PHOENIX – Saguaros are known around the world as a symbol of the American West, but scientists still are unlocking the secrets to how these giants grow and why they only grow in the Sonoran Desert.
PHOENIX – Arizona last month adopted its first policies to encourage electric vehicle use. It won’t come cheaply, but the costs of incentives and infrastructure could actually be less than the environmental and health costs of the status quo.
PHOENIX – On Martin Luther King Day, thousands of people marched in the streets of downtown Phoenix to remember him
PHOENIX – The opioid crisis has underscored the shortage of U.S. doctors trained in addiction medicine, but two new Arizona fellowships hope to encourage more doctors to enter the field.
SCOTTSDALE – Baseball has become increasingly bilingual in the last half century, with more than a quarter of major league players coming from Latin American countries. No person is more emblematic of the uniqueness of this setting and this sport than the D-Backs’ Takahashi.
WASHINGTON - Pat Haggard has spent most of his 89 years in Arizona - but for a couple years in the 1950s when he headed thousands of miles from home to fight in Korea, in what is often called the forgotten war. Now, he and other vets are remembering, and being remembered, in an Honor Flight.
PHOENIX – The NCAA and Arizona universities are paying close attention to the issue of gender discrepancy when it comes to coaching women's sports. Since the passage of Title IX, the percentage of women coaches has declined.
About 60,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles, and Mayor Eric Garcetti recently declared homelessness in this city a state of emergency.
Visitors can now build fires in the Coconino forest but restrictions remain in place for other Arizona forests, including Gila, Tonto and Kaibab national forests.
Cars and trucks have replaced mules in most places, but the beasts of burden still reign supreme at the Grand Canyon. Every day, mules at the Grand Canyon carry supplies, souvenirs, trash and people up and down the South Rim.
A ballot initiative to promote renewable energy in Arizona could force the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to close.
The strong Dominican presence in Major League baseball has a lot to do with Felipe Alou, who was a trailblazer from that country.