An Arizona court of appeals has ruled that parents don’t have an inherent right to question their children at hearings that could sever their custody. It’s the first time a ruling like this has been made in Arizona.
Telling stories is something that, for a lot of us, comes pretty naturally. "Did I ever tell you about the time my Uncle Jack ... ?" -- that sort of thing. But the art of storytelling can be used for a lot: healing, cultural exchange, building community. A conference in the Valley this weekend is bringing together storytellers from around the world.
The National Weather Service in Tucson conducted a special balloon release Friday morning in anticipation of an active weather pattern this afternoon. Meteorologists hope to get a better idea of how a rapid increase in gulf moisture will impact the forecast.
Arizona environmental regulators have announced that a mining company will pay $40,000 in civil penalties under a settlement for twice illegally discharging water mixed with mill tailings into the Gila River in 2012.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.