Boas: Keeping Suns In Downtown Phoenix
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled this week to vote on a plan to spend $150 million to update Talking Stick Resort Arena, which is the home of the Phoenix Suns. The city’s share of the money would come from money raised on items like rental cars and hotel rooms. The team would also pay for some of the upgrades.
Dec. 10, 2018
First Gene-Edited Food Hits The Market
The first gene-edited food is starting to make its way into everyday products. Soybeans that have been edited to make their oil contain less trans fats will now go into production for things like granola bars and cooking oils, making them healthier.
Dec. 10, 2018
Report Shows Home Flipping Down Nationwide, Up In Phoenix
Arizona is the nation’s capitol in home flipping. And, it turns out, home flippers are a good sign of where the housing market is heading. According to a new report, there’s a nationwide decline in the practice — but not in Phoenix.
Dec. 10, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.
Dec. 10, 2018
Alternative Narrative Proposed For America
Last Friday marked the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the U.S. entering World War II. The Americans who fought in that war on multiple fronts have come to be known as the Greatest Generation, and U.S. leadership resulted in the Axis Powers being defeated.
Dec. 10, 2018
Entertainment Award Season Stirs Buzz, Controversy
Over the last week, the nominations for the Golden Globes and Grammys were announced. Some of the nominees were expected, some are eyebrow raising and a few are pleasant surprises.
Dec. 10, 2018
UA Facing 2 Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
The University of Arizona is facing two lawsuits alleging gender discrimination. Both suits come from employees of the university.
Dec. 10, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: A Gesture To The Philippines
On the international political stage, Britain continues to work to strike a deal on how to leave the European Union.
Dec. 10, 2018
Jesuits Release List Of Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Last Friday, Jesuits West Province, the Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers representing a service area of 10 Western states including Arizona, released a “List of Jesuits from Jesuits West Province with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult.”
Dec. 10, 2018
Ducey Comments On Suspicions Against Campaign Donor
There's a controversy swirling around a donation to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s campaign. The largest donation to his re-election campaign — half a million dollars — came from a company called Blue Magnolia, which had been incorporated just a couple weeks before making that donation.
Dec. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: China Leads The World In Carbon Emissions; Can It Be Part Of The Global Solution?
China is both the world’s largest carbon polluter, and a major player at the current climate summit in Poland, where the world is watching for what China will bring to the table.
Dec. 10, 2018
Lawmaker Proposes Repeal Of $32 Registration Fee
An Arizona state lawmaker wants to repeal a new $32 annual public-safety fee on vehicle registrations that proved to be larger than anticipated. Republican Michelle Ugenti-Rita, senator-elect of Scottsdale, prefiled a repeal bill Friday for consideration during the legislative session that starts in January.
Dec. 10, 2018
States To Meet At Deadline On Colo. River Drought Plan
With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
Dec. 10, 2018
U.S. Meat Consumption Higher Than Ever Despite Warnings
Americans are on pace to eat more meat per person in 2018 than ever before. That’s despite a push to reduce meat production to curb climate change.
Dec. 10, 2018
NASA, UA Research Team To Speak At American Geophysical Union
NASA’s mission to reach an asteroid was finally successful last week. Now, researches at the University of Arizona will present preliminary findings from the OSIRIS-REx mission at the American Geophysical Union beginning Monday in Washington, D.C.
Dec. 10, 2018
UA Scientists Spot Planets In Dust Rings Around A Dozen Stars
An international team of scientists has found evidence of protoplanets forming in the dust rings around 12 young stars in the constellation Taurus.
Dec. 10, 2018
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Arizona is working with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales to offer a training program for women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2018
Study: Women
A research team at the University of Arizona recently found that when young women believe men’s roles in society as caregivers are rapidly increasing, they are more likely to imagine themselves as the primary breadwinner of their future families.
Dec. 10, 2018
Yavapai County Mine Approved Despite Public Concern
A relatively small mine has been approved to start digging on federal land in Yavapai County. This comes after more than a year of studies and loud public opposition. There were more than 1,000 public comments against the mine. The nearby city of Prescott and the local volunteer fire departments opposed the mine.
Dec. 9, 2018
Clinic Provides $2M Worth Of Free Dentistry In 2 Days
The 7th annual Dental Mission of Mercy wrapped up Saturday at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. About 2,000 people were provided more than $2 million worth of free dentistry in two days.
Dec. 8, 2018