AZ Department of Education under investigation for how it approves school voucher spending

The Arizona Attorney General's office sent a letter to the department on July 1 informing them of the investigation.

Tucson receives $11M for bus stop shelters, trees and more

Tucson’s Sun Tran system is receiving more than $11 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money is meant to fortify transit infrastructure and help protect vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change.
MONSOONWEATHER July 10, 2024

Monsoon storm activity picking up late in the week

Some areas in Southeastern Arizona could see wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour.

Taking the camel to the drive-in: David Leighton's history of the Reid Park Zoo

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Word of Mouth Print Space; celebrate imagination at the Library's Megamania!! Festival; and meet the founder of the Naco Wellness Initiative.
ELECTIONS July 10, 2024

A thinner Raul Grijalva announces he's "finished" cancer treatment

12 term representative is working with doctors on returning to Washington D.C.

Arizona for Abortion Access sues Legislative Council over abortion ballot description

The Legislative Council used the term "unborn human being" in its description of the abortion initiative.
July 10, 2024

Sierra Vista to take over struggling golf course

The now-former owners Castle and Cooke announced they were walking away from the property last fall.
BORDER July 10, 2024

Judge closes door to new trial for Arizona rancher in fatal shooting of Mexican man

The judge said justice would not be served by letting prosecutors wait for a tactical advantage to retry Kelly.

Arizona election worker accused of stealing a security fob also charged with other crimes

Ringfield also is charged with theft after prosecutors say he stole $9,500 in vintage jewelry from mannequins at the Phoenix Art Museum on May 20.
IN DEPTH

Border Patrol continues to discard bulk of migrants’ belongings

In the first part of a two-part series, Danyelle Khmara explains one of the challenges migrants who cross the border into Arizona are facing — as more people are quickly removed from the country under Biden’s recent limit on asylum.

Does Arizona have enough water?

Phoenix-area cities are spending big to make sure it does.

UA leadership talks budget cuts, seeks organizational restructure of athletic department

New budget structure reduces $177 million deficit to $52 million

EPA Orders Air Force, AZ National Guard to address PFAS contamination at Tucson Superfund Site

Emergency directive aims to mitigate health threats from toxic chemicals in Tucson’s groundwater, pushing for immediate cleanup action and cost sharing.
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A herd of 100 life-size elephant replicas are moving across the U.S.
The Great Elephant Migration traveling art exhibition aims to spread awareness about conservation efforts.
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How to fight shrinkflation? Pay attention to unit prices at grocery stores
Some manufacturers are making the packaging smaller but charging the same prices as they were prior to the reduction in size.
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Volunteers who lived in a NASA-created Mars replica for over a year have emerged
Participants entered the 3D-printed Mars replica on June 25, 2023, as part of a NASA experiment to observe how humans would fare living on the Red Planet.
Associated Press
Millions swelter under dangerous Fourth of July heat wave
Around 134 million people in the U.S. are under alerts as an “extremely dangerous and record-breaking” heat wave broils much of the country.
NPR
Daniel Robinson vanished 3 years ago. His father still hopes for his safe return
David Robinson says it’s been a difficult three years for him and his family after Daniel went missing from Buckeye, Ariz. on June 23, 2021.
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Microdosing and tripping on mushrooms is on the rise in U.S.
Two new studies estimate psychedelic use in the U.S. entering the mainstream and more widely accepted.
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Forgot where you put the keys? Experts (and a trivia buff) share tips to boost memory
"With practice, absolutely everyone can make their memory stronger," says Monica Thieu, a memory researcher and a four-time Jeopardy! contestant.
PBS News
WATCH LIVE: Presidential Debate
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will debate live on Thursday, June 27. Stream live online.
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As they enter their 60s, Gen Xers projected to see higher cancer rates than Boomers
New research projects higher cancer rates for Gen X when they hit age 60 compared to the generation before.
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