Most doctors obtaining licenses to practice in Arizona have not been trained to diagnose valley fever, a vicious and potentially fatal disease.
Mining companies are trying to manage the problems with tailings, such as these at the Asarco mine near Green Valley. Among the procedures Asarco is using to control dust is spraying additives onto tailings to create a crust that's less likely to blow off.
Activity at Arizona's mines is surging, and so is the release of toxic materials.
Police rout big throng of hippies and yippies as they try to clear Grant Park during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on Aug. 28, 1968. One demonstrator fell at left as another lies on the ground at right while others huddle in the foreground. (AP Photo)
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today that it's launching a contest to discover the most creative haiku about Arizona's dust storms. Dubbed the "haboob haiku" challenge, ADOT wants to combine Monsoon Safety Awareness Week information with a little bit of fun.