Category: Cronkite News

Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference

Nick Smith Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stresses sustainability advances in the state at Los Angeles symposium. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Genealogy library to find a new home

Erin Johnson Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 Genealogy library to find a new home The Arizona Genealogy Library has been working for the last month and a half to find new homes for its documents. Books that contain history dating back hundreds of years have been available to the public there. But soon they will be moved to another location or onto the Web. Members of the genealogy staff at the Secretary of State’s Office, as well as numerous volunteers, have moved the collection from the old State Capitol to the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } As well as giving documents to other states, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records plans to digitize books and research to make them available online through Family Search, which is similar to Ancestry.com. “First and foremost, any Arizona history is being retained and incorporated into our archive building,” said Matthew Roberts, communications director for the Secretary of State’s Office. “I think there was some concern that our office was going to … have some sort of book burning in the parking lot if we didn’t deem it, the material, of value. That is absolutely not the case,” he...

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Mayor: Flash flood ‘a horrific event that was totally out of our control’

Becca Smouse Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 Mayor: Flash flood ‘a horrific event that was totally out of our control’ COLORADO CITY – Authorities continued searching through mud and debris Tuesday for a 6-year-old boy missing after a flash flood that killed 12 in this community along the Arizona-Utah line. “It’s just a horrific event that was totally out of our control,” said Philip Barlow, mayor of neighboring Hildale, Utah. Barlow said the town is used to rain but that the staggering number of deaths has acted as a “wake-up call” for city officials to rethink the community’s drainage system. Read more: Death toll rises as Colorado City, neighbor dig out from devastating flash flood : This remote enclave is best known as home to polygamists who are part of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a sect that splintered from the Mormon Church. News coverage of the insular community often features its female residents wearing long-sleeved, pastel prairie dresses reminiscent of those worn by 19th century Mormons, their hair in long braids. Bolstered by members of the Utah National Guard, search parties were scouring a seven-mile stretch of wash for Tyson Lucas Black, who was in a Suburban swept away by Monday’s flood. Also in the vehicle were his mother, Della Black, and three siblings, two of whom survived, officials said. The flood also carried away...

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Ducey declares Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Jesse A. Millard Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 Ducey declares Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Combating suicide among Arizona teens is more difficult because parents, guardians and teachers are reluctant to talk about it, an advocate says. “There is a stigma that comes across where people say, ‘If we talk about it, then someone will do something,’” said Sandra McNally, prevention manager at La Frontera Arizona’s EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center. “I think people are more educated now to know that’s a myth.” With suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Arizonans ages 15 to 19, Gov. Doug Ducey has declared September Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Warning signs: Difficulty concentrating or having trouble at school Talking about death Extreme mood swings Feelings of “falling apart” Acting impatiently and behaving recklessly Increased drug or alcohol use Feeling like there is no reason to live Feeling sad, depressed or hopeless for longer than two weeks Isolating oneself Changes in sleeping or eating habits Giving away favorite things or writings or art dealing with death, dying or overwhelming problems Help: Teen Lifeline : 1-800-248-8336. “All Arizonans can be a part of the fight against teen suicide, and I encourage everyone to do so,” the governor said in a statement accompanying his proclamation. “Any effort that could save one or multiple lives is an effort worthwhile.” In 2013, 42 teens died by suicide...

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