In the week since Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple - some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees.
Arizona's congressional delegation has asked House leaders to OK the installation of a Barry Goldwater statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall by February, in time for Arizona Statehood Day. But backers must first finish raising 500,000 needed to move the statue to Washington.
An advocate says that many times people with invisible disabilities choose not to disclose their conditions for fear of being stigmatized. On the other hand, employers oftentimes don't value people with disabilities because they are fearful.
Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which has offices in Prescott, Flagstaff and Bullhead City.
As of 2012, the Phoenix area had an estimated 183,000 disconnected youth, and the Valley's percentage of disconnected youth – 22 percent – ranked it last among the nation's 25 most populous metropolitan areas. Phoenix has taken steps to improve those figures.
Local Motors in Phoenix this year designed and built the world's first car with parts that came out of a 3D printer. But that's not the only noteworthy achievement by the seven-year-old company, which works on everything from bikes to cars, and lets customers design their own cars.
Mesa Community College has teamed with RighTrac Inc. and the Roosevelt School District to develop aquaponics, a new type of farming that combines raising plants with raising fish. The water-dependent system uses less water in the long run than traditional farming.
With winter on its way, most homes, businesses and golf courses are preparing to overseed with water-thirsty winter rye. But one golf course is trying to reduce the amount of overseeding to save water in the state, which is facing drought conditions.
Athletic directors from around the country - including two former Arizona State University directors - met at a Big 12 forum to discuss whether athletes should be paid in the big-money world of college sports, or whether a free college education is enough.
Sign-toting, wings-wearing "guardian angels" were posted at busy light-rail stations to playfully deliver a serious message to Sun Devils - they need to pay attention in and around the quiet trains to prevent accidents. Valley Metro hopes the guardian angel message spreads.