From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers and even flat-Earthers, there’s a lot of mistrust in science. But how did we get here in the first place? How did we lose public trust in science and medicine — and is there a way to rebuild it?
The Arizona Supreme Court says it cannot find state Rep. David Stringer’s application to practice law in the state. Critics wanted to know if he disclosed the fact that he was arrested on multiple charges including child pornography when he was living in Maryland in the 1980s.
A nurse suspected of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix was indicted last week on charges of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult and is expected to enter a plea to the charges at an arraignment hearing Tuesday.
The proposition would have required half of Arizona’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2025. Ads run by Prop 127 supporters accused the attorney general of being "corrupt'' and that he was helping to "rig'' the election.''
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is set to vote on a special election focused on light rail. The vote comes after opponents of the light rail extension into south Phoenix gathered enough signatures to get the item on the ballot.
Phoenix is looking for someone to turn a former firehouse into a restaurant. Near the Central Avenue bridge and Burton Barr Library, the firehouse will be key to the Hance Park revitalization project’s first phase — so will fundraising.
The ripples from the month long partial federal government shut down are still being felt at national parks across the country. In Arizona, some rafting trips through the Grand Canyon are being delayed.
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed changes to the state tax code that the legislature just approved Thursday. In vetoing the plan, Ducey said the legislation is an “irresponsible measure that hastily changes Arizona's tax laws without any reliable data to back it up.''
Wastewater containing raw sewage has been spilling over the border into the Nogales Wash. The wastewater is from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora, and four out of the five water pumps at the plant are not functioning.