Arizona bald eagles had their most productive breeding season this year since they were listed as an endangered species in 1978. Wildlife officials report the increase is indicative of long term population growth.
Wednesday Arizona legislators questioned the new rules and regulations the Department of Child Safety is drafting. The newly formed agency was given leeway to rewrite rules when it was created last year. Lawmakers say the language is too vague to hold the agency accountable.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has launched a program aimed at streamlining efforts to distribute seeds and native plant material to areas damaged by wildfire. What’s known as the National Seed Strategy will bring together 12 federal agencies and several non-federal partners.
Officer Dominique Perez and former Detective Keith Sandy were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the 2014 killing of 38-year-old James Boyd, whose shooting in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains was caught on video and sparked national outrage.