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APS customers raise concerns about potential rate hike at Arizona Corporation Commission hearing

PHOENIX – Tempers flared at Wednesday’s public hearing over a proposed rate hike for Arizona Public Service customers.

How has Valley Metro’s light rail expansion affected you?

Cronkite News is working on a story about the ongoing expansion of the Valley Metro's light rail and the effects on those who live and work along its corridor.

Arizona scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

TUCSON – The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.

Opioid addiction in AZ: A community discussion

Following up on HookedRx, a documentary and series of stories about prescription opioid addiction, Cronkite News wants to continue the discussion about prescription opioid use in Arizona.

Tell us about your favorite foodie hotspots in Arizona

The Arizona Restaurant Association is partnering with the Arizona Office of Tourism to develop a website to highlight great foodie hotspots for tourists and residents. Top foodie destinations generally offer up something unique. For example, New Orleans has famous creole cuisine, and New York has award-winning chefs. What would make Arizona special?

What happens to cars after Barrett-Jackson? Many stay here.

SCOTTSDALE – Barrett-Jackson, the self-dubbed “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction,” wrapped last weekend in Scottsdale, raking in more than $100 million in sales, according to the company. Now that the tents are packed up and Justin Bieber left the state, what happens to the thousands of collectible and vintage cars that flocked to the Valley?

Pharmaceuticals end up in water supply, AZ experts suggest better tracking

PHOENIX – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.

AZ health official: $3.6 million federal grant jump starts opioid awareness efforts in six counties

PHOENIX – State officials said federal funding has helped jump start awareness campaigns and drug monitoring efforts to combat the prescription drug epidemic in six of Arizona’s 15 counties.

Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

WASHINGTON - A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant's capacity to power more than 7,000 homes.

Arizona Senate split grows dimmer

PHOENIX – Republicans have traditionally controlled both chambers of the state Legislature. Some experts wondered whether Tuesday’s election would put the 30-member state Senate in play, potentially shifting the balance of power.

GCU students headed to Barcelona for international startup competition

PHOENIX – When Jed Woods and some fellow students from Grand Canyon University tried to find storage options for their stuff when they weren’t in school, they weren’t impressed with their options.

Tonopah solar farm to supply energy to California military bases

TONOPAH – Officials from the U.S. Navy, federal government and a power company gathered in the middle of the desert plains just outside of Tonopah last week.