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Bloom where you’re planted: How a south Phoenix farm harnesses Mother Earth

PHOENIX – Spaces of Opportunity – a partnership that includes Unlimited Potential, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Roosevelt Elementary School District – consists of small family gardens and a 10-acre incubator farm, as well as a farmers market. Its mission is to provide all south Phoenix families access to healthful, affordable food, promote active living and create strong bonds to individual cultures.


Care and comfort: From horses to micro-mini cows, animals can help with human ailments

PHOENIX – From mini-micro cows to horses, Cronkite News journalists take a look at how different animals around the Valley are helping people with a variety of ailments.


Migrants wait at the border while U.S. battles over lifting COVID-19 ban on processing asylum applications

NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico – Thousands of immigrants wait along the U.S.-Mexico border for the lifting of Title 42, a policy enacted by the Trump administration that banned migrants and asylum seekers as a public health and safety measure during the pandemic. With stories of violence and leaving their lives behind in an instant, they are stuck at border crossings like Nogales, Sonora, thanks to a political battle in Washington, D.C.


COVID vaccines benefit pregnant people and their infants, studies show

PHOENIX - More studies are revealing the dangers pregnant people can face if they contract COVID-19 – as well as the protection that vaccines offer them and their infants.


Getting even? Not quite, but 5A softball championship rematch delivers

WADDELL – Canyon View hoped to get even with Willow Canyon in a rematch of the 5A softball title game but it didn’t quite work out that way.


13 bills that could affect transgender youth winding through Arizona Legislature

PHOENIX – LGBTQ advocates and transgender youth in Arizona continue to push back against 13 bills that been introduced in the Legislature this session. These bills, whether they are passed or not, can negatively affect transgender youth and their mental health.


Gift of life: People of color urged to register for organ donation

PHOENIX – About 60% of the 106,000 patients awaiting an organ donation in the U.S. are people of color, with Black, Hispanic and Asian patients disproportionately represented. To overcome such disparities, advocates at the national and local level are doing more to encourage people of color to become donors.


A new era: Mike Candrea passes torch, remains confident in future of Arizona softball

TUCSON – Eight months after retiring as the head coach of the Arizona softball program, Mike Candrea believes the program’s future is bright under Caitlin Lowe’s direction.


Cardinals vs. Rising? Valley pro teams compete to help fight hunger

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising, State Forty Eight and the United Food Bank teamed up to help fight hunger within the community. They also made it a competition with the Arizona Cardinals.


Los artistas hispanos se unen para luchar contra la desinformación y fomentar las pruebas y las vacunas contra COVID

PHOENIX — Los artistas hispanos ayudan a navegar la información de las vacunas COVID-19 y las pruebas a través del arte para la comunidad hispana.


Sweet spot: Nona Lee’s role with Diamondbacks leads to more diversity, inclusion

PHOENIX – Nona Lee, an executive vice president and chief legal officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, focuses much of her time on diversity and inclusion within the organization while helping women, minority and LGBTQ+ groups in the Valley.


Interactive video: Explore the Arizona State Fair food, rides, animals and more

Explore and learn about the Arizona State Fair through the lens of state fair vendors, workers and fairgoers in this interactive video experience.