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Recall Election Set For Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski
On May 21, voters in parts of southwest Phoenix and much of downtown will have a chance to remove Michael Nowakowski from the council.
Jan. 16, 2019
Maricopa County Community College Governing Board Votes In New Leadership
In the tumultuous year and a half that Hendrix was board president, the district ended its football program and a faculty bargaining system known as meet-and-confer.
Jan. 15, 2019
Sonoran Mayor Arrested On Passport Fraud Charges
The mayor of a small Sonoran town was arrested last month for allegedly lying to obtain a U.S. passport. He’s from the left-leaning party Morena, which was swept to power nationwide in July on promises of countering corruption.
Jan. 15, 2019
Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters, Bikes
The annual license will cost companies almost $7,888. They will also have to pay $1.06 a day per vehicle and be responsible for paying a $100 relocation fee if Tempe staff have to move scooters or bikes.
Jan. 15, 2019
Southwest Key Trying To Have Freeze On AZ Admissions Lifted
Southwest Key Programs has asked state health officials to start inspections of the shelter operator’s Arizona facilities. The move is a key step toward lifting a months-long, statewide freeze on placements of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant children at Southwest Key shelters.
Jan. 15, 2019
In Wake Of Don Shooter Expulsion, Still No Code Of Conduct
When Representative Don Shooter was expelled by his colleagues during the 2018 legislative session — the first such expulsion in more than 25 years. It was seen as a sign that lawmakers had raised expectations for their colleagues’ behavior.
Jan. 15, 2019
Americans For Prosperity Want Reform
In addition to Ducey's priorities, we wanted to find out what the Americans for Prosperity would like to see happen at the Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2019
Has The Political Power Of Evangelicals Waned?
The political power of evangelical Christians has been a long-time force in the U.S., beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. But is their political influence as strong as it used to be?
Jan. 15, 2019
How Economic Status Can Affect New Year
It’s not easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions, and that holds especially true for people who don’t have as many resources to help them achieve their goals.
Jan. 15, 2019
4 Obstacles Facing Arizona As It Finishes A Drought Plan
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Jan. 15, 2019
Phoenix To Hold Meetings For New Park
The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is holding four public meetings starting Tuesday night. The goal? To gather citizen feedback for a new “code of conduct” — new policies covering all public parks and facilities.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund
In his State of State address Monday, Gov. Ducey said despite a sunny economic outlook, the state won’t, in his words, “let the good times roll.” Instead, Ducey says he plans on significantly boosting the state’s rainy day fund.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Pulse: Who Gets To Be Called ‘Doctor?
Molecular biologist Adam Ruben has a Ph.D. There was one time when he made a conscious choice to refer to himself as Dr. Ruben — when he emailed an airline to complain about a messed up flight.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday, kicking off the new legislative session and his second term in office. In it, he praised Arizona’s booming economy and working in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Jan. 15, 2019
New Book Highlights Struggle Of Old Industrial Cities
The population shift in the U.S., as more Americans head west or into the “Sun Belt,” has deeply affected older industrial cities like Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: What Recourse Do Federal Workers Have During A Shutdown? Learning From The 1981 Air Traffic Controllers
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration when many of their members received a paycheck for $0.00. We look at the role these controllers play in air travel safety and potential protests. But air traffic controllers have had a showdown with the federal government before.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: PG&E
On Monday, the Northern California energy provider PG&E signaled its intentions to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, following two years of deadly wildfires. This isn't the first time PG&E has declared bankruptcy, and their history has left increasing ill-will among its customers.
Jan. 15, 2019
Supreme Court Won
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reinstate a 2002 voter-approved amendment to the Arizona Constitution which denied bail to anyone accused of rape.
Jan. 15, 2019
Former Navajo Nation President Dies
Milton Bluehouse Sr., who served six months as Navajo Nation president during a time of political upheaval, has died. Bluehouse died Monday morning weeks after doctors discovered he had late-stage cancer, said his son, Milton Bluehouse Jr. He was 82.
Jan. 15, 2019
Funeral Procession Route Set For Salt River Police Officer
Funeral procession for a fallen Salt River police officer is expected to briefly close parts of a highway and several roads in Phoenix.
Jan. 15, 2019

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