Arizona is home to a variety of ecosystems and a wide array of plant life. One listener wanted to know how palms and pine trees – plants from seemingly opposite environments – could both grow in the state.
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of sister city status with Alamos, Mexico this year with an art exhibit at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Alamos, Sonora is a Mexican "Pueblo Magico, or magical town, small town known for its history and culture, located about 600 miles south of Scottsdale.
It’s a narrative often repeated: Amazon is killing bookstores. Over the last decade, big chains like Borders, B Dalton and Waldenbooks have all closed their doors. But the number of local, independent bookstores has increased nearly 50 percent.
It’s a narrative often repeated: Amazon is killing bookstores. Over the last decade, big chains like Borders, B Dalton and Waldenbooks have all closed their doors. But the number of local, independent bookstores has increased. In this five-part series, meet the people behind metro Phoenix's independent stores and learn how they've adapted in the ever changing marketplace.
The state of Arizona supports a proposed federal rule change redefining what’s considered a “Water of the United States,” but is asking the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to hold off on putting the rule in place.
A south Phoenix wildlife center is home to a program to help Native Americans from across the country safely obtain bird feathers and carcasses for religious and ceremonial reasons. Liberty Wildlife’s Non-Eagle Feather Repository Program takes remains of certain birds and distributes them to Native Americans.
Arizona State University is the latest public university extending its smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. Both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have similar bans in place already.
For months, federal immigration agents have dropped off asylum seekers at churches and shelters in cities along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Some of those are now full and the burden is being picked up by taxpayers in border region cities.
A Phoenix-area day shelter for migrant families released by federal authorities is expected to be almost completely full for all of Easter weekend. It’s a change from the past 10 days or so, when the shelter has, for the most part, had plenty of room.
Judge Murray Snow said Friday that while progress has been made, the meetings run by the Sheriff’s Office have fallen short. He says they have failed, in a reasonable way, to address the Latino communities affected. So, Judge Snow said the meetings should be, again, run by the monitor to be more effective.
The federal government seeks proposals from businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. But some say Navajo-owned businesses aren’t big enough to handle the project. The EPA plans to parse out $220 million to multiple "small businesses."
The Paris Agreement helped steer nations around the world away from a carbon cliff. But a paper in the journal “Science Advances” argues it will be a dead end unless nations also preserve Earth’s ecosystems.