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.
PHOENIX – Arizona helped put men on the moon, and the state’s institutions continue to make strides in mapping the cosmos.
PHOENIX – Migrants heading to the U.S. southern border now face additional hurdles to gain asylum protection from the federal government.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – No further changes will be made to Arizona’s sex education classes, the Board of Education decided Monday.
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.
TUCSON – Humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren’s federal trial ended without a verdict.
PHOENIX – Some threatened and endangered Arizona species may receive federal funding under a bill being proposed by Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers lefthander Brent Suter is encouraging his team to go green by replacing plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles.