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Urban hydroponic farms offer sustainable water solutions

BERKELEY, Calif. – Tucked behind a Whole Foods in a corner warehouse unit, Ron and Faye Mitchell grow 8,000 pounds of food each month without using any soil, and they recycle the water their plants don’t use.

Pesticide-polluted water may hurt bee population

MESA – Farmers depend on honey bees to produce one-third of our food and drink, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But experts say those same farmers may be killing those bees because of the pesticides they use.

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention

PHOENIX – Teacher salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, education advocates say.

Changing landscapes, rising temperatures in Maricopa county

PHOENIX - The ground is 9 degrees hotter at night in Chandler and Gilbert than it was at the turn of the century, as increases in population and development in those areas resulted in changes in land use, according to a 2016 study.

Moving to Maricopa County, 222 people at a time

BUCKEYE – Tammy Navarre and her husband were two of the 222 people who moved to Maricopa County every day of 2016, making it the fastest growing county in the nation.

Three days in August: How a water outage in AZ exposed cracks in customer service

PARKER – The high was 96 degrees on the day the tap went dry at Terry Mestas’ house. Mestas was among several hundred residents who endured heat that climbed to 106 degrees over three days in August, when five water-line breaks and a weak pressure valve shut down the water.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawyer calls contempt charge ‘political’

PHOENIX - Two weeks before the toughest election in his 24-year career, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt of court.

CDC warns against nasal spray flu vaccination this season

PHOENIX – Better get the Band-Aids out. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against nasal spray flu vaccinations, saying it's less effective than the shot.

Despite language barrier Chinese coaches learn from Arizona State staff

TEMPE - As Arizona State assistant track coaches Ronnie Williams and Tamara Ards demonstrated the proper technique for sprinters to explode from their starting blocks, about 30 coaches from China looked on, appearing perplexed.

What you need to know about millennials and politics

PHOENIX – Millennials get a bad rap when it comes to voting. They’re labeled narcissistic, self-absorbed and apathetic. (Just look at their nicknames: the selfie generation, generation me, the unemployables.)

Arizona Republican Party to elect delegates for the National Convention

This year’s presidential candidates are eager to earn the votes of the American people. But in order to secure a spot in the general election, they must have support from majority of delegates at the National Convention.


Game with Phoenix College brought Jackie Robinson face-to-face with racism at a young age

When Lance Meilech took the opportunity to remodel a former downtown boarding house on Washington Street in 2008, he saw past the disarray of the rundown structure. Instead, he saw an opportunity to resurrect an important piece of history.