Thousands of years ago, someone decided to breed a horse with a donkey. The mule was born. The sturdy hybrids were soon used all over the world. Cars and trucks have mostly replaced them by now, but the beasts of burden still reign supreme at the Grand Canyon. A look at the canyon’s hardest workers in part two of Below The Rim.
We like to romanticize farming — but the truth is that it’s tough, complicated, sometimes dangerous work. Technology has made some of that work easier, but it’s also brought a whole new set of pressures.
Within the span of a month, the expedition crew of the research vessel Petrel has discovered three naval ships sunk during World War II. The discoveries include the cruiser USS Helena, the aircraft carrier USS Lexington and the USS Juneau.
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Last Friday was National Missing Children’s Day, and there has been a lot of chatter over the weekend about the approximately 1,500 children who have come to the U.S. as unaccompanied minors and are presently unaccounted for.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he supports keeping the theory of evolution under Arizona's science standards in public high schools and leaving religious theories of "intelligent design" to literature or history lessons.