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Friendship Garden Raises Concerns About Noise New Playground
The City of Phoenix celebrated plans for the addition of a mega playground at Margaret T. Hance Park just last month, but now, one of the park’s neighbors is voicing opposition to the installment — and the noise that could come with it.
Sept. 11, 2019
What Is Justice When Minors Commit Serious Crimes?
The shooting deaths of two men walking home late one October night rocked the popular Roosevelt Row district last year.
Sept. 11, 2019
7 Vape-Related Respiratory Illnesses Appear In AZ
Last week, the CDC announced an outbreak of lung-related illness associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. At the time, there were 450 cases in 33 states, however Arizona wasn’t one of them. That changed this week.
Sept. 11, 2019
Retail Stores Across U.S. Clamp Down On Guns
Policymakers in Washington continue to discuss — mostly behind the scenes — whether they’ll make any changes to U.S. gun laws. But one effect from the deadly shootings in Dayton and El Paso is that some national retailers are modifying what they sell.
Sept. 11, 2019
AZ House Rep. Alma Hernandez Making National Waves
Standing out among 60 representatives at the state House isn’t always easy, but freshman Democratic Rep. Alma Hernandez, the sister of fellow Rep. Daniel Hernandez, isn’t just making waves here at home, she’s also drawing national attention.
Sept. 11, 2019
What Marijuana Dispensaries Do Without Banking
A bill that would have created special banks in California to handle money from that state’s marijuana businesses appears to be stalled, but medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona will have a new way to handle their money.
Sept. 11, 2019
Arizonas Andy Biggs Will Lead House Freedom Caucus
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs has been elected Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus. He will replace Mark Meadows of North Carolina.
Sept. 11, 2019
Geologists Call For Greater Science Emphasis In Human Space Missions
More than 50 years ago, a concerted effort by a few geologists convinced NASA to add a science element to its Apollo lunar missions. Now, two geologists — one of them a former astronaut — are renewing the call.
Sept. 11, 2019
Outgoing Arizona Corrections Chief Warns Of Vacancies
Vacancies for correctional officers are on the rise across Arizona. That’s despite a recent 10 % salary increase.
Sept. 11, 2019
Brnovich Joins Multistate Antitrust Investigation Of Google
Arizona is joining a multi-state investigation into Google’s business practices.
Sept. 11, 2019
U.S. Pushes Mexico To Step Up Immigration Crackdown
The Trump administration sought to increase pressure on Mexico to stop people migrating before they reach the southwest border on Tuesday, showing White House officials' increasing demands, even as Mexico cracks down on through migration.
Sept. 11, 2019
Enforcement Pushes Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico
As the United States and Mexico enforce harsher immigration policies for migrants trying to reach the U.S. border, a growing number of asylum seekers asking for refuge in Mexico instead of continuing their journey north.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Sept. 11, 2019
Phoenix OKs Library Fine Forgiveness Program
Phoenix is now the largest U.S. city to eliminate fines at public libraries. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the fine forgiveness program. Phoenix has just over 1 million people with public library cards. About 1 in 10 are unable to check out materials because they owe at least $25 in fines.
Sept. 10, 2019
Ex-Apache Junction School Superintendent Accused Of Theft
An Arizona grand jury has indicted the former superintendent of the Apache Junction Unified School District on suspicion of theft and misuse of public monies. State prosecutors say 49-year-old Chad Wilson is accused of awarding school administrators more than $133,000 in unauthorized compensation.
Sept. 10, 2019
State Trooper Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Assault
A state trooper has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse and kidnapping, among other offenses. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says Tremaine Jackson worked in the agency for 13 years.
Sept. 10, 2019
1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted
An international group of scientists and conservationists spotted several vaquita marina porpoises in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in recent weeks. It’s the first recorded sighting of the critically endangered marine mammal so far this year.
Sept. 10, 2019
Interim Manager: Conditions Improving In Johnson Utilities Service Area
The interim manager for an East Valley water company says they made it through the summer without any major outages to customers.
Sept. 10, 2019
Will Phoenix Increase Red Light Cameras At Intersections?
Some Phoenix leaders want to take action following a report that ranked Arizona worst in the nation for red light runners
Sept. 10, 2019
Sinema, McSally Urge Senate To Fund San Luis Port Improvements
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill with nearly $250 million in funding for improvements. Both of Arizona’s senators are urging their fellow lawmakers to fund improvements at a major San Luis Port of Entry.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Representatives React To Trump Canceling Taliban Talks
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are reacting to President Trump’s announcement that he canceled secret talks scheduled at Camp David with members of the Taliban and Afghan government officials.
Sept. 10, 2019

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