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AZ Briefing: Making a difference this holiday season; Lingering questions for shopping season; Investors buying farms to sell water

Arizona Republic logo Arizona Republic 11/25/2021 Arizona Republic

A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Happy Thanksgiving, Arizona! COVID-19 restrictions are easing, but the reasons remain to give to the Season for Sharing campaign to help nonprofits during the pandemic. Here's how you can make a difference this holiday season.

There are lingering questions for this shopping season: Will consumers find the gifts they want, when they want them and at prices they will pay? Here's what to expect.

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Amid worsening water shortages in the Southwest, investors are seeking big profits by buying farms and moving water to fast-growing cities. Read more.

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 76 degrees. Mostly clear at night, with a low near 53 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1868, the Military Division of the Pacific ordered the name of Camp McPherson changed to Camp Date Creek, and Camp Lincoln changed to Camp Verde.
  • In 1878, the famous Gunsight Mine near Ajo in Pima County was discovered.
  • In 1923, University of Arizona scientists investigated a mysterious disease that had caused the death of many cattle in the Whetstone Mountains. Mineral licks, plants and water supply were to be checked for possible poison.
  • In 1926, Southern Pacific trains from Tucson through Yaquai country in Mexico began operating on daylight schedules only, and with Mexican military guards to protect them against Indian attack.
  • In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

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