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 McDonald Observatory In Texas Retrofits Historic Telescope
The jet black skies in remote sections of the Southwest are the perfect setting for astronomers. Besides the Palomar Observatory in San Diego and the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., there’s the McDonald Observatory in Texas, now marking its 75th anniversary.
Nov. 15, 2013
 A Kangaroo In Texas: Little Joey Escapes
MIDLAND, Texas — Dispatchers were in disbelief late Tuesday when they took 911 calls about a kangaroo ambling down a rural road.
Nov. 15, 2013
Net Metering Vote Allows Marginal Rate Increase For Solar Power Customers
Arizona Public Service didn’t get what it asked for from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Nov. 14, 2013
 Whooping Cough Cases Prompt Officials To Push Vaccinations
After 32 whooping cough cases were discovered at a high school in Albuquerque, officials began urging parents to get their teens a booster shot to stop the spread of the illness.
Nov. 14, 2013
Southwestern Prairie Dog Will Not Be Considered Endangered
A prairie dog found in four Southwestern states will not be listed as endangered or threatened.
Nov. 14, 2013
Thirteen People Arrested In Pinal County
Pinal County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 13 people in what Sheriff Paul Babeu said was a human and drug smuggling operation. Babeu said a deputy on patrol became suspicious when two cars with one or two people in them exited Interstate 8, then reentered the freeway with passengers.
Nov. 14, 2013
ADOT Prepares Snow Plow Drivers
The Arizona Department of Transportation is getting its snowplow drivers ready for the coming winter season.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Foreclosure Filings Down
Foreclosure filings in Arizona were down year-to-year, for the 23rd consecutive month, in October. Statistics released on Thursday by the home data provider RealtyTrac showed a decline of more than 60 percent from September and nearly 55 percent from Oct. 2012.
Nov. 14, 2013
Heated Testimony Before The Arizona Corporation Commission
An effort by Arizona Public Service to require new solar customers to help pay the cost of maintaining the electrical grid is leading to some heated testimony before the state Corporation Commission. APS said it is only fair solar users share in net metering, rather than passing the costs to non-solar customers.
Nov. 14, 2013
Lockheed Martin Leaving
Lockheed Martin is leaving Goodyear and taking about 600 jobs with it. The defense company is scheduled to close its Valley plant by mid 2015.
Nov. 14, 2013
McCain Co-Sponsors Legislation
Arizona Sen. John McCain is co-sponsoring legislation to address Border Patrol overtime issues, reforms which could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, according to the Cronkite News Service.
Nov. 14, 2013
State Parks To Hire Homeless Veterans
The Arizona Parks Department is teaming with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create job opportunities for homeless vets.
Nov. 14, 2013
 Texas Silver Mine, Border County
A mine at Shafter, Texas, has shut down leaving only non-essential employees working to maintain the mine until a hoped-for reopening. This is hampering budget planning in one of the border's poorest counties.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Congressional Delegation Asks
The Arizona Congressional Delegation is asking the National Park Service to refund the state for the expenses it incurred during the Federal Government Shutdown in October.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Copper Land Swap Hits Setback
A bill that would swap land sacred to an Arizona tribe to create the largest copper mine in the country has hit another setback. A vote was expected Wednesday afternoon but the bill was pulled off the floor.
Nov. 13, 2013
Judge Approves Demolition Of First Spanish-Language TV Station Building
Demolition of the building that housed the first Spanish-language television station in the United States is moving forward. A judge in San Antonio dissolved a restraining order that had been protecting the building.
Nov. 13, 2013
Parents Want To Treat Son With Marijuana
The parents of a Mesa boy with a rare brain condition are asking a court to immediately let them treat their son with a medical marijuana extract.
Nov. 13, 2013
Determining The Current State
The economic downturn hit individuals and institutions hard, and Arizona’s three public universities were not spared. The state legislature cut millions of dollars in funding, and many students were forced to pay higher tuition.
Nov. 13, 2013
Valley Fever Awareness Week Kicks Off
Valley Fever Awareness Week started on Saturday with the goal of informing more people about the risk of the often-misdiagnosed illness and its impact on those of us who live in Arizona, especially Maricopa and Pinal counties.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing
The fight over how much the state’s largest utility has to pay for electricity generated by private solar roof top panels got under way today. The Arizona Corporation Commission kicked off a hearing on net metering.
Nov. 13, 2013

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