A Tucson-based company is getting some money from NASA, to do research with stratospheric balloons. They basically float on top of the earth’s atmosphere, in an environment that’s close to what a spacecraft in orbit around the Earth would see.
Newly released numbers show the county added 15,000 new jobs between July 2015 and July of this year. That’s 4.2 percent growth. When you look at similarly-sized metro areas nationwide, only Ogden and Provo, Utah had faster growth than Pima County.
The National Parks Service marks its 100th anniversary today, and Arizona’s ties to the NPS are deep. That’s in large part due to the Grand Canyon, the emotional reactions it generates, and the thousands of tourists who go there every year.
High prison populations have forced the issue of sentencing reform. As these policies shift, so too are the strategies of the companies behind private prisons. A new report released by the American Friends Society warns of the consequences of for-profit companies entering the field of alternatives to incarceration.
At long last, Bob Burns has made good on his threat. He has subpoenaed the state’s largest power company, Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, demanding records of all charitable and political spending in recent years.
John Marchello, a tenured professor of animal sciences who worked at the university for nearly 50 years, was accused of misappropriating money from a student-run meat store that he oversaw. He resigned in April, just days before he was indicted.