The Surprise City Council is considering raising the age to buy e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. This comes at the same time a new survey found that more than 6 million middle- and high-school students have used some type of tobacco or nicotine product.
Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, in order for states and counties to accept refugees, they must opt in and notify the State Department in writing. Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the State Department consenting to refugees resettling in Arizona.
As research continues into the specifics of how sizzling temperatures affect Phoenix and other areas of the country, a group of students at ASU has developed a satellite that will be able to observe and provide data on the urban heat island from far above the earth.
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
The University of Arizona recently received two federal grants, worth nearly a combined $4 million to train specialists who will work with students with visual and hearing impairments. The grants reflect a growing need for these specialists across the country and right here in Arizona.
Every year, we’re reminded to get flu shots. Many of us do, but lots of people don’t. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of reported flu cases in Arizona is up substantially compared to last year at this time.
A report released by investigators found no evidence that embattled Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen neglected his duties. But the County Board of Supervisors believes his suspension is justified based on the report, which accuses him of misusing county resources for criminal activities.
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies; and Sam Richard, owner of the Ebenezer Group.
Saturday marks 78 years since the United States was plunged into World War II with the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. To commemorate the day, at least one of the survivors will be on hand for ceremonies at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix on Saturday.
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
Advocacy letters filed by the ACLU in federal court on behalf of incarcerated people in Arizona accuse health care workers in state prisons of falsifying medical records and endangering the lives of their patients.