Fifteen years ago, 14 undocumented migrants were found dead from exposure along the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma. In response, Yuma Sector Border Patrol developed emergency beacons for migrants in distress. But the deaths continue, leading a Tucson human rights organization to create a database to identify the dead.
It had been more than two decades since Colorado River water flowed into the Sea of Cortez. It was part of a historic agreement called the Minute 319 Pulse Flow — and it may have had some environmentally unfriendly side-effects.
CD-1 candidates have their work cut out for them. The district includes a voice from just about population group you can think of— retirees, college students, miners, veterans and more Native Americans than any other district in the state.
“Essentially, boiling it down, the more you consume partisan news, the less likely you are to believe what the experts have to say,” according to Alexios Mantzarlis, head of Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network.
A Tucson-based company is getting some money from NASA, to do research with stratospheric balloons. They basically float on top of the earth’s atmosphere, in an environment that’s close to what a spacecraft in orbit around the Earth would see.
Newly released numbers show the county added 15,000 new jobs between July 2015 and July of this year. That’s 4.2 percent growth. When you look at similarly-sized metro areas nationwide, only Ogden and Provo, Utah had faster growth than Pima County.
The National Parks Service marks its 100th anniversary today, and Arizona’s ties to the NPS are deep. That’s in large part due to the Grand Canyon, the emotional reactions it generates, and the thousands of tourists who go there every year.
High prison populations have forced the issue of sentencing reform. As these policies shift, so too are the strategies of the companies behind private prisons. A new report released by the American Friends Society warns of the consequences of for-profit companies entering the field of alternatives to incarceration.
Phoenix already has a trade office in Mexico City. Now the city has office space in Hermosillo, which will help Phoenix businesses develop connections in the Mexican states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Baja California and Baja California Sur.
At long last, Bob Burns has made good on his threat. He has subpoenaed the state’s largest power company, Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, demanding records of all charitable and political spending in recent years.