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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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Experts say civilians should rarely pull out a gun during an active shooting

In an active shooter situation, there are three options: run, hide, or fight. Experts warn that anyone with a concealed weapon should only use it if they’re well-trained.


Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

SPRINGERVILLE – The crisp mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk high on a hilltop, not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold.


Arizona State Fair: Attendance slips, but officials call it a success

Workers have dismantled the rides. Vendors have put away the giant turkey legs and cotton candy. And the performers have packed their bags.


ASU scientists are piloting drones over the desert to track invasive African grass

Clad in neon vests and sun hats, Brenton Scott leads a team of researchers through the desert landscape of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and a web of trails used mostly by horseback riders and mountain bikers who know how to find them.

Researchers Ben Stinnett and Brenton Scott pilot the drone over the desert landscape. (Photo by Ty Scholes/Cronkite News)

School garden grows sustainable students

TUCSON – A whistle blows and little feet run through the hallway and out to the open courtyard of Manzo Elementary that contains the school’s garden. A frenzy of chatter and chicken squawks fill the warm November air.

A child waters plants

State funding cuts endanger Joint Technical Education Districts, advocates warn

Hailey Adams surveys the equipment in the West-MEC Veterinary Sciences building: an array of kennels, surgical tables and X-ray machines.

Hailey Adams is a West-MEC Veterinary Sciences Instructor who teaches students to become certified veterinary assistants. (Photo by James Anderson/Cronkite News)

Arizona consumers save at gas pump, but spend extra cash at restaurants, on groceries

The average American household has saved $700 from dropping gas prices so far this year, but it appears Arizonans are putting most of that savings right back into the economy, according to a recent study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute.


ASU students show appreciation for student veterans

Students at ASU wrote thank you letters and had conversations with veterans to honor those who have served in the military.

Students write thank you letters to fellow students who are veterans as part of the Salute to Service on campus. (Photo by Fan Wang/Cronkite News)

FYI: Halloween by the numbers

Editor's note: FYI is an ongoing series of multimedia storytelling that explain various issues and topics that impact the Valley. Halloween is just around the corner and Americans are busting out their scary decorations and jack-o-lanterns. But how much does it all cost? National Retail Federation and U.S. Census data have some answers. This graphic displays Halloween facts about money, activities and the industry. And be sure to take the quiz at the end of the graphic to test your knowledge on Halloween business.


As more pregnant women use heroin, meth, other drugs, more babies suffer the consequences

Nathan Lepp, a neonatologist who works with ill and premature infants, leans over a white crib to check a monitor that hangs above on the wall of the neonatal unit at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. The white crib is empty, but a tiny knit purple hat rests on the soft sheets along with a horseshoe shaped pillow.