Arizona lawmakers are trying again to raise the amount they receive for daily expenses, this time with a proposal that will only boost pay for lawmakers who live outside Maricopa County. The proposal approved on a 6-1 vote Monday by the Senate Government Committee would increase daily expense pay for those lawmakers from $60 a day to the federal rate of nearly $190 per day.
San Pedro de la Cueva is about as remote a corner of vast, sparsely populated Sonora as there is. Nevertheless, Arizona and other U.S. bass anglers have been heading there for decades to enjoy the spectacular scenery, laid back way of life and — of course — top-notch fishing. In the latest installment of our Untold Arizona series, KJZZ goes to the waters of the El Novillo reservoir. → Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
The crew of a conservationist ship that patrols Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise came under fire by suspected poachers over the weekend in a “critical zone” where there have been several sightings of the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise.
The Phoenix airport would be barred from adding fees to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft under a proposal introduced in the Arizona Legislature. The move by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers led by Republican Rep. Travis Grantham is designed to prevent new fees Phoenix wants to impose even if the state Supreme Court rules that they are legal.
A herpes-like virus is threatening young elephants across the United States. Although no elephants in Arizona currently have the virus, one Arizona zoo is partnering with a network of other zoos to research and find a cure.
State lawmakers will have busy committee agendas this week as they come back to the capital with bills set to be considered on issues ranging from what students can wear at their graduations to a proposal aimed at boosting the movie industry here in Arizona.
The so-called "Remain in Mexico" program was implemented just over a year ago following an agreement between the United States and Mexico. Critics have said it has exposed migrants to human rights abuses. One of those critics is Sean Carroll of the Kino Border Initiative, and his opinion piece was published in the Republic’s Viewpoints section over the weekend.
Big gatherings are expected on two continents this week, and a major American company is fighting a big fine abroad. Those are among the key international stories in the coming days, and The Show took a look at some of them with BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
China is no longer the U.S.'s largest trading partner. Mexico is. New numbers from the U.S. Department of Commerce show a record level of trade with our neighbor to the south, some $614.5 billion dollars in exports and imports. Ken Roberts, CEO of WorldCity Inc, and USTradeNumbers.com, joined The Show to explain explain what’s behind the numbers.
As fear of the new coronavirus continues to spread, Chinese and other Asian Americans have been feeling the impact. The Phoenix Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated the Chinese New Year over the weekend. Meng Ansley was one of the organizers, and she said news of the coronavirus did have an effect on this year’s festivities.
News broke late last week that the Trump administration is blasting through a national monument in pursuit of new wall construction. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve and home to sacred burial sites to the Tohono O’odham people.
Whether you prefer your books in hardcover, paperback or on a tablet screen, there are thousands and thousands of choices. Our Page Turner series asks Valley bookstores for their recommendations, and this morning’s selection comes from Brandi Stewart, children’s book buyer at Changing Hands. The book is "All the Stars and Teeth" by Adalyn Grace, who graduated from ASU.
Phoenix is aiming to redevelop one of its worst nighttime heat islands into a "heat-resilient, affordable" neighborhood. The plan is to build different kinds of housing on what is now an empty lot at 19th and Garfield streets, renovate a park across the street and work on other nearby housing.
Last year's coal-fired power plant closures include the Navajo Generating Station in northeastern Arizona. New data from the University of California San Diego shows benefits to both human health and agriculture in the areas around those shuttered plants.
Earlier this month, the Nation broke a story that shows immigration authorities will have increased secrecy from the public. The Trump administration designated Customs and Border Protection as a “Security Agency,” according to an internal memo the Nation obtained.
In April 2019, people in Sudan took to the streets, leading a movement that deposed a dictator who had ruled for 30 years. In October, what began as a protest against subway fare hikes, led to a nationwide movement in Chile that continues to this day. But in the U.S., social movements have looked a little bit different.
Two more rural Arizona counties have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment sanctuary counties,” taking stances in favor of gun rights even as some supporters of the measures acknowledge they'll have no or little real legal effect.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.