When you say the word “mime,” most people don’t have a positive reaction. They usually do a variation related to the motion of trying to escape from a box while putting out excessively emotive facial expressions. But a few mimes have had international success over the course of their careers. One of those is Robert Shields.
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults is not an easy topic. But, it turns out, even complaints about this kind of mistreatment often go unsubstantiated. Adult Protective Services closed out nearly 22,000 closed complaints last fiscal year. But, only 167 of those allegations were substantiated. That’s less than 1 percent.
The U.S. Senate held four days of hearings this week on the Supreme Court nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch. With me to talk about the Gorsuch hearings and what’s next is Valley attorney James Goodnow of Fennemore Craig.
After 30-plus years of wrangling, wildlife managers have yet to agree on a revised recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf. As a November deadline looms, a study in the journal Biological Conservation offers guidance for finding common ground.
Officials say the lack of access to affordable, nutritious foods makes Maryvale a food desert, so local stakeholders will gather at school today to plant seeds for the first of 15 new community gardens.
Tempe is halfway to its goal of getting 20 percent of the power for city operations from renewable energy. The completion of a solar project at the Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment plant boosts the city’s renewable energy use to 10 percent.
Officials at Phoenix Union High School District are allowing students at five of its schools to have a say in how part of their capital improvements budget is spent. The kids were asked to think up and vote for the projects they’d like to see tackled on campus.
Visitors to Oak Creek Canyon will soon have much needed cellphone coverage. The vote was controversial becuase despite strong opposition from residents, the Coconino County Board of supervisors unanimously voted to in favor of building the cell tower.
As the GOP tries to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the head of Planned Parenthood has a message for Arizona’s members of Congress: slash funding and you'll hear from the tens of thousands of people who depend on their services in the state.
Sister Clare Dunn was the first Catholic nun to be elected to public office in 1975 when she entered the Arizona Legislature as a representative from Tucson. Now, more than 35 years after her death, Sister Clare is being inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.
What is the role of physical books, words printed on paper, in 21st century libraries? Arizona State University is working to figure that out, both as Hayden Library undergoes a renovation but also through its work on a national program called Book Traces, which aims to find unique copies of old books on library shelves.