Christopher HowleySports Reporter, Phoenix
Christopher Howley expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. He is a digital reporter for Cronkite Sports and has worked as a sustainability reporter.
ALPINE – With fewer than 200 Mexican wolves living wild in Arizona, biologists on the ground and in Missouri have helped implement a cross-fostering program to increase the genetic diversity of wolf packs.
PHOENIX – Democrats took an early lead in some of the high-profile offices in Maricopa County, but as more ballots are tallied, Republicans appear to have taken the lead in several. There are thousands of ballots left to count, however.
PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.
PHOENIX – Democrats took an early lead for some of the most high-profile offices in a county that has historically leaned Republican. Maricopa County also saw historic turnout for this election.
PHOENIX - After the idea sparked in 2018, the Michael Waltrip Brewing Company has launched in Arizona with three different styles of beers and is looking to open a fully-operating brewery in Phoenix.
PHOENIX – If Phoenix Rising FC wins on Saturday, it said it will relinquish home field advantage for the USL Championship Final out of respect for the LGBTQ community.
PHOENIX - Inde Motorsports Ranch, a 2.75-mile private road course in Willcox, is being resurfaced, among other surprises, to provide members with a one of a kind experience.
PHOENIX - For the Arizona-native, earning the opportunity to race for the NASCAR championship in his home state is something that's 20 years in the making.
PHOENIX - Scottsdale Unified School District officials announced Wednesday a member of the Chaparral varsity football tested positive for COVID-19.
PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.
PHOENIX - The AIA’s decision to adjust a key COVID-19 metric will allow more high school football teams to compete this fall.
PHOENIX – With Arizona’s stay-at-home order extended until May 15, some parks and trails will continue to stay open with necessary precautions.
PHOENIX – Biologists have documented the first sighting in decades of bald eagles nesting in the arms of a saguaro cactus near an undisclosed reservoir.
PRESCOTT – In the wake of a growing population and planned housing developments, the Prescott City Council has proposed a water policy it says would provide water for the city’s current and future residents.
PHOENIX – A Tucson nursing home reports two dozen COVID-19 cases, Arizona prisons are delaying admission of new inmates and Tucson police orders residents to stop partying.
PHOENIX – Residents will see their recycling and composting rates go up over the next two years. The rate increase comes after two years of China cutting back on what types of recycling it will accept, meaning less revenue to offset the city’s recycling program.
PHOENIX – To reduce emissions by city vehicles, Phoenix will use a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase more garbage trucks fueled by compressed natural gas.