The ability of Arizona residents to take issues directly to the ballot could be severely limited, under a measure that won the approval of a state House committee Thursday. Among other provisions, HB 2404 would prohibit groups from paying petition circulators by the signature; instead, they’d have to pay by the hour, which eliminates the incentive for those circulators to collect as many signatures as possible.
President Donald Trump campaigned last year on promises to relax or eliminate environmental protections. In Arizona, that worries scientists and other advocates, especially those who want government action on climate change.
When budding bioscientists picture their futures, they probably don’t see themselves feeding sea monkeys to a bunch of freshwater minnows. But, in a small room near the lab benches of TGen, that’s exactly what John Collins does.
A strike Thursday sent home thousands of workers from Freeport McMoRan’s Indonesian operations. Union workers are demonstrating against the government today. It's the latest blow to international operations affecting one-third of the company’s copper business.
The graphic novel has become one of the most popular forms of print books, generating more than a billion dollars in sales. We spoke with Mark Siegel, founder of First Second Books, about the impact of graphic novels.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, in part because around four-fifths of cases go undetected until they have reached an advanced stage. But a new test could soon change all that — and offer a way to monitor treatment outcomes as well.
Wednesday was the annual Environmental Day at the state Capitol. Activists and students met with legislators and attended committee hearings to voice their support for environmental protection. We talk to Sandy Bahr, the director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and one of the organizers of the event.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.