Legislation that's up for public comment would ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper grocery bags. It encourages retailers to provide reusable bags at little or no cost, or provide boxes to customers.
While cities like Phoenix have stocked away enough to survive years of drought, that is not the case in the Willcox Basin, where the water table is rapidly declining. The situation is beginning to put a strain on homeowners and businesses.
In his new book, “All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West,” author David Gessner explores the impact the two writers had on the environmental movement in the United States.
Urban farming is increasing in the Valley, from community gardens to open-lot farms. And one family in Mesa is growing food in a new place — their pool. Now the Valley, and the world, are looking to them for help.