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Abandoned farmland fueling massive dust storms

The dust storm that blew into the Valley of the Sun on July 5, 2011, was a monster. It covered 100 square miles of surface, extended 8,000 feet into the sky, and approached Phoenix at a speed of 40 miles per hour. “I’ve never seen anything so incredible as that,” said Ken Waters, who is […]

A 200-mile Lightning Bolt And A 7.7-second Flash

cxenseparse_start Cloud-to-Cloud lightning is the most common type of lightning, but do you know the other types? The National Audubon Society Field Guide to Weather helps us better understand even the rarest types of lightning. Paige Schwahn/The Republic Wochit ASU professor and Tucson scientists played a role in documenting extreme lightning events. Lightning strike at […]

Youth Entrepreneurs gives lifelong success

YE is constantly looking to bring the entrepreneurial spirit to youth in new regions. Five years ago, Junior Ramirez’s prospects seemed pretty limited. His parents divorced when he was in middle school, and his future felt as unsettled as his home life. College wasn’t even on his radar screen. But all that changed when he signed up for a […]

Vocational Ed transforms into improved CTE programs

This is Not shop class: Vocational education classes now focused on technology Vocational education programs in Arizona now teach students everything from aerospace to medical technology to culinary arts. It’s more than shop class. Students in the Peoria Unified School District are getting hands-on experience in the medical, engineering and technical fields. Keegan Monken is […]

Governor Ducey lends support to Achieve60AZ

Ducey: College, trade school education improves Arizona economy Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants high-school graduates to attend traditional colleges or trade schools, saying nearly 70 percent of jobs in less than five years will require more than a high-school diploma. A coalition of business, education, and nonprofit leaders said they want to increase college or […]

Finnish Manufacturing Company Huhtamaki To Create 300 Jobs At New Plant Near Buckeye

  A Finland-based company that manufactures consumer goods used in the food service industry will invest more than $100 million to in the West Valley that could  employ 300 people.   Huhtamaki in Espoo, Finland (Jukka Moisio, CEO) is buying a 752,000-square-foot industrial project in Goodyear that once served as a manufacturing and distribution operation […]

3 arrested after robbing store and crashing vehicle in Buckeye

VideoThumbnailUrl: Buckeye police said they arrested three armed robbers after they crashed into a canal Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the suspects were armed with a BB gun when they held up the Butcher and Farmer Market at 3rd Street and MC85.   VideoThumbnailUrl: Police were able to track down the robbers and take […]

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