GRAND CANYON – With community help, the two national parks in Arizona that remained open during the federal government shutdown are still beautiful and saw little negative impact.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over the non-discrimination ordinance Phoenix approved in 2013 to protect the rights of gay Americans. The Christian owners of a calligraphy studio argue the law violates their rights to free speech and religion.
PHOENIX – At the head of this years Phoenix Women’s March were indigenous women bringing awareness to missing and murdered native women.
PHOENIX - The Asian population in the U.S. has grown faster than any major ethnic or racial group in the past 15 years but in Arizona, where they account for just 3.5 percent of the population, it can be easy to be overlooked. But a group of advocates is out to change that.
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.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 48 percent of college students in 2016 reported food insecurity. Some universities, including Arizona State University and Santa Monica College in California, have programs to help.
LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.
PHOENIX – More than 14 million people are expected to have Alzheimer’s by 2050, but the brain disease affects people of all ages as caregivers grapple with the social and financial costs of a devastating diagnosis.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Red sea urchins are harvested for their gonads, which are eaten as a sushi delicacy known as uni. Climate change has led to an increase in the purple sea urchin population, which is out-competing the red sea urchins for food.
LA JOLLA, Calif. – A recent study examines how llama antibodies may be the key to combating the influenza virus. Scientists at California’s Scripps Research Institute have found that mice, given fatal doses of flu strains, successfully fought them off.
SOLEDAD, Calif. – The number of California condors has steadily grown over the past 30 years, from 22 left in the wild to about 500 now. Through recovery programs and collaborations in California, Arizona and Idaho, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, endangered California condors are bred in captivity and released into the wild. In December, three birds will be freed at Pinnacles National Park.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has sent more than 160 Arizona firefighters to Southern California to help contain the Woolsey Fire. Capt. Al DiBenedetto with the Scottsdale Fire Department and three crew members are working in the hills and the mountains in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.