A program that serves tens of thousands of women in Maricopa county is taking big budget hits. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program has seen its numbers drop over the past several years. There are 15 clinics in the Valley and as KJZZ’s Tiara Vian reports, WIC is closing two of them in Mesa and Avondale.
The National Park Service will begin reducing the number of bison at the Grand Canyon National Park. Other agencies, tribes and volunteer shooters will participate in lethal culling and non-lethal capture in order to bring the herd size down to 200 bison or less.
A pair of bike lanes on Tempe’s McClintock Drive praised by bikers and detested by some drivers inspired more than two years of public discussion. Tempe City Council on Thursday approved a $3.6 million compromise that restores a southbound traffic lane to a portion of the road.
As of Thursday, more than 76 large fires were burning in nine Western states, according to the interagency fire center. That means thousands of people are fighting those fires and some of the personnel is from Arizona.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is limiting the help people in his state will receive from their southern neighbor. Mexico had offered assistance in Hurricane Harvey relief similar to what it did a decade ago with Katrina: pledging boats, helicopters and medical teams.
Across the country, medical examiner’s offices are facing a shortage of forensic pathologists. The Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner came up with one solution to this shortage— one they believe has not been tried before anywhere else. They’re going to help medical examiners pay off their student loans.
The Mesa Arts Center’s new season starts today, and they’re kicking it off with a show that celebrates "The Good, the Bad and the Weird." The centerpiece of this is a show from the venerable Robert Williams, the godfather of low-brow and pop surrealist art. You might know his work from the rather famous cover of Guns N Roses “Appetite for Destruction” album.
According to Brenda Foley, co-founder of the Bridge Initiative — an incubator that promotes women in theater here in the Valley — she says women are really underrepresented in local theater here. So this weekend, they’re putting on the first ever Bechdel Test Fest — two days of play reading and film screenings, all of original works that pass the Bechdel Test.
We’ve all been in line at the supermarket or a restaurant where either the cashier asks us verbally or the keypad asks us symbolically if we’d like to contribute to a cause. How significant is this so-called checkout charity, and why do we give in those circumstances?
Violence in Mexico is increasing this year. The death toll may reach the highest level the country has seen in more than two decades. Most observers agree most of these deaths are linked to drug trafficking. And some believe it’s because drug cartels are diversifying by entering the lucrative business of gasoline theft.
We talked about the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going away in six months — unless Congress acts — along with an initiative going to the ballot to block school voucher expansion.