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
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
Arizona Western Kills Football Program, Leaves 1 School In League
Arizona Western College eliminated its football program last week, leaving just one community college team in the state: Eastern Arizona College. That school is now weighing its options.
Dec. 8, 2018
Phoenix’s First Gated Alleys Celebrated
A neighborhood in north central Phoenix celebrated the first pilot program designed to prevent criminal activity and illegal dumping. Coffee, donuts and smiles were shared just off 15th Avenue north of Butler on Saturday morning.
Dec. 8, 2018
Arizona AG Joins Coalition To Fight Robocalls
A bipartisan group of 40 attorneys general is trying to reduce the amount of annoying or harmful automated or “robocalls” across the country. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined that effort.
Dec. 8, 2018
Former Brophy Clergy Accused Of Sexual Abuse
The Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus has released a report of credible claims of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy.
Dec. 7, 2018
Report: Impact Of Deportee Reintegration Unclear
A new report from Congress’s independent watchdog takes a look at U.S. efforts to help deportees resume life in Central American countries known as the Northern Triangle.
Dec. 7, 2018
Arizona Veteran Remembers Pearl Harbor
On this day 77 years ago, more than 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Arizona resident Jack Holder was there.
Dec. 7, 2018
Stringer Standing By Comments About African Immigrants
Despite rebukes from fellow Republicans and some outright calls for his ouster, Arizona Rep. David Stringer is sticking by comments he made last month, suggesting that African immigrants to the U.S. “don’t blend in” like Caucasians of European descent.
Dec. 7, 2018
8 Sisters Prepare To Compete In Food City Tamale Festival
If you’re hungry at all this weekend, it’s your own fault because the Tamale Festival starts Saturday and goes through Sunday, and there will be more tamales than you could eat maybe in your lifetime.
Dec. 7, 2018
Coyote Fans Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Seattle Expansion
The National Hockey League has decided to make Seattle its next expansion city, which will lead to the Arizona Coyotes changing divisions in three years — from the Pacific to the Central.
Dec. 7, 2018
Chandler Opens New Museum Dedicated To Its Past And Future
The city of Chandler in the East Valley was founded in 1891 by Dr. Alexander John Chandler and, for a long time, it was all about farming. But today, the city of more than 250,000 people is a tech hub.
Dec. 7, 2018
Musician Beatrice Deer Brings
For the monthly First Friday Artwalk in downtown Phoenix, the Heard Museum is bringing Canadian Aboriginal musician Beatrice Deer to perform her signature “Inuindie” songs — that’s a mash-up of Inuit, her Native heritage, and indie music.
Dec. 7, 2018
Looking At The History Of Use Of Force By U.S. Border Patrol
Last week, Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants trying to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico. The incident was roundly criticized, although President Donald Trump and his administration defended the use of tear gas.
Dec. 7, 2018
New Report Uncovers New Abuses In Southwest Key Shelters
Southwest Key is a name we’ve heard in the news a lot in recent months, as President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant families at the border. More children than ever needed to be housed, and Southwest Key took them in.
Dec. 7, 2018
Calls For Arizona Rep. Stringer To Resign Continue
The calls for Representative David Stringer to resign continue to grow, in the wake of a second set of racist comments he made recently.
Dec. 7, 2018
Ballet AZ
The Nutcracker returns to Ballet Arizona for its holiday residence with the Phoenix Symphony Hall. The New York Times has called the production one of the top three in the country, and it includes hundreds of Arizona’s best ballet dancers. Many of them are kids.
Dec. 7, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Doug Cole, chief operating officer with HighGround, and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
Dec. 7, 2018
The Takeaway: Inside The Power Of ICE
Created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal agency tasked with finding and removing immigrants inside the border who are in violation of immigration laws. In 15 years, the agency has ballooned into a giant and controversial law enforcement body.
Dec. 7, 2018