A gift horse indeed: Equestrian vaulting opens doors for those with disabilities

SAN TAN VALLEY – Salt River Vaulters, a non-profit organization that teaches equestrian vaulting, specializes in equine therapy for children or young adults with disabilities


NAU’s smart bike technology can detect damaged pathways

FLAGSTAFF – A Northern Arizona University engineering team has created a prototype sensor and network that can detect damage along bike paths and alert city officials to needed repairs.


Bloom where you’re planted: How a south Phoenix farm harnesses Mother Earth

PHOENIX – Spaces of Opportunity – a partnership that includes Unlimited Potential, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Roosevelt Elementary School District – consists of small family gardens and a 10-acre incubator farm, as well as a farmers market. Its mission is to provide all south Phoenix families access to healthful, affordable food, promote active living and create strong bonds to individual cultures.


Crowded House: Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in House races

WASHINGTON - Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened this year by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map - and they have the money to show for it, raising $13.7 million to the incumbents' $9.4 million as of March 31.


Players the same, but district numbers shuffled in House redistricting

WASHINGTON - Congressional campaigns are often compared to horse races, but in Arizona the jockeys and the horses were scrambled this year. Even without moving, seven of the state's nine House members landed in newly numbered districts after redistricting.


The beat goes on: Drumlines reinvent themselves as important pieces in the sports world

PHOENIX – From their role in HBCU marching bands to their place in a popular movie, drumlines have become a key player in the sports entertainment world.


Unregulated groundwater use threatens rural Arizona’s future

KINGMAN – Arizona doesn’t regulate groundwater use in rural areas, which covers 80% of the state, and it’s affecting Kingman and other communities reliant on groundwater.


Surge in congenital syphilis gives Arizona second-worst rate in U.S.

WASHINGTON - Congenital syphilis cases in Arizona rose more than sevenfold from 2016 to 2020, pushing the state from the sixth- to second-worst state in the nation in that time, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


UArizona’s rainforest in the desert is a testing ground for understanding methane

ORACLE – University of Arizona assistant professor Joost van Haren is leading a research project at the Biosphere 2’s rainforest. He and his team of five student engineers are working to better understand methane emissions from the Amazon rainforest.


Change of course: Modernization, COVID-19 pandemic help revitalize golf

MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.


Experts fear state is not prepared to handle surge in Alzheimer’s cases

WASHINGTON - Arizona is in the midst of a surge in Alzheimer's patients that is rising at the fastest rate in the nation, a crisis that advocates fear the state is not prepared to cope with.


Forest health in Arizona: Stressed by drought and pests, trees are losing resilience to changing climate

FLAGSTAFF – Many of Arizona’s forests and woodlands are in bad shape, experts say. They’re overgrown, stressed by drought and facing increased threats from wildfires. But stakeholders across the state are collaborating to restore the forests to health. Take a walk in the woods in the Coconino National Forest to see for yourself.