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Researchers have found a genetic pattern in the saguaro and its cousins that could explain why many cactus species resist simple classification.
Nov. 6, 2017
Magellan Telescope
The University of Arizona Friday celebrated the casting of the fifth of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope, what researchers say will be the world's largest telescope.
Nov. 6, 2017
Medline
Two of the largest medical supply companies are merging, positioning the combined company to become the market leader.
Nov. 6, 2017
Boeing logo
Boeing has signed a new service contract with a company called TurbineAero, based in Arizona. The work will be done in Chandler.
Nov. 6, 2017
First Nations Development Institute announced a new two year federal grant in Arizona, dedicated to funding beginning farmers and ranchers.
Nov. 6, 2017
Border Patrol Car
The U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector has been continuing a policy of prosecuting first time offenders it started last spring after President Donald Trump took office.
Nov. 6, 2017
Patricia Mayorga was forced to flee northern Mexico after the murder of a colleague last spring. Now she’ll be honored with the Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Nov. 6, 2017
Arizona rest stops
Gov. Doug Ducey is asking the federal transportation department to allow the state to set up a pilot project for its rest stops. It would let Arizona partner with a private company (or companies) to conduct repairs and offer more amenities to travelers.
Nov. 6, 2017
Buckeye Police
After an officer used force with an autistic teen, mistaking him for a drug user, Buckeye police are working to get more officers aware of how the spectrum works and looks.
Nov. 6, 2017
Saguaro over Butcher Jones Beach, Tonto National Forest,
The Tonto National Forest is at work on a new forest management plan. An incremental step comes today, when what's called a "preliminary proposed plan" is released, followed by a series of public meetings to solicit more input.
Nov. 6, 2017
Border Wall Prototype
The Association of General Contractors of America asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step in on their side after it says several construction companies didn’t bid on the two border wall projects because their owners feared cities would retaliate.
Nov. 3, 2017
Fossil Creek
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have signed off on the Pine-Strawberry Fire District’s request to update Fossil Creek’s roads. Fossil Creek is a popular recreation area in Yavapai County, north of the Valley.
Nov. 3, 2017
Lettuce
A recent report released by The University of Arizona looked at the importance of leafy green production as a major contributor to agribusiness sales in the state.
Nov. 3, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
A bipartisan mix of Arizona’s U.S. House members has voted to restore funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Nov. 3, 2017
Virginia Rascon
For many, caregiving is a fulltime job, which means a person has to find someone to watch their loved one if they leave the house. So when Duet, a local, non-profit hosted its annual family caregiver symposium on Thursday, they had to make sure caregivers could actually attend.
Nov. 3, 2017
In Arizona, there are roughly 325,000 caregivers, providing more than $370 million in unpaid care, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Many of these caregivers had to learn on the job, making them experts in a way.
Nov. 3, 2017
Mesa Police Department
Police Chief Ramon Batista is requesting the city council approve a grant from the Department of Justice for $150,000.
Nov. 3, 2017
Border Wall Prototype
Six companies have built eight prototypes for a border wall near San Diego. The wall was, of course, one of President Donald Trump’s signature pledges on the campaign trail.
Nov. 3, 2017
medical insurance form
Friday morning the House passed a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP, which insures more than 8 million low-income children. But it probably won’t make it into law.
Nov. 3, 2017
lettuce
Agriculture is a major part of the state’s economy, and this morning, economists are putting a specific number on it.
Nov. 3, 2017

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