Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
The legendary Route 66 is full of short stories and tall tales, with songs written about the interstate that stretches from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles — with some Arizona stops in between. There are beautiful natural scenes, roadside motels and kitschy signs.
For a decade, Erin Ball has been a circus performer, climbing strips of fabric hung from the ceiling and doing daring drops like the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil. She owns a circus studio in Kingston, Ontario, where she teaches her students tricks on the aerial silks, hoop and trapeze.
In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns. But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.
A judge who took over supervision of a legal settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona prisons has said the rulings of another judge who previously presided over the lawsuit will remain in place.
At one point during World War II more than 13,000 Japanese American people were incarcerated about an hour south of Phoenix. The Gila River Indian Community tightly controls access to the site, so one of the few opportunities for non-tribal members to visit is an annual cleanup that has become a pilgrimage for descendants of internees.
Rep. Noel Campbell, the architect of the fee, said there is a need for the additional dollars for road construction and maintenance. But Campbell, like Ugenti-Rita, is irked that the fee is so much higher than he was told when he proposed it.
Tucson is well known for its food scene and, now, it’s fame is going out of state — way out of state. Marana-raised chef Joseph Zolnierowski IV recently opened a Tucson-themed restaurant in upstate New York.
Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point, both here in Arizona and in Washington, D.C. The current open enrollment period ends on Friday, and in advance of that, we’re looking at the issue of healthcare in a series of conversations.
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled this week to vote on a plan to spend $150 million to update Talking Stick Resort Arena, which is the home of the Phoenix Suns. The city’s share of the money would come from money raised on items like rental cars and hotel rooms. The team would also pay for some of the upgrades.
The first gene-edited food is starting to make its way into everyday products. Soybeans that have been edited to make their oil contain less trans fats will now go into production for things like granola bars and cooking oils, making them healthier.