Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the death of nearly 2,500 American sailors and Marines, and catapulted the U.S. into World War II. Of all the ships sunk that day, the USS Arizona saw the most casualties and damage.
Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, in order for states and counties to accept refugees, they must opt in and notify the State Department in writing. Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the State Department consenting to refugees resettling in Arizona.


Surprise City Council Considers Raising Age To Buy E-Cigarettes
The Surprise City Council is considering raising the age to buy e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. This comes at the same time a new survey found that more than 6 million middle- and high-school students have used some type of tobacco or nicotine product.
Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales
U.S. and Mexican authorities found an incomplete tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales this week. Tunnels are a common problem in the area.
Report: Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Face Violence After Return To Mexico
The advocacy group Human Rights First documented over 600 cases, but says there are likely many more incidents of violence faced by returned asylum seekers.
How ASU Students Launched A Research Satellite Into Space
As research continues into the specifics of how sizzling temperatures affect Phoenix and other areas of the country, a group of students at ASU has developed a satellite that will be able to observe and provide data on the urban heat island from far above the earth.
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.

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Alaska Cod Fishery Closes And Industry Braces For Ripple Effect
Gulf of Alaska cod have been in steep decline due to rising ocean temperatures. Now, for the first time ever, federal fisheries managers are shutting down the lucrative fishery because of low stock.
Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria
It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.
Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park In The Great Plains
In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.
Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap
Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.
American Student Xiyue Wang Freed In U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap
The Princeton graduate student held by Iran for three years was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the United States.