Ernesto Rodriguez served 15 years in the U.S. Army. He’s trying to do something to raise awareness about what he calls the epidemic of veteran suicide in America. He’s walking 2,200 miles from Tennessee to Los Angeles, meeting with veterans and veterans groups along the way. He made it to Phoenix last week, and he came to our studios to talk with about his journey.
There aren’t as many bees buzzing as before. Last year, U.S. beekeepers lost almost half of their colonies. And that’s despite efforts to turn the tide. We still don’t really understand why this is happening. And now, some new research out of Arizona State University is digging into the reasons behind this.
Members of two committees in the House of Representatives have spent a lot of time debating the new health-care bill, known as the American Health Care Act. Critics of the proposal have been lining up, including Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. Others also have concerns, such as Greg Vigdor of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
A seemingly well-meaning bill about parking for people with disabilities is dividing the community. I’m joined by Larry Wanger with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council to talk more about this.
Since Proposition 206, the initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage, was passed by voters in November, there have been efforts to stop or overturn it. Another fight over a different minimum wage is being waged in Flagstaff. To learn more, we spoke with Corina Vanek, who covers Flagstaff city government for The Arizona Daily Sun.
Boston-based author Nathalia Holt spent years tracking down and interviewing many of the women who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, performing the mathematical computations that helped send rockets to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Arizona lawmakers advanced a measure Wednesday that would alter state laws to encourage business owners to welcome gun carrying customers. The plan would give them special protections if something goes wrong.
On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to repeal regulations that govern internet privacy, implemented during the Obama administration. The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Senator to withdraw it.
The United States is under pressure to hire 15,000 federal agents to uphold the nation’s immigration laws at the border and inside the country. It’s a tough process to get hired to become an agent. And an internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo released earlier this week shows that the agency is looking to relax some of those hiring requirements.
A federal project is starting along State Route 89A between Flagstaff and Oak Creek. The road work will add right-turn and passing lanes and wider shoulders along eight miles between the Vista Point Overlook and JW Powell Boulevard, just south of Flagstaff.