A recent 12 News investigation uncovered a concerning pattern at our state’s Department of Public Safety crime lab: A forensic scientist intentionally hid her backlog of cases for years, failing to test DNA evidence in dozens of cases and keeping evidence from those cases in her possession.
Americans have a growing number of media choices, and that has splintered where we get our news. We spoke with Noah Rothman, associate editor for Commentary magazine, about whether the actual news is the same regardless of what network you pay attention to — and the opinions are where the differences come in.
Mexico is considered the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. We checked in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic to talk more about the issue and what the U.S. could be doing to help. We spoke with Phil Boas, director of the Republic’s Editorial Department.
West Valley officials are continuing their efforts to recruit businesses to the area. But it’s not just an economic development issue — they say it’s also a quality-of-life one. With me to talk about this is Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC’s president and CEO.
President Trump is on his first foreign trip as president. That’s just one of the big international stories playing out this week. With me to walk through some of the biggest is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
It’s been said that no single organism has affected the Earth’s atmosphere more than Thomas Midgley Jr., who invented the first of the CFC refrigerants known by the trade name Freon. These stable, nontoxic refrigerants changed the world, transforming food storage, expanding Sun Belt populations, even helping early movie theaters succeed. But they also wrecked the ozone layer — Earth’s shield against harmful ultraviolet radiation.
For decades, colleges in Arizona have received a steady stream of Mexican students seeking to complete doctoral degrees in science and math. Initially, the Mexican government sent them as an effort to boost the number of scientists in that country. But now, Arizona colleges recruit them as one way to keep up their graduate enrollment.
More jets and more jobs are expected over the next few years at Luke Air Force Base. Since being named the F-35 training site in 2013, Luke has welcomed 51 new fighter jets to its base west of Glendale.