The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working with the Department of Transportation to safeguard species in the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway – including a large lizard found throughout the desert southwest.
Another state has filed suit against Chandler-based opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics. Insys has said it is working toward a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and has taken steps to strengthen its compliance program amid probes related to federal charges in other states, including Arizona.
A special screening in Scottsdale for the film "Dolores" will be attended by the 87-year-old activist Dolores Huerta, who will answer questions about the award-winning biopic and her life's work for social change.
Architecture is all around us — in our own homes, surrounding neighborhoods and downtown high rises. Aaron Betsky has been an architect and a critic over his long career. He’s currently president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin — in Scottsdale and Spring Green, Wisconsin. We spoke with him about his new book, "Architecture Matters."
There are significant dates coming up this week in three countries with which the U.S. currently has strained relations. I’m joined for our weekly preview of the top international stories by the BBC’s Alexander Griffiths.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54 into law last week, he turned California into a so-called “sanctuary state.” With me to talk about the impact SB 54 may have is Gabriel Chin. He's a law professor at the University of California-Davis School of Law.
Grass-roots efforts to change U.S. gun laws have sprouted up following the series of mass shootings in this country, but not much has changed. Shawn VanDiver is a Navy veteran and director of San Diego Chapter of the Truman National Security Project. He is also a gun owner. We talked with VanDiver about what gun law changes he’d like to see.
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. The shootings one week ago in Las Vegas once again highlighted calls to modify U.S. gun laws, but where should those efforts be focused?
Every week, Beth Nobles visits Dana D’Ambrosio and her newborn daughter, Anastasia, at her home to check her weight and height, and to check in on her mom. D’Ambrosio is enrolled in the Maricopa County Department of Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership, and Nobles is a nurse who has been visiting her every week for months.
The way Arizona pays for students with special needs is leading to a mismatch in terms of where the money is needed and where it’s going. The Arizona Republic did an analysis of data from the 2015-16 school year, and with me to talk about what they found is legislative reporter Alia Rau.
Last Tuesday afternoon, President Trump spent four hours in Puerto Rico assessing the damage of Hurricane Maria. Among his comments were praising FEMA and the federal government’s “incredible” and “unbelievable” job. Two hours after the president said that, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, revised that number — more than doubling it to 34.
Friday brought news of the birth control mandate rollback, but federal officials have been cutting provisions and budgets for the Affordable Care Act for some time. With us for a few minutes to talk about that is James Hodge, ASU director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy.