Every year, an estimated 2 million people with mental illness are incarcerated in the United States. Starting today in Tucson, judges, attorneys, law-enforcement officers, social-service providers and government leaders will gather to discuss jail alternatives for people with mental illness.
“We have great needs for behavioral health services,” said Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ of Arizona. “We could help contribute to that by establishing what we would like to call a psychiatric campus of excellence and offer the the entire continuum of behavioral health services at one centrally located space.”
Customs and Border Protection started the groundwork calling for proposals for the border wall in March. At least 200 companies expressed interest. Dennis O’Leary of Scottsdale-based DarkPulse Technologies says his company proposed using sensors in addition to a physical barrier.
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a military divorce case out of Arizona. The issue surrounded how and if an ex spouse should be reimbursed when a retired service member receives VA disability payments.
Maricopa County manages roadways throughout the Valley, and transportation officials have written up a new plan to deal with more growth and traffic on the streets for the next 20 years. But, the major roadblock is how to fund the new system.
Tempe Public Library's seed library contains packs of seeds specialized to the region and season, meaning right now they're filled with plants that thrive in higher temperatures. In less than a month, more than 400 packets have been checked out.
America’s health care system has been a contentious topic for a while now. Denis Cortese, a retired physician and former president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, argues one of the key elements to fixing what needs fixing is leadership.
According to researchers, Americans smile more than residents of other countries, and those other countries don't seem eager to follow our grins. For some, persistent American smiling can be disconcerting.
A group of geophysicists from Arizona are headed to Nevada to help one company drill for lithium brine, the raw material used to make cell phone batteries. The desert Southwest is the nation’s only home to the resource.
Phoenix is usually associated with never-ending sprawl and strip malls, but a recent article in Architectural Digest magazine calls Phoenix an “under-the-radar city” that’s now a major design hub. What’s changed? Quite a bit.
Mesa has been quietly going through a transition phase. In the past few years, Arizona’s third largest city has seen the addition of light rail, bringing new people to its downtown — and it has spent significant capital to bankroll a 100-million-dollar new ballpark. Mayor John Giles talks with KJZZ about the investments, and the biggest challenge facing the city: recruiting new teachers.
While the turmoil in Washington continues surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, President Trump is set to meet with President Erdogan of Turkey at the White House on Tuesday. For a check into this and other top international stories this week, the BBC's Pooneh Ghoddoosi joins us on The Show.