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This three-wheel vehicle can’t fit a family, but it can deliver their pizzas

LOS ANGELES – It may not be the ride of your dreams, but the single-seat ElectraMeccanica Solo, a Chinese vehicle imported by a Canadian company, can get you from A to B economically.

An ElectraMeccanica Solo that's outfitted to deliver pizzas is displayed Nov. 17 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

‘Like a home:’ Filipino American students join to raise visibility, preserve heritage

LOS ANGELES – Young Filipino people turn to cultural clubs and organizations for a sense of community at the Universities to educate themselves and others. The struggle to better understand their culture and heritage has led them out of their homes and into classrooms.

Children try out the swings in Unidad Park in Los Angeles' Unidad Park, situated in the Historic Filipinotown section of the city, in this photo taken Nov. 21, 2022. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

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)

How one Wickenburg cattle ranch puts sustainability at its core

WICKENBURG, Ariz. – Date Creek Ranch in Wickenburg is working to demonstrate how cattle ranching can benefit the environment.

Date Creek Ranch is a sustainable farming community that relies on solar energy to power the ranch. Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2022. (Photo by Sophie Oppfelt/Cronkite News)

Move ’em out! Historic Old Tucson film studio has reopened after two years

TUCSON – Two years after COVID-19 shut it down, Old Tucson reopened in early October under new management. Hollywood filmed Westerns at the site for decades, and now visitors again can soak up some of that history.


‘Smooth’ ASU receiver Andre Johnson strikes right notes on football field and in rap music studio

TEMPE – Arizona State wide receiver Andre Johnson is using the offseason to start a career as a rap producer. He’s not the first ASU football player to make music, but he wants to help define the Phoenix hip-hop scene.


Turkeys gobble, but they don’t go cheap: Thanksgiving meal costs skyrocket

WASHINGTON - Consumers will face "historically high" prices for their Thanksgiving meal ingredients this year, with experts urging them to plan ahead, look for deals and be ready to substitute traditional foods for something cheaper.


Food banks get lesson in economics: More demand, less supply, higher prices

WASHINGTON – Arizona food banks head into the holiday season having to buy more food, at higher prices, for more clients, with fewer donations to help pay for it. It's a perfect storm of inflation, supply chain issues, increased demand – and a bird virus that's hit turkeys.


Close to return, Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown expected to drive ‘hard bargain’ for new deal with Arizona Cardinals

PHOENIX – The Cardinals are poised to hand wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown a handsome contract extension. Brown’s initial production and his aggressive agent working with leverage Arizona forfeited to acquire the 25-year-old figures to bolster the payday.


Arizona students come to lobby as courts, Congress, fight over Oak Flat

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona high school students and alumni was in Washington this week to lobby for a bill that would block development of a copper mine at Oak Flat, land that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache.


Price is right: Arizona Cardinals deliver most affordable fan experience, study says

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals offer the most affordable experience for fans, a study says, despite struggling to have success on the field at home. The Raiders are the most costly.

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt plays catch with a young fan in the stands before a recent game against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium. One study said the team provides the most affordable fan experience in the NFL. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Fact-check: Democratic Maricopa County attorney candidate says Arizona has world’s eighth-highest incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative reported, based on data from 2020 and 2021, that Arizona would have the eighth highest incarceration rate in the world if it were evaluated as an independent nation. The state incarcerates 868 people per 100,000 residents. Other measures also rank Arizona high for incarceration rates. Other agencies measure incarceration rates across different times and with different methodologies. Therefore, finding any one definitive number is difficult.