Sentencing reform legislation stalled in the Arizona House on Wednesday. After refusing to hear a bill that would have reduced non-violent offenders’ time in Arizona prisons by 50 percent, Rep. John Allen scheduled his own bill that would allow earned release credits for up to 25 percent of a sentence.
Grand Canyon’s safety director recently released a report that said three buckets of uranium ore had exposed park visitors and staff to radiation. But scientists said unprocessed ore poses little danger unless exposed at very close range for long periods of time.
An independent federal investigator has said nobody knows how many migrant families were separated before last year’s zero-tolerance policy on the U.S.-Mexico border that led to court-ordered reunifications.
But the ACLU wants the reunification order expanded to include them all.
While temperatures have been dropping south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, the number of migrants waiting there to ask for asylum in the United States has gone up. So the city has opened a new shelter for migrants to help address the growing demand.
Since the Phoenix VA became the flashpoint for inadequate care, Arizona's congressional members have been involved with attempts to bring improvements. At the center of those efforts has been Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
When President Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border, he predicted that he was likely to face a legal challenge. Sure enough, 16 states signaled their plans to file a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that this move is unconstitutional.
The images of polar bears nearly stranded on cracking glaciers or effects of climate change on indigenous communities aren’t hard to find. Some of those photographs from around the world were taken by Cristina Mittermeier.
Homelessness is a national emergency that hits the state of California especially hard. Yet despite a bond measure that gives over a billion dollars to help the nearly 50,000 homeless residents, city officials are finding that they can't spend the money quickly or effectively enough to make an adequate dent in the crisis.
Humans are more alike than different, but small biological distinctions can exert huge health influences. Part one of this two-part series explores the growing importance of biological sex in biomedical research. Hear More Science News →
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the Colorado River drought plan.
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and '60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls. Marlen Grove, Paradise Gardens and Marion Estates are a few neighborhoods in Phoenix where you’ll find examples of that mid-century modern style.
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.