Sponsored by
story archive

Stories by Kevin Pirehpour

Wear your mask despite Ducey’s order, COVID researchers advise

As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19 cases. ... Read more»0

Maricopa residents hope for relief from crematorium smoke as COVID deaths decrease

In Arizona, where 16,898 have died in the pandemic, the smoke and the hum of crematoriums working overtime have left some neighbors desperate for relief from the odor and pollution.... Read more»0

Arizona vaccination slots fill up within minutes; more appointments available Friday

Appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccination at state-run sites were booked within minutes of opening Wednesday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. About 25,500 appointments at three vaccination sites in Maricopa County and about 900 at the University of Arizona site in Pima County were snapped up within 20 minutes of registration opening at 8 a.m. ... Read more»0

Investors now can bet on California’s water, helping agriculture withstand dry spells

A new first of its kind futures market could allow water users to recoup losses if the price of water spikes by allowing investors and farmers alike to bet on how much water in California will cost on a future date. ... Read more»0

COVID vaccines and supplies delayed by severe weather across most of the U.S.

Winter storms engulfing much of the U.S. are delaying shipments of COVID-19 vaccines and supplies, forcing delays to long-awaited appointments for some residents of Arizona. Shipments of both approved vaccines, as well as such supplies as syringes and needles, are limited due to the weather.... Read more»0

Enough habitat exists to support return of Mexican wolves in Southwest, study says

In a peer-reviewed study published Jan. 21, researchers from several universities in Mexico, the University of Arizona and wildlife officials found that a suitable habitat exists in the southwestern U.S. and the Occidental and Oriental ranges of the Sierra Madre in northern Mexico where Mexican wolves can be restored to their “historical ecological role” in the wild.... Read more»0