July 2017

Eagle with GPS backpack
Birdwatchers know it’s possible to see an eagle in the Valley — but if you train your binoculars just right, you might just notice some eagles wearing little backpacks. Salt River Project bought six of these packs, and four eagles have been outfitted with them so far.
July 20, 2017
Jesse Alvarado
In one ZIP code in Maryvale, there were 642 pit bulls and Chihuahuas surrendered or found as strays just last year. The area had the highest intake of pit bulls for the fourth year in a row, and the highest of Chihuahuas last year.
July 20, 2017
Since their introduction around 70 years ago, antibiotics have been used to help most of us recover from illnesses and infectious diseases. But there’s an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria making the drugs much less effective. And that’s, at least in part, because of how often they’ve been prescribed.
July 20, 2017
Bisbee Mayor David Smith
A group of Arizona mayors is calling on Gov. Ducey to make further reforms to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, or PSPRS. In addition, an ad hoc committee of the state House of Representatives is holding meetings on the subject. Its next gathering is next week in Prescott.
July 20, 2017
The Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a study indicating the BCRA would have a very negative effect on Arizona, including the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS.
July 20, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain broke the news of his cancer diagnosis on Wednesday evening. Since then, letters of support and condolence have been pouring in from statesmen and citizens alike. But what is this type of cancer McCain now battles?
July 20, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission logo
A judge Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Public Service to let the Arizona Corporation Commission vote on the company's rate hike request before considering claims about the utility’s political influence on regulators.
July 20, 2017
arizona flag, u.s. flag
Arizona is a popular place with tourists. In fact, tourists spent more than $21 billion last year — a new record.
July 20, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections
Arizona is not enforcing its contract with correctional health care company Corizon. The private company has failed to fully staff a wide range of medical and administrative positions, potentially putting prisoners' lives at risk.
July 20, 2017
East Verde River
Authorities in Payson believe they’ve found the 10th victim of a flash flood that struck a crowded swimming hole Saturday. DNA tests will confirm whether the body found Wednesday afternoon is indeed that of Hector Garnica.
July 19, 2017