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The Phoenix Grand Canal en route to improvement this year

Phoenix residents can look forward to strolling along a beautiful canal soon — and they won’t have to leave the country to do it.

The north side of the Grand Canal in Phoenix is awaiting a beautification project. The $4.9 million Grand Canalscape is designed to improve pedestrian pathways and tie the canal system into neighborhoods. (Photo by Eboni Johnson/Cronkite News)

NOAA predicts El Niño weather will continue through winter

Fresh off another punishing storm, Arizonans likely can expect to see a wet winter as El Niño conditions heat up the Pacific Ocean.


Phoenix shop expects last-minute surge in Halloween costume sales

Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion alone on Halloween costumes for adults, children and their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation.


Arizona school district makes a dramatic advancement in water conservation

When the sprinklers come on in the Washington Elementary School District, you can bet the soil needs a drink.


Non-lead ammunition program expands to help protect wildlife

FLAGSTAFF ­– Hunters usually leave the Arizona Game and Fish Department's office just off Interstate 17 here with permits and tips from staff members on duty.


NAU solar thermal project a new take on harnessing sun

This warehouse at the edge of the Northern Arizona University's campus, home to surplus desks, computers and dressers, features solar panels across much of its south-facing exterior.


Environmentalist sees toxic mine danger in Arizona; officials disagree

With Arizona home to thousands of abandoned mines, the head of a state environmental group says an incident similar to the recent toxic spill in Colorado could happen here.


Stanton: Victory for Phoenix transit tax proposition shows ‘a belief in our future’

The first benefits of a transit tax increase that was winning approval from Phoenix voters will likely be increased service by Valley Metro's Dial-a-Ride and more attention to potholes, supporters said Wednesday.


New state law limits when schools can use restraint, seclusion

Melissa Van Hook, a mother of two children with autism and co-founder of the East Valley Autism Network, said too many parents of students with disabilities have called her to report children being secluded and restrained at school.


Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education

With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries.


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.


Proposals to raise student costs meet little opposition at hearing

Issac Ortega, president of Associated Student of the University of Arizona, says students don’t relish the idea of having to spend more on a college education after deep state funding cuts to universities.

Mark Killian