Author and conservationist William deBuys argued in a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed that the future of Phoenix is unsustainable, largely because of the impact of climate change. deBuys and Grady Gammage, attorney and Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow, debated whether Phoenix has done enough to prepare for a hotter future.
A transgender Arizona man who made headlines for being pregnant as a
man has been denied a divorce from his current wife. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge decided their marriage
can't be legally recognized or dissolved in Arizona.
The Border Patrol is warning of the dangers of
crossing the Arizona desert as temperatures shoot up this month. Spokesman
Brent Cagen says there were 177 deaths in the southern Arizona desert last year
and that border crossers are faced with many hazards.
The town of Marana may develop its own tourism bureau. The
Marana Town Council could not reach an agreement with the Metropolitan Tucson Convention
and Visitors Bureau. Council members voted Tuesday to seek other options to
A new report says voluntary programs to keep mercury
thermostats out of the trash in Arizona, and across the country, are failing. Michael Bender of the
Mercury Policy Project says the programs, run by manufacturers, have captured
just a small portion of the thermostats that have come out of service in the
last ten years.
The iconic Joshua trees of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts are blooming beyond expectation this year. Joshua trees throughout the Southwest are blooming with millions of greenish-white flowers, and many biologists are trying to understand why.
A new line of baby food is hitting the market
this summer. Beech-Nut and Latino based food company Goya have joined to create
Latino flavored food. The Swiss-based Beech-Nut Company
Goya Food are launching what they call Latin flavored baby food combinations.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will move
as quickly as possible to pave Navajo Route 20 as a temporary route around a
section of Highway 89, which collapsed south of Page on Feb. 20, now that the
funding has been approved.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to breed yesterday.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is calling city attorneys to a closed-door meeting later this month to explain what he thinks their communities can and can not offer domestic partners. The AG plans to sketch out what he says are the limits of city authority, saying that while he pretty much has his mind made up on the subject, he is willing to listen.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing lawsuits, because it missed its own deadline to issue final rules to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants in Arizona and other states. The goal is to clean up particulates that contribute to haze over Grand Canyon and other national parks.
Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix will make it official Tuesday. ASU’s baseball team will be moving from its long time home at Packard stadium to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Packard Stadium has been home to the Arizona State baseball team for 40 years.
A requirement that foster parents immunize their own children before being granted licenses would go away under a bill approved Tuesday in the Arizona House. Chandler Republican Bob Robson says the state is already taking care of the health of foster children.
Police in Prescott have arrested an 18-year-old Embry Riddle University student for setting off an explosion in the college parking lot in Prescott. Lieutenant Ken Morley says James Levine was arrested after an anonymous tip, but it is unclear why the White Plains, N.
No one used to notice the large, grey parking structure at
the corner of First Avenue and Thomas Road. But those days are over.
The new mural, spray painted against a parking structure, now towers over Thomas Road, near Central Avenue.
Nation is moving closer to taking over a coal mine on the reservation.Tribal
lawmakers have voted to form a limited liability company that would run the
Navajo Mine near Farmington,
The Herberger Theatre Center will host a one-night production of "8" by Dustin Lance Black. The play's focus is the federal trial of California's Proposition 8, which restricted recognized marriage to opposite sex couples.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reduced the suspension of a
former Maricopa County prosecutor by a day. But, that one day makes a difference.The justices Thursday cut Rachel Alexander’s suspension
from six months and a day down to six months.
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of
forest land in Arizona
every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the
inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive
efforts are paying off.
of the second-worst season in team history, the Phoenix Suns have hired a new
President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby says 33-year-old Ryan
McDonough will be the team’s General Manager.