In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
Last month, the city of Glendale opened a new court specially designed for the mentally ill. Advocates say it’s a critical issue; according to an analysis of government data by the Treatment Advocacy Center, mentally ill people in Arizona are nearly ten times more likely to be in the criminal justice system than in hospitals.
recommendations from a government advisory group suggest that healthy older
women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements. While nutrients are crucial for
healthy bones, specialists advise getting as much as possible from a good
People move to Phoenix for countless reasons, and they leave the Valley for just as many. Should the 'creative class' keep trying to change Phoenix or leave for a more established place?Sustainability and architecture journalist Taz Loomans explains why she moved from Phoenix to Portland.
Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are
getting a break on tuition.
The PCC governing board has approved
a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to
the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
Cochise County sheriff's deputies say skeletal remains have been
discovered in the ruins of a rural home that was discovered burned to the
ground. They say a man spotted his neighbor's burned out home as he was passing
by Saturday afternoon and told deputies the fire could have broken out anytime
between Wednesday and when it was discovered Saturday.
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Tucson bats are finding themselves homeless as
their natural habitats like caves and mines are disappearing due to urban
development. The bats tried moving into city dwellings, but now even the bats'
newfound homes are being threatened.
A bill proceeding through the Arizona legislature would put more limits on photo enforcement on the state's highways. It's the latest controversy since the program was introduced on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday about
part of Arizona’s
Proposition 200. The high court will
decide if Arizona
overreached when the state required people to provide proof of citizenship when
registering to vote using a federal form.
Firefighters say they got a quick start on a wildfire
in the Santa Cruz River, north of Tucson
Monday, limiting the flames to less than an acre. Adam Goldberg with the
Northwest Fire District says the potential for wildfires is growing because of
the rather wet winter weather.
Grand Canyon University is investing a lot of money and energy into moving its athletic programs into Division I, the highest level of competition in the NCAA.Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Steve Goldstein about the challenges GCU will face— and whether its for-profit status will impact how it's viewed by the NCAA.
A three-day law enforcement operation in
central and southern Arizona
has led to more than three dozen arrests.
Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies
including drug violations and violent crimes.
New jobs are
coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S.
office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale.
Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
Arizona is among 37
states seeking federal approval for the testing of unmanned aircraft for commercial
purposes. The Federal Aviation Adminstration will issue permits for drone operators in six