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Scottsdale company teaches motorists to avoid wrong-way drivers

SCOTTSDALE – Business owners in Scottsdale horrified by a string of wrong-way collisions in Arizona have developed new technology designed to help motorists stay safe.

Wrong-way simulation

Phoenix Children’s Hospital prepares to open new emergency department to accommodate patient growth

PHOENIX – Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new emergency department greets visitors with a plethora of brightly colored art installations – from plastic flowers that seem to blossom out of the ceiling, to framed Warhol-esque animal caricatures that line the hallways.

Waiting room

Phoenix leaders pledge to keep Trump rally safe; some schools, businesses to close early

PHOENIX – Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters expected to clog downtown Phoenix.


In Focus, episode 10: Arizona’s new detection system for wrong-way driving

On this episode of In Focus, we discuss wrong-way driving and the new technology that the Arizona Department of Transportation is installing on the Interstate 17. Digital Producer Alexis Kuhbander speaks to someone who barely avoided a wrong-way collision, along with a public safety official and vehicle-detection system expert, who highlight the importance of the thermal enhancements.


‘My legs are still shaking’: Bungee workout springs into Valley gym

CHANDLER -- People who walk into Tough Lotus for the Bungee Workout class often have the same reaction.


Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community

PHOENIX — On Sunday, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record. A month earlier, she was celebrated for a different achievement: appearing on the cover of People Magazine with former teammate Penny Taylor.


Southern California All-American lends big hand to young yoga students

LOS ANGELES -- Later this month, Zach Banner’s name will be called at the NFL Draft, whereupon he’ll leave the college comforts of Southern California and begin a life of professional size and skill.


Volunteers hand out clothes, respect and smiles to homeless

PHOENIX – As the sun rises on a Saturday morning, people line up at a corner lot in the shadow of the Arizona Capitol, waiting for socks, shoes and a dose of humanity.


Boxing training may help people with Parkinson’s disease

PHOENIX – Valley Parkinson's patients are turning to non-contact boxing to help punch back at their disease.

Steve Shenkman trains with Nicole Greene at Edge Fitness in Scottsdale. Shenkman has been doing boxing for more than a year to help minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

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Olympic Village plan another step in ASU’s goal to become ‘Olympic training ground’

TEMPE — Ever since Ray Anderson arrived at Arizona State University in 2014 as athletics director, the athletic department has taken significant strides toward a goal Anderson shared with Cronkite News in July.


Election Day FAQ: Answers to Arizona’s questions about voting

In the run up to Election Day, Cronkite News asked Arizonans to share their thoughts and concerns about the voting process. We turned to our reporters, as well as county and state officials, to answer some of the questions you raised about casting your ballot.

People vote at voting booths