Nineteen drowning deaths have been reported so far this year for Pima and Maricopa counties with the majority being adults. That’s according to the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona. And swimming accidents are on the rise compared with last year, for both adults and children.
A town in Pima County is getting a $3 million grant to create a facility for high-technology local businesses. The grant announced Friday is for the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, or SAMTEC.
Phoenix council members have agreed to sell 7.6 acres of prime downtown real estate. Trammel Crow will pay Phoenix $10 million dollars for city-owned land along Fillmore Street between 4th and 6th Avenues.
Flu might be the last thing on your mind… unless you were one of the 1,300 people who suffered through it in June. The number of cases is unusually high and the Arizona Department of Health doesn’t know why.
Whether you clear out your closet once a year or once every 10 years, it can be tough to give up things that are close to your heart. I spoke with Karen Winterich, an associate professor of Marketing at Penn State University more about this research and why we hold onto so many things we don’t need.
This week, the Phoenix City Council moved to protect three properties in the Roosevelt Row Arts District from demolition. We learned more about it from Michelle Dodds, Historic Preservation officer for the city of Phoenix.
We all know the joke — and some of us the reality — of living off ramen noodles and pizza in college. But a study from Arizona State University’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion found that one in three students attending ASU are going hungry.
Water management has been a key part of living in Arizona since statehood — and even though leaders in the area have been credited with having a strong vision for maintaining and storing water, new challenges are emerging.
In 2014, the community in south Phoenix formed Adelante Phoenix, with funding from a $6 million grant form JPMorgan Chase to the Raza Fund in Phoenix. The results of this collaboration are captured in a new case study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which is being presented at the National Council of La Raza’s national conference.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced oil and gas permits on federal lands will be fast-tracked, taking no longer than 30 days to review. He also ordered oil and gas lease sales be held in each state every quarter. To discuss, we’re joined now by Ed Hirs, an energy economist at the University of Houston.
For our Friday NewsCap segment, we discussed Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s decision not to share Arizona’s voter information with a Presidential Commission, health-care protests at Sen. Jeff Flake’s offices and other items. Our guests were pollster and radio host Mike O’Neil and Joanna Allhands, azcentral.com's digital opinions editor.