Gallego wins big in runoff to become second woman elected Phoenix mayor
PHOENIX– Kate Gallego won the runoff election for Phoenix mayor Tuesday night, handily defeating former City Councilman and firefighter Daniel Valenzuela.
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.
Thousands march in downtown Phoenix to celebrate MLK Day
PHOENIX – On Martin Luther King Day, thousands of people marched in the streets of downtown Phoenix to remember him
Future for Mexican solar seems bright, even under new administration
HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Several large solar projects in Sonora are soon to come fully online, including one of the largest in Latin America. Much of this expansion came from energy reforms pushed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, but with a new administration in power, will the progress continue?
New houses, built to fire code, burned down anyway in California’s 2017 Thomas Fire
LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.
First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill
WASHINGTON - When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate - a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts, as more women and minority lawmakers head to Capitol Hill than ever before.
Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain
BAPCHULE – Women in the Gila River Indian Community prayed for an end to violence against indigenous people days before a new report found that Arizona has the third-highest number of missing and murdered indigenous women cases.
Why do we keep building in fire-prone areas? Money is one reason
YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Despite the growing risk of disastrous wildfires in Southern California, thousands of homes are being built in areas that are prone to burning. A proposed development near Yorba Linda offers a look at how such housing projects get approved, and how taxpayers ultimately are on the hook.
SunZia power lines would destroy wetlands, kill birds, opponents say
SunZia, a $2 billion project to carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to Arizona, faces opposition from community groups about environmental concerns.
Raising the steaks: Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald sees giving back as his personal responsibility
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is entering his 15th season with the Cardinals and continues to carry his spirit of giving to the Arizona community and nationwide.
From ‘Average Joe’ to ‘Ninja Warrior’: Popularity of TV show spurs growth in ninja-training gyms
SCOTTSDALE - Tucked into an alcove of the AZ on the Rocks climbing facility, Lee Kates works on a ring-climb obstacle. The 36-year-old uses two small red rings and the momentum of his body to climb up and down the pegs of a wooden plank.
Proposed law would require Arizona to compile statistics on veteran suicide
PHOENIX – Three years after a veteran’s suicide, friends and family call legislators to action.