Arizona’s veterinary medicine grads aid shortfall of vets in nation, state
GLENDALE – Arizona’s veterinary loan assistance program will repay up to $100,000 in loans for graduates who have practiced in the state for four years. Midwestern University and the University of Arizona hope to graduate more veterinary medicine students to fill the vet shortage.
Phoenix turns to residents to come up with innovative solutions for providing chilled drinking water in public places
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Office of Innovation partnered with Venture Café to host the first Innovation Challenge. Five teams competed to come up with innovative solutions to provide chilled, drinking water to public places.
As heat-related deaths soar in Arizona, cities, businesses and environmental activists launch tree-planting initiatives
PHOENIX – Deaths related to heat have soared in recent years in Arizona. Several cities, businesses and environmental groups believe that planting trees should be part of the solution.
Nowruz celebration hails women fighting for their rights in Iran and Afghanistan
PHOENIX – Nowruz, the Persian new year, was celebrated with an event in Phoenix this month that also commemorated women’s rights movements in the Middle East. Event organizers honored women who are advocating for their rights in Iran and Afghanistan.
Navajo artist’s work featured on skateboard Forever Stamp
GLENDALE – The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the skateboard Forever Stamps to celebrate the community and culture the sport creates. It brought on Indigenous artists to design the stamps, one of whom was Arizona native and Navajo artist Di’Orr Greenwood.
Storytellers say LA River can become tool against climate change
LOS ANGELES – In Los Angeles' Frogtown, eco-minded activists gathered around at the local brewery to hear storytellers share their personal connection to the Los Angeles River, a once thriving and unifying water source for the people and wildlife was lined with concrete and fenced in 1938.
‘Broadcast legend’ Pat McMahon of ‘Wallace and Ladmo’ still a Phoenix TV icon
PHOENIX – For over three decades, Pat McMahon brought joy to children across the greater Phoenix area on KPHO’s hit TV kid’s program, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.”
Aumenta número de niños que consumen accidentalmente comestibles de marihuana
Los centros de control de envenenamientos y dispensarios de marihuana están enviando mensajes a los padres ya que el número de niños que accidentalmente consumen comestibles de marihuana está aumentando.
Wildcats letdown: UCLA knocks Arizona out of Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament
LAS VEGAS - After a competitive first half between the fourth-seeded University of Arizona and fifth-seeded UCLA, the Bruins pulled away in the second half to beat the Wildcats 73-59 in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament.
‘My child, my choice’: Parents, children march to support school voucher program
PHOENIX – Parents, children and educators on Wednesday marched to the state Capitol to support an education voucher program that Gov. Katie Hobbs has said she wants to dismantle. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts provide up to $7,000 annually in state funds.
Poison control, dispensaries on alert as kids who accidentally eat marijuana edibles rises
Poison control centers and marijuana dispensaries are sending messages to parents as the number of children who accidentally eat their edibles is on the rise.
High egg prices lead homeowners to start backyard hatcheries
PHOENIX – High egg prices in grocery stores due to the uptick in bird flu have led people to start purchasing chicks for their own backyard hatcheries.