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MCCCD Board To Decide On Higher Employee Pay And Property Taxes
The Maricopa County Community College District Chief Operating Officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday.
May. 21, 2019
USPS To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Phoenix
Already a hub for testing self-driving cars, Phoenix is home to a new driverless venture: delivering mail.
May. 21, 2019
Major Sonoran Union Threatens July General Strike
A major union in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, is threatening a large general strike this summer.
May. 21, 2019
Trump Nominates Barbara Barrett For Air Force Secretary
President Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Trump says in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson who is stepping down at the end of this month after two years on the job.
May. 21, 2019
 Ex-Nurse Charged With Raping Patient Appeals HIV Test Order
The former nurse charged with raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth is appealing a court order requiring that he be tested for HIV.
May. 21, 2019
Verde Valley Sober Living Home Gets Loan
Steps to Recovery Homes Executive Director Damien Browning says there’s a lot of need for this kind of facility in rural Arizona, where addiction help isn’t always easily available.
May. 21, 2019
Recyclers Begin To Suspend Recycling Programs
As of last Friday, the second-largest garbage and recycling company in North America will no longer accept recycling in one major U.S. city.
May. 21, 2019
Many Women With Postpartum Depression Don
In OBGYN offices around the country, you’re likely to see a poster that says "postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth." Up to one in five women will experience it after giving birth to a child, yet, for many women, recognizing their symptoms and getting help is all too difficult.
May. 21, 2019
Tempe Police Officer Who Shot 14-Year-Old Resigns
In January, a 14-year-old teen was shot by a Tempe police officer Joseph Jaen. The teen’s name was Antonio Arce.
May. 21, 2019
Phoenix Suns Introduces New Head Coach
The Phoenix Suns introduced their fifth head coach in as many seasons Tuesday, officially welcoming Monty Williams to the NBA team.
May. 21, 2019
Cars whiz by on Scottsdale Road, crossing McDowell. Yo the south is Tempe. Just north of here is Old Town Scottsdale. A half-mile to the west, condos and apartments are springing up. Across Scottsdale Road, you can see construction cranes and the sails of SkySong. But here, on the southwest corner, it’s a different story.
May. 21, 2019
Program Kicks Off To Alleviate
A new partnership is kicking off in the Valley today in an effort to help people in three specific areas get better access to healthy foods.
May. 21, 2019
Was 1999 The Best Year For Movies?
When it comes to a year that featured the top slate of American films, 1939 and 1969 are often mentioned. But a new book argues that 1999’s collection of flicks like "Election," "Office Space" and "The Matrix" puts that year in first place.
May. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: Insurance Companies Continue To Deny Mental Health And Addiction Treatment Despite Law Guaranteeing Coverage
In 2017, 46.6 million adults in the U.S. experienced a mental illness, and 19.7 million people over the age of 12 suffered from substance addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Despite these numbers, it's still difficult to find coverage for a therapy session.
May. 21, 2019
New Drought Contingency Plan Takes Effect Immediately
Water leaders from seven western states met at the Hoover Dam Monday to sign the Drought Contingency Plan in response to ongoing drought and less water from the Colorado River, a deal six years in the making.
May. 21, 2019
Rule
The state Board of Education voted Monday to scrap a rule that requires sex education classes in Arizona to "promote honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.''
May. 21, 2019
The Takeaway: One Year After Sexual Assault Accusations Against Steve Wynn, RNC Continues Accepting His Donations
Over a year ago, the #MeToo movement caught up with casino mogul Steve Wynn. Today, the organization that cast him out in response to those allegations is continuing to accept his cash.
May. 21, 2019
Maricopa County Panel Proposes Election Changes
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is considering how to improve county elections in the wake of a rocky primary election day last August and a better-but-still-flawed general election in November.
May. 21, 2019
Third Sex Abuse Bill Is Moving Through Legislature
A third sexual abuse bill threatening to bypass two prior bills now trapped in Republican committees is on the move.
May. 21, 2019
Phoenix Voters To Fill 2 Council Seats In Runoff
Phoenix could have two new City Council members Tuesday night. The seats in Districts 5 and 8 became vacant after Daniel Valenzuela and Kate Gallego left to run for mayor.
May. 21, 2019

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