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Arizona Tourism Revenue Hits New Record
Tax revenues from tourism hit $1 billion — a new record for Arizona. Travelers to Arizona spent $24.4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
July 23, 2019
Grupo México Facility Temporarily Closed After Sulfuric Acid Spill
Mexican environmental officials announced Saturday that mining company Grupo México’s facilities in Guaymas, Sonora were being temporarily closed because the company didn’t have proper environmental impact permits. The closure comes less than two weeks after the facility spilled sulfuric acid into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
July 22, 2019
NPS Wants To Enhance Telecommunications Services At Grand Canyon
The National Park Service wants to enhance telecommunications services within developed areas of Grand Canyon National Park.
July 22, 2019
Nogales, Arizona, Looking To Expand City Limits
The border city of Nogales, Arizona, is considering expanding its borders to grow its population.
July 22, 2019
117-Year-Old Douglas Dispatch Struggles Amid Tough Economic Times
The Douglas Dispatch has been serving the border town of Douglas, Arizona for 117 years as the only source of local news, but with tough economic times, the weekly paper is struggling.
July 22, 2019
Education, Health Departments Team Up For School Vaccinations
The Arizona Department of Education has teamed up with the health department to promote vaccinations for students in public schools after several measles outbreaks in other states.
July 22, 2019
Expanded Fast-Track Deportations Likely To Face Legal Challenge
A migration think tank estimates that nearly 300,000 undocumented people could face deportation, without seeing a judge, due to a new regulation that starts Tuesday.
July 22, 2019
Pima County Republicans Sue To Prevent Tucson Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
The Pima Co. Republican Party is suing to prevent a ballot proposition asking voters in Tucson whether the city should be declared a “sanctuary city.”
July 22, 2019
More Drug Users Getting Treatment Instead Of Jail In Tucson
A Tucson program designed to help those with substance abuse issues has saved taxpayers thousands of dollars.
July 22, 2019
50 Attorneys General Secure $600M In Equifax Settlement
Arizona is among 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to secure a $600 million settlement from credit rating agency Equifax for the massive data breach in 2017.
July 22, 2019
AZ Not Among States To Legalize Sports Betting — Will It?
In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting, a handful have chosen to do so, including most recently, New York.
July 22, 2019
Boas: Should AZ Legislature Legalize Marijuana?
Arizona could be in the next group of states to have voters approve the legal use of recreational marijuana. That got columnist Bob Robb thinking about the drug’s potency.
July 22, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: UK To Get New Prime Minister This Week
A hugely significant decision is coming tomorrow for the UK, as Britain will be getting a new leader.
July 22, 2019
Understanding The Word At The Center Of 2 Border Cases
Some Border Patrol agents say "tonk" is an acronym for "territory of origin not known." But there's also evidence that the phrase is a derogatory term to refer to undocumented immigrants.
July 22, 2019
Trump Administration May Close US To Refugees
The Trump administration is considering a near-shutdown of refugee admissions, potentially reducing the cap from 30,000 to zero, or close to it.
July 22, 2019
Museum Fire Burns One Mile North Of Flagstaff
Coconino County has ordered communities along Schultz Pass and Elden Lookout Road to evacuate. The Museum Fire has burned 1,000 acres one mile north of Flagstaff.
July 22, 2019
New Buddhist Temple Planned Near Grand Canyon
Northern Arizona will soon be home to a new Buddhist temple, and leaders are hoping its proximity to the Grand Canyon, in Williams, will help attract visitors.
July 22, 2019
Arizona School Districts Cant Find Enough Bus Drivers
Bus driver shortages in Arizona districts are not a new problem, but in recent years the situation has become more dire.
July 22, 2019
Groundwater Study Calls Deeper Wells Unsustainable
About 120 million Americans draw their drinking water from wells, and groundwater provides nearly half of all irrigation in the U.S. Today, with aquifers draining faster than nature can refill them, a new study says deeper wells are not the answer.
July 22, 2019
Solar Tax Credit Set To Expire
Some solar power companies are redoubling efforts to lock in a federal tax credit that is set to start phasing out next year.
July 22, 2019

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