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As more pregnant women use heroin, meth, other drugs, more babies suffer the consequences

Nathan Lepp, a neonatologist who works with ill and premature infants, leans over a white crib to check a monitor that hangs above on the wall of the neonatal unit at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. The white crib is empty, but a tiny knit purple hat rests on the soft sheets along with a horseshoe shaped pillow.


Phoenix looks for local artists to create art from trash piles

Local artist Beth Shook collects discarded furniture parts to create her artwork.

The artists will have four months to claim pieces of trash for their art projects. (Photo by Elenee Dao/Cronkite News)

Study: 7 in 10 Americans believe in solid evidence of global warming

Severe drought affecting many parts of the nation is convincing skeptics of global warming to reconsider their position on the matter.


McDowell Road’s ‘Miracle Mile’ highlights Phoenix area’s international diversity, culture

The clothes on his back and crumbled documents were the only two possessions Ethiopian refugee Anduale Hassan had to his name after stepping off of the plane at Sky Harbor International Airport. A government official stared when he first saw Hassan.


More Middle Americans visit Mexico for low-cost medical care

A slew of dental offices and pharmacies line a block of shops selling metal lawn sculptures shaped like donkeys, and handcrafted red and white Mexican dresses popular with American tourists.

Dentists in Nogales attract patients from the U.S. looking for savings including $35 teeth cleanings that include x-rays. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

D-backs’ ‘Throwback Thursday’ campaign brought back rich memories for team, fans

In the fall of 2001, the Valley was painted purple and teal as the upstart Diamondbacks, just four seasons into their existence, were locked in a World Series battle with the storied New York Yankees.

Paul Goldschmidt stands in the on-deck circle in a game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo by Torrence Dunham/Cronkite News)

Feds propose Endangered Species Act protection for two Southwest fish

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing two small species of Southwest fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Tuesday proposal follows pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity, whose legal agreement with the federal agency hastened the designation of hundreds of imperiled species.

Fish photo

Millennials transition into housing market as rents become more expensive

While the Valley’s economy continues to improve, the housing market has lagged.

Mortgage photo

Experts: What do businesses need to increase trade across borders?

More than a dozen panelists discussed the growing number of business opportunities popping up across borders at the North America Economic Connectivity Conference last week.

The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University hosted the North America Economic Connectivity Conference on Sept. 30 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Company officials: Ample space, competitive wages attracted them to Arizona

Officials representing three companies – Home Depot, FacilitySource and Stitch Fix – cited three key reasons that spurred the expansion of their businesses to the region: competitive wages, availability of workforce and ample warehouse or office space.

Panelists from three companies expanding to Phoenix spoke about what attracted their businesses to the area at an event held by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council on Thursday. (Photo by Stefan Modrich/Cronkite News)

Food banks’ needs persist in recovering economy

Patty Vanderpoel smiled as she handed a volunteer a plastic bag containing cereal and canned food, adding to boxes bound for St. Mary’s Food Bank.


Adulthood for foster care teens delivers a new world with new woes

Just a few months after foster teen Jaquelyn Cedillo turned 18 and enrolled in the Department of Child Safety’s independent living program, she was sleeping in a park with a boyfriend, having already spent the monthly stipend the state gives her to live on her own.

Photo of Torres and Cedillo (Courtesy of Torres family)