The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Based on reports from Alaska, where people got sick from heads of lettuce, the CDC now warns against eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Apr. 20, 2018
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018
Last month, the Tempe City Council voted to go 100% renewable by 2035. Not an easy, or a cheap, task. But it turns out, they’re getting a little help along the way from a class of Arizona State University students.
Apr. 19, 2018
Nearly 650,000 Valley residents are at risk of their jobs being affected by automation over the next decade or so. That’s among the findings of a new report from New America.
Apr. 19, 2018
One of the world’s rarest, largest and foulest flowers will bloom Thursday night at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It’s been a long time coming.
Apr. 18, 2018
Earlier this month, government officials and other scientists proposed a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — using bio markers like brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are typically used. But these tests won't be a part of routine care.
Apr. 18, 2018
The threat of an asteroid colliding with the Earth is often over-hyped.
Apr. 17, 2018
Have you ever wondered why dogs only sweat through their feet? Or why cacti have spines instead of leaves? There’s a website that can answer your questions.
Apr. 17, 2018
Early last year, the Obama Administration put forward something called the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule. It specified the kinds of practices organic egg and meat producers would have to follow to be considered organic. The Trump Administration recently withdrew that rule.
Apr. 17, 2018
Roughly one out of every 68 kids is on the autism spectrum, and there’s a lot of research into how they learn and what interventions work the best to make that happen. But Megan Farley has been looking at a slightly older population: 22 to 51-year-olds.
Apr. 17, 2018
Water on the moon appears to be more spread out along its surface rather than concentrated at the poles as previously thought.
Apr. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Opioid Shortage Spells Trouble For Hospitals
A diminishing supply of opioid drugs for hospital use is forcing physicians to improvise and potentially puts patients at additional risk.
Apr. 17, 2018
The Rocky Mountains Are Dusty, And It
A menace lurks beneath the snow high up in the southern Rocky Mountains.
Apr. 17, 2018
Commissioners in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River are talking about Arizona. They sent a letter to the head of Arizona’s water department, saying the state needs to resolve its internal disputes and finalize an agreement on how to deal with a future shortage on the river.
Apr. 16, 2018
A study of a rare form of dementia could reveal signs of how the brain copes with damage to its language centers.
Apr. 16, 2018
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that has spread to 11 states. The likely cause is romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, a major supplier of winter produce in the country.
Apr. 16, 2018
A Complete Streets Advisory Board member of the board says while they have held up their end of the bargain, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has refused to work with them, resulting in years of impasse.
Apr. 16, 2018
The EPA's Regional Haze Rule, established in 1999, calls for state and federal agencies to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon. The president is asking the EPA to review that rule.
Apr. 16, 2018
A federally funded study shows a Phoenix-area nonprofit that cares for the homeless could save the state millions of dollars each year. Circle the City treats people who aren’t sick enough to stay in a hospital, but have nowhere else to heal.
Special Report: Homeless In Plain Sight
Apr. 16, 2018