Biologist Jorge Urban said last week that there could be fewer than 22 vaquita marina porpoises left in the Sea of Cortez. That’s down from about 30 recorded two years ago. He also said that unless new actions are taken, the vaquita marina could be extinct in a matter of months.
The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Health Department confirmed a case of measles in a 12-month-old baby, while the Cochise County Health Department is confirming a case of mumps in school-aged child.
Authorities say a jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier while trying to take a photo Saturday at a wildlife park near Litchfield Park. Wildlife World Zoo authorities say emergency responders took the woman, who is in her 30s, to a hospital to treat cuts on one of her arms and hand.
A volunteer helping newly released migrants taken to the Phoenix Greyhound bus station says some migrants were turned away Friday morning because the station’s manager capped how long people can wait inside the terminal.
To talk about Arizona's progress towards a texting and driving ban, the Phoenix mayor’s race in the home stretch and more, public policy consultant Chris Herstam and editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com Jon Gabriel joined The Show.
The battle over whether to begin construction on the Rosemont Copper Mine in southern Arizona is still going strong, but it took a very different twist recently. The Environmental Protection Agency had been opposed to the project for more than six years.
A supposed whistleblower inside the Department of Homeland Security leaked screenshots of a secret database labeled, “San Diego Sector,” to reporters at NBC-7 in San Diego. In it, the personal information for journalists, attorneys and social media influencers are posted in mugshot form.
The Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona has been a significant source of employment and wealth for nearby communities and the Navajo Nation. But a rapidly-approaching deadline that could lead to the plant’s closure has upped the urgency and, arguably, the tension, over its future.
"Welcome to Night Vale" began in 2012 when a pair of friends decided they wanted to tell stories that their friends would enjoy. And their creation attracted a passionate following as podcast listeners became determined to learn as much as they could about the not-quite normal desert town.
A father and daughter from Peoria and a Scottsdale business owner are accused of international fraud and money laundering. The charges involve fraudulently selling imported jewelry as authentic Native American-made items.
Some Phoenix-area churches and activists face the prospect of scrambling to help migrant families in need of food and shelter, should federal authorities again drop them them off at the Greyhound bus station.