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A new border wall threatens fragile mangroves in the Dominican Republic

At the Dominican-Haitian border, immigration policy wreaks havoc on a fragile wetland preserve.

‘Blue Zone’ comes to south Phoenix to increase longevity

PHOENIX – Life expectancy in south Phoenix during the pandemic is lower than other neighborhoods. Early last year, the Blue Zone initiative was introduced to the city which capitalizes on the development and improvement to the environment and the health and well-being of those in the community.

A volunteer at the TigerMountain Foundation, Brandon Bates, tends to the soil at the TigerMountain Foundation community gardens on April 25, 2023. (Photo by Logan Camden/Cronkite News)

Goodbye, Oakland? A’s potential move to Las Vegas has familiar ring

PHOENIX – The Oakland Athletics are one of the most storied franchises in baseball. However, no one knows their story because they moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to Oakland and now could move to Las Vegas, less than five hours from Phoenix.

With the decision to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, fans of the Athletics protest with signs outside the stadium before the start of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Phoenix nonprofit addresses need for children’s respite, hospice care

PHOENIX – One of three pediatric hospice homes in the United States, Ryan House provides respite, palliative and hospice care to children with chronic illnesses. The nonprofit addresses how to meet the needs of these children in a space with few solutions.

Jude Wentland plays with his mom, Madison Wentland, outside their home. (Photo by Lauren Kobley/Cronkite News)

Suns forward Torrey Craig rises to occasion in new starting role vs. Clippers

PHOENIX – On a team with a trio of superstars, few talk about Torrey Craig, but he’s easily the Phoenix Suns’ unsung hero in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig enters Game 5 riding the best stretch of his NBA career after being named the fifth starter to the NBA playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix vuelve a estar entre las ciudades más contaminadas en el informe Estado del Aire

PHOENIX – Según el informe más reciente del Estado del Aire de la Asociación Americana del Pulmón, el área metropolitana de Fénix ha sido clasificada como la quinta ciudad más contaminada por el ozono en los Estados Unidos. El informe enfatizó que las personas de color son especialmente afectadas por la contaminación del aire y los problemas de salud relacionados.

​​El área metropolitana de Phoenix ha sido clasificada como la quinta ciudad más contaminada por el ozono en los Estados Unidos, según el informe más reciente del Estado del Aire de la Asociación Americana del Pulmón. (Fotografía de archivo por Kasey Brammell/Cronktie Noticias)

Proyecto de ley podría ampliar cobertura de implantes cocleares en Medicaid estatal

PHOENIX – El Senado de Arizona aprobó el proyecto de ley SB 1017, el cual tiene como objetivo ampliar la cobertura de implantes cocleares para adultos a través de AHCCCS. Los defensores dicen que tendría un impacto positivo en las personas que son sordas o tienen dificultades auditivas. El proyecto de ley ahora se está leyendo en la Cámara.

Melanie O'Rourke muestra el procesador de sonido del implante coclear fuera de la oreja que envía señales de sonido al receptor. El implante coclear omite las partes dañadas del oído interno para estimular el nervio auditivo. (Captura de pantalla de video por Maria Staubs/Cronkite Noticias)

‘Pensé que iba a estar con nosotros para siempre’: Programas de vivienda buscan cerrar la brecha para personas con autismo

PHOENIX - Un informe del Análisis del Mercado de Viviendas de Greater Phoenix muestra que la falta de atención dada a las personas con autismo o que son neurodivergentes dificulta su salida de la pobreza.

First Place abrió un edificio residencial en 2018 para adultos con autismo y síndrome de Down o que son neurodivergentes como respuesta a la falta de vivienda para poblaciones neurodiversas. (Foto por Hayden Cilley/Cronkite Noticias)

Phoenix Suns prepared for early test vs. Los Angeles Clippers in NBA playoffs

PHOENIX – The trio of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Chris Paul will have to play to their capabilities to stop Kawhi Leonard’s Los Angeles Clippers, but they are more than up to the task.

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul dealt with injury during the 2022-23 regular season but goes into a first-round series against his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers, fully healthy. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ASU gymnast Hannah Scharf ready to take on NCAA women’s championships as an individual qualifier

TEMPE – ASU gymnast Hannah Scharf has already cemented herself as one of the Sun Devil greats, and has one last chance to showcase her talents this season at the NCAA women’s championships.

After earning the highest all-around score of any gymnast whose team did not qualify for the NCAA Championships, ASU senior Hannah Scharf is set to compete as an individual qualifier Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)

Not the next Michael Phelps: Léon Marchand solidifies own path to swimming stardom at ASU

TEMPE – En route to becoming a five-time NCAA champion, Léon Marchand has treated his further ascent to stardom at ASU with humility amid persistent comparisons with swimming legend Michael Phelps.

ASU sophomore Léon Marchand had a strong showing at his second NCAA Championships to complete the first undefeated individual season since 2002-03. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)

ASU men’s swimming & diving seeks NCAA title with star-studded squad

TEMPE – Bob Bowman took over the scraps of what was left of ASU’s swim program in 2015. Since then, he’s converted the program into a powerhouse, building the strongest swim team in the country. Now, they’re poised to capture the national championship.

ASU men's swimming & diving became the first non-California school to win the Pac-12 championship. Now, the Sun Devils' sights are set on the NCAA title. (Photo by Chuck Arelei/Pac-12 Conference)