Vegan handbags made of pineapple, cactus and cork could help save the planet
LOS ANGELES – Some designers are becoming more sustainable by replacing traditional leather with such materials as pineapple, cactus and cork. They look great and are better for the environment.
Beavers engineering resistance to onslaught of climate change
BOULDER, Colorado – Across North America, beavers create marshy mosaics to keep themselves safe, but their industriousness also is a powerful tool in fending off the damage of climate change, researchers say. But laws regarding beavers as pests need to be changed, they say.
Business, political, migrant advocates kick off campaign for Prop 308
WASHINGTON - A broad-based group of political, business and immigration leaders rallied Wednesday to drum up support for Proposition 308, the ballot initiative that would guarantee in-state tuition for any Arizona high school graduate, regardless of citizenship status.
Court says states can try some tribal crimes; critics call it a ‘disaster’
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, a ruling that critics called a "disaster" for tribal sovereignty and an "act of conquest."
Biggs: White House aide ‘mistaken’ that he sought pardon after Jan. 6
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, denied he sought a pardon from then-President Donald Trump in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Biggs was named Thursday in testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s attempt to defend ‘public charge’ rule
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona's attempt to defend a Trump-era "public charge" that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy.
Advocates hope endangered status for wildflower helps save San Pedro, too
WASHINGTON – Federal officials this week declared the Arizona eryngo, a rare wildflower, an endangered species, a move advocates hope will also help boost efforts to save the San Pedro River where the plant is found.
GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid
WASHINGTON - While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week of Blake Masters' bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the "rocket fuel" Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.
Are Arizona lawmakers upset about being on Russian travel ban list? Nyet
WASHINGTON - All nine House members from Arizona - and one late senator - made the list of 963 U.S. citizens Russia has imposed a travel ban on in the escalating sanctions fight between the two countries. If they're not laughing about it, most are taking it as a badge of honor.
Experts fear state is not prepared to handle surge in Alzheimer’s cases
WASHINGTON - Arizona is in the midst of a surge in Alzheimer's patients that is rising at the fastest rate in the nation, a crisis that advocates fear the state is not prepared to cope with.
Meet Baby Ozzie: A disappointing playoff loss for Suns fans highlighted by fist-bumping infant
PHOENIX — A disappointing Phoenix Suns playoff loss, that included a Devin Booker hamstring injury, is also highlighted by a fist-bumping infant sitting courtside.
Brisket, bacon and baseball: Chase Field delivers new food lineup for 2022 season
PHOENIX – Knowing food and baseball go hand-in-hand, the Diamondbacks have unveiled a variety of new menu options at Chase Field