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Mars Lander Reveals Seismic Activity, Magnetized Crust
Researchers have published the first 10 months of analysis from NASA’s InSight lander, which probes Mars interior structure. The findings reveal a world of quakes, volcanism and magnetic echoes.
Feb. 24, 2020
Trump Promises Bailout For U.S. Farmers
Late Friday, President Trump tweeted an all-caps promise to bail out U.S. farmers. The executive pledge cited China, Mexico and Canada among the countries responsible for U.S. farm woes.
Feb. 24, 2020
California Sues Trump Over Water Grant To Farmers
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday granting California's Central Valley farmers a greater share of the state’s water. California officials sued, saying the action could lead to the extinction of several fish species.
Feb. 24, 2020
Verde River Watershed Graded C+ On Report Card
The Verde River supplies drinking water to more than 3 million Phoenicians and supports irrigation, recreation and local economies in Prescott and the Verde Valley. But a new report by the Nature Conservancy in Arizona grades the quality of its water, communities and habitats at just above average.
Feb. 24, 2020
Funding Plan Could Expand Gated Alleys In Phoenix Neighborhoods
More Phoenix neighborhoods could be able to gate their alleys as a way to cut down on criminal activity. That’s if the city council agrees with a recommendation from the public safety subcommittee.
Feb. 24, 2020
Is Mexico City Turning Into The New Art Market Mecca?
Many know about Mexico City’s rich artistic heritage and its renowned artists. But thousands of art lovers — many of them from the U.S. — are now being drawn to its growing art scene. For many, Mexico City is turning into Latin America’s contemporary art mecca with its galleries, museums and world-class art fairs.
Mexico City’s Largest Museum Is Underground
Feb. 24, 2020
Phoenix Gets Taste Of Japan At Annual Matsuri Festival
For the 36th year, thousands of people gathered at the Matsuri Festival to eat Japanese food, appreciate Japanese art and explore Japanese culture.
Feb. 23, 2020
Scottsdale Unified District Names New Superintendent
The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board has selected Dr. Scott Menzel to fill the district’s top position. Menzel comes from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he served as superintendent of an intermediate school district.
Feb. 23, 2020
3 Teens Killed In Eastern Arizona Van Rollover
Three teenagers were killed Friday when they were ejected from a van near Safford in eastern Arizona. The high school students were riding in a van owned by Eastern Arizona College, returning from a hot rod event in Chandler.
Feb. 23, 2020
This Week In Arizona History: Feb. 23-29
This week in 1881, the city of Phoenix was incorporated with a population of 1,780. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Feb. 23, 2020
Refugee Health Fair Seeks To Earn Trust, Improve Outcomes
In 2016, Arizona took in 5% of all refugees who resettled in the U.S, according to data from the nonprofit Refugee Council. But cultural and language barriers can sometimes keep refugees from accessing health care — something one Valley organization is working to fix.
Feb. 22, 2020
Former ASU Athletics Employee Says He Was Fired For Urging Harassment Probe
Former Associate Athletic Director David Cohen said the school retaliated against him because he reported sexual harassment by a major donor, Bart Wear. ASU disputes any claims of wrongful termination.
Feb. 22, 2020
Conservation Groups: Wall Puts Sonora Sites In Danger
Conservation groups say new sections of fence being built along the Arizona-Sonora border are a threat to wildlife on both sides. And they’re asking the United Nations to declare a Sonoran biosphere reserve "In Danger."
Feb. 22, 2020
Rainfall Sets Record For Phoenix As Baseball Games Canceled
Rainfall set a record for the date in Phoenix as soggy conditions prompted cancellation of some spring training baseball games. The National Weather Service reported 0.9 inches of rain in Phoenix by late morning Saturday, breaking the previous record 0.45 inches set in 1913. Up north, the wet weather caused flooding at Tonto Creek.
Feb. 22, 2020
Survey: 71% Of AZ Voters Say Climate Change Is A Serious Problem
About 71% of Arizona voters think climate change is a serious problem. That's according to the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, a survey to find how important climate and environmental issues are to voters in eight western states.
Feb. 22, 2020
Consular IDs Come Up During Visit By High-Ranking Mexican Official
The Mexican undersecretary for North America was in Arizona this week to meet with the governor and state lawmakers. A 2011 law blocked state officials and local governments from accepting consular identification cards, which the Mexican government created to identify its nationals regardless of immigration status.
Feb. 22, 2020
Women Prepare Nationwide Strike In Mexico
After the increase of hate crimes against females and the recent gruesome murders of a woman and a 7-year-old girl, many women in Mexico are preparing an unusual protest — and it’s already becoming controversial.
Feb. 22, 2020
Bill That Would Require Caregivers To Perform Lifesaving Measures Advances
Many Arizonans have loved ones in assisted living facilities or some type of long term care facility. The expectation is that if something happens like cardiac arrest, staff can assist by performing CPR. That might not always be the case. But a bill in the state Legislature could change how caregivers respond.
Feb. 22, 2020
Rob Reiner To Be Honored At Sedona International Film Festival
Actor, director and producer Rob Reiner has been in Hollywood all his life. His father is legendary comedian and actor Carl Reiner, and his mother is jazz singer Estelle Reiner. And he got his big break as an actor, as Michael "Meathead" Stivic on the TV show "All in the Family." Reiner is in Arizona this weekend to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Sedona International Film Festival.
Feb. 21, 2020
Major Freeway Closures Planned In Phoenix Area This Weekend
There will be at least seven freeway restrictions and closures in the Phoenix area this weekend. Interstate 10 westbound will be closed between 83rd and 99th avenues from Friday night to Monday morning. Interstate 17 will be closed in both directions at Happy Valley Road until Sunday evening while crews remove the old overpass.
Feb. 21, 2020

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