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UA Astronomer Uses Fellowship To Study Supermassive Black Holes
University of Arizona astronomer Peter Behroozi is one of 22 recipients of this year’s Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He will use the funding to study supermassive black holes.
Oct. 21, 2019
Proposal Seeks To Modernize Campgrounds At National Parks
Upgraded campgrounds could be coming to Arizona’s National Parks. There’s a new effort to modernize those areas with food trucks, Wi-Fi and hot showers.
Oct. 21, 2019
Phoenix Approves More Police Body Worn Cameras
Body worn cameras are on the way for some units in the Phoenix Police Department. Officers in three units will be equipped with cameras this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2020.
Oct. 21, 2019
Water Talks Continue For Pinal-Area Stakeholders
They will discuss how to deal with a projected groundwater shortfall.
Oct. 21, 2019
Phoenix Gated Alley Program Too Pricey For Some Neighborhoods
It’s been nearly a year since Phoenix launched a pilot program to allow neighborhoods to gate their alleys. The program is meant to prevent criminal activity and illegal dumping.
Oct. 21, 2019
The Best Small Library In America Is In Bisbee, Arizona
Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
Oct. 21, 2019
UA Studying Near-Infrared Light On Aging Brains
Researchers at the University of Arizona have received $1.8 million from the National Institute on Aging to study whether near-infrared light can help revitalize aging brains.
Oct. 21, 2019
Avondale Wants Residents To Produce Less Waste
Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste. The city is trying to spread awareness to the community and limit contribution to landfills.
Oct. 20, 2019
Trump Cancels Plans To Hold G-7 At One Of His Resorts After Bipartisan Criticism
Four Arizona representatives from both parties spoke out against the president's plan to hold the 2020 G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Florida.
Oct. 20, 2019
Coalition Of Blacks Against Breast Cancer Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Breast cancer affects African Americans at significantly higher rates than other races. One Arizona nonprofit is seeking to raise awareness.
Oct. 20, 2019
Economic Turnaround Has Phoenix Golf Seeing More Green
About six years ago, Phoenix city leaders debated whether to get out of the golf business. Today, the Parks Department said the golf program recovers 98% of its expenses.
Oct. 20, 2019
AZ Tribes Get $7.6M Grant For Law Enforcement, Victim Services
The Justice Department has awarded more than $7.6 million for victim services and public safety to several tribes in Arizona.
Oct. 19, 2019
Water Shut-Off In Oak Creek Planned For Oct. 21-22
People in the Oak Creek Canyon area need to prepare for a water shut-off because of repairs to the nearby fish hatchery. The water system in Oak Creek Canyon will be shut off for two days in order to complete repairs to the Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery delivery system.
Oct. 19, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $2 Million To AZ
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to Arizona for misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of its transvaginal mesh products. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Ethicon Inc. and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, have both agreed to pay about $117 million in penalties.
Oct. 18, 2019
Phoenix Fire, Others Chip In To Help Find Hermosillo Sinkhole Victim
Hermosillo is getting a hand from Phoenix fire as it tries to find a man who fell into a massive sinkhole. A team from Mexico City is also on hand, and others are expected. Numerous volunteers have assisted, and he’s grateful for all the help.
Oct. 18, 2019
UA Abuzz With Arizona Insect Festival This Sunday
The Arizona Insect Festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 20, in Tucson from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The University of Arizona's Department of Entomology will host the free event at its Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight
A new report from the Arizona auditor general has some pretty critical words for the body that governs our state’s public universities.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Bird Species Are Under Threat From Climate Change
Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.
Oct. 18, 2019
Story Collection Taps Into Modern Dystopian Anxiety
With worries surrounding climate change, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles and drones, science fiction is a realm that easily taps into these fears and dystopian elements. What will our future look like? How long will the future be, with all of the potentially world-changing challenges?
Oct. 18, 2019
Toxic Positivity Isnt Cheering Anyone Up
When a family member or friend is feeling down, our natural instinct is often to try to cheer them up — offer them an encouraging word, or relate a story about how whatever is ailing them could be worse. But it turns out that approach can do more harm than good.
Oct. 18, 2019

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