Environmentalists cite a population drop of more than 90 percent.
Sandra Kennedy, candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Results for fiscal 2013 is a big improvement from two years ago
And the feds say they're willing to listen.
Arizona Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman, second from left, says the bill would lead to commercial, wind and solar development.
Easier exchanges could bring more revenue for education.
Advocates welcome Labor Department proposal for the political statement it makes.
Parents now spending about $100 per child.
Fish found only in Arizona, New Mexico suffers habitat loss, other incursions.
Arizona congressman praises 10-year-old girl's courage.
They tell congressional panel he was turned away once when seeking treatment.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, presents a certificate to Mia Robertson, 10, for the work she and her family — the subjects of the reality show "Duck Dynasty" — have done to raise awarness about cleft lips and cleft palates. Mia' brothers, Reed and Cole, are behind her.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, listens as Jase Robertson talks about his daughter, Mia's, cleft palate. Robertson and his wife, Missy, and their children Mia, Reed and Cole, from left, are featured in the reality show "Duck Dynasty."
Study was for working-age population from 2006 to 2010.
Will mean slimmer margins for farmers and, likely, higher prices for consumers.
The recent report is from the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Those 55 and older accounted for 1.8M people in Arizona in 2013.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visiting Nogales today.
Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.
Payments important to Western states
Scottsdale is named the second-best city for “foodies” in the U.S. in a new survey.
WASHINGTON — It’s a holiday weekend, but you can be forgiven if the first holiday that comes to mind is Father’s Day – and not Flag Day.
A flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol is ready for shipping from the office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. Flag Day has been officially celebrated on June 14 since 1950.
WASHINGTON — Former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg called for fellow Republicans in the House to move forward with immigration legislation, saying that reform would benefit the economy and create jobs.
WASHINGTON – A Senate committee was urged to fix the “hopelessly broken” overtime policy for Border Patrol agents, by boosting agents’ base pay but cutting any extra pay they would otherwise get for overtime hours.
WASHINGTON — Despite a possible shortfall in the federal highway trust fund, the Arizona Department of Transportation does not anticipate delays of any current or scheduled projects this summer, a spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON – Arizona power plants would have to make the second-highest reductions in carbon emissions in the nation under new rules proposed Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON — Navajo officials applauded a Senate committee’s approval this week of an energy bill that includes provisions making it easier for the Navajo Nation to sign leases for mining on its lands.
The E-Café coffee warehouse in Chiapas, Mexico. E-Café is a nonprofit organization that helps small-scale coffee farmers produce, process and export specialty coffee.
Indigenous families like that of Saramanco Gutierrez are the backbone of Mexico’s organic-coffee industry.
Fair trade coffeeMariano Perez Cura sews shut a sack of processed organic coffee harvested from small farms in Chiapas, Mexico. The coffee will be exported to the U.S., Europe or Japan.
Fair trade coffeeRust fungus invades the leaves of a coffee plant and reduce its ability to produce coffee cherries. These plants near the village of Chenaló in Chiapas, Mexico, show signs of the fungus.
Moises de la Cruz holds ears of corn grown on his 7-acre mountainous plot of land 120 miles north of Guatemala.
Moises de la Cruz’s lone cow grazes on his subsistence farm near the town of Buena Vista in Chiapas, Mexico.
PHOENIX — For Sandra Sawyer, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was about seeing her son’s eyes widen before a large purple amethyst.
Children look at exhibits at the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, which closed in 2011 to make way for the Arizona Centennial Museum, which was never funded.
In the early 1990s, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum moved from the Arizona State Fairgrounds to the former El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium near the state Capitol.
PHOENIX – Dogs get into things, whether it be chewing up a shoe, digging through the trash or grabbing food off the table. Now some owners need to add marijuana edibles to the list of items to keep away from man’s best friend.
With their natural beauty and protected environments, the Grand Canyon and other national parks in the West would seem removed from having mercury in their streams and rivers.
Terri Clark says that in summer, kids “actually backtrack” on what they’ve learned.
PHOENIX — Summer vacation often means a break from schoolwork for students, but to Terri Clark it means the potential for the summer slide — and not the one at the local water park.
WASHINGTON — Indian gaming revenue in Arizona grew by 3 percent in 2012, even though no new facilities came online and the number of games in the state declined.
PHOENIX — Residents in the Sun Corridor from Phoenix to Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without much doubt that the state’s most precious resource will always be there.
Ronald Rayner has been fascinated with water since he was a boy on his father’s farm in Goodyear. Now a partner on the family farm, A Tumbling-T Ranches, he has found a way to conserve water and double production since 1980.
A lined irrigation ditch carries water at A Tumbling-T Ranches in Goodyear.
PHOENIX — Retired orthopedic surgeon Peter Rork and his co-pilot Doyle, a black Labrador retriever, spend their free time flying precious, sometimes barking, cargo in Rork’s Cessna. His last flight in March included 30 small dogs traveling from the Valley to a shelter in Idaho.
PHOENIX — Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster says.
Chihuahua mix dogs wait in an enclosure at a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter.
Conservation groups are worried that a proposed expansion of coal mining at the Four Corners Power Plant could reverse recent environmental gains at the plant, which last year was on a list of the dirtiest in the country.
A cigarette tax higher than in neighboring states and cheaper prices on American Indian reservations have helped fuel a growing black market for cigarettes in Arizona, says a study by a Washington, D.C., think tank.