Diana Quintero(she/her)News Reporter, Phoenix
Diana Quintero expects to graduate in May 2023 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Quintero has interned with 12News and Arizona Horizon PBS, and reported for Planet Forward.
TONOPAH – The Central Arizona Project is working with a Tonopah farmer to evaluate technology that converts flood-irrigated fields into a drip system that uses gravity, with no external form of energy.
PHOENIX – A new study by Arizona State University researchers found that 1 in 5 suicide victims in Arizona were veterans. It also found that veterans are more likely to encounter barriers to physical and mental health before taking their lives.
PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic prompted Americans to take on new hobbies. Gardening was one of the hottest trends of the year.
The Colorado River drought has brought bad news to farmers across the Southwest, but a new technology could bring relief to farmers in Arizona.
CASA GRANDE – Nancy Caywood should have a full field of alfalfa now, but since the San Carlos Irrigation District shut off her water because of drought, her fields are empty and dry.
PHOENIX – A new law makes blocking sidewalks with vehicles a crime, meant to keep walkways clear for all pedestrians. It was one of 12 laws that took effect Wednesday.