Invasive cheatgrass has taken over native desert ecosystems and worsened wildfires across the West. To reverse that trend, researchers are studying the potential of a seed-killing pathogen called the "Black Fingers of Death.”
Refugees fleeing political persecution in South Asia are reporting hostile conditions and prolonged incarceration at a federal detention facility in El Paso. The detainees are protesting with hunger strikes.
A former state lawmaker wants to increase the size of Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. The current five-member group was established by voters in 2000 to draw legislative and congressional districts.