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Phoenix students perseverance leads to solar project at Brophy Prep
Some Brophy College Preparatory students will leave a lasting legacy on their high school campus in Phoenix.
May 18, 2022
Guerrero becomes 8th Mexican state to decriminalize abortion
Another state in Mexico decriminalized abortion this week. It’s the eighth of Mexico’s 32 states to legalize the procedure. It marks a major step forward, but advocates say there’s still a long way to go to guarantee access to pregnant people across the country.
May 18, 2022
Mesa police launch new way to submit complaints and compliments
Mesa police have a new online portal for people to submit complaints or compliments about officer behavior to internal affairs.
May 18, 2022
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Arizona
COVID-19 case counts in Arizona tripled over the past month. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 7,204 new cases in its weekly update Wednesday — the third week in a row the state reported an increase in cases.
May 18, 2022
Tucson voters approve a sales tax extension for road repairs
Tucson voters have approved a measure to use sales tax revenue to fund a sweeping road improvement project over the next 10 years.
May 18, 2022
Pima County votes to install new ballot drop-off, emergency voting sites
The Pima County Board of Supervisors have approved 15 new locations for early ballot drop-offs. The sites will also serve emergency in-person voters.
May 18, 2022
Bill & Ted fans celebrate Tempe Circle K one last time
The Tempe Circle K made famous in the 1989 cult classic "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" is closing. But movie fans have one last chance to pay homage to the station.
May 18, 2022
ESPN asks NBA commissioner about Brittney Griner
In an interview with ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked about the league’s role and responsibility to help bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home.
May 18, 2022
On location with Tiny Desert Concerts: James Turrells ASU Skyspace
Tucked behind Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute buildings, semi-hidden by desert trees, you could walk by James Turrell’s “Air Apparent” all day long. But at night, this public art installation literally glows.
May 18, 2022
Congress finally held a public hearing on UFOs
For the first time in half a century, Congress held a public hearing on UFOs. On May 17, Pentagon officials testified about so-called “unexplained phenomena,” although George Knapp doesn’t believe the military actually said all that much.
May 18, 2022
Mega Ran at James Turrells ASU Skyspace: Tiny Desert Concert
Mega Ran — aka Raheem Jarbo — is a nerdcore rapper whose music celebrates all things “nerd.” And while this might seem like a niche genre, Mega Ran is a bona fide star within it, and his fanbase extends around the world.
May 18, 2022
Bureau of Land Management OKs solar transmission line proposal
The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposed line that will deliver energy from Harquahala Sun solar generation facility near Tonopah into the grid.
May 18, 2022
AZ House passes multiple election bills with bipartisan support
The state House of Representatives passed multiple bills regarding elections measures with bipartisan support. One bill would require election officials to post how many early ballots are returned and set up an early voting tracking system.
May 18, 2022
Advocates in New Mexico working to keep abortion legal
The recent leak from the U.S. Supreme Court about the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned has led to individuals and groups being forced to consider what happens to state laws related to abortion — and where the procedure will remain legal.
May 18, 2022
In April, overall encounters rose along border, but arrests fell slightly
New data from Customs and Border Protection shows border officers encountered migrants more than 234,000 times in April. Data shows made less arrests between ports, more encounters overall and a similarly high instance of repeat crossings.
May 18, 2022
Phoenix talks accountability in addressing homelessness
As Phoenix commits more money to address homelessness, there’s also a focus on accountability. The city’s proposed budget includes nine new positions to better manage outreach programs.
May 18, 2022
2 more bills targeting COVID rules head to Duceys desk
Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk. The state Senate approved a bill forbidding state and local governments from requiring masks in their buildings.
May 18, 2022
Initiative launched to put abortion protections on November voter ballots
Arizona voters may get a chance to keep abortion legal even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
May 18, 2022
California rejects $1.4 billion water desalination plant
Plans to build a new desalination plant in Southern California were rejected after more than 20 years of debate. The decision has implications for the future of the Colorado River.
May 18, 2022
Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May 18, 2022

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