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A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


Dust, particle pollution disproportionately affect Latino and poor communities

PHOENIX – Latino and lower-income communities of Phoenix are breathing in more polluted air than residents in other parts of the city, and a new report indicates it’s part of a national trend.


Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


Coming clean: A snapshot of Arizona’s energy makeup

RED VALLEY – There’s a long history of oil and gas production in the western U.S. including here in Arizona. As part of a collaboration with Elemental, we explain what Arizona’s energy mix is.


Experts say Arizona tribes’ role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON – The Drought Contingency Plan aimed at preserving water levels in the Colorado River Basin has been signed into law. Arizona’s tribes had a critical role in the plan’s negotiations, something experts say sets a new precedent for tribal water rights.


Needed or misguided? Permanent ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon draws mixed reaction

GRAND CANYON – A bill that could permanently prevent uranium mining on more than a million acres of land around the Grand Canyon is something conservation groups and tribes in northern Arizona call long overdue but mining companies condemn.


Sunlight for nighttime: Arizona’s largest utility plans to expand battery storage

PHOENIX – Arizona Public Services Co. plans to add battery storage to its existing solar plants and build new plants by 2025.


Lawsuits, rallies protest Trump declaration of national border emergency

WASHINGTON - Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, a move the protesters called a "massive abuse of presidential power" that is not an actual emergency.


A CO₂ sponge: Arizona scientist working to combat rising carbon dioxide levels

TEMPE – A recent study shows an uptick in carbon dioxide levels last year, meanwhile scientists at Arizona State University’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions are working on innovative technology that captures the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.


West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem, study finds

PHOENIX – A study from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute discovered the sometimes-fatal disease known as West Nile virus is in Arizona to stay. It also found that Maricopa County is a breeding ground for infestations in adjoining states.


Arizona food banks prepare for possible government shutdown – again

PHOENIX – Food banks that helped furloughed federal employees learned lessons that will help if the government shuts down again.


Move it: Educators encouraged by early results of Arizona recess law

PHOENIX – Recently passed Arizona recess law requiring two recess periods per day has already made a positive impact on students.