A compromise bill designed to improve the Veterans Affairs health care system overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. The final vote was 420-5. It now heads to the Senate for a vote on Thursday.
The University of Arizona has denied an appeal by a medical marijuana researcher who wants to keep her faculty position. The professor was set to begin testing the drug on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Slide Rock State Park is suffering a 98 percent decrease in visitors in the wake of a recent wildfire near the popular recreation area. But, park officials hope to attract more people to the park with reduced entrance fees.
The city of Tempe has found a new way to become a greener community. It recently signed a 10-year lease agreement to turn one of its golf courses into a farm and garden. It’s a plan for the city to turn a financially draining property into an environmentally rich project.
The two Republican candidates for Attorney General faced off last night in a televised debate on KAET. Incumbent Tom Horne has faced several scandals and investigations during his time in office, including recent charges that his staff does campaign work on state time.
There’s a fairly new billboard on 7th Street, just south of I-17 in Phoenix. It features teens smiling under the words “60 Years of Excellence, South Mountain High School.” When did public schools start advertising?
In the next three years, a 5-million-square-foot biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix will be constructed. It will include research and clinical groups from all three state universities as well as governmental and private firms. So far, one quarter of the campus has been built.
Dust storms that travel through the valley can carry more than just dust. While many residents are familiar with the fungal infection Valley Fever, diagnosis has not always been accurate. New research aims to change that.
Arizona State University biomedical engineers are teaming up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to become pioneers in the field of three-dimensional heart models. A recent grant will allow this one-of-a-kind 3-D Cardiac Print Lab to expand, changing the lives of patients and surgeons.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized clean air rules for a coal-fired power plant on Navajo land in northern Arizona. The goal is to reduce haze at Grand Canyon and other wilderness areas. But, environmentalists said it takes too long for the rules to take effect.