Congress has thrown back open the doors of government, but after the 16 day shutdown and the 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling, there has been a lot of talk about how Washington has been handling its business. A lot of that talk has not been suitable for the airwaves.
On the Hopi lands in Northern Arizona, an international group of health care workers gathered recently to honor the latest recipient of the Barbara Chester Award, given by the Hopi Foundation to those who work with torture victims.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies and volunteer posse are carrying out a crime suppression operation in southwest Phoenix on Friday. It is the first of its kind in two years, and it comes just weeks after a federal judge ordered major changes at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, in light of his finding that the agency discriminated against Latinos.
Nevada has released new population projections for how the state will grow over the next few decades. The factors driving growth in the coming years will be different than those from the previous decade.
With the government shutdown now settled, at least temporarily, President Barack Obama says he would like Congress to tackle immigration reform. The Senate passed an immigration bill in July but it has languished in the House of Representatives.
For years now the southwestern United States has been crippled by drought. At the beginning of summer in New Mexico that meant dry, brittle landscapes. Several communities ran out of water, and now hundreds of vulnerable towns are trying to keep that from ever happening again.
Arizona isn’t doing enough to stop prescription drug abuse. That’s the conclusion of a new national survey that ranks states based on fatal overdoses and misuse of legal, prescribed drugs. But now a statewide campaign is underway to get doctors do more to prevent the deaths. It may be as easy as checking a computer database.
The food tax in the city of Phoenix is going away, although not right away. The city council has approved a plan to reduce the current 2 percent food tax to 1 percent on Jan. 1 of next year and then phased out completely April 1, 2015.