The price of copper is down more than 40 percent from its peak just four years ago. Some of that is due to a drop off in construction activity. The trend has some small mining towns in Arizona worried as shrinking revenues are starting to translate into layoffs.
The state of Arizona is challenging an EPA plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA has stepped in after determining the state’s plan to cut pollution wasn't strong enough.
A bill that would allow parents to opt-out of statewide assessment tests, for their kids, won approval in the Arizona House. It will allow a parent to submit a written request to let their child meet alternate graduation standards.
With a successful cross-country flight under its belt, a solar powered airplane is now attempting to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse has a dozen stops scheduled over the next few months, one here in the Valley.
Monday is the first workday after the annual switch to daylight saving time in most of the country. Arizona is one of the few spots in the U.S. that does not “spring forward" and some studies say that’s a good thing.
Leaders from several education and social service organizations gathered in front of the state capitol today to protest the new state budget proposal. The $9 billion spending plan was announced Wednesday and is currently making its way through the legislature.