A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.?
NASCAR announced its season finale will come to metro Phoenix's ISM Raceway in November 2020.
Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr. to undergo season-ending knee surgery after freak accident.
'You were at my wedding, Denise,' Meghan McCain's response to a critic (and friend?) is suddenly the all-purpose clapback.
A man accused of threatening to kill former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and his familypleaded guilty Tuesday morning in federal court.
Paradise Valley HOA sends message about short-term rentals: Not in our neighborhood.
Although the Grand Canyon is heavily protected, it still faces decades old challenges. Advocates say the number of threats are growing.
Today, the Valley can expect it to be mostly sunny through midmorning, then becoming cloudy, with a high near 87 degrees. Mostly cloudy during the early evening Wednesday night, then gradual clearing, with a low around 60 degrees. Get the full forecast here.
A second downtown Phoenix grocery store? $231 million high rises to replace transit center
The open space that separates the Van Buren light rail platforms between Central and First avenues may soon be transformed into a $231 million, multi-tower development.?
The Phoenix City Council will vote April 3?on a proposal to replace the?Phoenix Central Station transit center?—?which sits between?Polk and Van Buren streets?—?with apartments, student housing, office space, retail, restaurants?and a hotel.?
Currently, Central Station is mostly?open space and covered seating areas used by people waiting for buses or?light rail, which runs on both the east and west sides of the site. There is also a small office building where passengers can purchase bus passes.
But the city and Houston-based developer Medistar believe the space is underutilized and should be redeveloped to create more energy surrounding the transit hub.?
Arizona would purge tens of thousands from early voter list under bill at Legislature
Some Republican state lawmakers are pushing a bill?to make Arizona's?Permanent Early Voting List?not so?permanent.
Senate Bill 1188 would purge voters from the mail-in ballot?list if they don't vote in either?the primary or general election?for two consecutive election cycles for federal, statewide or legislative office.
Sponsor Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, said her bill would?ensure Arizona's early voter data is up-to-date and accurate, saying it makes "good management sense."
The Arizona Secretary of State's Office estimates that?about 200,000 voters would be?removed from the list if the law?had been in effect for the?2016 and 2018 elections.?
At this Cambodian restaurant in Phoenix, fresh flavors are the secret to a killer dish
Cambodian cuisine is a little hard to come by around?Phoenix, but the Cambodian restaurant we’re blessed with has an awful lot of heart.
Reathrey Sekong, run by Lakhana In and her family, offers a lengthy menu of homestyle Cambodian dishes, including a particularly delicious staple of Khmer cuisine, cha kreung.
Eric Kibler, who began Scottsdale Horizon's baseball program 39 years ago and was ousted one year before he was ready to retire, returned home Monday for a night he won't forget.?Kibler, who won a state-record 808 games in 38 years, had his No. 1 jersey placed on the right-field wall, forever retired at Husky Park.
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Today in history
- In Arizona on this date, in?1883, James Addison Reavis filed a claim to the Peralta Grant, which supposedly covered 12 million?acres of the richest land, towns and mines in Arizona. The tale of the Grant later proved to be fraudulent.
- In?1906, The Arizona Daily Star announced that it would start furnishing daily weather forecasts transmitted by the Consolidated Telephone, Telegraph and Electric Co.
- In?1906, it was announced that an increase in the price of beer to 10 cents a glass would take effect March 31, due to increased liquor license costs in Pima County.
- Elsewhere on this date, in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon?sighted present-day Florida.
- In 1625, Charles I acceded to the English throne upon the death of James I.
- In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.
- In 1942, during World War II, Congress granted American servicemen free first-class mailing privileges.
- In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
- In 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake (the strongest on record in North America) and tsunamis that together claimed about 130 lives.
- In 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth in 1961, died when his MiG-15 jet crashed during a routine training flight near Moscow; he was 34.
- In 1975, construction began on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which was completed two years later.
- In?1977, in aviation's worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off in heavy fog, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on an airport runway on the Canary Island of Tenerife).
- In 1980, 123 workers died when a North Sea floating oil field platform, the Alexander Kielland, capsized during a storm.
- In 1995, "Forrest Gump" won six Academy Awards, including best picture and a second consecutive best actor Oscar for Tom Hanks; Jessica Lange won best actress for "Blue Sky."
- In 2006, Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui?testified at his federal trial that he was supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Memo: 2nd downtown Phoenix grocery store? Cambodian dish is killer; bill would purge tens of thousands from early voter list