At one point during World War II more than 13,000 Japanese American people were incarcerated about an hour south of Phoenix. The Gila River Indian Community tightly controls access to the site, so one of the few opportunities for non-tribal members to visit is an annual cleanup that has become a pilgrimage for descendants of internees.
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A judge who took over supervision of a legal settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona prisons has said the rulings of another judge who previously presided over the lawsuit will remain in place.
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What Can Cacti Tell Us About Cancer?
Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
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Photographer Captures Journey Along Legendary Route 66
The legendary Route 66 is full of short stories and tall tales, with songs written about the interstate that stretches from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles — with some Arizona stops in between. There are beautiful natural scenes, roadside motels and kitschy signs.
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Arizona House Speaker-Elect Announces Plans To Speed Up Water Rights Lawsuits
Representative Rusty Bowers said at an agribusiness roundtable this week he hopes to appropriate more funding during legislature to go toward the adjudication process.
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The Pulse: Adaptation After Amputation — An Acrobat Finds New Ways To Fly
For a decade, Erin Ball has been a circus performer, climbing strips of fabric hung from the ceiling and doing daring drops like the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil. She owns a circus studio in Kingston, Ontario, where she teaches her students tricks on the aerial silks, hoop and trapeze.
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Organization Is Using Social Media To Predict Syphilis
In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns. But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.
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After two days of deliberation, jurors said James Alex Fields Jr. should spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others at the Unite the Right rally last year.
Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.
The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.
Alexeyeva, who died Saturday, was a longtime Kremlin critic who lived in exile for 16 years during the Soviet era. President Vladimir Putin tried to co-opt her legacy during her lifetime.
The USNS Comfort spent a week in the Caribbean caring for ailing Venezuelans who couldn't get treatment in their troubled home country.