A move to convince former astronaut Mark Kelly to run for the Senate in Arizona has been launched by a group that backs candidates with scientific backgrounds, Roll Call is reporting. The group, 314 Action, is hoping to get Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., into the race against Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. The group is funding a six-figure digital ad campaign on social media, according to Roll Call. The ads will direct people to go to a website and sign a petition urging Kelly to enter the race. “I think we’re going to see an overwhelming level of support for Mark Kelly to run for the United States Senate,” said Joshua Morrow, executive director of 314 Action. “Mark is probably going to be the best-situated candidate to win.” McSally was appointed to the Senate to replace Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican. The seat had belonged to Sen. John McCain. McSally had lost the race for Arizona’s other Senate seat to Democratic Rep. … [Read more...] about Mark Kelly Urged to Run for Ariz. Senate Seat
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. • Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel.A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile.After almost a thousand test runs with humans aboard modified Prius vehicles, deliveries will be made Tuesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, using the R1, an automobile with no steering wheel and no seats for humans.The R1, when summoned, will travel within a one-mile radius of the Fry's Food grocery store just east of the Phoenix Zoo.It will travel up to 25 miles per hour on residential roads, but stay clear of main roads or highways, according to Pam Giannonatti at Kroger Co., which owns Fry's.Kroger has partnered with the tech company Nuro on the project."Through this exciting and innovative partnership, we are delivering a great customer experience and advancing Kroger's commitment to redefine the grocery experience by … [Read more...] about Driverless grocery delivery underway in Ariz.
Speculation abounds that defeated Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., might wind up with a promotion to the Senate amid Sen. Jon Kyl's, R-Ariz., temporary appointment to replace the late Sen. John McCain, Politico reported. "First of all, I would recommend Martha McSally for a lot of different things, including U.S. Senate, because I supported her candidacy," Sen. Kyl told Politico. "But no, I've not made any decisions about when I'm going to step down." After McSally's loss, and amid Sen. Kyl's vow not to run in the 2020 special election for the seat once held by McCain, the veteran Republican said he will consult with re-elected Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., about his immediate future, "And you all will be notified after that," Politico reported. McSally lost to Democratic Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, conceding in a hard-fought race Monday night. … [Read more...] about Politico: Sen. Kyl to Speak With Ariz. Gov. About His Future
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., was the projected winner of his reelection bid Tuesday — despite an ad campaign from six of his siblings endorsing their brother's Democratic challenger. Gosar took 68 percent of the vote to challenger David Brill's 31 percent. Six of nine of Gosar's brothers and sisters released an ad campaign in September that condemned and denounced their brother's conservative stances on the environment, healthcare, and immigration. "It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist," Gosar's sibling Grace said in one of the ads, the Washington Examiner reported. Gosar has served in the House of Representatives since 2011. … [Read more...] about Ariz. Rep. Gosar Wins Despite Siblings’ Negative Ad Campaign
The Associated Press Published 9:45 p.m. UTC Jun 17, 2018 Mesa, Ariz. – Police in a Phoenix suburb say a self-driving Waymo vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told Mesa police that the car was not in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday night’s crash. Witnesses say another car failed to stop for a red light and crashed into the Waymo vehicle as it was turning left. The car then struck three other vehicles. Waymo, whose parent company is Google, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Sunday. Self-driving vehicles have come under fire since an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel fatally struck a woman in nearby Tempe. A Waymo vehicle was struck by a red-light runner last month in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. … [Read more...] about Autonomous Waymo car involved in 5-car crash in Ariz.