The University of Arizona is leading a new multimillion-dollar project to boost date palm production in the Middle East nation of Oman. The program will have far-reaching implications for food development.
In its prime, Teotihuacan was a diverse city with migrants. More than 2,000 years old, it has become an integral part of Mexico’s national identity — and a source of inspiration for one Phoenix artist.
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The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) says it discovered a natural-gas pipeline leak at the Winslow prison in November. A leak in 37-year-old gas line at the Winslow prison will cost $1.5 million to repair.
“It is important that we have the flexibility to enter in partnerships with private entities and commercial entities,” said John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees the colleges.
Tempe started offering a free pre-school program to low-income families last year, but to keep the program going the city will next year start charging some families. The program, called Tempe Pre, will continue to be free to families currently enrolled.
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend American colleges and universities in this year’s fall semester. That’s about five million more students than in the year 2000, but lower than the peak of about 21 million students in the fall of 2010.
Today, charter schools are a force in our state. And, as The Arizona Republic’s Craig Harris has been reporting all year, the massive industry is creating millionaires and raising questions about self-dealing and regulation.
Despite low unemployment rates, and an economy that's chugging along, more Americans are homeless this year than in 2017. How does a new HUD report reflect what’s happening here on the ground in Arizona?
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
The quest for civil discussion — disagreeing without being disagreeable, as the old saying goes — is an ongoing effort. And one that a lot of people believe has been made more difficult because of the current administration and barbs that are tossed around on social media.
Sue Black, former Arizona State Parks Director, faced numerous investigations into her management practices during her three and a half year appointment. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Ted Vogt, but the investigations into Black’s tenure are continuing.
This next story is disturbingly familiar: an investigation into a long history of concealed sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Only this time those who were targeted included women and girls in native communities in Alaska and Indian reservations across the Northwest.