Pecans are native to North America. Growers in 14 states, including Arizona, and Mexico are primary producers for the world. Most recent numbers show $517 million in total production, but growers have never had a collective council or way to market and sell their products, until now.
The Poynter Institute, which calls itself the world’s leading instructor and resource for informing citizens in 21st Century democracies, is out with a new research that shows good news and bad news for American media.
Washington County, Utah, just across the Arizona border, wants more water from Lake Powell. To get it, officials there are proposing to build a pipeline, move the water 2,000 feet uphill with five pumps and then deposit the water into a reservoir outside St. George, about 140 miles away.
Members of the conference committee that’ll now take up the House and Senate versions of the tax bill have been named. GOP leaders are aiming to take final votes on a compromise measure in the next couple of weeks.
Public health, school officials and politicians from different regions of the U.S.-Mexico border said Wednesday that immigrants in their communities have been adversely affected by immigration policies implemented by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Franks says he’s resigning because he’s the subject of a House Ethics Committee review. In a statement, Franks acknowledges he talked about surrogacy with two women who’d worked in his office, “making each feel uncomfortable.”
Why is it taking so long for the case against alleged 9/11 “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants to come to trial? Correspondent Arun Rath has covered many of the pretrial hearings for this case at Guantanamo Bay and is reporting on the current one.