The week after New Year’s Eve has become a busy time at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Shelters in Phoenix and Mesa. They collectively took in more than 110 cats and dogs over the weekend and the shelter is now trying to reunite those animals with their owners.
In a time when the top movies seem to be all about super heroes and space warriors, it might be hard to believe that cowboys used to be America’s biggest box stars. Film buffs tend to agree that the heyday for Western film ended in the 1960s. But there’s one spot in the southern Arizona desert where Westerns are still king.
Since Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport gave Uber and Lyft the green light, taxi companies have seen their business drop. The move to allow ride-sharing companies to pick up passengers was a key in the overhaul of the airport’s ground transportation system.
Over the past month, Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have been attacked at levels of violence that were far greater than the agency had previously acknowledged. In one attack, an agent was nearly maimed.
A giant coal power plant in northeast Arizona could close within the next few years. Costs of new regulations, coupled with the falling price of fuels like natural gas, are some of the reasons the Navajo Generating Station could eventually shut down.
So as 2017 gets under way, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few things we loved from last year, in a series called “My Favorite Things.” We spoke with local storyteller Rachel Egboro who runs a storytelling show called The Storyline.
As state lawmakers get ready to return to the Capitol for their 2017 session, which starts Monday, let’s take a few minutes to look back at what they did last year. To help us do that, we’re joined by Rachel Leingang of the Arizona Capitol Times.
When we hear about veterans, we usually hear stories of war, about issues at the VA, or their struggles with PTSD or homelessness. But, there’s another side to that story that veteran Phillip Potter wants you to hear.
What’s better for a student’s financial future — going to a one-year technical school or a four-year college or university? Doug Young, managing director of the strategy consulting firm Wilcap LLC, wrote the paper called “Preparing Our Students for Career Success."
Blood is in short supply in Arizona and nationwide, and on Wednesday, the American Red Cross issued a statement calling for blood and platelet donations. Other blood centers are also concerned about shortages.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors today is discussing a proposal to buy about 500 acres of land and lease it to Lucid Motors. Officials have talked about a tax hike to pay for that land, and reports suggest it could be a sales-tax increase.
Penzone was officially sworn in at midnight on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony. On Wednesday, Penzone joined other recently elected county leaders at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting to publicly take his new role.
President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of Cabinet appointments — from secretary of State to Defense to U.S. Trade representative. But one that remains full of speculation over a variety of names is secretary of Veterans Affairs.