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UofA scientists to study Yuma lettuce outbreak

Sep. 29, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona scientists are hoping to find more answers about what caused a romaine lettuce outbreak that sickened dozens and put the spotlight on Yuma farmers last year. Researchers with the UofA Cooperative Extension are moving forward with a multiyear study of the environment...

Today in Arizona History

Sep. 25, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 29 On this date in 1877, the first Southern Pacific engine on a regular run entered Arizona at 11 p.m. in Yuma. On this date in 1927, a tornado struck the town of Ruby and wiped out half the village. On this date in 1928, the Madonna of the Trail statue, erected at...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Today in Arizona History

Sep. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 15 On this date in 1851, Fort Defiance was established. On this date in 1857, the U.S. government signed the Overland Mail contract with John Butterfield. On this date in 1902, a portion of Camp McDowell, abandoned by the military, was set aside as the Fort McDowell Reservation...

Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

Sep. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said...

In Arizona, Pentagon-funded border fence already underway

Sep. 5, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of border fence began this week near Yuma, Arizona, just as federal officials revealed a list of Defense Department projects that will be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall. The 30-foot (9-meter) steel fence will be built along the Colorado...

Report: Arizona prison boss slow to react to broken locks

Aug. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video of an assault that was broadcast on television, according to a report released...