Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Drones in the tens of thousands will be in the skies by 2030, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts. But where some may fear precision weapons or flying spy cameras, Steve Markofski sees flying tractors.
After the high-profile shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, Scott Rollefstad felt he had to do something to help keep other agents safe.
Visitors to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal Four dine at Chelsea's Kitchen, a smaller version of the main restaurant on North 40th Street in Phoenix.
PHOENIX - Travelers accustomed to chain eateries like Chili's and Paradise Bakery now have a chance to experience local offerings at Sky Harbor International Airport, including a new Sir Veza's Taco Garage, part of Tucson's El Charro Café family of restaurants.
PHOENIX - Under a new state law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, military experience will count toward a commercial driver's license or a nursing license.
PHOENIX - Putting herself through school, Shayna Stevens relies heavily on student loans to pursue a degree in secondary education at Northern Arizona University.
WASHINGTON - Arizona's safety inspectors are some of the least-experienced in the nation, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
Steve Cottrell founded AZ Med Testing, a medical marijuana testing laboratory, after Arizona voters approved the medicinal use of the drug in 2010.
PHOENIX - Medical marijuana will create about 1,500 jobs in Arizona, says a new industry-sponsored study.
PHOENIX - To address a state need for middle and high school teachers, Arizona State University is adding a certificate program and new bachelor's degrees offering alternative paths into the profession.
WASHINGTON - Border Patrol agents would be willing to give up time-and-a-half overtime pay if it meant they would not have to be furloughed as part of mandated federal spending cuts, their union president testified Friday.
WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents would be willing to give up time-and-a-half overtime pay if it meant they would not have to be furloughed as part of mandated federal spending cuts, their union president testified Friday.
Arizona State Parks has hired a consultant to explore whether a single concessionaire for all 30 state parks would save money, offsetting several years of deep budget reductions.
WASHINGTON - The release of a Tucson man in a decades-old arson-murder case made headlines this week, but a new national report shows Arizona is in the middle of the pack when it comes to exonerating prisoners.
WASHINGTON - Only 36 percent of Mexican immigrants who are eligible to become U.S. citizens are taking steps to do so, a much lower rate than immigrants from other countries, according to a new study.
PHOENIX - In 1999, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality declared a 10-acre lot near downtown Phoenix, formerly an automobile salvage yard, a state Superfund site.
PHOENIX - Starting April 8, travelers can catch a free, air-conditioned ride aboard the new PHX Sky Train to get to Sky Harbor Airport from either a light-rail station or an economy parking lot.
Starting April 8, travelers can catch a free, air-conditioned ride aboard the new PHX Sky Train to get to Sky Harbor Airport from either a light-rail station or an economy parking lot.
WASHINGTON - Revenue from tribal gaming in Arizona grew at more than twice the national rate in 2011, rising for a second year as the economy inched out of recession, a new report says.
PHOENIX - An upgrade to the 200-plus highway traffic cameras in the Phoenix area and Tucson allows drivers to track real-time traffic conditions and avoid congestion.
WASHINGTON - A four-hour congressional hearing grew testy Thursday as House members considered a bill to swap thousands of acres of private and federal land to make way for a massive copper mine in Central Arizona.
The proposed mine near Superior involves a federal land swap and has drawn opposition from environmental and Native American groups. Potentially, the copper mine would become the largest in the country.
WASHINGTON - Almost half of female business owners surveyed in Arizona expect their companies to grow over the next five years, a new report says.
Almost half of female business owners surveyed in Arizona expect their companies to grow over the next five years, says a new report.
PHOENIX - Smaller companies with contracts to supply products and services to Arizona's top-tier aerospace and defense companies face the greatest threat if sequestration cuts take effect, according to a new report.
PHOENIX - Twenty years ago, accountant Sharon Lechter decided to devote her career to financial education and literacy after her oldest son graduated from high school and soon fell into credit card debt.
WASHINGTON - A delegation from the Arizona Technology Council came to Washington this week hoping to persuade Congress to stop automatic spending cuts that would hurt state defense contractors and could lead to layoffs.
PHOENIX - When Leslie Noyes stopped by her son's Glendale elementary school last year, she said she found him lying face-down on the floor of an enclosed, 5-by-5-foot structure in the back of the special education classroom.
Google has taken Street View out of the city and veered into the Grand Canyon, adding to its maps 9,500 interactive panoramas of the landmark's winding trails and surrounding roads.
PHOENIX - Environmentalists and solar-industry leaders are saying they fear that recent cuts to renewable-energy incentives by the Arizona Corporation Commission will lead to future reductions that could harm the industry.
PHOENIX - Streamlining the state's permitting processes and waiving fees for licensed military medical staff receiving hands-on training at Arizona hospitals would lead to better care for soldiers around the world, a state lawmaker says.
PHOENIX — Streamlining the state’s permitting processes and waiving fees for licensed military medical staff receiving hand-on training at Arizona hospitals would lead to better care for soldiers around the world, a state lawmaker says.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had the sixth-highest level of prescription pain-reliever abuse in the nation in 2010-2011, according to a recent government report.
PHOENIX - The U.S. Interior Department designated 192,100 acres of Arizona public land on Friday as having potential for large-scale wind- and solar-energy development.
WASHINGTON — Mayors from U.S.-Mexico border cities urged Congress to pass immigration reform and invest in improved ports of entry, moves they said would lead to greater diplomacy and help the economies of both countries.
As a former room-service worker at a Phoenix hotel, Daria Ovide said she saw housekeepers harm their backs, knees and wrists lifting dozens of heavy mattresses each day.
TEMPE - The apple cores, half-eaten sandwiches and other unappetizing scraps thrown out at Arizona State University's Barrett Dining Hall would usually end up in a landfill. Instead, it will become compost to grow gardens and trees.
WASHINGTON - Five years after it took effect and more than a year after it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, an Arizona law requiring that businesses check the citizenship of every new hire is often disregarded and rarely enforced.
PHOENIX - Not requiring mortgage lenders to take foreclosure cases to court is helping Arizona recover from the housing crisis faster than states that do, according to an Arizona State University researcher.
State Sen.-elect Steve Farley said he will reintroduce legislation next year to ban texting while driving, despite repeated rejections in the House, noting that the rest of the country has finally caught up with his idea.
PHOENIX - Arizona has lots to offer California businesses, starting with lower taxes and cost of living, says Barry Broome, CEO and president of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Booming sales on Cyber Monday might have meant savings for consumers, but they could also have meant lost revenue for the state of Arizona, a new report says.
It's like a movie on its third sequel: Advocates will try again next legislative season to revive tax credits to lure movie productions to Arizona, and to expand the program to include other forms of multimedia.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had the second-highest income inequality in the nation between 2008 and 2010, trailing only New Mexico for the gap between its richest and poorest residents, a new report says.
Arizona had the second-highest income inequality in the nation between 2008 and 2010, trailing only New Mexico for the gap between its richest and poorest residents, a new report says.
PHOENIX - Delaying capital improvements needed after years of deep budget cuts to Arizona State Parks will only exacerbate the problems and increase future costs, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - A new report lists the endangered Sonoran pronghorn as one of the species most threatened by water problems across the nation.
Robert Spindler, ASU Libraries archivist and curator, displays some vinyl recordings former Arizona Gov. Howard Pyle made as a radio broadcaster.