Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Arizona Sonoran News

Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Visitors admire San Antonio  Paduano del Oquitoa mission in Oquitoa Sonora, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Sonora Tourismo.

Tours of historic missions return after years of violence in Sonora

Brian Valencia December 10, 2014

Touring the historic Spanish missions of the Sonoran border region is now possible again after years of violence in Mexico. The Southwestern Mission Research Center has been doing tours of missions built...

A screenshot of where people can buy health plans from the Affordable Care Act.

Affordable Care Act: informing young Arizonans about healthcare options

Brian Valencia November 26, 2014

About 43 percent of young Americans are still without health insurance, two years after the launch of the Affordable Care Act. As the second enrollment period gets underway, some advocates in Arizona...

A pedestrian cross the intersection of 2nd street and Mountain ave on Nov. 12, 2014. Photo by Brian Valencia

Crosswalk buttons don’t do what you think, instead help people with disabilities

Brian Valencia November 12, 2014

When you push the crosswalk button at any intersection in Tucson or Phoenix, you might hear beeps or a vibrating pulse, but you likely won’t see the light change. That’s because the pedestrian crosswalk...

Two students leave a polling place at the University of Arizona on Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. Photo by Brian Valencia

Young voters: Arizona universities rally students for midterm elections

Brian Valencia October 30, 2014

When Arizona voters go to the polls this Tuesday, the younger demographic could have a big impact on election results. Voters will elect a new governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general,...

Foto por la Estación Espacial Internacional de Tucson y Phoenix (International Space Station of Tucson and Phoenix). Por cortesía de la Asociación Internacional Dark-Sky (International Dark-Sky Association).

Cielo desvanecido: la contaminación lumínica de Phoenix amenaza la industria de la astronomía

Brian Valencia October 27, 2014

  Arizona es uno de los mejores lugares del mundo para ver a las estrellas, pero sus días de observación de estrellas parecen estar limitados. La contaminación lumínica que viene principalmente...

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