Arizona Budget Discussion Stalled For Special Wildfire Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
Flite Goodyear Gives Old Lockheed Martin Facility New Wings
A former Naval air station in the West Valley is aiming to become a major job center for the region. Flite Goodyear is on the site of a former Goodyear Tire and Rubber facility, which later became a Lockheed Martin facility. In its current iteration, there’s about 1 million square feet of land with more to build on. There are about 25 buildings, many of which date to 1942.
Record Stores Celebrate Record Store Day Without Capacity Limits
June 12 is Record Store Day, an international celebration of all things vinyl. First launched in 2007, the event was spread out over three dates in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, store owners are welcoming back customers without capacity limits.
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Suns Spoil Nikola Jokics MVP Party, Beat Nuggets 116-102
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns spoiled Nikola Jokic's MVP celebration with a 116-102 victory over Denver on Friday night in Game 3 that put “The Joker” and the rest of the reeling Nuggets on the brink of a quick second-round exit.
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Group To Plant More Than 1,000 Trees This Weekend In Hermosillo
A group of concerned citizens are taking to the streets in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo on Sunday to plant 1,000 trees. It’s part of a growing green movement in the city.
Mexico Ending Daily Pandemic Briefings Saying Situation Is Now Stable
Friday marks the last day of nightly pandemic press conferences in Mexico. Officials say the situation no longer calls for constant updates. After 15 months, the evening briefings have become a staple of the pandemic response in Mexico. But Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said it’s time to cut back on the daily reports.
U.S. Trade Rep Again Raises Concerns About Mexican Labor Rights
For the second time in a month, the U.S. Trade Representative is raising concerns about union rights in Mexico. Specifically, the U.S. is asking Mexico to review whether the rights of Mexican workers to free association and collective bargaining are being infringed at the Tridonex auto parts factory in the Tamaulipas border city of Matamoros.

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Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is going up July 20 on a rocket made by his space exploration company Blue Origin. So is his brother. And now a mystery bidder has won an auction to join them.
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China's Wandering Elephants Are On The Move Again. Are They Headed Home?
China's famed wandering elephants are on the move again, heading southwest. The direction of their travel could be a good sign, since authorities are hoping to lead them back to their original home.