When we look at a map, we assume it’s accurate, that it will show us where to go, how far away someplace is and where we are located in the world. But maps are products of their time. And that means they change. When you look at many of the maps in a new collection at ASU’s Hayden Library, you are supposed to be a little disoriented.
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has been under fire from Republicans recently for accepting donations from former Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. But just how much do most politicians really know about where their campaign donations come from?
President Trump has signed an executive order calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments bigger than 100,000 acres, which were created since 1996. With me to talk about this is Randi Spivak. She runs the Public Lands Program at the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.
Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas says she’s officially supporting the expansion of a state sales tax that funds education. If passed the proposal would generate about $400 million a year to fund things like teacher salaries and school buildings.
Social isolation and loneliness can put older adults at risk for several chronic conditions. In fact, prolonged isolation is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.
Amidst rumors of an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, President Donald Trump spoke with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts to renegotiate the treaty.
A leadership training program for public school principals is getting a $250,000 investment from the state. Gov. Doug Ducey was in downtown Phoenix Wednesday to announce the increased contribution to support the public-private collaboration known as Beat The Odds School Leadership Academy.
Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists and volunteers have begun placing artificial habitat in Roosevelt Lake, hoping to help bass and crappie recover from vegetation loss and competition with nonnative shad. The work is part of a larger plan, the Tonto National Forest Lakes Habitat Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the sustainability – and fishing prospects – of a handful of central Arizona lakes.
The acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy visited in the Valley to talk prevention and treatment strategy with local leaders. Officials say prescription opioid drug overdoses kill at least one person every day in Arizona, and the Phoenix Police Department is slowly rolling out new program that focuses on treatment, instead of enforcement.
A few years ago, a resident of a small, rural Alabama town reached out to a reporter and asked him to look into wrongdoing and corruption in that town — namely, a murder this resident alleged had taken place. But the story unfolds far beyond that investigation, and the twists and turns became the seven-episode podcast, S-Town.