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Fourth Of July Road Trips Spark 30+ AZ Wildfires
A total of 30 wildfires were started over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. One of the most troublesome started in the median of Interstate 17 north of Anthem as thousands headed out of town Wednesday. Traffic was stopped in both directions.
July 8, 2019
How A School District Stepped Up To Help Migrants
Almost four months ago, local aid groups called on governments to provide a facility to help house migrant families being released by ICE in Phoenix. None stepped forward. But now a centralized overnight shelter could open as soon as this week.
July 8, 2019
Arizona senators propose drought bill
A bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema would put aside hundreds of millions of dollars for water storage projects, water recycling, and desalination plants.
July 8, 2019
15th Avenue Bridge Over Loop 101 Closed Until Late 2020
A Loop 101 widening project continues, and more long- and short-term closures are on the way. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the 15th Avenue bridge over Loop 101 will close Monday and remain closed through late 2020.
July 8, 2019
Q&AZ: How Do People Who Work Outside Deal With The Heat?
Summer in Phoenix is upon us and despite a relatively mild June, July is off to a hot start. Most Phoenicians try to stay out of the heat, but what about the people who have to work in the heat? How do they cope? That’s what listener Robert asked via our Q&AZ reporting project.
July 8, 2019
Study: Some Meds From Mexico Dont Meet Standards
Located just across the Mexico border from Yuma, Los Algodones is a favorite spot for busloads of Americans to buy cheap medications. A new pharmaceutical study from the University of Arizona examines whether they’re getting what they bargain for.
July 8, 2019
Buckle Up: 5 Years Of Phoenix Road Construction Ahead
Expect to see more road construction in Phoenix over the next few years. The City Council recently approved an accelerated pavement maintenance program.
July 8, 2019
UNESCO: Parts Of Mexicos Sea of Cortez In Danger
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has designated parts of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez as a world heritage site “in danger” in an attempt to help protect the habitat of the vaquita marina, an endangered porpoise.
July 8, 2019
Historic Phoenix Warehouse To Become Hotel Lobby
An Oklahoma -based company wants to turn a historic building in downtown Phoenix into a hotel lobby. In 1929, the Fuller Paint Company Warehouse was built at First Street and Jackson Street.
July 8, 2019
Police Union Blasts Starbucks For Ejecting Officers
The union for Tempe police said six officers were asked to leave a Starbucks near McKellips and Scottsdale roads on the Fourth of July. The claims were initially made on Twitter and a back and forth between the Tempe Officers Association and Starbucks has ensued.
July 6, 2019
Audubon Arizona Concerned About Interstate 11 Route
Monday is the deadline for making public comments on the proposed Interstate 11 section running from Nogales to Wickenburg. Audubon Arizona is encouraging residents to make a final plea for a route that doesn’t disturb the state’s ecosystem.
July 6, 2019
Mark Kelly Presents At Science Center, Avoids Campaign Questions
Democratic Senate candidate and former astronaut Mark Kelly was at the Arizona Science Center on Saturday to give a presentation on the solar system and answer questions about the first moon landing.
July 6, 2019
Remittances To Mexico Break Monthly Record In May
Remittances to Mexico, one of the main largest sectors of the country's economy, in May hit their highest level for any individual month on record, according to new figures released by the country's central bank.
July 6, 2019
6.9 Earthquake Felt In Southern California
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported. The quake, which initially was reported as magnitude 7.1, would be the largest temblor in the region in 20 years and was centered in the same area as a 6.4 quake that hit a day earlier.
July 5, 2019
Marana Firework Show Halted After Fire Breaks Out
A Fourth of July celebration in Marana, north of Tucson, stopped suddenly when a fire broke out. Crystal Kasnoff, with the Northwest Fire Department, says they do not regret stopping the fireworks show.
July 5, 2019
GCU Purchases Church Property For Campus Expansion
Grand Canyon University is expanding its campus in west Phoenix after purchasing property from a church. The university says First Southern Baptist Church plans to lease back the property as is during its relocation process.
July 5, 2019
Ducey Seen Wearing Nikes Days After Blasting Them On Twitter
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was photographed wearing a pair of Nike shoes just two days after blasting the company on Twitter for pulling a shoe featuring the original design of the American flag.
July 5, 2019
Vitalant Short On Blood; Drive Set For Sunday
Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Services, says they are facing a shortfall of nearly 2,000 donations this week. The Saving Arizona Blood Drive, the largest in the state, is set for this Sunday. More than 400 of the 618 appointments there remain unfilled.
July 5, 2019
APS Gets Temporary Power To Last Building After Fire
On Friday, Arizona Public Service said the last building affected by a deadly electrical fire now has temporary power. Two generators are providing power to the Wells Fargo office tower at First Avenue and Washington Street.
July 5, 2019
Arizona Highway Patrol Gets First Female Commander
The Arizona Highway Patrol is getting its first female commander. The state Department of Public Safety says Maj. Jenna Mitchell on Saturday will be promoted to lieutenant colonel and become the department's assistant director for the Highway Patrol Division.
July 5, 2019

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