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Arizona history-Oct. 24-30

Oct. 20, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 24 On this date in 1831, the Buena Vista Land Grant, 29 square miles (75 square kilometers) in Santa Cruz County, was given to Dona Josefa Morales. On this date in 1925, people from the Fox Moving Picture Corp. arrived at Fort Huachuca to...

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Arizona universities to require COVID-19 shots for employees

Oct. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three state universities will comply with a federal mandates for government contractors and require their employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8 unless granted exemptions, officials announced Friday. The requirement by the...

Arizona history-Oct. 17-23

Oct. 13, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 17 On this date in 1916, efforts of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce to abolish the Papago Reservation failed. On this date in 1919, the funeral was held for Jim Sheridan, Tucson pioneer and one of the original locators of the Twin Buttes...

US mine safety grants totaling $1M awarded to 13 recipients

Sep. 29, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirteen grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to promote U.S. mine safety. The U.S. Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the funding Tuesday through its Brookwood-Sago grant program. ...

Early data shows shifts in makeup of university enrollment

Sep. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a national dip in college enrollment. Pima Community College, for instance, has seen a near 20% drop in enrollment since fall 2019. But drive across Tucson, and that’s not...

Panel backs plan for new building for Arizona Public Media

Sep. 11, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Board of Regents panel has endorsed plans to build a new home for Arizona Public Media, a Tucson-based public broadcasting outlet hosted by the University of Arizona. A regents committee on Thursday approved a motion to construct a...

Arizona history-Sept. 12-18

Sep. 08, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept.12 On this date in 1890, the Democratic Territorial Convention met in Phoenix and police had to be called to quell the floor battle for control of the convention. On this date in 1893, cattlemen and farmers of Cochise and Graham counties...

Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty in US Southwest

Sep. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the...

Arizona history-Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Aug. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 29 On this date in 1905, James H. Tevis, who settled the town of Teviston, now known as Bowie, died. Also on this date, Dr. Richard A. Harvill, former President of the University of Arizona, was born. On this date in 1935, four passengers...