Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.
Despite steep decline, monarch butterflies aren’t as endangered as other species, agency says
PHOENIX - The number of monarch butterflies continues to decline, and conservationists fear not enough is being done to protect the species.
Tiny terrors: Mosquitoes in Arizona and how to avoid them
PHOENIX – Several kinds of mosquito live in Arizona. Some can be dangerous, transmitting diseases like the West Nile virus. Some are just annoying. We show you how to stop them.
Arizona becomes the first state to recognize all out-of-state occupational licenses
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2569, which recognizes occupational licenses granted by other states.
Religious group claims ‘Bodies Revealed’ exhibit uses cadavers of Chinese prisoners
SCOTTSDALE – The Odysea Aquarium says its “Bodies Revealed” exhibit in Scottsdale uses donated bodies to teach hundreds of paying customers about human anatomy. But a religious group and other critics for decades have claimed the cadavers are of persecuted Chinese prisoners displayed without consent.
A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics
MORENCI – Most of Arizona’s 12 methadone clinics are in the Phoenix area, leaving rural residents recovering from opioid use to travel miles for such treatment.
Arizona cattle rancher uses science to beef up industry
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS – For 30 years, cattle rancher Chuck Backus used traditional methods to raise his herd in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains. Then, the former scientist turned to gene selection, artificial insemination and humane treatment to breed tastier beef for the multi-billion cattle industry.
Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes
TUCSON – A University of Arizona research team discovered a protein in mosquitoes that could lead to mosquito birth control, reducing such mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus.
UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees
TUCSON – Transgender state employees in Arizona are excluded from insurance coverage of transition surgery and related medical treatments, according to a lawsuit filed by University of Arizona professor Russell Toomey. The ACLU-backed suit says the policy violates his civil and constitutional rights.
Good Samaritans step up to help 76-year-old with expensive AC repairs
PHOENIX – Socorro Carbajal had tears in her eyes.
Broken AC, no money leave low-income residents facing scorching heat
PHOENIX – Socorro Carbajal is 76 years old, lives on the limits of Social Security and can’t afford to have her home's central air conditioning unit repaired.