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Stars align: Celebrities are among biggest Suns fans

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have risen from the lowest rungs on the NBA ladder to the league’s elite over the last three seasons, and some celebrity fans, including Phoenix-raised Hollywood screenwriter Rhett Reese, are going along for the ride.


Discovery of Pluto at Flagstaff observatory continues to inspire 92 years later

FLAGSTAFF – The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff celebrated the 92nd anniversary of astronomer Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of Pluto, which now is designated a dwarf planet.


Crop talk: UArizona scientists learning how plants communicate with their environment

TUCSON – Scientists at the University of Arizona are testing how plants respond to their environment. Their goal is to engineer plants so they can withstand the effects of climate change.


Experts spotlight disparities in contraception, family planning as Supreme Court weighs key abortion case

PHOENIX – As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a key case that could scale back or overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates are spotlighting disparities in family planning and health care access, noting women of color and those living in poverty are most likely to be affected by any change in law.


Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project projected to serve thousands of people

PHOENIX – The ongoing project aims to bring drinking water to the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and Gallup, New Mexico. Some residents have received water while others are still waiting.


Arizona State theater group is taking climate change to the stage

TEMPE – Scientists and climate experts are trying to find new ways to help people understand the impact of climate change. Instead of a bulleted presentation, some of them are turning to a different medium – the theater.


Arizona farmer struggles with water shortage, thinks about selling her family’s land

CASA GRANDE — Arizona rivers and reservoirs saw record low water levels last year as megadrought and rising temperatures continue. The forecast for 2022 isn’t much better.


The pandemic blew up home gardening, but will the trend wither on the vine?

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic prompted Americans to take on new hobbies. Gardening was one of the hottest trends of the year.


Pinal County farmer struggles to grow crops with less water

CASA GRANDE – Nancy Caywood should have a full field of alfalfa now, but since the San Carlos Irrigation District shut off her water because of drought, her fields are empty and dry.


After more than 600 days, ASU swim team grateful for return to competition

The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.


Succulent in Arizona’s sky islands listed as ‘threatened’ under Endangered Species Act

Bartram’s stonecrop is a rare succulent native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act this week.


New estimates show Colorado River levels falling faster than expected

WASHINGTON - New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach "critically low reservoir elevations" sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that "bold actions" will be needed to change course.