Former Interior Secretary and Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt ripped a major copper mining company over its effort to push the government to reduce the size of the Ironwood Forest National Monument near Tucson as it plans an expansion in the area.
A Food and Drug Administration ban on over-the-counter antiseptic soaps and cosmetics containing certain active ingredients goes into effect Sept. 6. But it’s up to consumers to avoid products the ban doesn’t cover.
An Arizona police department is implementing a new audit procedure of randomly selected detectives' cases after four detectives have left the department in less than three years for investigative lapses.
County leaders are considering a change in parking rules to limit the number of cars on the road during the winter season in Flagstaff when people from Phoenix and beyond flock to the city to play in the snow.
A new report says arts and culture contributed $401.8 million to the Phoenix economy in fiscal year 2015. The nonprofit advocacy group, Americans For The Arts, looked at direct and indirect spending by audiences and organizations.
Tucson has gained quite a bit of attention lately for its burgeoning food scene. Especially since 2015, when our neighbor to the south was designated a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization — or UNESCO. It was the first city to receive the designation in the U.S.
For our Friday NewsCap, we talked about the pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a contentious Phoenix City Council meeting. Our guests were Barrett Marson of Marson Media and Abe Kwok, editorial writer for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Alberto Rios was Arizona’s inaugural Poet Laureate and is the author of 10 books, including three short story collections. He’s also host of Arizona PBS’ "Books & Co." We spoke with Rios about the importance of words and writing, especially in contentious times.
The Arizona SciTech Festival kicked off its seventh season on Thursday, with a conference titled, “Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem.” Joining me for a few minutes to talk about the state’s STEM Ecosystem is Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the Arizona SciTech Festival.
The Newseum in Washington, D.C., is facing enormous financial problems. It officially opened in 1997 in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to a huge building on Pennsylvania Avenue, a structure that cost approximately $450 million to construct and design. This week, the Newseum’s President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst resigned in the wake of the fiscal challenges.