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New city comparison shows high UV exposure, sunshine hours and pollution contribute to poor skin health rating for Phoenix
PHOENIX – A new survey rates Phoenix as the worst in the country for skin health and fourth-worst in the world. Compare the Market, an Australian company that compares rates for health, auto and home insurance, evaluated 50 cities around the world for skin health. The comparisons were based on six factors including the intensity of ultraviolet radiation, sunshine hours, two types of particulates, nitrogen dioxide and ozone levels. Experts say there are ways Arizonans can protect their skin from environmental factors.
DOUGLAS – Located miles from the Mexican border in Southeastern Arizona, Cochise College men’s basketball has become a powerhouse under recently-inducted Jerry Carrillo, who has 629 wins with the school since he was hired in 1995.
SCOTTSDALE – Puttshack – a new upscale, tech-infused mini golf venue – opened Thursday in Scottsdale Quarter, and it’s a one-of-a-kind experience.
PEORIA – A new competitive sport is on the rise and it involves flying drones. Major League Drone Racing has entered their 2023 preseason with a race at Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday.
PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi turned back the clock to record her first double-double of the season and lead the Phoenix Mercury to their first victory in a 90-81 win against the Minnesota Lynx.
PHOENIX – Brittney Griner’s first home game since 2021 didn’t disappoint, exhibiting a dominant performance in front of a record crowd. The Mercury fell to the Chicago Sky 75-69 to drop to 0-2 this season.
PHOENIX – Knowing food and baseball go hand-in-hand, the Diamondbacks have unveiled a variety of new menu options at Chase Field
GILBERT — Through athletics, food, dance and bagpipes, the Phoenix Scottish Games help give Arizonans and visitors a better understanding of Scottish culture.
TUCSON – All-Star Weekend in Tucson showcased the growing popularity of disc golf. The COVID-19 pandemic complicated the sports landscape, but it also inspired some to seek new outdoor options. Disc golf was that for many.