Rent hikes, downtown boom spur gentrification of older Tucson neighborhoods
TUCSON - Rents are rising all over the country, but Tucson, once a sleepy, affordable city, has seen a particularly painful spike. And with rising prices, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable.
Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves
LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.
A family affair: Arizona’s run in the Women’s College World Series points to a bright future
OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Arizona Wildcats advanced through the NCAA Tournament to reach the Women’s College World Series, players’ families followed them every step of the way. They hope to leave a mark on the next generation of softball players.
Caitlin Lowe finds way leading Arizona softball program in Mike Candrea’s shadow
OKLAHOMA CITY – In her first season leading Arizona, Caitlin Lowe guided the Wildcats to the Women's College World Series. She leaned on several lessons from her predecessor, the legendary Mike Candrea.
Calm, cool and Caitlin: Arizona softball coach Lowe hits another milestone: 1st Women’s College World Series win
OKLAHOMA CITY – With a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, Arizona softball coach Caitlin Lowe wins her first Women’s College World Series game as her accomplished rookie season continues.
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.