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How the aerospace industry impacts Arizona’s economy

MESA – The world’s premier attack helicopter is made only in Mesa, and it’s one of the many reasons Arizona ranks fourth in the nation in employment for aerospace and defense manufacturing.


El Niño storms affect winter crop industry in Arizona

TOLLESON – This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And Arizona saw its first bout of related weather in early January.


Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?

Kim Vu could smell the salty sea breeze from the San Diego loft just above a local coffee shop.When she arrived, the Phoenix native was thrilled when she noticed a small gift – a birthday card with a bag of goodies.


Cronkite News: Jan. 1, 2016

Editor's note: Cronkite News is continuing to run special presentations through Jan. 22. These archives will be updated when fresh programs start on Jan. 25. This latest edition of Cronkite News is a special presentation featuring the top stories from our Los Angeles and Phoenix sports bureaus, with a focus on how sustainability has impacted sports.


Cronkite News: Dec. 31, 2015

This edition of Cronkite News is a special presentation featuring the top stories from our Los Angeles and Phoenix sports bureaus, including an in-depth look at football helmets and concussions.


Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

YUMA – Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country.

Yuma town sign photo

Flagstaff-based incubator helps Native American entrepreneurs build businesses

FLAGSTAFF – Sunlight shoots through the window of a Flagstaff studio, casting a spotlight on Gregory Hill – specifically on his hands. They’re burned and worn from carving toy tops.

Native American entrepreneurs photo

Cronkite News: Dec. 14, 2015

This special edition of Cronkite News focuses on political coverage from our bureau in Washington, D.C.


Roll the tape: Valley police departments deploy body cameras

An officer retrieves a small black box charging in the police station and mounts it onto his or her uniform before heading out for the day. Once the officer is on the job, the box is recording.

Police body camera photo

FYI: Arizona’s surge in dark sky places combats light pollution

Editor's note: FYI is an ongoing series of feature stories by Cronkite News digital production bureau students that help explain various issues that impact the Valley. TUCSON – Look up at the sky once the sun goes down. How many stars do you see?


Technology links Arizona Buddhists with spiritual leader halfway across the world

As dusk fell, on small house near South Mountain lit up with joy as 20 people gathered around an iPad screen. It’s home to the Tergar Buddhist Meditation Center and the faithful were greeting their spiritual teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, for the first time in four years.


Recycled City turns food waste into compost for locals, signs contract with city of Phoenix

There aren’t many businesses that use your waste to grow food you can eat.

compost farming