Washington pans Trump plan to pressure Mexico by blocking remittances
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appeared to speak for much of official Washington when asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to freeze remittances in an effort to pressure the Mexican government to put billions toward a border fence.
Scottsdale nonprofit brings clean water to five countries in 24 hours
In 2010, the U.N. General Assembly recognized access to clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Six years later, on March 22, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit is helping rural communities in five underdeveloped countries claim that right.
‘Long overdue’ firing of Phoenix VA officials is not end of the process
WASHINGTON - The three Phoenix officials who got "long overdue" termination notices Tuesday from the Department of Veterans Affairs still have the right to a lengthy appeals process that could extend their cases by months or more.
VA says it will remove three top officials of troubled Phoenix hospital
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it has issued "notices of proposed removal" to three top executives at the Phoenix health care system - two years after problems there were first reported.
Arizona’s public universities working to diversify their athletic departments
TEMPE - Before he was Arizona State University’s vice president for university athletics, Ray Anderson helped make strides toward diversity in the NFL.
Arizona Chamber says EPA ozone rule may hurt economy
New regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency would mean most of Arizona would not meet federal ozone limits, a situation Arizona business leaders said would harm economic development but the EPA said is necessary to public health.
Local bars woo Alabama and Clemson fans
Valley resident Kyndall Holstead did not attend the University of Alabama but has become a fan of the football dynasty Nick Saban has built there.
Report: Native Americans in Arizona had nation’s highest obesity rates
WASHINGTON - Four of five adult Native Americans in Arizona were obese or overweight in 2013, the highest rate in the nation among states studied in a new report.