April 30, 2021

Politics

Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

When mobs stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, better known as the Q-Anon shaman, left behind a hand-written note for Vice President Mike Pence. “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.” Chansley denied in court documents that the note was the threat prosecutors say it was. But if it was a

Water

Arizona farmers to bear brunt of cuts from Colorado River

Arizona is prepared to lose about one-fifth of the water the state gets from the Colorado River in what could be the first federally declared shortage in the river that supplies millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico, state officials said Thursday. Arizona stands to lose more than any other state in the

COVID-19

About a third of Mexicans show exposure to coronavirus

As many as one-third of Mexicans may have been exposed to the coronavirus by the end of 2020, according to a study of random blood samples taken between February and December. Antibodies were found in 33.5% of samples from blood banks and medical laboratory tests in Mexico unrelated to COVID-19. The levels varied according to

Economy

US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum

Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S. economy is achieving a remarkably fast recovery from the recession that ripped through the nation last year on the heels of the coronavirus and cost tens of millions of Americans their jobs and businesses. The economy grew last quarter at a vigorous 6.4% annual rate,

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