By Charlie Clark | Jan. 31, 2017
PHOENIX – Visiting from Denmark, Gitee Sorensen and Gitte Ottosen came to Phoenix for an international craft and hobby trade show, but the pair extended their trip a few extra days to have a mini vacation.
By Amanda Luberto | Jan. 25, 2017
PHOENIX – Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy.
By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Jan. 17, 2017
WASHINGTON - Repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost Arizona more than $46 million in federal public health funds over five years, according to a report released Tuesday by a national health policy organization.
By Ally Carr | Oct. 20, 2016
PHOENIX – A recent poll shows that a strong majority of Arizona voters support Proposition 206, a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. However, some local economists have expressed doubts about whether the measure would actually help low-wage workers climb out of poverty and some fear it may actually hurt the economy.
By Lily Altavena | Oct. 7, 2016
TUCSON – Pima County's Medical Examiner reported 17 fentanyl-related deaths last year, up from seven in 2014 – a deadly trend involving one of the most potent synthetic opioids in the world.
By Sabella Scalise | Sept. 16, 2016
WASHINGTON - Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be "food insecure."
By Erica L. Lang and Lily Lieberman | May 2, 2016
PHOENIX – A small white plastic box is lowered into one of the seven graves made the day before. Fifteen prisoners look down into the hole much too large for the tiny infant box it contains.
By Clarissa Cooper | April 20, 2016
TUCSON — Nearly 100 addicts died of heroin overdoses in Pima County last year, making heroin the number one cause of death by a single drug.
By Alexis Dominguez | April 4, 2016
An activist group claims some families have been falsely accused of child abuse and neglect. State and hospital officials responded they have to balance protecting children with respecting family rights.
By Clarissa Cooper | March 31, 2016
Methamphetamine remains one of Arizona’s most pervasive drugs with law enforcement authorities seizing nearly 6,400 pounds of methamphetamine last year – a 294 percent increase over the last six years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Nearly 12,000 child abuse and maltreatment cases in Arizona have languished for 60 days or more without action or resolution
By Erica L. Lang | March 24, 2016
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim, according to a Cronkite News review of the state’s most recent numbers.
By Erica L. Lang | March 3, 2016
For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.