Farming activity contaminates water despite best practices
CASCO, Wisc. – Lynda Cochart did not realize her water was contaminated with coliform bacteria until she contracted MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant skin infection. She believed it came from the water in her well in Casco, Wisconsin. “There’s no other way I could have gotten it,” she said.
City prepares, reacts to Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX – One downtown Phoenix group estimated 25,000 people will converge in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday – both to support and oppose – President Donald Trump at his rally. He plans to appear at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Former Tucson area firefighter devoted to educating bicyclists about safety
TUCSON — In 2008, Tucson resident Brendan Lyons was, by his own description, an overweight emergency medical technician who dreamed of becoming a firefighter. That dream and the fitness it would require seemed out of reach until a friend introduced him to cycling.
A red-white-and-blue picnic takes less green, but some still left out
WASHINGTON - The cost of an average Fourth of July cookout is down from last year, according to an annual survey - but still not low enough for food stamp recipients in Arizona to celebrate the holiday with all the fixings.
Business leaders see interest rate hike as sign of improving economy
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by a quarter-percent Wednesday, to 1.0 percent, a move that Arizona business leaders welcomed as one that is likely to benefit Arizona consumers in the long run.
State officials extend condolences over Tucson native killed in Jordan
WASHINGTON - Arizona officials were extending their condolences for a Tucson native who was among three soldiers killed Friday when their "convoy came under fire entering a Jordanian military base," according to a Defense Department statement.
Sen. Jeff Flake: States should determine primary responses to drought
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said he believes there is a chance the U.S. Congress will move forward with legislation addressing drought in the West, but any federal response to water shortages must not overrule state policies or rely on federal funding.
Arizonans brave D.C. blizzard to join thousands in annual March for Life
WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined thousands at the annual March for Life here Friday, delivering an upbeat pro-life message on a bitterly cold and snowy Friday in the nation's capital.
Nearly 40 percent of homeless youth across the country identify as LGBTQ, experts say
For a while, Aiden Grae lived in park next to Washington High School, his homelessness prompted by an argument with his grandmother over his sexual orientation and gender identity.
Chandler pharmaceutical company sees rapid financial gains, but faces legal scrutiny over pain meds
CHANDLER – Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s headquarters lie nestled in an unassuming building complex in Chandler, its only distinguishing feature being the large company logo emblazoned near its roof.
Local spay and neuter clinic is offering free services
To reduce the homeless pet population in the Valley, Altered Tails has partnered with Arizona's Spay Neuter Hotline to fix outdoor cats for free.
NAU solar thermal project a new take on harnessing sun
This warehouse at the edge of the Northern Arizona University's campus, home to surplus desks, computers and dressers, features solar panels across much of its south-facing exterior.