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Slither and bound: Rattlesnakes and toads get busy during monsoon season

SCOTTSDALE – The summer Arizona monsoon doesn’t just bring dramatic storms, it’s a signal for such desert animals as rattlesnakes and toads to reproduce.


Jorinde van Klinken’s two titles lead way for ASU in Pac-12 Track and Field Championships

EUGENE, Oregon – Although she wasn’t satisfied with her performance, Jorinde van Klinken led the way for ASU’s women in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.


Care and comfort: From horses to micro-mini cows, animals can help with human ailments

PHOENIX – From mini-micro cows to horses, Cronkite News journalists take a look at how different animals around the Valley are helping people with a variety of ailments.


Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them

FLORENCE – Burrowing owls, ground-dwelling birds that are listed as a species of concern in Arizona, continue to be at risk from ongoing development. As more open desert and farmland is developed across the state, one group is relocating burrowing owls to new sites.


Ukrainian official details horrors of Russian invasion, asks Arizona lawmakers for help

PHOENIX – Dmytro Kushneruk, the consul general of Ukraine in San Francisco, detailed the horrors of war in Ukraine and asked for assistance for citizens of the country during a special joint session of the Arizona Legislature.


‘Never too late to pay tribute’: Arizona ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

CAVE CREEK – Vietnam War veterans were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Cave Creek on Tuesday, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.


Ucranianos en Phoenix relatan devastadoras historias de familiares por la invasión rusa

PHOENIX – Natalia Savka, originaria de Ucrania, relata la lamentable situación por la que sus familiares y amistades están atravesando. Savka dice que algunos de sus familiares se vieron obligados a escapar a Polonia pocos días atrás al ver que sus vidas corrían peligro. Habitantes de Phoenix relatan cómo sus familiares viven la invasión rusa en Ucrania.


‘Life masks’ created to keep stories of the Holocaust alive

SCOTTSDALE – Artist Robert Sutz casts the faces of Holocaust survivors, liberators and righteous gentiles into “life masks” to preserve their stories.


Arizonans march in support of Ukraine after Russian invasion

PHOENIX – Hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Ukrainian American Cultural Center to Colter Park in Phoenix in support of Ukraine.


Graves in 19th century Pioneer Military & Memorial Park preserved by volunteer efforts

PHOENIX – The Arizona Pioneers’ Cemetery Association is working to preserve Pioneer Military & Memorial Park, where more than 3,700 people are believed to have been buried with only 600 grave markers.


Never forget: Arizona Jewish Historical Society keeps memory of Holocaust victims alive

PHOENIX — The Arizona Jewish Historical Society continues to remember Holocaust victims through exhibits and events.


Rosy-faced lovebirds use human innovations to keep cool when Arizona temperatures soar

PHOENIX – Rosy-faced lovebirds have found ways to survive in the Valley by using air-conditioning and water fountains. Drought and climate change are impacting this nonnative bird’s ability to survive in the desert.