Phoenix is the largest city in the country without passenger train service. But it wasn’t always that way. Phoenix’s Union Station was a bustling train hub when rail travel peaked around World War II. Today, it sits dormant as Amtrak stopped its service to Phoenix in June 1996.
Word is a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region. In this third episode of Season 2, “All the World’s a Stage.” If so, what are theater directors doing to include more diversity on it?
Paul Petersen, the Maricopa County assessor, faces more than 30 felony charges just in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said at a news conference Wednesday. The allegations are connected to a so-called adoption fraud scheme.
Arizona copper workers may strike soon, awaiting a final contract offer on pay and benefits. Employees of Tucson-based copper producer Asarco may vote to strike this week after working without a new contract since last November.
New research from the University of Arizona College of Medicine could reduce the number of deaths from sepsis, a life-threatening infection. The Centers for Disease Control reports one-point-seven million adults are diagnosed with sepsis each year. One in 5 patients don’t survive.
The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 caused Americans to dramatically change perspectives on safety in the broader sense. Would the country be subject to unexpected, tragic events carried out by foreign-based groups like Al Qaeda or, more recently, ISIS?
The latest statewide standardized English and math test results were released Monday: 42% of students passed either test compared to 41% last year. These scores build on slight increases since Arizona first rolled out the test in 2015.
The phrase "civil discussion" being questioned on college campuses around the country, as some controversial speakers are uninvited and some students feel unsafe amidst ideas and rhetoric they find scary. Robby Soave of Reason magazine writes about those concepts in his new book Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.
Phoenix unveiled its “giving meters” program earlier this year, in which people can donate to help residents experiencing homelessness, by putting change or a credit card into a special, hand-painted parking meter. Money given through the meters in downtown Phoenix will be collected by an outreach team that helps connect services to homeless residents.
Len Necefer grew up on the Navajo Nation, and his childhood was shaped by the outdoors. It wasn’t far from Canyon de Chelly where he said he learned early to appreciate both the quiet of the outdoors — and the adventure. It was there that the seeds for his future love of rock-climbing were sewn.
A national coalition of immigration lawyers has sued the Trump administration over the rollout of the so-called public charge rule. The case focuses on the forms people complete while hoping to change their immigration status. They are sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.