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Abuse of Arizona’s elderly increases as aging population grows

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.


BASIS Charter School’s new Scottsdale location causing controversy

SCOTTSDALE — The expansion of BASIS Charter School in Scottsdale is causing controversy for the neighborhood near 128th Street and Shea.


Sex traffickers are targeting Arizona’s homeless teens and runaways

Tucson – More than 4,000 cases of sex trafficking in the U.S. were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in 2015 - with nearly 120 of those cases coming out of Arizona.


Arizona House votes to repeal Presidential Preference Elections

The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the state-funded version of the presidential primary.


App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000 in ASU competition

Tempe – Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University.


Cross-border airport terminal transforms travel

SAN DIEGO – U.S. travelers who want to fly out of the international airport in Tijuana, Mexico can now use a new terminal that straddles the border.


Electronic toys may not help language learning for young children

When Anna V. Sosa looked over the results of her study, the outcome wasn’t a surprise. However, the Northern Arizona University professor did not expect to see such pronounced results.


Arizona homeless disenchanted by politics, face barriers to vote

Hidden behind the government district in downtown Phoenix sits a cluster of homeless shelters, food banks and clinics.

Rick Mead (left) and Jimmy Donnelly break outside Andre's House before lunch. Donnelly was on the streets and a "guest" at the shelter before winning a housing lottery ticket. After volunteering, he's now head of security at Andre's. (Photo by Brooke Stobbe/Cronkite News)

Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.

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Looking to space technology to save firefighters here on Earth

HAMPTON, Va. - It was a year after workers at the NASA Langley Research Center had developed an inflatable heat shield for spacecraft when Mary Beth Wusk heard about the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters in 2013.


Pickleball progresses in popularity, particularly in Arizona

Pickleball, which shares many qualities with other paddle sports, is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the United States, particularly among older athletes.


Senate hearing: More should be spent preventing wildfires

Because the length of the Arizona wildfire season, experts and some Senate members say more funding is needed for prevention.