An investigation from the Howard Center at Arizona State University uncovered the coming electric battery revolution in America will require billions upon billions of gallons of water to mine lithium. Many of the new U.S. mines will be located in the drought-prone American West.
PHOENIX - Pluto was taken off the "full-size planet" list almost 20 years ago, but Rep. Justin Wilmeth, R-Phoenix, doesn't see why it can't still be Arizona's official state planet. His "fun" bill do to just that was approved 8-1 Wednesday by the House Government Committee.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education is partnering with conservative advocacy group PragerU to provide K-12 schools with the groups’ video content — content that Democratic lawmakers say is inaccurate and does not belong in public schools.
QUEEN CREEK – The Art of the Cowgirl celebrates women who embody the country lifestyle by raising funds for artists, so they can have opportunities such as fellowships or become master artists within their fields.
PHOENIX – Arizona's high school esports scene faces the dual task of balancing evolving game preferences while navigating challenges in attracting players to traditional titles.
PHOENIX – Gov. Katie Hobbs and Arizona Democrats formally introduced legislation Monday to expand funding for public education and teacher pay, even as Republicans insist they will continue to push their own plan.
PHOENIX - A 16-year-old who said she was groomed by her softball coach came to testify, with her parents, for a bill that would make a crime of child grooming. But opponents told the packed hearing that there are already laws on the books and the bill goes too far.
‘We are survivors:’ National, Arizona projects aim to uncover, preserve histories of Native American boarding schools
PHOENIX – The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative launched an oral history project documenting the traumatic experiences of Indigenous children in the federal boarding school system. Local preservation efforts have already delved into Arizona’s history of boarding schools and resulting generational trauma.
TEMPE – Tempe's historic Hayden Flour Mill, a landmark dating back to 1918, has been approved for redevelopment after standing vacant since 1998. The project includes new retail businesses, a public park, improvements to the A Mountain trailhead and preservation of the historic buildings.
PHOENIX – Uber customers can now get matched with a fully autonomous, all-electric Waymo ride – with no human driver behind the wheel. The option is available in the 225 square miles of metro Phoenix where Waymo currently operates.
LAS VEGAS – A summit to address youth homelessness in Nevada brought organizations together to explore solutions to end youth homelessness.
WASHINGTON - After years of researching UFOs on their own, buffs think the "taboo ... is lifting" and their work may be be entering a "golden age," citing the government's recent interest in studying Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena - or UAPs, the new name for UFOs.