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As Drought Drags On, Sonoran Agricultural Sector Prays For Rain
After a terrible rainy season last year, neighboring Sonora’s massive agricultural sector is banking on better monsoons this summer. A top federal water official recently predicted a massive cut in acreage in the critical Mayo River Valley if this summer disappoints again.
May 2, 2021
No New Congress Seat Means AZ Again Divided 9 Ways
Underwhelming Census turnout and no new seat in Congress means Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission must again divide the state nine ways.
May 2, 2021
5 Dead, State Trooper Injured In Arizona Freeway Crashes
Five people were killed in two separate crashes in Arizona freeways this weekend. Four vehicles collided on U.S. 93 north of Wickenburg, killing two people and injuring at least five others, including a state trooper who was pulled from his vehicle after it burst into flames. Three people were killed after a freeway crash involving a wrong-way driver Sunday, Glendale police said.
May 2, 2021
Former AG Slams Election Audit On MSNBC
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods labeled the state Senate’s Maricopa County election audit as a "sham" to a national television audience.
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May 2, 2021
Cindy McCain: Arizona GOPs Election Audit Ludicrous
The wife of late U.S. Senator John McCain Sunday called the ongoing audit of the 2020 election by the Arizona GOP, “ludicrous.”
May 2, 2021
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in in 1897, the Tucson chief of police asked the city council for a horse and saddle or a buggy for patrolling the town, but his request was refused because it would cost $12 a month to feed the horse. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
May 2, 2021
After Months Of Drought, Sonoran Reservoirs Below 30% Capacity
One of the state's most important reservoirs is at just over 1 percent of its capacity.
May 2, 2021
Vaccinations For 50- To 59-Year-Olds To Begin Soon In Mexico
Nearly 18 million doses have been administered in Mexico so far, and the effort is moving a little over five times slower than in the neighboring United States.
May 2, 2021
Mexico Takes Steps To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free In Schools
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
May 2, 2021
Hearing Scheduled In Wrongful Death Case Against Phoenix Police
A court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, which hope to convince a judge to throw out the case stemming from a disabled Black man’s fatal encounter with police in 2017.
May 2, 2021
Mexico’s President Says Border Could Reopen Soon
Northbound restrictions have prevented many Mexicans from crossing into the United States for over a year now.
May 1, 2021
Chip Shortage Leads Ford To Shut Down Hermosillo Plant
The massive Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is slated to start a two-week shutdown next week. The facility, which is one of the city’s most important employers, manufactures the new Bronco Sport.
May 1, 2021
New Initiative To Help Grads Hindered By Pandemic Get Into College
The Helios Education Foundation, College Success Arizona and others have partnered in an effort to help students who deferred their college plans due to COVID-19 get back on track.
April 30, 2021
Fear Of Authoritarianism After Mexico’s President Plans
Mexico has relied for decades on autonomous institutions similar to the U.S. government agencies that supervise, regulate or sometimes sanction the authorities. But the Mexican president has plans to change that, and many fear a strike to democracy.
April 30, 2021
Reporter Barred From Election Audit Over A Tweet
A reporter observing the Arizona state Senate’s recount of the 2020 election was removed after tweeting a photo of a former Republican lawmaker counting ballots.
April 30, 2021
Bidens Plan For Preschool Children Could Benefit AZ Kids
This week, President Joe Biden unveiled a $200 billion plan to expand access to preschool settings for all 3- and 4-year-olds, an investment he said would set children up for success in kindergarten and beyond.
April 30, 2021
Bill Banning Suspensions For Most Students Prior To 5th Grade Fails
Arizona schools remain free to suspend or expel students, no matter how young. A proposal to ban that practice for most students prior to the fifth grade failed by a single vote Thursday on the House floor. Foes suggested that it doesn't really go far enough.
April 30, 2021
Pistoleros Founder Releases Emotional EP Following Brothers Death
Legendary Valley musician Mark Zubia is probably best known for the work he did with the Pistoleros. His late brother Lawrence was his closest collaborator, but the two had differences over the years — creative and otherwise.
April 30, 2021
More AZ Doctors Offices Will Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
Nearly 3 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And more than a quarter of them got their shots at a state-run mass vaccination site. But it will soon be easier to get the vaccine from your doctor in Arizona.
April 30, 2021
How The Pandemic Has Changed Sports And Which Changes May Be Permanent
The last year has been unusual in so many ways, and one of the areas of life that’s been impacted by the pandemic is sports. Even as sports start to look more like normal, there are things that have changed.
April 30, 2021

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