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This year, the National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization concluded that a big price increase is one of the most effective tools for decreasing tobacco use. But there are certain communities where relatively cheap cigarettes are still easy to get.
Central Oklahoma is still feeling aftershocks from a 4.2-magnitude quake that struck earlier this month. A key part in solving the earthquake crisis is managing the enormous amount of water that comes to the surface when oil and gas is pumped out of the ground. It's a billion-barrel-a-year problem the energy industry is working to solve.
The Sossaman Family wants to transform the farm’s original homestead into place where people could go to eat and drink, hold special events and learn about how wheat becomes flour, pizza and even tortillas.
When a Maricopa County agency is done with supplies like computers or furniture, they are sold to the highest bidder. The Maricopa County Education Services Agency would rather see its surplus go to Arizona school teachers
HB 2494 sets new rules when it comes to freeing kids and pets trapped in hot cars. The new law provides legal protection for individuals breaking into a vehicle if an animal or child inside is in danger.
The Cold War is returning — at least in movies and television shows — as Russians are more frequently portrayed as villains. What’s fueling this return of Russia to the evil side in battle of good vs. evil?
Most prisoners who work behind bars make close to nothing. But a new program is basically creating a web development startup inside San Quentin prison in California and paying the inmates who work there $16.79 an hour. It’s called The Last Mile Works, part of The Last Mile, a program which teaches prisoners coding skills.
As consumers, we consume — and sometimes that translates to buying a lot of items or using more water or energy than we really need. And that’s a big part of the reason Earth Overshoot Day arrived so early this year on Aug. 2. To learn more, we spoke with Global Footprint Network CEO Mathis Wackernagel.
When Gov. Doug Ducey passed his budget last year, a big chunk of it was made up of new spending for a signature performance pay plan for public schools — $38 million to be exact. But the school year is about to start and districts are still questioning when they will receive the money — and how exactly it has to be spent.
Three U.S. Marines died over the weekend when an Osprey aircraft crashed off the east coast of Australia in an incident the Marines are calling a “mishap.” The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, but the accident has brought the Osprey aircraft that they were flying back into sharp focus again.
When a catastrophe hits, one of the first things that’s needed is resources, specifically money. The same thing goes for pandemics. The World Bank is trying to get money to places that need it in times of crisis, and has introduced something called “pandemic bonds” to help poorer countries fight outbreaks more quickly.
Freelance reporter Sean Holstege spent years digging into the world of cold cases here in Arizona, and his new cover story in The Phoenix New Times, “Hot Nights, Cold Cases” looks at the question: Why is Phoenix a "capital" of unsolved murders?
Brandon Coleman is the VA employee who blew the whistle in 2015 that suicidal veterans were leaving the ER without being checked. His decision to talk led to retaliation. In April, Trump signed an order creating a new VA office: the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, and Coleman is the new face of the department.