Saguaro National Park officials said they’ll take advantage of the increased moisture in southern Arizona from recent monsoon storms to resume work to restore native vegetation. Crews plan to apply herbicide on non-native buffelgrass, which competes with saguaro, Palo Verde trees and other plants that are native to the Sonoran Desert.
A new study ranks Arizona's rural roads as seventh most deadly in the country. The Road Information Program, a national research group also found that rural roads in Arizona have a fatality rate at two and a half times higher than all other roads in the state.
President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal defense for the poor, the mentally challenged, children and the wrongly condemned has a new book called, "Just Mercy."