Elvis Presley made a movie in Arizona’s red rock country almost 50 years ago. “Stay Away Joe” is an absurd musical comedy that got mixed reviews. But the movie is almost overshadowed by a rare record Elvis made while filming in the Verde Valley.
The Environmental Protection Agency released action plans for six companies in Arizona to lower haze. The rules force smelters, concrete kilns and power plants to clean up the air at nearby National Parks by reducing emissions of harmful chemicals.
After enduring six years of government permitting and winning 14 lawsuits and appeals, a $1 billion desalination plant is under construction in Carlsbad, Calif. The plant is expected to open next year.