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Remittances To Mexico Break Monthly Record In May
Remittances to Mexico, one of the main largest sectors of the country's economy, in May hit their highest level for any individual month on record, according to new figures released by the country's central bank.
July 6, 2019
6.9 Earthquake Felt In Southern California
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported. The quake, which initially was reported as magnitude 7.1, would be the largest temblor in the region in 20 years and was centered in the same area as a 6.4 quake that hit a day earlier.
July 5, 2019
Marana Firework Show Halted After Fire Breaks Out
A Fourth of July celebration in Marana, north of Tucson, stopped suddenly when a fire broke out. Crystal Kasnoff, with the Northwest Fire Department, says they do not regret stopping the fireworks show.
July 5, 2019
GCU Purchases Church Property For Campus Expansion
Grand Canyon University is expanding its campus in west Phoenix after purchasing property from a church. The university says First Southern Baptist Church plans to lease back the property as is during its relocation process.
July 5, 2019
Ducey Seen Wearing Nikes Days After Blasting Them On Twitter
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was photographed wearing a pair of Nike shoes just two days after blasting the company on Twitter for pulling a shoe featuring the original design of the American flag.
July 5, 2019
Vitalant Short On Blood; Drive Set For Sunday
Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Services, says they are facing a shortfall of nearly 2,000 donations this week. The Saving Arizona Blood Drive, the largest in the state, is set for this Sunday. More than 400 of the 618 appointments there remain unfilled.
July 5, 2019
APS Gets Temporary Power To Last Building After Fire
On Friday, Arizona Public Service said the last building affected by a deadly electrical fire now has temporary power. Two generators are providing power to the Wells Fargo office tower at First Avenue and Washington Street.
July 5, 2019
Arizona Highway Patrol Gets First Female Commander
The Arizona Highway Patrol is getting its first female commander. The state Department of Public Safety says Maj. Jenna Mitchell on Saturday will be promoted to lieutenant colonel and become the department's assistant director for the Highway Patrol Division.
July 5, 2019
Fire Crews Make Headway On Orme Fire
Firefighters worked into the evening Thursday night to secure the edges of the Orme Fire burning near Prescott. The blaze broke out Thursday morning just southeast of Dewey, Arizona.
July 5, 2019
Emergency Team Assessing Woodbury Fire Damage
The Burned Area Emergency Response team is still working to assess the damage from the Woodbury Fire, which burned nearly 194 square miles. The team includes archaeologists, soil scientists and wildlife experts.
July 5, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: The Stakes
Formed five years ago, The Stakes take elements of jazz, R&B, hip-hop and sometimes classic rock in their music. And it all culminates in a dynamic live show that is both rehearsed and improvisational.
July 5, 2019
Urban Planners Looking To Standardize Heat Maps
It only recently became spring, but triple-digit temperatures aren’t all that far off here in the Valley. And, as cities and residents start planning for that heat, some of them will turn to heat maps, which track which parts of a city are hotter than others.
July 5, 2019
Uncaged Art: Exhibit Presents Artwork Created By Detained Immigrant Children
As thousands of children have come to the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum in recent years, the U.S. government has housed many of them in detention camps.
July 5, 2019
Can Museums Effect Change In Society?
The power of museums — and how relevant they are — isn’t exactly up for debate. But some have wondered how active those community spaces and their leaders need to be when it comes to addressing the issues of our time.
July 5, 2019
Does Modern Technology Actually Make Our Lives More Efficient?
It's conventional wisdom that technology can make us more efficient — dishwashers save us time in front of the sink and algorithms can help find a compatible mate. But The Show's guest isn’t so sure that the latest and greatest tech these days is making us more efficient.
July 5, 2019
How
Most people don't have jobs where they're able to challenge the status quo or do things that don't fit neatly into a corporate package and the emotional response could be to throw up your hands, say "forget this" and start looking for another place to work, or even more dramatically, you decide to follow your dream. But there are more practical ways to act and practical doesn't have to mean boring or by the numbers.
July 5, 2019
Phoenix Parking Meters To Help Homeless
As many as 20 parking meters will be installed at four downtown intersections but not a single one will provide parking. Later this month, Phoenix plans to launch a pilot program to help people experiencing homelessness.
July 5, 2019
Gardens Offer More Than A Wing And A Prayer To Troubled Monarch Butterflies
The last two years have not been kind to the monarch butterflies living along the West Coast. The population of the iconic insect may have fallen below a critical level.
July 5, 2019
Mexico’s President Congratulates U.S. On Fourth Of July
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico commemorated the United States' Independence Day on Thursday, saying he hopes the two countries will have friendship and cooperation.
July 5, 2019
Tomato Imports Still Up After Duties Were Imposed
Despite a significant tariff in place, Mexican tomato imports have not yet declined as some feared. For now two months in a row, Mexican tomato import weights have increased year-over-year through Nogales since a nearly 18% tariff was imposed in early May.
July 5, 2019

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