‘Where’s the River?’ event calls attention to Arizona’s depleted waterways
PHOENIX — “Where’s The River?” an environmental event hosted by the Sustainable Water Network, aims to spread awareness about Arizona’s depleting rivers and what people can do to help conservation efforts
Staking a claim: Annual unclaimed property auction draws bargain hunters
PHOENIX - Coins, collectibles, jewelry - any unclaimed property left in an Arizona safe deposit box is turned over to the state, which auctions the goods off after holding them for a few years. This year's auction, held in January, brought in $329,948.50 for the state.
Documentary film works to preserve the legacy of Arizonan Stewart Udall
WASHINGTON - John de Graaf says any list of Arizona political icons should include Barry Goldwater, John McCain - and Stewart Udall. But he worries that Udall, a crusading Interior secretary, is being forgotten, a slight he hopes to reverse with a new documentary on the man.
$7,000 a night? Short-term rental prices skyrocket for Super Bowl 2023 weekend
GLENDALE – With hotel rooms in short supply, those visiting the Valley for the Super Bowl and WM Phoenix Open are turning to short-term rentals on sites such as Airbnb and Vrbo. They could be in for sticker shock.
Beastie Boys are back as pop groups embrace pop-up museums
LOS ANGELES – A Beastie Boys pop up exhibit in Los Angeles is on trend with the growing ideology of pop-up exhibits.
Cronkite News changes name of topic category to ‘Indigenous Communities’
PHOENIX – Cronkite News is changing the name of one of our main topics – Indian Country – to Indigenous Communities. The reason: The term Indigenous is viewed by many as more inclusive.
Australian sisters strengthen family bond while running at NAU
PHOENIX – Sisters Nikita and Keira Moore reunited at Northern Arizona this year after a year spent apart. The Australians have adjusted to living in the U.S. while running cross country and track for the Lumberjacks.
Katie Hobbs rallies supporters and declares victory in Arizona governor race
PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs declared victory in the Arizona governor race after holding onto a tight early lead over Republican opponent Kari Lake, who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Propositions: Measures to limit ‘dark money’ and medical debt pass
PHOENIX – Proposition 211, the ballot measure requiring disclosure for political spending, has passed, according to the Associated Press.
Arizona Wildcats receivers catch on in quest to become the Pac-12’s best
TUCSON – Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura had a career-high in passing yards and threw six touchdowns against Colorado, and his receiving core made several highlight plays and helped the offense break some records for the second straight game. The group will need a similar strong showing against Oregon Saturday.
Migrant deaths declined as encounters rose; advocates warn against relaxing
WASHINGTON - Migrant deaths in Arizona's deserts have fallen sharply so far this year, even as the number of immigrants caught trying to cross the state's border with Mexico has been soaring, but advocates cautioned against reading too much into the numbers.
Death by homelessness: Living on the streets cuts lives short, study finds
LOS ANGELES – A new study finds older unhoused people are 3.5 times more at risk of premature death. Leading causes are heart disease and cancer – and drug addiction.