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Valley homeowners take advantage of xeriscape incentives

MESA – Mesa and Chandler offer xeriscape incentives for homeowners to convert their grass lawns to more desert-friendly landscaping.

This yard in Mesa was converted to desert landscaping under the city’s Grass-to-Xeriscape incentive program. Photo taken Sept. 7, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)

Move ’em out! Historic Old Tucson film studio has reopened after two years

TUCSON – Two years after COVID-19 shut it down, Old Tucson reopened in early October under new management. Hollywood filmed Westerns at the site for decades, and now visitors again can soak up some of that history.


At 17, Kylan Boswell already turning heads for the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team

TUCSON – Arizona Wildcats guard Kylan Boswell, who was a five-star recruit from AZ Compass Prep, reclassified to play for the Wildcats a year early. Now, after recovering from a foot injury, the 17-year-old has seen early playing time after one of Arizona’s guards was suspended for the first three games.

Caption: Former AZ Compass Prep guard Kylan Boswell reclassified in the summer to enter college early and play for the Arizona Wildcats this season. He's averaging 21 minutes per game through the first three games. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)

First in the nation law requires tech companies to take steps to improve kids’ well-being

PHOENIX – Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere.

Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere. (Photo illustration by Alexia Faith/Cronkite News)

Mountain lions like P-22 are revered in California. They’re hunted in Arizona.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles last weekend celebrated P-22 Day in honor of a cougar that roams Griffith Park – an icon in the fight to save mountain lions across the West, whether in a big-city park or in mountains and rangeland.

P-22, who was first caught on camera in 2012, prowls the night with the Hollywood sign behind him. (Photo by Steve Winter National Geographic)

U.S. House, District 4: Greg Stanton in a tight, closely watched race in a redrawn district

Rep. Greg Stanton, a Democrat who represented the 9th Congressional District for two terms, faces Republican Kelly Cooper in what may be the most competitive race in the state.


As NHL season starts without Keith Yandle, former teammates remember Coyotes defenseman

PHOENIX – Defenseman Keith Yandle made a strong impression on the Arizona Coyotes organization over his nine years with the franchise, putting him among Coyotes legends.

Keith Yandle had a long and accomplished career with the Coyotes before he was traded to the New York Rangers in 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Attorney general: Election-denier Abe Hamadeh running against ‘leftist mob’

Republican Abraham Hamadeh is in a dead heat in the race for attorney general against Kris Mayes. The Trump-endorsed candidate says he will take on the “leftist mob” that has made the country unrecognizable.

Abe Hamadeh (Photo courtesy of the Abe Hamadeh campaign)

Final ISIS kidnapper sentenced to life for role in Kayla Mueller’s death

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A second ISIS militant was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the kidnapping and killing of Prescott native Kayla Mueller, a relief to her parents who pledged to continue fighting for her memory.


‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons

PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.


Beavers engineering resistance to onslaught of climate change

BOULDER, Colorado – Across North America, beavers create marshy mosaics to keep themselves safe, but their industriousness also is a powerful tool in fending off the damage of climate change, researchers say. But laws regarding beavers as pests need to be changed, they say.


Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods

TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.