U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki today. But it’s not the first time the neutral nation has been used for high-level negotiations between the two global powers.
Tucson, Arizona, used to be a city of lawns. Patches of Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods, kept green — even in blazing summer months — with diligent watering. Over the decades, that has changed.
As the nation faces a shortage of commercial truck drivers, one of the biggest trucking companies is trying a new program to attract drivers. Phoenix-based Swift joins other trucking companies participating in the United States Military Apprenticeship Program.
Work is underway to turn a former pipe plant into a new industrial development south of downtown Phoenix. The 50–acre site at the southeast corner of 7th Street and Interstate 17 will house a logistics center.
One Arizona is a coalition of local groups that advocate for social and political change. The organization held a press conference at the Capitol Saturday in hopes of getting 200,000 new voters registered by October.
After historically low voter turnout during the 2014 and 2016 elections, a new report finds that Arizona could encourage hundreds of thousands of more eligible residents to vote. The 50-state report encourages states to adopt policies that make voting more convenient.
Extremely dry conditions across Arizona had fire officials bracing for a dangerous wildfire season. But the Tonto National Forest north of Phoenix has had below normal fire activity. With the recent arrival of monsoon storms in the area, it’s likely that trend will continue.
The Fiesta Bowl has announced a six-year extension of its agreement with the College Football Playoff. Fiesta Bowl Executive director Mike Nealy says it’s a major accomplishment to stay in the rotation.
The spacecraft will start the approach phase of its journey to collect soil from the asteroid Bennu. UA mission planners expect to receive their first photos of Bennu from OSIRIS-REx Aug. 17. At that time, the spacecraft will be 2 million kilometers, or 1.2 million miles, away from its target.