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I can only imagine how the parents of the little girl “accidentally” shot with a Taser by a Tempe police officer felt after being notified of her injuries. The incident occurred while the girl was in her classroom at a Tempe public school.
MEXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
Saying prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it's impacting the San Pedro River and take measures to stop that – or face the possibility of having some of its operations shut down.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
State health officials are implementing new rules that will limit the use of an abortion drug in Arizona and could actually make the procedure more expensive.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate a nonprofit hospice and nursing home, as a matter of conscience don’t want to be in the position of providing abortifacients and contraceptives under Obamacare, as most employers are required to do.
The historic Lambrite-Iles-Petersen House, above and below, built in 1857 on West 6th Street, has been nominated to be added to the Preservation Iowa 2013 Most Endangered Properties list on Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Quad-City Times, Jeff Cook)
FILE - This May 24, 2013, file photo shows the empty Delta airlines terminal 3 at JFK airport in New York. The National Trust for Historic Preservation put the Worldport Terminal on the 2013 list of Endangered Historic Place. The unique flying-saucer-shaped Worldport Terminal built by Pan Am in 1960 at New York’s Kennedy Airport was a symbol of the jet age. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE - In this March 26, 2007, file photo, Toby Collodora, left, and Jen Oberg, right enjoy their lunch hour on Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis. Peavey Plaza, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre and a historic Los Angeles’ shipbuilding center have joined a list of sites being saved thanks to the efforts of historic preservationists in 2013. The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 sites saved and 10 sites lost in 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
I don’t care much for what is called "reality TV." Like the propaganda Michael Moore disguises as documentaries, reality shows are selective in their reality, and in being so, manipulate their viewers. Of course, many viewers are clearly aware of this, but still watch avidly, either to laugh at or laugh with the characters.
Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
There are some new faces at Phoenix Zoo.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
The Acuña cactus is one of two that has received endangered species protection. [Jim Rorabaugh/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]
Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”
Before we reach our final opinions regarding the administration’s proposal to degrade Syria’s potential for using chemical weapons, we all need to read Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Military-Industrial Complex Speech (1961):
Hunting is a cruel sport that endangers the lives of many unwilling animal participants. It may have been necessary for human survival in prehistoric times, but today most hunters bait, stalk and kill animals merely for the thrill of it, not out of necessity. This unnecessary, violent form of “entertainment” rips animal families apart and leaves countless animals orphaned or badly injured when hunters miss their target.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
A few observations from a columnist who, despite summer having officially begun just this past week, might have been out in the sun too long:
Might there be a real-life zombie apocalypse one day? Not likely, but then again, the way zombies have chomped their way into our pop culture the last several years, it's maybe a bit less implausible than it once was.