By Kristiana Faddoul | Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
CAMP VERDE – A mountain lion cub clings to a tree high above ground, malnourished and frightened.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
ELOY – The prison squatted in the southeastern Arizona desert is as drab as the vegetation and soil that surrounds it, giving way to a room inside painted in bursts of California scenes: of skyscrapers, surf and Interstate 5, Hollywood movie reels, the Oakland Raiders and Cesar Chavez.
By Kristiana Faddoul and Veronica Acosta | Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Here’s the thing. Deep frying isn’t the safest way to cook a turkey. Just ask any firefighter or emergency-room worker who has treated someone with third- or fourth-degree burns after an unfortunate accident.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
MESA – As Thanksgiving inches closer, pounds of cold poultry await a crispy ending in the family fryer. After devouring the holiday feast, it's time to turn to the leftovers.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
BUCKEYE – Arizona farmland has declined over the decades, leaving one generation of a Buckeye farming family concerned and another content.
By Cassie Ronda | Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Arizona's Election Day was a mix of computer problems, long lines, frustration and enthusiasm as state races and a divisive presidential campaign drew high numbers of voters to the polls.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
PHOENIX – Crispy corn dogs skewered on greasy sticks, Ferris wheels towering above the crowd, and toddler-sized teddy bears coveted as carnival-game prizes dominate Arizona State Fair culture.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
PHOENIX – The pumpkins are among us, waiting to be carved, baked and displayed around the Valley. But once the glow of jack-o'-lantern hearts fade to black, they usually are tossed out with the garbage.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
PHOENIX – First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned Thursday as the Hillary Clinton campaign closer in Arizona, speaking of the power of hope to build human connections, show empathy for the strength of inclusiveness and acknowledge the hard work of Americans who struggle to improve their lives.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
GLENDALE - Chickens scratching, clucking and laying eggs in neighbors' backyards could become more frequent under a proposed change to a Glendale ordinance, setting the groundwork for an anti-chicken and pro-chicken battle over lifestyle, property rights and the environment.
By Kristiana Faddoul | Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
[gallery type="slideshow" ids="37214,37217,37218,37219,37220,37221,37222,37223,37224,37225"] SIERRA VISTA - Dozens of hummingbirds congregate near a house in southeastern Arizona, delighting families who interact with the birds and the specialists who believe the creatures' migration may help solve the mysteries of environmental health.
By Mindy Riesenberg | Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
PHOENIX - So far, so good. The polls were quiet through most of Tuesday for Arizona's primary election as voters across the Phoenix area and elsewhere in Arizona cast ballots for their Republican or Democratic choice for Congress, statewide and local offices ranging from the Senate to Maricopa County sheriff.