PHOENIX – About 20 people showed up to the Nationwide Nurse-In at the state Capitol to show their support for breastfeeding protections.
PHOENIX – The Gila River faces a consequential year in 2019. It is the deadline to finalize an environmental review for a Gila River diversion project in New Mexico. The project has long been up in the air.
PHOENIX – Only 100 of Phoenix’s specialty police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone. A mother who lost two children to opioid overdoses is trying to change that.
SCOTTSDALE – The Odysea Aquarium says its “Bodies Revealed” exhibit in Scottsdale uses donated bodies to teach hundreds of paying customers about human anatomy. But a religious group and other critics for decades have claimed the cadavers are of persecuted Chinese prisoners displayed without consent.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A professor of chemical engineering in Mexico is making biodegradable plastics from the juice of prickly pear cactus.
PHOENIX – House Bill 2523, which would allow employers to pay part-time workers under the age 22 less than the Arizona minimum wage, passed the Arizona Senate Commerce Committee Thursday.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s wildflowers are covering the desert, creating an exceptional and unprecedented bloom this spring. Record rainfall combined with lower temperatures are behind this colorful flower display.
PHOENIX – Postpartum depression affects up to 1 in 7 new mothers. Zulresso, an expensive new FDA-approved drug, may help combat this.
EL DESEMBOQUE, Mexico – Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers was formed nearly a decade ago to tackle such conservation challenges as climate change, mega-development or a border wall in different ways.
PHOENIX – Senate Bill 1046 would prevent voters who receive their early ballots in the mail from dropping them off on Election Day. Advocates say it would simplify elections and opponents say it would hamper voter rights.
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.
UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M – Lesbian, gay and bisexual Navajo youngsters are getting support from their elders, who believe that “two-spirited” people have sacred roles to play in traditional Navajo society.