Nearly a dozen west Texas cities, counties, hospitals and school districts are facing the possibility of a bond credit downgrade. That's because these local institutions rely on energy-related tax revenue, which has fallen precipitously. And the possibility of a bond downgrade is a threat facing other oil and gas states as well.
Astronauts could be at risk for lung diseases if they ever make extended visits to the Moon. That’s the implication of a study that used volcanic soil from northern Arizona as a substitute for lunar dust.
When it comes to being able to follow the money, Arizona does reasonably well. That’s according to the 2016 edition of a government spending transparency report compiled by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.