How often are you tempted to eat something that may not be very good for you? Many scientists, doctors and journalists have blamed process foods for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The current issue of The Atlantic explores whether ignoring Americans' taste for so-called junk food instead of fruits and vegetables is exacerbating food-related health problems.
It’s July, and that means the summer monsoon season is upon us. Dust storms of Biblical proportions may assault Phoenix the same way they always have, but what’s new is the way we hear about them. For some of us, those automatic smartphone warnings are getting downright annoying.
Park rangers at the Grand Canyon
are warning visitors to be on the alert for thunderstorms after a river guide
was struck by lightning. Spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, says the guide had
to be airlifted out of the canyon Sunday night.
Another longtime Valley institution of higher learning, the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, is also going to
undergo dramatic changes. Earlier this month, the Glendale-based school
announced a partnership with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
Online retailer Amazon is hiring a few hundred people for its operations in the Phoenix area. It is part of Amazon’s effort to create 5,000 new positions nationwide. Officials with Amazon say the new hires are needed to meet increasing customer demand.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several
more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to
cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may
be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning
signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's
office in the end.
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Peach Springs to help dozens of Havasupai men, women and children who had to be evacuated from Supai Village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Flooding there knocked out their fresh drinking water and ruptured a sewage leak.
School starts this week for several Valley districts.The Phoenix Union High School District is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as 500 new students. While some students may end up as no-shows once school starts, the influx may signal overcrowding.
More than 80 students may have to call a
four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s
Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only
dorm on campus, is overcrowded.
A few weeks ago, we talked with the longtime artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company, David Ira Goldstein, about his plans to retire from the company following two decades in charge. It was around that time The Arizona Republic reported the company was $1 million in the red.
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant.
Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero. He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf
course. Most golfers get up early this
time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most
fun at night.
Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the
planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for
Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is
necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to
build the school.
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.