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Brush Fire Threatens I-17s Mystery Christmas Tree
A brush fire threatened the "Mystery Christmas Tree" that brings cheer to travelers along Interstate 17. It’s in the median between the north and southbound lanes about a mile north of the Sunset Point rest area.
Aug. 19, 2019
Rep. Ugenti-Rita Blasts Secretary Of State Over New Election Procedures
A Scottsdale lawmaker claims the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is overreaching its authority to resolve a lawsuit over early ballots. State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said Katie Hobbs’ office has created new election policy without legislative approval.
Aug. 19, 2019
Harkins Moving Headquarters To New Scottsdale Space
Harkins Theatres have been in the Phoenix metro area for nearly 90 years. In that time, the family-owned company has grown from one theater near Mill Avenue in Tempe, to the fifth largest theater chain in North America. Now they're announcing another major expansion into new headquarters in Scottsdale, which will also include mixed-use space for retail.
Aug. 19, 2019
ASU Study Finds Lab Environment Essential To Student Researcher Retention
Participating in research can foster critical thinking skills in college students and help pave the way for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. But a large percentage of undergraduates drop out of such programs.
Aug. 19, 2019
Landslide Database Helps ADOT Plan 1-17 Expansion
Arizona Geological Survey research geologist Joe Cook said a number of landslides that damaged highways and populated areas, including the 2013 U.S. Highway 89 landslide that cost $25 million and took two years to fix, showed the state needed something more than scattered maps and reports.
Aug. 19, 2019
More Caregivers Looking To CBD, THC To Help Dementia Patients
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can take a toll on both caregivers and the person living with the disease. As it advances, those living with the disease can develop behaviors like anxiety, restlessness and even aggression. Antipsychotics are often prescribed, but there are side-effects. Some providers and caregivers are looking at medical cannabis as an alternative.
Aug. 19, 2019
Arizona To Start Collecting Online Sales Taxes
In less than two months, Arizona will begin requiring remote sellers to pay transaction privilege taxes, commonly called sales taxes.
Aug. 19, 2019
Solar Co-op Looking For East Valley Members
East Valley residents currently have the chance to join a new co-op for rooftop solar installation, organized by the not-for-profit Solar United Neighbors.
Aug. 19, 2019
Why The Mayor Of Maricopa Is Excited About A Hotel
Twenty years ago, Maricopa had about a thousand residents. Today, there are 50,000 more. But it’s not just Maricopa’s growth that attracted a developer for La Quinta Hotel. Mayor Christian Price said it’s also the region’s growth.
Aug. 19, 2019
Dry Monsoon Leaves Flagstaff Area At Heightened Risk For Fires
This monsoon has been one of the driest in Arizona history. Flagstaff has received just over an inch of rain. The lack of precipitation leaves the area at heightened risk for wildfires.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Arizonans Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies
To help the declining population of monarch butterflies, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help plant milkweed this fall.
Aug. 19, 2019
Trade War With China Hurts AZ Pecan Farmers
Arizona's pecan farmers are expecting to lose up to 60% of their sales thanks to the trade war with China.
Aug. 18, 2019
It’s Getting [Record] Hot In Here
Valley residents will be plagued with very hot temperatures and air quality alerts this week with a chance of a record high temperature.
Aug. 18, 2019
McSally, Kelly Share Similar Goal Of Bipartisan Gun Legislation
Arizona's 2020 U.S. Senate Candidates seem to agree on one thing: gun control legislation must be bipartisan.
Aug. 18, 2019
AZ May Get New Legal Protections Against Facial Recognition
A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images.
Aug. 17, 2019
Court: Minor Leaguers Must Be Paid For Spring Training
A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they're in spring training in Arizona.
Aug. 17, 2019
Allegiant Expands Flight Service, Name Recognition
Allegiant announced plans this week to add new flights from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Tucson International.
Aug. 17, 2019
Tucson Sanctuary City Initiative Will Go to Voters
Local Republican organizers sought to keep the initiative from reaching the ballot in November. They sued in Pima County, and Friday afternoon, a judge threw out their argument. Judge Douglas Metcalf said in the ruling that the local GOP effort arguing there weren't enough valid signatures to make the initiative go to the ballot was wrong.
Aug. 16, 2019
Skimmers Using Bluetooth To Steal Card Info At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Aug. 16, 2019
Customs Reporting Computer Issue Affecting International Travelers
Customs and Border Protection is reporting a computer issue that has affected international travelers arriving at airports across the United States.
Aug. 16, 2019

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