As the temperatures have soared in the Valley, so have the number of calls to the Arizona Humane Society. The organization responded to 18 percent more cases of animal neglect and injured animals than the same time last year.
It’s already been an active fire season in Arizona. Many fires were started naturally by lightning. But, blazes like the Goodwin Fire that burned more than 28,000 acres near Prescott, were expected to be human caused.
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan issued a written statement late Monday rejecting a request for voter registration data from the Trump administration as part of the president’s investigation into potential voter fraud.
Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks and Alzheimer’s combined. Researchers say the main culprit is not lack of exercise, but changes in the way food is now made with calorie-dense, high-sugar ingredients.
The second set of weekly data on the opioid epidemic in Arizona shows a spike in the number of suspected overdoses and deaths, though officials warn it’s too early to tell if the state is experiencing a real increase.
The booms and bursts of fireworks will be heard around the Valley this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. Maybe you’re already plotting out how to get the best view. Well, there are some people who don’t get to watch the show, because they’re lighting it.
It’s almost the Fourth, and a great pairing for all the American history and fireworks is, of course, some booze. But we don’t just break out the bottles on holidays, you'll find it at weddings and funerals, in churches and bars alike In Sin City and even Vatican City, you’ll find some kind of alcohol.
On Friday, the fourth anniversary of the Yarnell Fire passed. You’ll remember that in 2013, the nation — especially Arizonans — were shocked by the deaths of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The firefighters were caught in the fast-moving fire. They deployed their fire-proof emergency shelters, but that did not save their lives. What went wrong?
We hear a lot about the federal poverty level, especially surrounding the health-care debate. You can qualify for a subsidy if you make up to 400 percent of the poverty level, or you qualify for Medicaid if you’re income is below 138 percent of the poverty level. But what does any of this really mean?
While most of us here in America are busy celebrating our country’s history this week, the international stage is set for one of the biggest meetings of the year: the G-20 summit. For more on this and other international events coming up this week, we’re joined by our colleague at the BBC, Rich Preston.