Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Feature Attracted by lax regulations, industrial agriculture has descended on a remote valley, depleting its aquifer — leaving many residents with no water at all. Homes in the Sulphur Springs Valley in Arizona stand just outside a corn field with a large irrigation system. Credit Lucas Foglia for The New York Times Supported by ByNoah Gallagher Shannon July 19, 2018 Early one morning in July 2014, Lori Paup awoke in her new home in the Sulphur Springs Valley of Arizona and began unpacking boxes of clothes, hanging photographs and prepping the day’s home-schooling lessons for her two teenage children. Paup, who until a few days earlier had never been to Arizona, was exhilarated to have finally arrived at the house on East Hopi Drive — a blue two-bedroom trailer on two acres of land — but also exhausted. The move from Fallentimber, Pa., where … [Read more...] about The Water Wars of Arizona
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5 March 2018 • 5:31am Oscars 2018: full list of winners Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water wins Best Picture and Del Toro also gets Best Director Frances McDormand wins Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Gary Oldman wins Best Actor - "the only dull moment in a thrillingly unpredictable career" Oscars 2018: Harvey Weinstein's accusers and Me Too pins rule the red carpet Guillermo Del Toro's science fiction romance The Shape of Water has won the Academy Award for Best Picture at tonight's awards, with Mexican Del Toro also netting the Oscar for Best Director. The film, which was nominated for 13 awards in total, also won in the Best Production Design and Best Original Score categories. Gary Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Winston Churchill in the Second World War drama Darkest Hour, while the Academy Award for Best Actress was claimed by Frances … [Read more...] about Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins Best Actor for Darkest Hour, Frances McDormand wins Best Actress and Shape of Water gets Best Picture
If I’ve learned anything from this year’s SXSW, it is that it’s easier than ever to *not* cook.I had a panel on Monday with Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, Anna Tauzin Rice of the Texas Restaurant Association and Jag Bath, CEO of Favor, where we talked for an hour about all the new ways that consumers are getting food today: In a box or bag delivered to their front door, in every state of production, from a CSA box with produce fresh from the field to an online grocery delivery from Instacart to a hot meal from Favor to a meal kit from Blue Apron. And that’s just how we’re getting food at home, which is the cooking (or not-cooking) space I occupy with this beat at the newspaper.How, where and why we buy food has changed at every meal — and every minute of snacking in between. Earlier in the conference, I heard a conversation led by Epicurious editor David Tamarkin about the state of cooking and what we can or should do about it. The panelists all … [Read more...] about Austin360Cooks and SXSW: Will home cooking lose to takeout, delivery?
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked readers to share the stories of how they met their significant others. What followed can only be described as a lovefest! With about 75 submissions, these nostalgic musings range from funny to romantic to poignant to offbeat. The most important characteristic that these stories all share is that they come from the heart. It was a pleasure to read through each one, and we wish we could have printed them all. Due to limited space, we’ve included a sampling here today; to read more submissions, visit roanoke.com. Now, grab a warm cup of coffee, curl up in a cozy reading spot and get ready to feel the love. — Suzanne Miller, features editor Claire Willis Pontbriand, my daughter (Roanoke Valley Governor’s School, 2002), met her future husband 125 miles from the geographic North Pole. Claire obtained a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Virginia and was granted a full scholarship to a marine sciences … [Read more...] about Readers share their how-we-met love stories
Arizona’s surging medical marijuana industry includes a 40-acre greenhouse in Snowflake, stock traded on the Canadian market, an 800,000-square-foot factory turned indoor farm in west Phoenix, and home delivery for customers.Sales of medical marijuana here soared nearly 50 percent in 2017 with an estimated value of $387 million. A small army of attorneys and high-end Scottsdale public relations professionals work on its behalf.The size and scope of these operations belies the “non-profit” description voters heard when they approved medical marijuana in 2010. They also highlight an open secret within the industry: Non-profit doesn’t mean non-lucrative.“When we created the program it was clear the vast majority of people interested in it were interested for financial reasons,” said Will Humble, former Department of Health Services who was in charge of creating the state’s oversight of medical marijuana after voters approved the … [Read more...] about How Arizona’s ‘non-profit’ medical marijuana industry makes millions