There’s always one, right? You know, that person, who’s kind of a jerk, and probably doesn’t care about it? Well, as it turns out, that person may be on to something, at least in the short term — is polarizing the new popular?
Arizona has had its fair share of accusations that it’s a place that fosters racism. Now, a new documentary is telling the stories of minorities in our state — and exploring issues of racism, sexism, and bigotry here. It’s called “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.” And it was made by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a delay on EPA standards passed during the Obama administration. The change would lower the acceptable levels for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from the current standard, passed in 2008, which allowed 75 parts per billion.
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
About 40,000 households in Gilbert received a notice this month with their water bill that said their drinking water contained higher-than-allowed level of a contaminant, according to the Arizona Republic. The town says that the levels might exceed EPA standards, but it’s still safe.
The Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, Colorado, in 2015 shed a light on the dangers of abandoned mines. The EPA-controlled mine released tons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and here in Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.