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.
The two Republican candidates for Attorney General faced off last night in a televised debate on KAET. Incumbent Tom Horne has faced several scandals and investigations during his time in office, including recent charges that his staff does campaign work on state time.
There’s a fairly new billboard on 7th Street, just south of I-17 in Phoenix. It features teens smiling under the words “60 Years of Excellence, South Mountain High School.” When did public schools start advertising?
In the next three years, a 5-million-square-foot biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix will be constructed. It will include research and clinical groups from all three state universities as well as governmental and private firms. So far, one quarter of the campus has been built.