Why some tattoo artists choose vegan inks over traditional formulas
PHOENIX – Some Phoenix tattoo artists are choosing to use vegan inks instead of non-vegan tattoo inks for ethical and practical reasons.
Arizona’s average age still below U.S., but it’s catching up fast
WASHINGTON – Arizona's average age of 37.9 in 2018 was relatively young compared to other states, but the rise in age from 2010 was twice the national average and second-highest in the U.S., new Census data show, as births fell and older residents continued to move in.
For good measure: Analytics a part of youth baseball, too
PEORIA – The data revolution has trickled down to youth baseball, thanks to technologies like GameChanger and a popularizing of the analytics movement.
Buffelgrass Blues: Campaign kicks off in Phoenix parks to combat an invasive species
PHOENIX – Buffelgrass, an invasive species from South Africa, is the focus of an eradication campaign by Phoenix and several conservancy groups.
‘They choose not to know’: Victims, advocates combat sex trafficking in Arizona
PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters Jake Goodrick and Alicia Longo produced three supplemental videos to accompany a Frontline on PBS documentary about sex trafficking in Arizona.
In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education
WASHINGTON - Of all the problems facing tribal schools, impassable roads are not the biggest problem, "but it is the most annoying one." With three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads unpaved, students are often stranded and districts are forced to spend precious resources on bus repairs.
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.
Sewage is the real border crisis for many towns and cities
NOGALES – A failing, aging network of pipes and wastewater treatment plants that run from Mexico into U.S. cities is causing public health and environmental concerns for California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Why are so many horses dying? Turf Paradise looks to find answers
PHOENIX – A spike in horse fatalities at Turf Paradise have left the track searching for answers.
Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970
WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a new report that said Tucson's average increase of 4.48 degrees was third-biggest in the country and Phoenix's 4.35-degree rise was good for fourth place.
Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains
WASHINGTON - Maricopa County again saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains, according to new Census estimates, which show every county in Arizona but Santra Cruz adding population in 2018.
University of Arizona researchers revel as photo of black hole unveiled
WASHINGTON - University of Arizona researchers were part of a team of scientists that said it had "seen the unseeable" when it unveiled first-ever images of a black hole deep in space, an image that capped years of work and a global effort to see what had been theoretical.