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Local experts: New era of terrorism constantly evolving

In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris, the world’s leaders have been focused on what it might take to stop the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the Friday assaults that killed 129 and wounded more than 300.


High-efficiency nozzles save water while keeping lawn green

As a groundskeeper for a housing community in Phoenix, Terry Peterson has changed about 800 sprinkler heads to high efficiency water nozzles. Now he’s taking action at home.


Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

SCOTTSDALE – From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border.

monarch butterfly photo

Company officials: Ample space, competitive wages attracted them to Arizona

Officials representing three companies – Home Depot, FacilitySource and Stitch Fix – cited three key reasons that spurred the expansion of their businesses to the region: competitive wages, availability of workforce and ample warehouse or office space.

Panelists from three companies expanding to Phoenix spoke about what attracted their businesses to the area at an event held by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council on Thursday. (Photo by Stefan Modrich/Cronkite News)

Arizona municipalities offering free audits to conserve water

GILBERT – Jeff Lee's first stop at this home is the box holding the water meter. He furrows his brow upon finding the meter submerged.

A water conservation specialist examines a water meter.

Medical simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient.


Court restores conviction, redefining definition of who is Indian in the process

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated the conviction of a Gila River tribal member under the Indian Major Crimes Act, redefining its rule for determining who is and is not Indian in the process.


Mail closure in Tucson could save postal service, but cost region millions

A half dozen customers patiently wait in line at the Cherrybell post office in Tucson. It's quiet on this weekday morning.


Scottsdale exec launches effort to support reproductive health

[caption id="attachment_912" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries. Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries.[/caption]After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.