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Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


String of Grand Canyon fatalities isn’t unusual, officials say, no changes planned

GRAND CANYON – The death of a 70-year-old woman in April marked the fourth fatality in five weeks in or near Grand Canyon National Park. The deaths weren’t unusual, park officials say, and no new safety policies will be implemented


Local group, with help of 3 veterans, removes graffiti from Florence boulders

FLORENCE – Natural Restorations, a local nonprofit that removes trash and graffiti from outdoor areas, removed 20,242 square feet of graffiti from the boulders in Florence during a two-week project.


A bloom for the books: Rainfall, cool weather create spring wildflower spectacular

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wildflowers are covering the desert, creating an exceptional and unprecedented bloom this spring. Record rainfall combined with lower temperatures are behind this colorful flower display.


Hatchery near Flagstaff undergoes $3.3 million in renovations to raise trout in the desert

FLAGSTAFF – Sterling Springs Hatchery near Flagstaff is undergoing a $3.3 million renovation to repair old infrastructure, as well as add technology that will allow the facility to operate with less water, all in an effort to grow fish in the desert.


Adults with Down syndrome are more independent, experts say, but face challenges in getting old

A new generation of adults with Down syndrome is the most independent ever, in part because of parental demands. Yet new challenges loom at the same time their world is expanding