WASHINGTON - After decades of increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly over three recent years, a drop blamed on a rise in "cause-specific" deaths like suicides and drug overdoses. The decline was mirrored in Arizona, but life expectancy remained higher than the national average.
TUSAYAN – President Donald Trump has listed uranium as a “critical mineral,” which may encourage domestic uranium mining. The Nuclear Fuel Working Group has not issued recommendations yet, but uranium mining companies want quotas lax oversight, while environmental activists push for a ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
PHOENIX – Two hydroelectric storage projects are being proposed for the Little Colorado River and environmental activists as well as the Hopi Tribe, and the Navajo Nation, are opposed.
PHOENIX – Four Arizona players are among the best dodgeball players in the country and are traveling across the world to compete.
PHOENIX – Every year after Halloween, pumpkins get thrown in the trash, but MacDonald's Ranch finds better uses for leftovers from their pumpkin patch.
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers have held just 28 town halls this year - 19 of those by Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Sedona. Neither of the state's senators have had a town hall this year and no Republicans in the state's House delegation had done so, a new report says.
PHOENIX – The GCU Men’s soccer team prides itself in diversity as almost half of the team members are internationally born.
WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles was in Washington Monday with police chiefs and mayors from across the country, meeting with senators and White House officials to urge action on House bills that have been stalled in the Senate since February.
FLAGSTAFF – Conservation groups are demanding that a uranium mine near the South Rim be permanently closed because it could pollute groundwater.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because the company is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.
LAS VEGAS – Phoenix native Brandon Clarke is already showing he may be the steal of the NBA draft