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Cruise ships to launch in December, even though port at Rocky Point isn’t ready

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico – The first cruise ship to ply the Sea of Cortez will launch in December, using small tender boats to ferry passengers to and from land while work continues on port facilities.


50 years later, Arizona still plays a big role in exploring the universe

PHOENIX – Arizona helped put men on the moon, and the state’s institutions continue to make strides in mapping the cosmos.


New Trump administration rule makes asylum harder for Central Americans

PHOENIX – Migrants heading to the U.S. southern border now face additional hurdles to gain asylum protection from the federal government.


‘A flowing stream from here on out’: Tucson using effluent to revive ‘dead’ stretch of river

TUCSON – The Santa Cruz River west of downtown Tucson is receiving treated wastewater under a Heritage Project meant to restore riparian areas and replenish aquifers.


Climbing in Joshua Tree: Breaking bones and belaying friendships

JOSHUA TREE, California – Two climbers trace the evolution of the sport through their 40-year friendship. Todd Gordon and Tucker Tech pioneered many of the routes in Joshua Tree National Park, as visitors surge to nearly 3 million a year.


Board of Education declines changes to sex education policy

PHOENIX – No further changes will be made to Arizona’s sex education classes, the Board of Education decided Monday.


Family suing Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

PHOENIX – A couple held at police gunpoint – shown in a viral cellphone video released last week – say the apologies of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Police Chief Jeri Williams are insincere and that further action should be taken.


Hung jury in trial of No More Deaths volunteer charged with harboring migrants

TUCSON – Humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren’s federal trial ended without a verdict.


Efforts to protect butterflies, desert fish would get millions under Extinction Prevention Act

PHOENIX – Some threatened and endangered Arizona species may receive federal funding under a bill being proposed by Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona.


Excessive heat, high fuel loads in Arizona have experts predicting wildfires through fall

PHOENIX – The Woodbury and Mountain fires burning in the Tonto National Forest aren’t a threat to people, but both indicate what could be a trend over the next few months: as vegetation grows from the wet winter and dry out, Arizona is a tinderbox.


Unusually wet winter and spring pushes Arizona out of short-term drought

PHOENIX – The U.S. Drought Monitor has declared the 48 contiguous states free of extreme or severe drought for the first time in almost two decades.


Bottled up: Brewers’ pitcher on a mission to cut single-use plastic

PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers lefthander Brent Suter is encouraging his team to go green by replacing plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles.