November 15, 2020

Science

NAU disease ecologist awarded $3 million grant to lead international effort to combat pervasive livestock pathogen

Northern Arizona University researcher Jeff Foster is leading an international effort to study and track the spread of one of the most important infectious diseases in humans and livestock worldwide. Brucellosis infects an estimated 500,000 people and millions of animals each year—cattle, pigs, sheep, goats— resulting in long-term illness and significant economic loss, though very

Opinion

Opinion: Use Paris Climate Accord to Compel China Cleanup

There’s been plenty of debate about the Paris Climate Accord in recent years. However, the incoming Biden administration has already signaled its intent to re-enter the agreement. Ideally, rejoining the accord could present a rare opportunity for the United States to advance global environmental policy — and finally compel meaningful change from the world’s leading

Legal Beat

As it drops one challenge, GOP files new suit over election returns

The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County’s election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results. With just 1,700 ballots left to count in Arizona as of Friday evening, President Donald Trump trailed President-elect Joe

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine test subjects weighed risks, rolled up their sleeves

With Santa Cruz County facing one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, Tubac Fire Department Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath knew that a vaccine is what’s needed to bring an end to the pandemic. But a vaccine requires human volunteers as test subjects. Horvath had never taken part in a clinical research

Buz Blog

Rules of Engagement

The term “Rules of Engagement” is generally considered a military expression, but certainly isn’t limited to the military. In the martial sense, it defines how and when our fighting men and women can pull the trigger, drop the bombs, or fire the torpedoes, when they come in contact with an enemy. In law enforcement the

Politics

McSally concedes to Kelly, capping costly and high-profile Senate race

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, conceded Friday to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly, whose heavily funded campaign ousted the sitting Republican to give the state two Democratic senators for the first time in almost 70 years. McSally’s concession came 10 days after polls closed, ending the most expensive race in state history, when it became clear that

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