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The Phoenix Zoo and members of its Board of Trustees are donating about $65,000 to an effort to save an endangered porpoise that lives in the northern Gulf of California. Zoo guests have also donated more than $3,000 to the Saving Animals from Extinction Initiative, which is targeting Mexico’s vaquita porpoise.
If you grew up with an Irish grandfather like I did, you were probably fed a lot of corned beef and cabbage when you were a kid. Or, maybe it was potato latkes on Hanukkah … or, if you’re Mexican-American, maybe it was posole and tamales at Christmas.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament officially tips off tomorrow morning. And for the first time since the tournament began in 1939, you’ll have the chance to pick Northwestern University to win or lose, because Northwestern had never been in the brackets before — the only major conference school that fit that description.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is putting the spotlight on Latinas in STEM careers for its sixth-annual Power of the Purse women’s business conference. The conference starts tomorrow, and one of the women speaking will be Erika Camacho, who teaches applied mathematics at ASU.
There’s a growing list of positive signs for the overall U.S. economy, including recent job numbers. We speak with David Wessel, the former Economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, and currently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state’s voter-approved minimum wage law will stand. We talk with Tomas Robles, co-director of Living United for Change in Arizona, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, thousands of bands vie for spots at official showcases at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. But in the 30 years since it got started, it’s become bigger and bigger. Over 2,200 bands played on official showcases last year, which means it’s harder and harder for bands to get noticed. Is going to South by Southwest worth it for bands?
“There’s people that see the growth and how the beauty of south Scottsdale is starting to transform,” said south Scottsdale business owner Flicka Alvarado. “People are excited about it. Before people were just thinking about moving up north.”