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Modern Humans Retain Neanderthal Genes That Once Fought Ancient Viruses
Diseases have been major drivers of human evolution. Now, research suggests that Neanderthal genes that are retained in modern humans once helped fight ancient viruses.
Oct. 15, 2018
University Of Arizona Awards Mexican Journalist
The Zenger Award by UA’s School of Journalism has honored people with extraordinary contributions to freedom of the press for over six decades. And this year, the award went to a controversial Mexican journalist.
Oct. 15, 2018
Arizona To Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill
It turns out Arizona is earthquake country, especially if you live in the state's southwest region.
Oct. 15, 2018
AZ Experiencing Record Rain, While CA Under Extreme Fire Danger
A low-pressure system stalled out over Arizona promises more rain. Meanwhile, California is under extreme fire danger due to very little rain.
Oct. 15, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
This week, Canada officially becomes only the second country to legalize recreational marijuana. Its law takes effect on Wednesday.
Oct. 15, 2018
The Role Of Identity Politics In Democratic Challenges
In our most recent election cycles, pundits and other observers have decried the expansion of so-called tribal politics in the U.S. They’re saying that Americans are less together and less focused on a collective outlook.
Oct. 15, 2018
Boas On Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was front and center for the Senate Judiciary Committee when Christine Blasey Ford was questioned on her allegations about now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Some argued Mitchell shouldn’t have taken the assignment.
Oct. 15, 2018
Is The AZ Housing Market Heading For Stagnation?
All signs say that consumer confidence is high and the economy is strong, but it turns out, the housing market is slowing, at least nationally.
Oct. 15, 2018
Is AZ
Saturday’s rainfall helped make this one of the wettest Octobers on record according to the National Weather Service. The next rainiest October on record was in 1972.
Oct. 15, 2018
Arizona Lands Contracts To Build New Rockets
The Defense Department has awarded more than $2 billion in contracts to three companies to build rockets. Some of the build-out of those rockets is slated to happen in Arizona.
Oct. 15, 2018
Senate Passes Bill Giving Border Patrol Agents Raises
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that could increase salaries and benefits for border patrol officers.
Oct. 15, 2018
Debating The Pros And Cons Of Clean Energy Measure
Supporters and opponents of a measure to increase the amount of renewable energy Arizona uses have spent millions and millions of dollars to try to influence your vote. It’s nearly impossible to watch TV for even a few minutes and not see an ad for or against Proposition 127.
Oct. 15, 2018
How Neighborhoods Bear The Cost Of Tax Incentives
Tax incentives have been used by cities and states for years in the attempt to attract businesses and generate a newer revenue stream. But critics have argued that the government is picking winners and losers, and the promised positive impact rarely, if ever, pans out.
Oct. 15, 2018
Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Global Beer Supply
For those who remain unmoved by dire climate reports and worsening hurricanes, a new warning has emerged: Climate change is coming for your beer. A new international climate and economics study says that worsening heat and drought will lower barley yields by 3-17 percent over the 21st century.
Oct. 15, 2018
Internet Campaign Aims To Get Young People To Vote
An effort to get young people to vote in the upcoming November election is getting a lot of attention thanks to one public service announcement.
Oct. 15, 2018
Glendale Gathering Public Input On Walking, Biking
Glendale is working on a plan to improve the way people get around without using cars or buses.
Oct. 15, 2018
Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards
Canada announced last Thursday it will impose new tariffs on steel imports, as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico continue to disagree on how to trade this important construction material.
Oct. 15, 2018
Flu Shots Lower Risk Of Hospitalization In Pregnant Women
Expectant mothers go through changes in their organs and immune system that leave them open to severe flu infections. Now, an international study shows that flu shots can help keep them out of the hospital.
Oct. 15, 2018
Gift Boosts Look, Learning At UA Science-Engineering Library
The University of Arizona Libraries have received a $7 million dollar gift to renovate its science-engineering library. Part of the money will include new student collaboration spaces.
Oct. 15, 2018
Mindfulness Program To Reduce Obesity In Latino Youth
The University of Arizona has launched an intervention program called “Saludable” aimed at reducing obesity among Latino youths throughout Arizona.
Oct. 14, 2018

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