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Despite WNBA’s recent success, players think league could do more

The WNBA considers last season one of its most successful, with average game attendance reaching a six-year high and record-breaking numbers in merchandising and social media engagement. However, many of the league’s best players are not as thrilled. They think the NBA, the parent company of the WNBA, could do more in terms of marketing.


Scottsdale app eases finding baby sitter, furthers evolution of location-based apps

ZipSit, an app headquartered in Scottsdale, connects babysitter and parents, the latest in a technology trend that connects strangers to make life easier.


Scottsdale bike-sharing companies see rapid growth, but ditched bikes cause concerns

Bike-share programs are seeing rapid growth in the East Valley, but they must deal with the ways consumers misuse their services.


‘Hotel living,’ long drives: NBA’s two-way contract provides challenges, opportunities for players

Between Prescott Valley, where the G League Northern Arizona Suns play, and Phoenix is 92 miles of highway. Danuel House and Alec Peters are quite familiar with a route that is their regular commute to play for the Suns. It’s just another day in the life of a two-way player.


Phoenix trains apprentices to become sanitation workers

Phoenix offers the Solid Waste Equipment Operator Apprenticeship – an intensive, yearlong paid program to give prospective sanitation workers intensive training.


With Suns poised to select another one-and-done player, debate about value continues

On eve of NBA Draft lottery, Devin Booker and other Suns reflect on he one-and-done rule. It worked for the Suns standout. But questions remain if the rule is doing its job.


Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

A ballot initiative to promote renewable energy in Arizona could force the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to close.


May 14, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News consumer reporters bring stories on the health and well-being of Arizona communities.

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Tucson entrepreneur finds his groove cutting records out of unusual materials

Michael Dixon makes lathe-cut records – sometimes on Plexiglas, sometimes on anything he can find: old X-rays, plastic plates, mirrors and even CDs.


May 11, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite Sports brings reports on youth soccer, fencing, waste at the Phoenix Open and more.


Saluting history: WWII museum honors veterans by preserving their stories, vintage planes

At the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, volunteers keep history alive through storytelling and by keeping the museum’s vintage planes airworthy. Passengers can tour the museum and planes or take flight on one of several of their World War II aircraft.


Big hearts built tiny homes for homeless veterans

A Phoenix nonprofit is helping to build three tiny houses for veterans who need homes. Founder Elizabeth Singleton said more than 600 people have applied.