The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing a rule that would make public housing across the country smoke-free. If it passes, the rule would affect around 4,300 units in Arizona.
A famous research foundation is turning the traditionally tedious and competitive process of awarding grants upside down by forming "dream teams." Now, two Arizona institutions have been selected to be part of a team to take on one of the most deadly — yet overlooked — forms of cancer.
The Veterans Affairs Department in El Paso is implementing what could become a national model for health care reform. The plan is for the VA to focus primarily on specialized care unique to the military while outsourcing basic care to private providers.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s most prominent volunteer posse member was called to testify late Tuesday in the sheriff’s contempt of court hearing, but he hardly answered any questions. Instead, Cold Case Posse leader Mike Zullo invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not self-incriminate.
The drought in California has killed some 60 million trees in the past six years. Scientists are now trying to understand what makes some trees vulnerable and some remarkably resilient. To help them learn, they're using climbers as well as drones.