A compromise bill designed to improve the Veterans Affairs health care system overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. The final vote was 420-5. It now heads to the Senate for a vote on Thursday.
The University of Arizona has denied an appeal by a medical marijuana researcher who wants to keep her faculty position. The professor was set to begin testing the drug on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Slide Rock State Park is suffering a 98 percent decrease in visitors in the wake of a recent wildfire near the popular recreation area. But, park officials hope to attract more people to the park with reduced entrance fees.
The city of Tempe has found a new way to become a greener community. It recently signed a 10-year lease agreement to turn one of its golf courses into a farm and garden. It’s a plan for the city to turn a financially draining property into an environmentally rich project.
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.