To send something into space, the modern technique is to launch it with a rocket. In the 1960s, however, a Canadian visionary proposed the radical idea to simply shoot through the atmosphere — with a giant space gun. One of those guns is still in Yuma, Arizona
The state’s been receiving this grant since 2003, but this year’s amount is the most it’s ever gotten; officials say since they started getting this money, the number of tests it’s helped pay for has risen from less than a thousand to more than 16,000.
A pair of new polls suggest that Arizona in back in play for the presidential race. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be in a dead heat with a little more than a month to go before the election.
The U.S. Forest Service has purchased the last parcel of private land along Fossil Creek in central Arizona. It’s one of only two rivers in the state with the National Wild and Scenic River designation. The purchase means the Forest Service can now manage the entire river corridor.
By a 7-2 vote, council members approved up to $18.3 million of financial support to bring a Fry’s grocery store downtown. The deal with RED Development calls for Fry’s to anchor the intersection of First and Jefferson Streets.