Journalist Jana Bommersbach was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times, a regular columnist for Phoenix Magazine and she wrote the authoritative story of one of Arizona’s crime legends in the book "The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd.
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
The University of Arizona is renovating a landmark that the school calls its "front porch." "Old Main" is one of the Arizona's oldest public buildings.
Old Main, the oldest building on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, was originally built in 1891.
Last week, federal officials began removing animals from the Las Vegas zoo after the entire zoo staff quit in protest. The small zoo has had a controversial history and is shutting its doors for good.The US Department of Agriculture stepped in after a complaint was filed over the care of the animals and the conditions at the zoo.
patient of Arizona’s flu season has been diagnosed. State and county health
officials have confirmed it was an unvaccinated child with influenza type B who
was not hospitalized. It is
impossible to know what shape this flu season will take.
Whether it is because of the success of "Avenue Q," Jason Segel’s character in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or because it is just fun to watch cloth creations say unexpected things, the popularity of puppets appears to be climbing.
One of four Americans suffers with some form of mental
illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Media Relations
director Bob Carolla says one of the biggest challenges is that treatment and
services are more limited in lower-income areas.
New homes are back in a big way – literally. This summer, a typical new house in Phoenix was more than 20 percent larger than a resale home as builders across the country add more space to accommodate post-recession lifestyles.
Arizona Opera is throwing open the doors of its new building on Central and McDowell in Phoenix Friday – in advance of its first performance of the season next weekend. General Director Ryan Taylor says this is the first time the company has had all of its operations under one roof, and that there’s a sense of freedom and relief in the new digs.
Voters who register without proving their citizenship will get a separate ballot on Election Day, the Secretary of State's Office said Monday. It is a response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
The Phoenix City Council is in the midst of change. Once
results are official following Election Day on Nov. 5, there will be
two new members of the council. One will come from District 8 in south Phoenix.
An agency that found problems with the way the Arizona
Medical Board was licensing doctors says the board has begun to clean up its
act. The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizen Aide report says the board was more
interested in speeding up the licensing process than ensuring a doctor needed a
Prickly Pear, Agave,
Cholla. These familiar names are cactuses we often see in the desert, and there are hundreds more cactuses of
various types in Arizona and across the Western hemisphere.
Cactuses in a bed at the Desert Botanical Garden.
inmate is accused of running drugs from prison – and using female family
members and lovers to do it. Angel Lopez Garcia is an alleged gang leader who
faces 159 counts. Police say he directed drug sales, extortion, fraud and
murder from his prison cell in Florence.
Facing a wave of negative publicity and mounting political
pressure, Governor Jan Brewer late Monday agreed to put up $650,000 state
dollars to cover welfare payments for some needy families. Arizona is one of only 11 states that
totally fund the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program with federal
The tragic Yarnell Hill Fire has a continuing impact. Last weekend, an official report on the fire was released. In the ensuing days, Prescott’s fire chief agreed to leave his position, and the Yarnell Fire district chief resigned.