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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.