In the past 20 years, Arizona’s Latino population has doubled and represents about 30 percent of the state. Recognizing the group’s economic power is an ongoing goal of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, the Chamber released DATOS 2016, its annual report on the state’s Hispanic market.
Like in the United States, groups gathered in Mexico City for presidential debate watch parties. One of them was at an American-style barbecue joint. The customers were encouraged to toast every time the word Mexico was mentioned during the debate.
New figures today from the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation show the bottom has dropped out of the price for poultry. Boneless chicken breasts which were selling for $3.24 a pound a year ago have now dropped to $2.48.
The 5-year economic census for U.S. mining shows the state in the lead in a number of key materials production. More than half of the 26 companies across the U.S. that mine for copper and nickel are here in Arizona.
For space exploration missions, the best word you can hear is nominal, meaning it is performing as it should be. The operation of the University of Arizona’s OSIRIS-Rex mission to an asteroid is being described in superlatives.
The U.S. National Parks Service is celebrating its centennial this year and there’s little doubt that the U.S. was the pioneer in that category. Other countries have also embraced the concept of national parks and developed their own unique heritages.
To learn more about inmate firefighting, we spoke with former wild land firefighter Bill Gabbert of Wildfire Today and University of Arizona doctoral student Lindsey Feldman, who became a certified firefighter herself to be alongside the inmates.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week’s news: Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase. Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.