By Bret Jaspers | Jan. 7, 2020
PHOENIX – When Western leaders divided up the life-giving waters of the Colorado River in the 1920s, they overestimated how much water was available. That “structural deficit” of 1.5 million acre-feet plays a role in the river’s dire situation today.
By Kara Harris | Dec. 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - Retailers and local leaders said they were "caught with their pants down" by a Food and Drug Administration announcement last week that it had raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
By Jordan Elder and Kennedy Wilkerson | Dec. 30, 2019
PHOENIX – Scientists in Mexico have found a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Using juice from the prickly pear cactus, they’ve produced plastic that can decompose in just a few weeks rather than the several centuries it takes for traditional plastic bags.
By Erica Block | Dec. 25, 2019
PHOENIX – At a time when MLB needs to grow the game, content creators like Jomboy and PitchingNinja make baseball fun and accessible to casual sports fans.
By Farah Eltohamy | Dec. 17, 2019
PHOENIX – For one historically underrepresented group in the United States, the 2020 census was supposed to be their chance to finally have their voices heard. Until it wasn’t.
By Jordan Evans | Dec. 13, 2019
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have created a new scale to characterize atmospheric rivers, based upon their intensity and potential impacts.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Dec. 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to consider whether a jury should hear double-murderer James McKinney's argument that trauma from a "horrific" childhood must be considered when weighing the death penalty. The ruling could affect as many as 19 others on death row.
By Chelsea Hofmann | Dec. 5, 2019
WINDOW ROCK – Cronkite News reporters Jordan Elder and Chelsea Hofmann traveled to the capital of the Navajo Nation to find out what citizens there thought about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
By Sarah Farrell | Dec. 3, 2019
TEMPE – The opportunities for young female wrestlers to keep training after high school continue to grow as the sport gains popularity in the United States.
By Jordan Evans | Dec. 2, 2019
PHOENIX – A fast-moving storm will move across the state by midweek, aiding rain chances and keeping temperatures near normal.
By Chelsea Hofmann | Dec. 2, 2019
FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University professor Ted Schuur discusses climate change in light of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
By Jordan Evans | Nov. 26, 2019
PHOENIX – Rain and snow will be the theme for Thanksgiving this year as a series of storm systems barrels over Arizona.