On a party-line vote of 17-13, the state Senate has approved legislation that would expand Arizona’s racketeering laws to include rioting. We spoke with Republican Sen. John Kavanagh, a supporter of the legislation, and Democratic Sen. Katie Hobbs, who is opposed.
It’s been hot Down Under — like, record-setting hot. Australia’s seen a heat wave that caused temperatures and wildfire concerns to rise. To talk about some of those similarities between Arizona and Australia's desert areas is Dave White, a Fellow at the Global Security Initiative at ASU.
Now that Scott Pruitt is the head of the EPA, we wanted to find out what an Arizona environmentalist thinks some of the top issues might be. Pat Graham is the Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy.
When Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the Bureau of Prisons would phase out the use of private detention facilities in August 2016, it reflected a change in the Obama administration. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions changed course, saying the previous directive from Yates “impaired the bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal corrections system.”
Student-athletes are often among the most recognized people on college campuses — especially at those schools with big-time sports. A University of Arizona researcher wanted to measure how allied some college athletes are with the LGBT community.
Many Arizona mayors and real-estate groups are speaking out against a bill in the state Legislature that they say would take away their only economic tool they have to attract large-scale development and business investment. House Bill 2213 goes after Government Property Lease Excise Taxes, or GPLETs.
Even before he was president, candidate Donald Trump wasn’t shy about criticizing judges he thought had made questionable decisions. We spoke with Joseph Ura, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M, has co-written a study called "Confidence and Constraint: Public Opinion and the Roberts Court."
One of Phoenix’s largest city departments may be adding staff. The Parks and Recreation Department has 55 rangers responsible for enforcing rules and maintaining more than 230 miles of designated trails.
A lobbying group for the country’s biggest banks says they waste billions of dollars a year investigating suspicious activity. It’s now asking the Trump administration to change the way in which the finances of money launderers and terror groups are investigated.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some new research into the so-called “Green Sahara” period. Another researcher has been looking at some of the reasons why monsoon activity lessened, helping turn the Sahara into the sand dune-covered landscape we know today.