Sydney Witte
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News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Sydney Witte expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in communication. Witte, who intends to pursue a master’s in mass communication, has interned with the digital and broadcast division of Arizona PBS.

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Valley homeowners take advantage of xeriscape incentives

MESA – Mesa and Chandler offer xeriscape incentives for homeowners to convert their grass lawns to more desert-friendly landscaping.

This yard in Mesa was converted to desert landscaping under the city’s Grass-to-Xeriscape incentive program. Photo taken Sept. 7, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)

Pandemic adds pressure on doctors, who already had one of the highest rates of suicide

PHOENIX – Physicians have one of the highest rates of death by suicide, and the pandemic has excerbated the stress on health care workers. Doctors often are hesitant to seek help because of the stigma surrounding mental illness.


Luminarias bring holiday tradition to Desert Botanical Garden

Luminarias are a holiday tradition that span hundreds of years and several cultures. It’s a tradition being honored at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

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Agritainment: Arizona farms turn to petting zoos, corn mazes, concerts and festivals to survive

GILBERT – Farms across Arizona are turning to ‘agritainment’ in order to survive. From petting zoos and tractor rides to pumpkin patches, the public can pay to peek behind the scenes and have some fun.


Fourth fire station built in Phoenix could become a full-service restaurant

Phoenix is preparing to lease the fourth fire station built in the city so it can be converted into a restaurant or small business. The transformation is part of the Margaret T. Hance Park revitalization program.