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Analysis

Translating flood & wildfire risk ratings into future costs can help homebuyers & renters grasp the odds

In theory, summarizing risk information for flooding, hurricanes and even wildfires should help homebuyers and renters make more informed housing choices, but surveys show it isn’t working that way, at least not yet.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Benzene with your bisque? New studies highlight the dangers of 'cooking with gas'

New research suggests that natural gas is not the “clean” alternative the industry touts, and a gas stove is likely polluting your home and contributing to climate change. ... Read more»

A look at Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

The man many believe was behind some of the Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona - but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, putting them on the November ballot.... Read more»

Tucson shut 2 recycling centers last month, unclear if more will follow

The city of Tucson only has five remaining neighborhood recycling centers, after closing two last month that had been plagued by illegal dumping. ... Read more»

TUSD considers $250 bonuses for employees who get coming 2nd COVID boosters

The TUSD Governing Board reviewed whether to spend $2.2 million in dwindling pandemic relief funds to encourage staffers to get their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said he expects the CDC to allow the additional booster shots for more adults. ... Read more»

Catfish from Patagonia Lake have elevated mercury levels, Az officials warn

Anglers should limit their consumption of catfish from Patagonia Lake because of elevated mercury levels. State officials said adults shouldn't eat more than 2.5 ounces per week of fish from the Southern Arizona lake, while children shouldn't eat more than 2 ounces per month ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Brnovich's mocking Cyber Ninjas letter punctuates his doom in Az Senate race

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich's letter to the state Legislature concerning dead voters looks now like a concession speech ending a failed U.S. Senate race in a party he's no longer crazy enough to lead.... Read more»

FBI search of Trump home likely vetted carefully, despite Texas Republicans’ claims of a witch hunt

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump has Republicans rallying to his defense, echoing his unfounded claims that it was a political hit job - but legal experts say there would have been a very high standard of probable cause to execute such a search.... Read more»

Searching an ex-president’s estate is not easily done – 4 important things to know about FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago

The FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s estate on Aug. 8, 2022, caught Trump by surprise – and prompted immediate speculation about exactly why and how the law enforcement agency secured a search warrant.... Read more»

'Time-honored' O’odham harvesting knowledge altered by climate change

Baidaj - the saguaro fruit - harvesting is a time of celebration and marks the O’odham New Year right before monsoon downpours sweep through the Southwest - but they are growing increasingly concerned about earlier blooms and ripening of the flower.... Read more»

Conservationists push feds to up protections for gray wolves in Rockies

Conservationists have once again taken the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to court over the feds failing to restore endangered species protections for wolves that advocates say are being eradicated from the American Northwest.... Read more»

Federal appeals court rules House panel can get Trump tax returns

Just one day after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home, former President Donald Trump suffered another loss Tuesday when a federal appeals court greenlit a House committee's request to seize his tax returns from the IRS.... Read more»

Biden signs semiconductor bill, bid to add Finland and Sweden to NATO

Capping off an eventful month in Congress, President Joe Biden gave his signature of approval Tuesday afternoon to legislation aimed at boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing and documents supporting Finland and Sweden joining NATO.... Read more»

COVID sewage surveillance labs join the hunt for monkeypox

The same wastewater surveillance techniques that have emerged as a critical tool in early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks are being adapted for use in monitoring the startling spread of monkeypox.... Read more»

Republicans in Congress line up behind Trump after he says FBI searched Mar-a-Lago

Republicans in Congress fumed Tuesday in reaction to former President Donald Trump’s Monday evening statement that the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, a copy of which has not yet been released by the former president.... Read more»

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