The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a delay on EPA standards passed during the Obama administration. The change would lower the acceptable levels for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from the current standard, passed in 2008, which allowed 75 parts per billion.
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
About 40,000 households in Gilbert received a notice this month with their water bill that said their drinking water contained higher-than-allowed level of a contaminant, according to the Arizona Republic. The town says that the levels might exceed EPA standards, but it’s still safe.
The Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, Colorado, in 2015 shed a light on the dangers of abandoned mines. The EPA-controlled mine released tons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and here in Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
President Trump has thrown his support behind a new immigration bill, called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act. With me to talk about the measure is Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Pima County joined 9 states, the District of Columbia and 24 municipalities around the country in banning paid sexual orientation conversion therapy of minors. For more on that, we speak with Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. And he says bans like these are spreading across the country right now.
According to a document obtained by The New York Times, the Justice Department plans to investigate, and possibly sue, colleges and universities over admissions policies that appear to discriminate against white students. The agency has denied this, but multiple media outlets are reporting on the plan.
Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House, but Democrats are still celebrating the defeat of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, though that doesn’t mean significant changes to the law couldn’t emerge in the near future. To find out more, we talked with Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee.