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

    Representatives for the company that owned Dolphinaris say?no animals will be incorporated in the space moving forward.

    The founder and CEO of Southwest Key, the largest provider of shelters for detaining migrant children, is retiring after more than 30 years.

    Perry High School, already embroiled in controversy, is under the spotlight after messages featuring swastikas were posted nearby as of Monday afternoon.

    Arizona's Medicaid program accidentally sent the personal health information of 3,146 members?to incorrect physical home addresses, state officials say.

    Karl Eller, American business mogul and namesake of University of Arizona's College of Management, died March 10, 2019. He was 90.

    President Donald Trump seeks $8.6 billion for a border wall as part of a proposed budget. Arizona's congressional delegation had little reaction.

    ShinBay, one of the Valley's premier Japanese restaurants, is now open in Scottsdale for high-end omakase. Here's what to expect and?how much it'll cost.

    Today, the Valley can expect it to be partly sunny with a high near 63 degrees. A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy Tuesday night, with a 40 percent chance of showers and a low around 50 degrees.?Get the full forecast here.

    Kate Gallego or Daniel Valenzuela: Phoenix voters select a new mayor today

    After 18 months of campaigns, Phoenix voters will choose a new leader Tuesday.?

    One of two former Phoenix council members?— Kate Gallego or Daniel Valenzuela?— will take over as mayor of the nation's fifth largest city. The election is officially?nopartisan, but both candidates are Democrats.

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    Learn more about the candidates and where you can?vote today.

    Phoenix Zoo welcomes new African lion, brother of one lost last year

    The Phoenix Zoo welcomed its newest African lion Sunday from the Columbus Zoo.

    Boboo, a 3?-year-old male African lion, is the true brother of?Kitambi, an 8-year-old lion that died at the zoo last year.?They share the same parents, Tomo and Asali, who are at the Columbus Zoo.

    Boboo, (pronounced Ba-boo) will not be available for public?viewing for one to two?weeks, the Phoenix Zoo said in a statement Monday.

    According to the zoo, Boboo will spend time in an off-exhibit area to become accustomed?to his new surroundings and how he will interact with the zoo's current 20-year-old female African lion, Cookie.?

    How growing up in Phoenix shaped Aidy Bryant's work in 'Shrill'

    When you’ve appeared as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for seven seasons, people develop certain expectations about your performance.

    They know what to expect, in other words. Aidy Bryant, who grew up in Phoenix, is funny. Really funny.

    That much we know.

    She’s an Emmy-nominated “SNL” performer who, along with Kate McKinnon, is a dependable bright spot in the notoriously uneven late-night show. She plans to come back next season, but there’s no question she was ready for more.

    Read more about her new series "Shrill," which is available on Hulu March 15.

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    Equal Rights Amendment supporters Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Rep. Pam Powers Hannley spoke at a rally at the Arizona Capitol on March 11, 2019. Cathi Herrod, president of the conservative Center for Arizona Policy, rebutted. Read more about Arizona ERA supporters' plan to march 38 miles over?3 days.

    Today in history

    • In Arizona on this date in?1885, the 13th Territorial Legislature passed an act allowing the establishment of a Territorial University at Tucson.
    • In?1895, thousands celebrated the arrival of the first Santa Fe train into Phoenix.
    • In 1913, the president of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce endorsed the Sabino Project, which would provide a dam, reservoir, power plant and water to the city.
    • In 1928, the city of Chandler dedicated its first airport.
    • Elsewhere on this date, in?1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assumed command as General-in-Chief of the Union armies in the Civil War.
    • In 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.
    • In 1914, American inventor George Westinghouse died in New York at age 67.
    • In 1923, inventor Lee De Forest publicly demonstrated his sound-on-movie-film system, called "Phonofilm," in New York.
    • In 1925, Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen died in Beijing.
    • In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.
    • In 1938, the Anschluss merging Austria with Nazi Germany took place as German forces crossed the border between the two countries.
    • In 1947, President Harry S. Truman announced what became known as the "Truman Doctrine" to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
    • In 1955, legendary jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker died in New York at age 34.
    • In 1971, Hafez Assad was confirmed as president of Syria in a referendum.
    • In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. (The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; he was executed in May 1994.)
    • In 1993, Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general. A three-day blizzard that came to be known as "The Storm of the Century" began inundating the eastern third of the U.S. A series of bombings in Mumbai, India, killed 257 people (the explosions were allegedly masterminded by India's most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim).
    • In 2003, Elizabeth Smart, the 15-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom nine months earlier, was found alive in a Salt Lake City suburb with two drifters, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. (Mitchell is serving a life sentence; Barzee was released from prison in September 2018.)

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    This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Memo: Phoenix zoo gets new African lion; growing up local shaped 'Shrill' actor; will Gallego or Valenzuela become Phoenix mayor today?


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