in an effort to get those people to enroll. (Photo by Eric Staszczak/KOMU News)

Arizona lawmakers mirror House, split by party on Obamacare repeal

Despite gains under Obamacare, roughly 800, 000 Arizonans do not have health care coverage. Insurance companies are tweaking policies in an effort to get those people to enroll. (Photo by Adrian Clark via flickr/Creative Commons)

Arizona senators follow party-line vote on Obamacare repeal

Gov. Doug Ducey at the State of the State address on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Medical boards looking at Ducey’s recommendation of opioid education

Based on early television viewership projections, nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in to “HookedRx: From Prescription to Addiction,” a Cronkite News report on Arizona’s prescription opioid epidemic, according to early Nielsen rating numbers. (Photo by Natalie Tarangioli/Cronkite News)

Nearly 900K people watched “Hooked Rx” documentary


Opioids and the body: The science of an overdose

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives his State of the State speech in the House of Representatives building at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

In 2015, 401 people died from an overdose of prescription opioid pain relievers, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Photo by Gavin Maxwell/Cronkite News)

AZ health official: $3.6 million federal grant jump starts opioid awareness efforts in six counties

Stacie Stern is the general manager of Head2Head Sports, a locally-based fantasy sports organization. Stern says her favorite thing about fantasy sports is that they are skill-based games. (Photo courtesy Miranda Tomlinson/Cronkite News)

Legal gambling in Arizona has undergone dramatic changes

Mia, a rescued dog at Ingleside Animal Hospital, is up for adoption. It is not uncommon for veterinarians to prescribe painkillers to animals that suffer from chronic pain or that have undergone surgery. (Photo by Gavin Maxwell/Cronkite News)

State excludes veterinarians from prescription drug database requirement

Newscast Consumer beat

January 3, 2017: Health Special

Men wait for breakfast at Recovery in the Pines, a treatment center in Prescott. (Photo by Tyler Boyle/Cronkite News)

Hundreds of sober living homes in Prescott face new rules

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks at the trophy presentation after the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The Clemson Tigers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes, 31-0. (Photo by Logan Newman/Cronkite News)

Clemson achieves redemption in return to desert

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck (left, in red shirt) led Scottsdale’s Saguaro High School to its first state championship in 1995, his third season as the school’s head coach. (Photo by Logan Newman/Cronkite News)

‘Godfather’ of Saguaro HS football back for Fiesta Bowl as key member of OSU staff

The K-Laser used at Alpha Chiropractic & Physical Therapy is moved over the skin around the affected area. Protective glasses are used to prevent the laser from acidentally shining in someone’s eye. (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Alternative treatments to painkillers making inroads

University of Arizona athletic trainer Randy Cohen pulls up a player’s rehab program in the trainer’s room. (Photo by Alex Caprariello/Cronkite News)

Trainers turn focus to preventing injuries, not treating them with painkillers

Former NFL player Jake Plummer says players should have the right to use marijuana if it helps them with pain management. (Photo by Giselle Cancio/Cronkite News)

Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

Rex Chapman is currently a color commentator for the University of Kentucky pre-game show on iHeart Radio in Lexington. (Photo by Trisha Garcia/Cronkite News)

In his own words: Former Sun Rex Chapman opens up about his battle with addiction

Newscast Consumer beat

December 27, 2016: Consumer Special

Despite gains under Obamacare, roughly 800, 000 Arizonans do not have health care coverage. Insurance companies are tweaking policies in an effort to get those people to enroll. (Photo by Alex Proimus via flickr/Creative Commons)

If Obamacare goes away, coverage will stay – for the moment

Arizona high school football participation is up 10 percent, while it has dropped 2.4 percent nationally. (Photo by Ben Halverson/Cronkite News)

Football participation in Arizona high schools on the rise despite concussion concerns

Student-athletes at Brophy College Preparatory visit the school’s athletic training room when they are injured. (Photo by Gabriel Vasquez/Cronkite News)

Programs stress importance of reporting concussions by high school athletes


December 21, 2016: Sports Special

Digitized Dine

Navajo hope to digitally preserve thousands of hours of oral history

newscast Consumer beat

December 19, 2016: Consumer Special


What do you think about podcasts?

Newscast Consumer beat

December 13, 2016: Health Special

Flight Path

Sky Harbor had 24,247 noise complaints in 2015 after flight-path shift

More than 131 million doses of flu vaccine have been given this year, but there’s still time to get vaccinated before peak flu season hits, health officials say. (Photo by Lance McCord/Creative Commons)

Experts: It’s not too late to vaccinate for possibly strong flu strain

Members of the University High School football team gather as practice starts in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016. The mood of the team is subdued on the day after the election. A group of players has been kneeling during the national anthem at the start of each game, as a way to continue Colin Kaepernick’s protest of discrimination, racial profiling and police brutality. 
(Photo by Katherine Fitzgerald/Cronkite News)

National anthem protest has national trickle-down effect


Arizonans: Tell Cronkite News a story!

Newscast Consumer beat

December 6, 2016: Consumer Special

The main entrée, Korean BBQ, comes with salad and spicy noodles. (Photo by SeungYeol Cho/Cronkite News)

Korean businesses are expanding in AZ with shift in customer base

Phoenix, Ariz. is the sixth largest city in the US. (Photo by Preston Scott-Hall/Cronkite News)

Millennial migration a boon for AZ cities, loss for rural areas

American and Somalian flags decorate a booth at the Fall 2016 World Bazaar and Phoenix Community Market event on Dec. 3, 2016 (Photo by Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News)

AZ refugees, immigrants build business, trust at community market

The plan for the Arizona Center interior courtyard includes more seating. (Rendering courtesey of  Parallel Capital Partners)

Arizona Center to get $25 million refresh to attract downtown shoppers

Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which was recently named best for travelers of the nation’s largest commercial airport, even though it did not finish in first place in any one category, (Photo by Alan Levine/Creative Commons)

Sky Harbor flies high in ranking of busiest U.S. commercial airports

A record-breaking 44 percent of shoppers went online during Thanksgiving weekend, while 40 percent shopped in-store, according to the National Retail Federation. Photo by Allyson Hoskins/Cronkite News)

Consumer confidence is up, just in time for the holidays

Diabético pode ter vida saudável se detectar cedo a doença

‘Health index’ scores counties on residents’ welfare, major health issues

The Salvation Army is kicking off its seasonal red kettle fundraising drive on Thanksgiving, but the organization is also asking for gifts on Giving Tuesday. (Photo by Salvation Army USA West/Creative Commons)

Thanks, giving: Nonprofits look to profit from ‘Giving Tuesday’

This is the image of a Thanksgiving meal that most families aspire to, but many expect this year’s elections to intrude on peaceful holiday gatherings. (Photo by Malcolm Slaney/Creative Commons)

Turkey should be heated, not talk: Surviving the post-election holiday

Travelers line up for security checks at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport during the Thanksgiving week travel rush, which is expected to be one of the largest in years. (Photo by Dillion Eddie/Cronkite News)

Aids to ease travel go digital; people still need to stand in line

Korean sign (Photo by Kimberly Simpson/Cronkite News)

What can you tell us about Korean-owned businesses in Arizona?

Native Cuisine

Museum exhibits you can eat: Navajo chef ‘curates’ history with cuisine

Scott Pelley, CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor, tells Cronkite News students their commitment to accuracy, fairness and honesty is the core of journalism. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News)

CBS anchor Scott Pelley: Journalism is ‘lifeblood’ of freedom

Goshala, which means "shelter for cows" in Sanskrit, saves cows from slaughter. The group houses five cows on a farm in the San Tan Valley.(Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

East Valley shelter Goshala saves cows from slaughter

Kristoff is trained as a diabetic alert dog and will soon be helping 6-year-old Mia. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Pup with a Purpose: Service dog trained to help child with diabetes


What are your goals for the new year?

Phoenix firefighters demonstrate the  dangers of frying a turkey. (Photo by Veronica Acosta/Cronkite News)

How to safely fry a turkey

Homeless Hope

Arizona homelessness fell 30 percent since 2010, national report says

Angel Rengel gives himself insulin shots under the supervision of the school nurse at Starlight Park Elementary School. (Photo by Natalie Tarangioli/Cronkite News).

Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses

If the Coyotes leave Gila River Arena, the people most affected could be the business owners and employees of the retail and restaurant tenants at Westgate. (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Coyotes’ Tempe plan leads to mix of concern, confidence at Westgate

Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc and majority owner Andrew Barroway say a move to Tempe would widen the team’s fan base. (Photo by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)

Coyotes announce plan to move to Tempe

Gwen Ifill appears as a guest for Arizona Horizon on Arizona PBS.

Gwen Ifill, host of PBS NewsHour, dies at 61

Almost 5.6 million visitors came to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2015, making it the second-most visited site on the National Mall, after the Lincoln Memorial. (Photo by Dillion Eddie/Cronkite News)

Decades after the war, millions still pay respects at Vietnam Wall

Bill Kerr, who sold his dairy farm more than a decade ago, still has vestiges of the operation behind his Buckeye home. (Photo by Kristiana Faddoul/Cronkite News)

Shrinking AZ farmland shows Buckeye family’s generational differences

American flag

How can journalists more accurately reflect Americans’ voices?

Rodney Jarrell’s plane is a flying a work of art, one that honors our nation’s heroes. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Plane mural honors military heroes

Motorists cross into Mexico at a port of entry in downtown Nogales, Ariz. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Will Trump presidency harm Nogales border economy?

Michael McDowell drives the No. 95 Chevrolet for Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing. (Photo by Zach Catanzareti via Creative Commons )

Arizona racers return to roots at Phoenix International Raceway

A visitor reads the headlines heralding Tueday’s presidential election results at the daily display of front pages from around the country at the Newseum in Washington. (Photo by Dillion Eddie/Cronkite News)

After, shock: Clinton supporters grapple with Trump’s surprise victory

The Diamondbacks welcomed Torey Lovullo as the eighth manager in franchise history Monday. (Photo by Tamsyn Stonebarger/Cronkite News)

D-Backs manager learned from Sparky Anderson, Terry Francona

The interior of Chase Field is shown Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Jacob Stanek/Cronkite News)

Arizona-Boston pipeline continues with hiring of Lovullo as D-backs manager

A sign at a gas station in California details the state’s new law that raised the smoking age to 21. (Photo by Hipple Patel/Cronkite News)

Cities, two states raise the smoking age to 21 in effort to curb use

Air travelers line up at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

No holiday for fliers: Sky Harbor likely among busiest for Thanksgiving

The Cleveland Indians call Goodyear Ballpark home during spring training. (Photo by Tamsyn Stonebarger/Cronkite News)

Cactus League a big winner regardless of World Series outcome

Before playing in the World Series for the Cleveland Indians, Jason Kipnis helped Arizona State compile a 100-27 record during two seasons with the Sun Devils in 2008 and 2009. (Photo courtesy Sun Devil Athletics)

Former Sun Devil Kipnis shines on World Series stage

After finishing his 800-mile run of the Arizona Trail, all Michael Versteeg wanted to do was sit at the border and watch the sun rise. (Photo by Michael Versteeg)

Ultra-runner reflects on record-breaking 800-mile Arizona Trail run

Kurt Warner has enjoyed helping his son, Kade, develop into one of Arizona’s most prolific high school football players. (Photo by Ben Halverson/Cronkite News)

Kade, Kurt Warner enjoy record-breaking season while looking to future

Joyce Williams, 80, has been recognized by the media before for being a dedicated Cubs fan and this year is no different. (Photo by Trisha Garcia/Cronkite News)

From Sloan Park to Wrigley Field, Valley Cubs fans celebrate World Series run

The Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson will serve as the home of the Tucson Roadrunners. (Photo courtesy Concord General Contracting)

Renovated Tucson Convention Center ready for Roadrunners hockey

Handcrafted voodoo dolls by K-Ta Buathier line a shelf in Buried Treasures in Phoenix. (Photo by Sophie Blaylock/Cronkite News)

Glendale tattoo artists crafts ‘safe’ voodoo dolls

Nearly 400 Chicago Cubs fans gathered at Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill in central Phoenix to view Game 1 of the World Series. (Photo by Lindsey Wisniewski / Cronkite News)

Cubs craze spreads to the Valley, giving businesses a big boost

Chris Stoeher and his 3-year-old daughter Jaina said they are excited for 24/7 PBS KIDS to launch in January. “I like ‘Nature Cat,’” she said. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

Arizona PBS will launch 24/7 channel for kids

Meritus, the only cooperative offering health insurance in Arizona under Obamacare, was suspended by state and federal officials just as open enrollment began this weekend. (Photo by Alex Proimos via flickr/Creative Commons)

Arizona faces steepest Obamacare hike in U.S.; subsidies could curb pain

Kyle Schwarber takes at-bats as a designated hitter for the Mesa Solar Sox in hopes of joining the Cubs in Cleveland for the 2016 World Series.(Photo by Trisha Garcia/Cronkite News)

Cubs and Indians prospects are Mesa Solar Sox teammates in Arizona Fall League

This year, the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention recommends against nasal spray flu vaccinations.  (Photo by Dana Lewandowski/Cronkite News)

CDC warns against nasal spray flu vaccination this season

The Hidden in Plain Sight tour contains drug paraphernalia bought online and stashed throughout the room, so participants can identify them and learn how they conceal drugs. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

AZ officials build mock teen bedroom to expose hidden signs of drug addiction

Scottsdale Scorpions outfielder Tim Tebow watches from the dugout during the team’s matchup against the Surprise Saguaros, Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Scottsdale. (Photo by Nicole Vasquez/Cronkite News)

Tebow’s presence draws crowds to Arizona Fall League

One Phoenix community near Grand and 15th avenues received a Love Your Block Phoenix mini-grant, which provides $1,000 to five communities a year to beautify the city – one block at a time. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Phoenix grant program tries to improve city one block at a time

As the Arizona Coyotes begin their 2016-2017 season, the team celebrates their 20th season in the desert. (Photo by Brendan Kennealy/Cronkite News).

Coyotes celebrate 20 years in Arizona, continue to grow hockey culture in the desert

Navajo Pumpkins

Navajo farm and East Coast church connected by pumpkins

ASU’s new clear bag policy is plastered on signs around Sun Devil Stadium to remind fans of the new rule. (Ryan Decker / Cronkite News)

Diaper bags out, clear bags in: Heightened security moves into Sun Devil Stadium

Rising Rates

As rates rise and options fall, Burwell sees increased health coverage

A $1 bill and a football (Photo by Hannah Dickens/ Cronkite News)

Share your experience with sports gambling

Suzie Deadmond, a stylist at R Salon in Phoenix, models Day of the Dead makeup for a photoshoot. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Tabron/Araya Photography)

Halloween spending is expected to be scary high

For concussion query

What is your experience with concussions in high school sports?

Mike Hazen was introduced Monday as the Arizona Diamondbacks new executive vice president and general manager. (Photo by Alexis Ramanjulu/Cronkite News)

D-backs new GM: Winning a championship to be ‘at the forefront of what we do every day’

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, condemned Republican president nominee Donald Trump’s criticisms of the Gold Star Khan family, but he has refused to back off his pledge to support the party’s nominee - Trump. (Cronkite News file photo)

Does McCain’s position on Donald Trump affect your vote for U.S. Senate?


Have you or someone you know been through rehab for prescription drugs?

Civics Lessened

Civics lessened: Arizona fares poorly on civic engagement ranking

Nearly 10,000 people attended the Pinners conference in Scottsdale -- the first time the event has been held in Arizona. (Photo by Cassie Ronda/Cronkite News).

LDS meets DIY: How faith builds crafts businesses for Arizona Mormons

Players on the under-18 Jr. Coyotes watch their teammates run drills during practice at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona on Oct. 13, 2016. (Matt Layman/Cronkite News)

Arizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston Matthews

The corn fields at Fear Farm are transformed into something terrifying with sets, actors, costumes, makeup, and darkness. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

Why we love a good scare

Volunteers  and workers for Sonoran Prevention Works prepare syringe cleaning kits at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ. (Photo by Jesse Canales/Cronkite News)

Group urges opioid users to clean syringes to avoid Hepatitis C

Despite gains under Obamacare, roughly 800, 000 Arizonans do not have health care coverage. Insurance companies are tweaking policies in an effort to get those people to enroll. (Photo by Adrian Clark via flickr/Creative Commons)

South Phoenix saw big health coverage gain, still trails state, U.S.

While most backyard badminton players would end up using a nylon shuttlecock, the ones used in Olympic play are made with goose feathers. Both are used at the Arizona Badminton Center, though top players say the feathered shuttlecocks play better. (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Mesa badminton facility fosters growth in sport

Suns coach Earl Watson takes a different approach in dealing with social issues. (Photo by Angela Denogean/Cronkite News)

Suns coach Earl Watson fights for civil rights in his own way

Hollow Holiday

Plans for the Columbus Day holiday? Going to work, most likely

Goodbye Columbus

Renaming, reframing, reclaiming: Tribes’ different view of Columbus Day


Hurricane doesn’t get in the way of Arizona staffer’s wedding

Fentanyl patches can be prescribed by doctors for patients experiencing intense pain. (WikiMedia Commons/Alcibiades)

Powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl makes a deadly mark in Arizona

St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix said fruits and vegetables make up nearly a third of all food it distributes. (Photo by Natalie Tarangioli/Cronkite News)

Valley food banks offer healthier and customized options


Phoenix VA hospital introduces a controversial system director

Sporting Soldiers

Arizona Olympian, Paralympian among those honored at Pentagon

Problems Persist

Inspector general report says problems persist at Phoenix VA hospital

VA Chief

Lawmakers question credentials of new Phoenix VA director

Michael Versteeg

Ultra-runner targeting record for 800-mile Arizona Trail run

Sharon Shahid, the Newseum's director of editorial content for video and interactive, said the public had a great deal more trust in reporters in Walter Cronkite’s day. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

Election coverage reflects fractured media landscape, experts say

The growing rooms at Giving Tree Wellness Center are filled with marijuana plants. These ones still have a few weeks until they reach maturity. (Photo by Danielle Kernkamp/Cronkite News)

CDC: Adults more likely to smoke marijuana than teens

Opioids Local

Coconino official says communities must act to fight opioid abuse

A 1950s quarter midget located in the Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum. (Photo by Tyler Rubin/Cronkite News)

Legacy lives on at Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum

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Coyote goalie’s mask a canvas for Canadian artist

The King course is a 9-hole course at Starfire golf club in Scottsdale that Arnold Palmer designed. (Photo by Nicole Vasquez/Cronkite News)

Palmer leaves lasting imprint on Arizona golf courses

Veteran Courts

One less battle: Treatment courts keep vets out of jail, in recovery

Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley worked with students at Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe Tuesday. (Photo by Alex Stewart/Cronkite News)

Cardinals get kids moving

Bruce Clark-Frye and his mom embrace after a successful night at the D-backs Go Gold for Cancer Awareness Game. (Photo by Giselle Cancio/Cronkite News)

Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks trying to make life easier for kids with cancer


GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division I


New, simpler guidelines created to treat Valley Fever

Google has been test-driving driverless cars - with humans in the front seat for now - in four states, including Arizona where outfitted Lexuses are tested in Chandler. (Photo by Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons)

Are you interested in driverless cars?

The Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery hosts walls of guitars made within the school on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Photo by Joshua Bowling/Cronkite News)

The sound of music: Phoenix students craft guitars by hand


Colorado mayor to Arizona: Don’t legalize marijuana

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Women’s hockey growing in the desert

Federal rules require funeral homes to give a full accounting of costs for cremationa - something not all do, according to a new survey, but Tucson funeral homes fared well in the reporr. (Photo by damo1977/Creative Commons)

Tucson funeral homes do well in national funeral practices survey

Food Insecurity

Apache County had worst ‘food insecurity’ in U.S.; state fared poorly

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to a town hall meeting at the Phoenix Better Business Bureau on Friday, Sept. 16. The senators discussed their dismay with Obamacare and called for its repeal and replacement. (Joshua Bowling/Cronkite News)

McCain seeks repeal of affordable health-care plan

Phoenix Mercury center Kelsey Bone kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, her third straight game doing so. (Photo by Lindsey Wisniewski/Cronkite News)

Mercury’s Kelsey Bone to take anthem protests into WNBA playoffs


Phoenix expo to offer help for addicts, families

San Francisco, California

Poverty rates fell in Arizona last year, still among nation’s highest

La Maxima Sonora performs live on site at the 2016 Hispanic Heritage festival hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Giselle Cancio/Cronkite News)

Diamondbacks make Latino fan outreach top priority

Photo by Thomas Leuthard via Flickr

Share your perspective on healing through prayer


Are you a Phoenix Suns fan? Share your favorite memory

An image from one of the public-service announcements unveiled Tuesday by the National Association of Broadcasters as part of its campaign against opioid abuse. (Photo courtesy National Association of Broadcasters)

Broadcasters, inspired by Arizona, kick off national opioids campaign

Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  The feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube. Note the distended abdominal exoskeleton, which being translucent, allowed the color of the ingested blood meal to be visible.

DF and DHF are primarily diseases of tropical and sub-tropical areas, and the four different dengue serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), are maintained in a cycle that involves humans and the Aedes mosquito. However, Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans, is the most common Aedes species. Infections produce a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a nonspecific viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease. Important risk factors for DHF include the strain of the infecting virus, as well as the age, and especially the prior dengue infection history of the patient.

Valley mayors join others urging Congress to approve Zika funding

Some kids and their families were eager to go wakeboarding in Bartlett Lake (Photo by Allyson Hoskins/Cronkite News)

Fun, freedom at Bartlett Lake for people with disabilities


Pinal County dodges health care void as Blue Cross steps in to offer ‘Obamacare’ coverage

Photo by Ajay Suresh via Flickr

Do you or someone you know have experience with opioids?

Photo by Jamie via Flickr

Are you concerned about opioid use in Arizona?

Photo courtesy of Mark via Flickr

Medical marijuana for pain relief: Share your experience

Members of Elaine Harmon's family are presented with a flag during an inurnment ceremony for the former Women Airforce Service Pilot at Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

World War II women pilots let back in Arlington – after a fight

The Chinese Senior Center offers singing lessons, English language and U.S citizenship classes. It has been open for nearly three decades. (Photo by Katelyn Greno/Cronkite News)

Chinese Senior Center connects people to home

Despite gains under Obamacare, roughly 800, 000 Arizonans do not have health care coverage. Insurance companies are tweaking policies in an effort to get those people to enroll. (Photo by Alex Proimus via flickr/Creative Commons)

Feds ‘confident’ Arizonans will have health options, as insurers pull out

United Blood Services will soon start screening blood donations for the Zika virus. (Photo by Samantha Witherwax/Cronkite News)

Arizona blood bank prepares to test donated blood for Zika

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gave a news conference at a Walgreens store on 36th Street and Camelback Road on Friday morning. Ducey and Walgreens officials unveiled a new prescription drop-off system for the pharmacy chain’s Arizona stores. (Joshua Bowling/Cronkite News)

Arizonans can soon drop off expired drugs at 18 Walgreens kiosks


Lucha libre builds on strong tradition across borderlands

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaks at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix. He addressed challenges and successes. (Photo by Alejandro Barahona/Cronkite News)

Veterans Affairs official moves to rebuild trust with Phoenix veterans

Bianca Feix fights off defenders playing soccer in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Teresita Feix)

Club soccer player stresses importance of concussion education after injury

As heavy traffic hummed behind them at a news conference, Grant Woods, former Arizona attorney general (left), and former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon were surrounded by maps of proposed medical-marijuana dispensaries. Woods and Gordon say loopholes may allow dispenseries near schools, homes and places of worship. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News)

Former Phoenix mayor: Loopholes put marijuana dispensaries too close to home

Dr. Cardenas, Andrew Wachtel and Bianca Feix address the media at the Barrow Neurological institute.(Photo by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)

Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

The nearly 8,000 registered hobbyist drone users in Arizona will not need to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s new test. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

Do new FAA drone rules go far enough for Arizonans?


Has the threat of Zika virus affected your summer?

People gather to hear musicians preform samba at Pedro do Sal in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

From coat hangers to $1,200 couture, Arizona’s samba scene coming to life

Kim Franzen registers to vote at a farmers market in downtown Phoenix. Franzen said she supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Courtney Columbus/News21)

News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

Jasmine Flores works part time for Arizona Friends of Foster Children, the organization that helped her get her GED, her college education and a car. (Selena Makrides/Cronkite News)

Foster care children aging out of Arizona system need transitional help

Average childcare pay in Arizona and most other states falls below the poverty line for a family of three, according to a government report, that said pay in all states would make workers food-stamp eligible. (Photo by njxw/Creative Commons)

Childcare pays poverty-level wage, but Arizona still tops most states

Chris Wojno is the vice president of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

The unaffiliated: Why more than a quarter of Arizonans are leaving religion behind

Insurance customers who signed up for coverage under Obamacare at enrollment fairs like this one two years ago will likely face much higher premiums when they re-enroll this year. (Cronkite News file photo)

As insurers leave Arizona, Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall


Tour company uses bikes to give visitors a taste of Rio

A new federal report says 38.9 percent of Native American adults smoked, the highest rate in the nation by far and one of the only racial or ethnic groups to see smoking rates rise. (Photo by Silvia Sala/Creative Commons)

CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  The feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube. Note the distended abdominal exoskeleton, which being translucent, allowed the color of the ingested blood meal to be visible.

DF and DHF are primarily diseases of tropical and sub-tropical areas, and the four different dengue serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), are maintained in a cycle that involves humans and the Aedes mosquito. However, Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans, is the most common Aedes species. Infections produce a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a nonspecific viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease. Important risk factors for DHF include the strain of the infecting virus, as well as the age, and especially the prior dengue infection history of the patient.

Arizona officials warn of Zika spread on return from Rio

Chloe Woodruff speeds through her practice route in Prescott. (Alex Caprariello/Cronkite News)

Tempe company rolls into Rio with Olympic mountain biker

Workers in Arizona can get unpaid leave for the birth of a child - the minimum under the fedreal Family and Medical Leave Act, a shortcoming the led to the state’s failing grade in a national report. (Photo by Kat Grigg/Creative Commons)

State gets failing grade for policies to support new working parents

Veterans from around the valley gathered to discuss their opinions, and to represent the opinions of their fellow military members. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

Veterans gather in Phoenix to criticize Trump’s remarks

Tucson Saguaros’ second baseman Michael Rampone up at bat in front of a sparse crowd at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Success on the field, struggles in the stands for Tucson Saguaros

Balloons fall at the 2012 Republican National Convention after the nomination of Mitt Romney. Experts say more party officials than naormal are staying away from this year’s convention and likely nominee Donald Trump. (Photo by Mallory Benedict/PBS Newshour)

Arizona veterans: Have the presidential campaigns affected your community?

McCain meets with veterans

McCain: ‘We can never do enough for our veterans’

Cardinals rookie Brandon Williams said the team knows “how a championship team really works, you can see that here.” (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Cardinals motivated to fulfill Super Bowl expectations

Jerry Emmett, 102, born before her mother had the vote lived to see Hillary Clinton become the first woman nominated by major party to be president. (Photo by Joey Carrera/Cronkite News)

At 102, Prescott woman’s seen a lot; with Clinton nomination she’s seen it all

Keogh Health Connection is just one of more than 200 locations where community members can sign up for the recently restored KidsCare program. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/ Cronkite News)

Revived Arizona KidsCare to bring affordable health care to 30,000 uninsured

Phoenix Mercury players

Phoenix Mercury well represented at Olympics

Jeanne Lunn holds her hand over the incision that was made to give her a new heart three years ago. (Photo by Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News)

Arizona delegate’s new heart leads her to Philadelphia

FBI, local law enforcement personnel and game organizers are confident in the strict security protocols they have in place for the College Football Playoff National Championship. (Photo by Jacob Stanek/Cronkite News)

Former Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Yavapai pitching coach Jerry Dawson doesn’t think it’s a good idea for baseball players to play the game year-round. (Photo by Lindsey Wisniewski/Cronkite News)

Coaches: Overuse injuries a growing problem in Arizona youth baseball

Baseball player Patrick Corbin pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Not That Bob James via Creative Commons)

Pitchers share Tommy John stories to guide each other through rehab


The Real Donald means real business for Faux Donald


Cronkite News invites you to join the Public Insight Network

The women of the Maryvale neighborhood block watches go door-to-door passing out flyers and recruiting potential members. (Photo by Selena Makrides/Cronkite News)

Maryvale block watchers refuse to be thwarted by serial shooter

Arizona delegates capture a historic moment during the state roll-call at the RNC. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

Wish you were here: Arizona Republican delegates speak to those who skipped the convention

New Suns player Leandro Barbosa is introduced Tuesday at a news conference by Phoenix coach Earl Watson, right, and general manager Ryan McDonough. (Photo by John Alvarado/Cronite News)

Free agent Barbosa brings championship culture to Phoenix

New Phoenix Police Chief speaks about her selection at a press conference at city hall with Mayor Greg Stanton behind her. (Photo by John Alvarado/Cronkite News)

Suns player welcomes home his mom – Phoenix’s new police chief

Scarlet Summers, 10, a sixth-grader at Chandler Traditional Academy, said her Southwest Barack-a-Bowl recipe came together quickly after a trip to the grocery with her mother. (Photo by Wafa Shahid/Cronkite News)

Chandler kid gets trip to White House for her ‘Barack-a-Bowl’ recipe

Jen Welter, who made history as the first woman to coach in the NFL as an intern coach with the Arizona Cardinals last year, told girls they should not be afraid to dream. (Photo by Meghan Finnerty/Cronkite News)

Welter: Being first female NFL coach less important than not being last

People who donate blood to United Blood Services will get a chance to win this 2016 Passat S. The organization is offering a chance to win the car to help increae blood donations during summer.(Photo by Jaquelina Balbuena/Cronkite News)

Organization offers new car to entice blood donations

The Acoma shield was set to be sold at auction in Paris, but the sale was halted for an investigation into charges that they artifact may have been stolen from the tribe.

Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

Prospects stretch after their ice session at the Coyotes development camp at Gila River Arena.(Photo by John Alvarado/Cronkite News)

Coyotes hope proximity of new affiliate will pay dividends in player development

An open road is not out of character for residents who live in Thunderbird Farms. (Photo By Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News)

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

No Arizona groups played this year, but states around the country are invited to nominate a marching band every year to take part in the National Indendence Day Parade. (Photo by Keshia Butts/Cronkite News)

Path for National Independence Day Parade runs through Tempe

A strand of letters spells the name of a Phoenix Children’s Hospital patient. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

Mother connects with 24-hour view of her preemie’s hospital stay

Isabelle Harrison seen during her collegiate days at University of Tennessee, where she played under head coach Pat Summitt, who passed away Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the University of Tennessee)

Phoenix Mercury’s Isabelle Harrison remembers former coach Pat Summitt

Stefanie points out selections for her on-demand lunch. (Photo By Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy

Ed Coyoli is a classically trained dancer, and met his wife 45 years ago through dance.

On pointe: Parkinson’s dance class eases symptoms

Photo by Rodrigo Soldon via Creative Commons

Racing to Rio: Are you ready for the Summer Olympics?

Republicans celebrate their 8-7 victory in the annual Congressional Baseball Game, after second consecutive losses. (Photo by Keshia Butts/Cronkite News)

Republican comeback after eight years? Yeah, on the baseball diamond

Arizona Coyotes Gila River Arena. (Photo by Erin Johnson/Cronkite News)

Coyotes president LeBlanc ‘moving forward’ with new arena site

The U.S. Men’s National Team trains at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday in preparation for its third place game against Colombia on Saturday. (Photo by Joseph Steen/Cronkite News)

U.S. team comes to Glendale in Copa America’s final stop in Valley


Patients fight Parkinson’s with ballet

Tucson Roadrunners

Mayor hopes arrival of Roadrunners can turn Tucson ‘into a hockey town’

The Phoenix Mercury hosted their annual Pride Night game on June 18. Efforts to support the Orlando community included a silent auction and a blood drive. (Photo by Landon Brown/Cronkite News)

Thousands join Mercury in supporting Orlando community

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Emergency responders want to train more people to aid trauma victims

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Mesa, said his “right to try” bill, to give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs, is partly in honor of Arizona state Rep. Laura Knaperek, who drove the cause in Arizona. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

‘Right to try’ advocates rally for access to experimental treatments

Peter and Kate Peifer poses precariously at the Grand Canyon. Kate Peifer says she and her father share a love of learning as far back as she can remember.

Arizonans share memories of their dads for Father’s Day

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, has been a regular player in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, a charity game against the press. (Photo by Meghan Finnerty/Cronkite News)

‘Play like a girl’ is no insult in congresswomen, press charity game

Supporters of the Mexican National Soccer Team pose with the Mexican flag just before the start of the game.

United owner Eng hopes Copa America excitement is step toward bringing MLS team to Valley

Grecia Magdaleno, an Arizona State University senior and Planned Parenthood youth leader, opened up the health section of the United State of Women summit with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. (Photo courtesy of Grecia Magdaleno)

Phoenix resident brings unique health care perspective to D.C. summit

Tanis Parenteau, who plays Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tualip Tribes of Washington and domestic violence advocate, reads her script at rehearsals Monday.

Native American domestic violence survivors take to stage to share stories

Arizonans remember Muhammad Ali in Louisville

Laverne Cox, the transgender actress who plays a transgender inmate in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” joined those supporting the LGBT Data Inclusion Act.

Advocates rally for bill to include LGBT status on federal forms

father and daughter smiling

Brag about your dad or father figure

The Diamondbacks selected Anfernee Grier with the 39th pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. (Photo courtesy Auburn Athletics)

Twenty years of D-backs drafts spotted with success stories

washington redskins helmet

Arizona Native Americans: Are you offended by the Washington Redskins name?


Our live coverage of the Ali remembrance

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly encouraged increased civility during the 2016 presidential campaign at a National Institute for Civil Discourse event in Washington, D.C.

Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

Citizens of Louisville gather to remember boxing legend Muhammad Ali. (Photo by Krandall Brantley)

Thousands honor Muhammad Ali in Louisville prayer service

Steven Hunter and a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Department educate kids on animals in Arizona. (Photo by John Alvarado/Cronkite News)

Suns ambassador Hunter helps underprivileged kids with basketball and beyond

Arizona Muslims attend memorial for Muhammad Ali. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Arizona Muslims pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

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Phoenix Comicon, the place where you don’t have to be yourself

Muhammad Ali

What you should know about Parkinson’s, the disease Muhammad Ali fought for 32 years


Remembering Ali: Share your reflection

Muhammad Ali accepting the Athlete of the Century award from Sports Illustrated in this December 1999 photo. The Paradise Valley resident died Friday.

Muhammad Ali dead at 74; legacy lives on in Phoenix

A doctor, young girl and her mother

3D-printed heart helps family cope with toddler’s lifetime of heart surgeries

Loan Reactions

Proposed limits on payday loans draw sharp reactions from both sides

A TSA spokesman said it is not unusual to shuffle officers between airports, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport should not see a change in delays after the redeployment of 27 officers there.

TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports

scarlet witch cosplayer

Are you cosplaying at Phoenix Comicon?

water bottles

Residents asked to donate water for the homeless as Phoenix weekend heat expected to soar to 118

The Acoma shield was set to be sold at auction in Paris, but the sale was halted for an investigation into charges that they artifact may have been stolen from the tribe.

French authorities’ delay of Acoma Pueblo shield sale ‘a small victory’

woman speaker

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise


Measles outbreak spreads to the Valley

Brad Ziegler and his wife, Kristen, addressing the mothers-to-be at Operation Shower's "A Star Is Born" themed shower in 2015. (Photo courtesy Operation Shower)

Diamondbacks’ Ziegler gives back to military families through Pastime for Patriots

washington redskins helmet

Opponents of Redskins name say they won’t back down from fight

H.K. Edgerton speaks to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Honoring the other vets: State group chafes at Confederate flag ban

Tucson International Airport President Bonnie Allin  said the airport lacks “resources and authority” at the local level.

Tucson official says airports need more input on TSA security staffing

uber mobile app

Services at your fingertips: Do you use Uber, Amazon or anything else?

Working hard? Do the new overtime rules impact you?


Cronkite News Consumer Special: May 26, 2016

Kacey Ernst, a researcher at the University of Arizona, said it is unclear if the Zika virus will follow the transmission patterns of other viruses spread in Latin America by the aedes aegypti mosquito.

Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too

Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, administrator of the TSA, said that efficiency and effectiveness in the screening process “are not mutually exclusive.”

TSA chief promises wait times will improve after June hiring boom

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Timothy Byrne and Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Michael Caskey introduce the transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, a revolutionary new technology for heart surgery.  (Photo by Isabel Menzel/Cronkite News)

New heart procedure reduces patient recovery time

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Cronkite News Consumer Special: May 25, 2016

Coyotes Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and head coach Dave Tippett (center) explains how they can monitor both teams a lot closer with the move of the AHL club to Tucson. (Photo by Joseph Steen/Cronkite News)

Tucson AHL team, another step in growth of hockey in Arizona

"Infectious diseases that happen in other parts of the world, can happen in the United States, can happen in Arizona and we need to be prepared," said Dr. Cara Christ, at the summit hosted by Arizona Department of Health Services.  (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Arizona summit on Zika teaches health officials how to tackle virus

Ana Resendiz shares a laugh with her WNBA idol Diana Taurasi. The high school senior broke Taurasi’s single-season three-point record in Chino, California. (Photo by Landon Brown/Cronkite News)

Taurasi meets high schooler who shattered her record

soda on shelves

ASU research suggests new FDA food labels alone may not change behavior

The Arizona Diamondbacks were among the 50 pro sports teams that got Pentagon marketing money to host patriotic events at games, a new report says. (Photo by Elizabeth Blackburn/Cronkite News)

NFL promises to return some Defense Department marketing funds

Goodyear posted the 14th-fastest growth rate in the nation from 2014 to 2015, growing 4.3 percent, the Census Bureau said. Buckeye was 15tt, also at 4.3 percent.

West Valley cities saw some of nation’s fastest growth last year

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, in his Capitol Hill office with office dogs, Dixie and Sarge.

In Schweikert’s Capitol Hill office, it’s a dog-meet-dog world

businesses on Mill Ave.

Tempe council members create program to bolster equal pay efforts for women

Of the dogs entering shelters, about 35 percent are adopted, 31 percent are euthanized and 26 percent are returned to their owner, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Dogs that were up for adoption at Ohana Animal Rescue in Tempe on April 14 peer out a fence. (Photo by Kaitlyn Thompson/Cronkite News)

What are the most popular dog breeds in Maricopa County?

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Elderly Arizonans face familiar voting barriers

A daycare center in California.

Report: Child care costs rival in-state college tuition in Arizona

An airline industry survey said most fliers actually prefer fees, if the “unbundled” charges result in a lower ticket price overall and lets them choose the services they want.

Some fliers curse airline fees, but balk at possible congressional cure

Federal bureaucracy, a lack of resources and cultural concerns about the removal of Indian children have all contributed to delays in getting tribes access to a federal foster care program, a GAO report says.

Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

New drugs are highly effective in curing hepatitis C, but they can cost $80,000 or more, sparking a debate on who should have access to the drugs.

What price a miracle? Limited access to hepatitis-C drug sparks debate

One-third of Arizonans, and a like number of Americans, reported getting fewer than seven hours of sleep, the amount most adults need to stay healthy.

Short on Z’s in AZ: A third of Arizonans don’t get enough sleep

From left, ASU Women’s Tennis coach Sheila Mcinerney, Buffie Anderson, ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson and Chief of Staff Rocky Harris announce plans to restore men’s tennis as a varsity Sun Devil sport.

Return of men’s tennis brings ASU a step closer to goal of becoming Olympic mecca

picture of skyline

Downtown Phoenix development highlights need for walkable streets


Coffee shops bring growth and community to downtown Phoenix

A bright yellow car sits outside of Retro Ranch, welcoming customers into the store. (Photo by Stacia Affelt/Cronkite News)

Vintage culture expanding in the Valley


WNBA jersey ads bolster revenue for Phoenix Mercury but lead to controversy in NBA

New food items are released by MLB teams every year, and other sports are following suit. As the Diamondbacks, Suns, Mercury and Coyotes continue to introduce outrageous and unique food items, it begs the question of why. (Photo by Elaine Wilson/Cronkite News)

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and poutine: the new era of stadium food

Lassandra Scott helps her four-year-old son, Zaviyon, use his inhaler just seconds after he was wheezing. (Photo by Alejandra Armstrong/Cronkite News).

Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma


Goodyear Fire Department is fighting more than just fires


Health care organizations respond to stressful wait times

Arizona State University partners with PayPal and nonprofit to help students lower fnancial debt.

Arizona State University partners with PayPal and education nonprofit to help students lower college debt

Matti Harrison is training at the Phoenix Swim Club for the Olympic Swimming Trials in July. (Photo by Nicole Vitale/ Cronkite News)

Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls


Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley


Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance

Nick Hilton, left, and Vince Sherry are manager and owner of Run Flagstaff, a specialty running store located on Historic Route 66. (Photo by Kylee Sam/Cronkite News)

Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff


Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona

Olympian Michael Phelps catches his breath following his second exibition race at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. (Blake Benard/Cronkite News)

ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics

Skinner is looking to take the final step to a berth on the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the Olympic Trials in June in San Jose, California.

Skinner, James among athletes with Arizona ties taking aim at Rio

Fake IDs are returned to the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control. (Photo by Johnny Soto/Cronkite News)

Four things legal drinkers need to know about using vertical IDs to buy alcohol in Arizona

The three winners of the Kentucky Derby Hat contest at Cahill Senior Center. From left to right, Most elegant: Higinia Garcia. Most extravagant: Barbara Lindsay. Most creative: Linda Flores, in Tempe, Ariz.(Photo by Kendall Bartley/ Cronkite News)

Hats off to these Arizona women decorating big hats for Kentucky Derby

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, a boxing fan and former amateur boxer, said research into sports-related concussions is essential.

Larry Holmes, Herschel Walker join McCain to raise concussion awareness

Pedro Egurrola was recruited to Central Arizona College by his roping teammate Steven Gaona. (Photo by Shelly Bolt/Cronkite News)

Coolidge junior college a breeding ground for rodeo success

A competitor rides a horse during the World’s Oldest Continuous rodeo in Payson. (Photo courtesy of Dennis K Fendler/Payson Rodeo Committee)

Payson, Prescott hold different ‘world’s oldest rodeo’ distinctions

The Prescott Frontier Rodeo Days grounds fills with spectators from across the state during the annual rodeo. Like many other communities across the state, Prescott receives a influx of tourism and business thanks to its rodeo culture. (Photo by Torrence Dunham/Cronkite News)

Rodeo’s tradition rides on, growing in Arizona and the West

Rodeo photo

‘Toughest sport on dirt’ raises questions about animal cruelty

Michael Morefield, Marketing and Communications Director for the Arizona Animal Welfare League, checks a rescued cat’s microchip number. (Photo by Elena Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Microchip technology reunites Toto the cat with owner a year after disappearance

(Photo by Amber Kahwaji)

Food too ugly to eat gets a makeover that feeds 500

The Suns announced Earl Watson (left) would remain with the team as the new permanent head coach. General Manager Ryan McDonough was impressed with how quickly he was able to get the locker room to buy into him. (Photo by Bill Slane/Cronkite News)

Suns players are all-in on Earl Watson


Tempe company launches app to connect consumers with ‘need-it now’ products

Former Sun Devil standout Jahii Carson played for Arizona State Univeristy from 2012 - 2014 and declared for the NBA Draft in 2014 but did not get drafted and is now playing overseas in Turkey. (Photo by

New NCAA rules change way college basketball players think about chasing NBA dream


Phoenix barber combines hair cuts and blood pressure monitors to promote heart health

Senators rally for action on a pay equity bill, which has been introduced in both the House and Senate but languished.

Man of the House? Not necessarily, for Arizona delegation


Game with Phoenix College brought Jackie Robinson face-to-face with racism at a young age


Three reasons downtown Phoenix could (maybe) survive without the Diamondbacks

Riley Danler, student at Primaver Online High School, creator of the Arizona High School Citizen App. (Photo by Alexis Dominguez/Cronkite News)

16-year-old develops free app to help students pass Arizona civics test

A New York vendor prepares pupusas made with corn masa flour. Health advocates hope the FDA’s decision to allow the addition of folic acid to corn masa flour with reduce birth defects.

FDA allows folic acid in corn masa flour, could cut Latino birth defects


Suns D-League team rises in Prescott Valley


Will the proposed downtown Phoenix Fry’s get a tax break from the city?


Country Thunder brings music, fun and health problems

Anthony LeBlanc photo

Arizona Coyotes hunting for new GM after parting ways with Maloney


Free meals of nutritionally sound ‘ugly food’ offered at ASU event to highlight food waste


Salt lounges could be the latest trend in allergy relief, relaxation


Volunteers sing, dance and make PB&J sandwiches for homeless families

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With deep Arizona roots, D-backs reliever Barrett makes history in MLB debut

Air travelers line up at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Airline performance was up, but so were passenger complaints in 2015

Phoenix Fire Department and other agencies conducted a mock drowning to raise awareness of drowning danger. Actors included Jacob Hulett, who posed as the near drowning victim. (Photo by Lillian Simpson/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Fire Department: Watch children around water and get the right equipment to help prevent drownings


Mesa skateboarder Eaton’s fame came at a young age


Families claim they were falsely accused of child neglect or abuse

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Risks of concussion in youth ice hockey spur reforms, concerns

After being sold to Anheuser Busch, Four Peaks Brewery will be expanding it's operation beyond Arizona. The brewery had rejected offers in past but felt now was the right time expand. (Photo by Nick Pope/Cronkite News)

Four Peaks says expansion won’t change your favorite beer recipes

All meals come pre-packaged in a Kid’s Cafe sealed bag. (Photo by Amber Kahwaji/Cronkite News)

Kid’s Cafe feeds hungry children, helps them with homework in after-school program

The State of Arizona Department of Health Services warns people to take cautious and get vaccinated this flu season on March 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ahrbeck/Cronkite News)

H1N1Flu cases spike significantly in Arizona this flu season compared to last

Kresta Horn, UMOM’s director of Children and Youth Services, said the weight of homelessness on  children is the part of the homeless problem that people don’t talk about enough, but need to if the problem is going to be solved.

Phoenix advocate urges Washington to remember plight of homeless kids

Dr. David Armstrong of the University of Arizona said he hopes to take part in trials of a drug from Cuba that could “make a difference and prevent amputations” for those with diabetes,

Arizona researcher hopes new diabetes drug can curb amputations


Walmart coworkers in Phoenix honored for performing CPR

The first Zika case in Arizona has been confirmed in a woman who traveld to a Zika affected country. (Photo by Kendall Bartley/Cronkite News)

First Zika virus case emerges in Arizona


Athletes For Life helps combat obesity, heart disease


180 parking meters replace free parking near downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row

Bikram Yoga Tempe owners Ben and Elaina Zorensky practice in their studio. (Photo courtesy Bikram Yoga Tempe)

Yoga’s popularity heating up with athletes


El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center opens first human milk donation center in Arizona

Jerome house

Bill could keep cities from banning short-term rentals

Ani Auld shows what atraditional tsiiyéél, or Navajo hair bun, looks like, after demonstrating how one is made.

Far from home, D.C.-area Navajo gather to celebrate, remember heritage