They’re known as ghost towns, and it’s not because ghosts wonder through the area — well, at least not any we know of. In the Southwest these are towns filled with history, and there’s one on the outskirts of the Valley.
The state of Arizona is stepping away from its role in helping develop a new standardized test aligned with Common Core, but state officials say they're still fully committed to the new educational standards.
Last week, high winds carried embers beyond the Slide Fire’s containment lines. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, previous forest treatment projects helped keep the fire from spreading toward Flagstaff.
Classes are out for many students across Arizona, but school districts are already preparing for next school year. Phoenix’s Madison School District is planning to install solar panels this summer at two of its schools.
U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are demanding the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. They made the announcement on Wednesday after the VA’s inspector general confirmed that some VA wait time data had been manipulated.
The EPA will place heavy restrictions on carbon emissions on June 2. Both the coal industry and some major environmental groups are hoping the announcement spawns renewed focus on Carbon Capture and Storage technology.