WASHINGTON – After more than a decade of work, $800 million and 200 million miles of space travel, it all came down to six seconds.
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s unemployment rate bounced back up to 6.7% in September, but economists say there may actually be some positives behind what looks like negative numbers at first glance.
With 975 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 235,000 as of Friday, Oct. 23, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
PHOENIX – Arizona is experiencing a COVID-19 surge similar to the one it saw in mid-June, and a vaccine that will get the population closer to herd immunity is in the distant future, the director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute said Wednesday.
With 975 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 234,000 as of Wednesday, Oct. 21, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Major wildfires have burned through the Western U.S. in 2020, breaking records for their scale and damage. As firefighters tamp down their immediate effects, those who live nearby are coming to grips with the lingering danger of wildfires. Even long after the flames are gone, residents face …
This election season, voters will approve or deny an initiative to raise income tax on Arizona’s highest earners and reroute the money to better fund education in the state.
In its second week of reopening, the Amphitheater Unified School District has reported four positive coronavirus cases resulting in 32 students and staff members quarantining, Communications Director Michelle Valenzuela said in an email Tuesday.Amphitheater reopened for in-person classes in …
LOS ANGELES – The intersection of sports and politics took center stage again Monday night when a campaign ad featuring a Northern Arizona football player aired during ESPN’s broadcast of the Arizona Cardinals-Dallas Cowboys game.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was welcomed by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the last stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final two weeks.
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s Senate race is now the state’s most expensive campaign, with the latest Federal Election Commission filings showing the two candidates have pulled in a staggering $133.7 million so far.
PHOENIX – Inde Motorsports Ranch has been a staple among motorsports enthusiasts across North America for a decade.
The University of Arizona will allow more students to return to campus this week as metrics tracking the spread of coronavirus remain low, UA President Robert C. Robbins said in a news conference Monday, Oct. 19.
For many communities in the West, the water that flows out of kitchen faucets and bathroom showerheads starts high up in the mountains, as snowpack tucked under canopies of spruce and pine trees.
With 748 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 232,000 as of Monday, Oct. 19, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
ANAHEIM, California – Guidelines for theme park reopening are coming “very shortly,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in mid-September, but the Magic Kingdom remains closed and Disney fans, laid-off workers and city officials are pleading for tourism’s return to Orange County.
PHOENIX – In the first two weeks of the high school football season, the 6A conference has seen a high volume of blowouts. Twenty-five out of 34 matchups in the first two weeks in the 6A conference have been won by at least 17 points.
With 738 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 229,000 as of Friday, Oct. 16, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
WASHINGTON – Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.
After 35 years in business, Tucson's beloved Cafe Poca Cosa announces plans to close due to coronavirus concerns and the corresponding economic downturn of Tucson's service industry.
GLENDALE – Melanie Boyle hung a hand-painted Black Lives Matter sign on her home in July to show her support for the movement and its demands for justice.
PHOENIX – A prominent health expert expressed worry Wednesday about rising COVID-19 numbers across Arizona, saying the trend is reminiscent of early summer conditions that preceded a spike in cases and rollback of measures to reopen businesses.
With 1,113 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 228,000 as of Thursday, Oct. 15, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County had seen 26,727 of the state’s 228,748 confirmed cases.
WASHINGTON – Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — More than two years after the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, Arizona is one of 28 states that have not passed legislation to legalize gambling on sports in-person or online.
A researcher at the University of Arizona has received a $1.82 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to advance the capabilities of a device that can detect single molecules, such as biomarkers for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and COVID-19.
The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association is canceling their annual Winter Street Fair due to a new special event permit application which would leave little time to properly plan the event.
WASHINGTON – The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.
With 683 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 227,000 as of Tuesday, Oct. 13, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
WASHINGTON – The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border fell sharply in fiscal 2020, a drop analysts attribute in large part to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic havoc left in its wake.
On Oct. 20, scientists at the University of Arizona will monitor a outer-space heist that is more than 10 years and one billion miles in the making.
A new study led by the University of Arizona shows the missed opportunities of testing and tracing that may have prevented the virus from ravaging countries the way it has.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and soon we will see pink everywhere: pink ribbons, pink T-shirts, even yogurt lids. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, many other things have changed.
Pima County residents appear excited about casting a vote in next month’s election, which includes the presidential race between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, as well as a highly competitive U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Martha McSally…
When Molly Cassidy dropped a measuring cup in her kitchen this summer, a broken glass shard left a deep, bleeding gash in her hand.
There were three tumors, all on the right breast. Once doctors confirmed they were cancerous, Kristyn Bova actually felt a little better: Not knowing was worse than having a diagnosis and a path forward. She didn’t want to risk leaving any cancer behind, so she opted for a full, double mastectomy.
For the last several years, Desert Times and our fellow Tucson Local Media publications have put a special focus on the battle against breast cancer in October. It’s the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in Arizona, with Brittney Conklin of the American Cancer Society estimating that mo…
You're not wrong if you felt this year's monsoon was lacking, but the National Weather Service recently announced exactly how dry monsoon 2020 was. The average monsoon brings Tucson just over 6 inches of rain from June 15 through September. In 2020, we received only 1.62 inches.
Sonoran Restaurant Week returns at more than two dozen establishments and features a wide variety of cuisine from the best culinary minds our city has to offer.
Schools across the state are facing new challenges thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, but there are unique hurdles for Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind, which serves students in Tucson and across the state.
After a year of dedication, local filmmaker David Arond completed a “jigsaw puzzle” of a documentary. Titled “The One and Only Jewish Miss America,” the film was released on Sept. 8, the 75th anniversary of Bess Myerson’s win of the Miss America beauty pageant. While Myerson is an important …
Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema is speaking out about an incident involving a local woman shaming customers at a north Marana fast food restaurant in response to a former employee’s behavior toward an officer weeks ago.
With 566 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 216,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 24, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.