AVONDALE – The vertical farm OnePointOne has opened in Avondale and is growing a variety of leafy greens and strawberries. Among its benefits, vertical farming uses 99% less water than a traditional farm – which could significantly affect Arizona’s water supply.
PHOENIX – Arizona teachers, including some who have visited Holocaust sites, are looking for ways to teach middle and high school students about the Holocaust and other genocides. Experts say teaching it builds empathy and warns of “the dangers of staying silent in the face of evil.”
WASHINGTON - COVID-19 is down sharply from the height of the pandemic, but it has still accounted for more than 2.3 million infections and 32,182 deaths in Arizona since the first cases were confirmed in January 2020. And health experts say it's not going away.
WASHINGTON – Voters said no to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire districts, but firefighters warn that the need - and the threat to public safety - have not gone away.
WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials said Thursday there were still more than 600,000 ballots to be counted from Tuesday's elections, but insisted they are still on schedule to complete the count in the next few days. Even if that schedule is not as fast as some would like.
PHOENIX – Democrats face stiff challenges to hold their slim 5-4 seat majority in the House of Representative races in Arizona, while the GOP hopes redistricting and midterm backlash gives Republicans the lead.
WASHINGTON - Debates, or lack of them, were the focus of a substantial amount of, well, debate in Arizona's elections this fall. But do they really matter anymore in helping voters make up their minds on a candidate? That all depends on who you ask.
WASHINGTON - It's been 32 years since disabled Arizona veterans got the same property tax break as widows, widowers and disabled individuals. Proposition 130 restores the tax break by fixing language in the Constitution that courts said violated the equal protection clause.
WASHINGTON - It’s not just the elections that are heating up - your phone is, too. Almost 50 million unsolicited political robotexts were sent to Arizona phones this fall, according to one company's data, and more than a million robocalls were sent in the same period.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has granted a brief reprieve to Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward on a subpoena to turn over her phone records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
BJ Murray Jr. was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to the U.S. when he was 14 years old to pursue his baseball career. Murray Jr. was then drafted by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2021 draft out of Florida Atlantic, building a friendship along the way.
CHANDLER – A nationally ranked chess player from BASIS Chandler is climbing up the international ranks. Sandeep Sethuraman will try to lead his team to a third state chess championship while preparing for the U.S. Masters.