Arizona's public university system had tens of millions of dollars reduced in its budget during the depths of the Great Recession. That in itself wasn't unique, but some other states have embraced the concept of pumping more of that money back into the schools post-Recession.
The Centers for Disease Control found the effectiveness of the nasal spray among children ages 2 through 17 during the 2015-2016 flu season was 3 percent, compared to 63 percent for the injected vaccine.
About 16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease by 2050. Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people. In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different — a self-contained village for dementia patients.
Copper mining giant Freeport McMoRan has already passed the environmental standards needed to move forward with repairs and updates at its Bagdad location. The only thing left until work can begin is a 30-day window to allow comments from the public, that began Tuesday.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is putting some distance between him and Donald Trump when it comes to cultivating better relations with Mexico. In the wake of the candidate's speech last week in Phoenix, the governor said he does not believe a physical barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is necessary.
The National Science Foundation awarded a new Northern Arizona University professor $3 million to map food, energy and water supplies and show how they relate. The research is intended to help communities deal with water scarcity issues.
Texas Tech University in El Paso announced Tuesday it plans to open the first dental school along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2020. The southwest border has long been recognized as a medically under-served region with a shortage of health care providers.
The University of Arizona is considering reinstating a ban on e-cigarettes. The school initially banned e-cigarettes, along with tobacco products in 2014,but the e-cig rule changed after input from students, employees and visitors.
You may know Luke Burbank as a panelist on "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me", or perhaps as a correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning, or maybe on his show Live Wire. The show is sort of “off-beat infotainment," but it’s really about storytelling.
School is back in session, which means students are back to hitting the books. And, increasingly, authors of books for young adults are addressing an issue some students and their parents would maybe rather not think about: school shootings.