Drinking from water fountains in older school buildings may not be that refreshing for your health. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in the early stages of a program to test some 7,000 school buildings throughout the state for lead in the drinking water.
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on a cattle brand dispute. At issue is whether the Arizona Department of Agriculture broke state law when it allowed a California company to register cattle it was moving to the state with the “Bar 7” brand that was already in use in Arizona by an Eloy rancher.
The two finalists in the search for University of Arizona’s next president will be meeting with the Arizona Board of Regents today. The board hopes to make a final choice next week. Today's meeting begins the final phase of the hiring process.
Across the globe, there are 6,861 living languages. That seems like a lot — until you consider that 3,116 are endangered. Professor Lyle Campbell of the University of Hawaii-Manoa is co-founder of the Endangered Language Catalog.
Former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry has been sworn in as the new federal Energy secretary. We speak with Sheldon Trubatch, professor of practice of Renewable Energy Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
In 2000, Arizona lawmakers passed “Shannon’s Law,” in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Shannon Smith who died after she was hit by a bullet that had been fired into the air, seemingly at random. But now two bills that would narrow the scope of that landmark law are moving through the state Legislature.
State lawmakers continue their work at the Capitol this week, but one issue that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention since the start of the session is the state budget. We talk with reporter Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Thousands of fish have died in Apache Lake due to a plant toxin, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday. The same problem afflicted fish in Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes 10 to 15 years ago.