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Kids Become Collateral Damage In Opioid Crises As Accidental Exposures Rise
Last week, the Glendale Police Department arrested a man on two counts of felony child abuse after a 4-year-old girl he was watching died. A toxicology report later revealed she had fentanyl in her system. It’s one of the most potent forms of opioids we’ve seen emerge since the opioid epidemic began.
Jan. 16, 2020
Dispute Could End Arizona Archaeological Council
The Arizona Archaeological Council is a special panel that keeps construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiques. But a dispute between ranchers and Native American tribes could make that council nonexistent.
Jan. 16, 2020
The Takeaway: Why Some Newspapers Are Rethinking Presidential Endorsements
As the field of Democratic nominees shrinks, and with the Iowa Caucus weeks away, newspapers around the country are weighing in on who to endorse in the Democratic primary, and whether or not to endorse at all.
Jan. 16, 2020
New Proposals Could Keep Portion Of Sales Taxes On Reservations
Two new legislative proposals could help some Native American tribes keep a portion of the taxes generated from sales on reservations. The Navajo and Hopi tribes have been hit financially by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta mine.
Jan. 16, 2020
WATCH: Senators Sworn In Ahead Of Trial
Congress took additional steps Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

The newly appointed House impeachment managers, who will present the case for impeachment, read the articles in the Senate chamber. Senators were also sworn in as jurors

Jan. 16, 2020
Report: Phoenix Had Nations Largest Rent Growth In 2019
A new report that examined data from markets with more than 50,000 rental units found Phoenix had the biggest growth in rent last year.
Jan. 16, 2020
Sheriff Penzone Gives Public Apology For Leaving Meeting On Racial Profiling Early
Leaving a community meeting tied to a long-running racial profiling case landed Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in hot water with a federal judge last year. Penzone gave a public apology Wednesday night at the first meeting this year to give updates on efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to carry out court orders to end racial profiling of Latinos.
Jan. 16, 2020
Haitians In Tijuana Look Back At A Decade Of Displacement
Ten years ago this past Sunday, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that left at least 100,000 people dead. Since, thousands of Haitians have come to America's southern border, only to find themselves marooned in Tijuana.
Jan. 16, 2020
AZ Foreclosures Drop But Do Not Account For Evictions
Arizona's foreclosures dropped 11% last year. That puts the state fifth lowest in the nation. The new numbers don't account for Arizonans forced to leave rentals.
Jan. 16, 2020
Worker Morale At Homeland Security Climbs, But Not Everywhere
The Government Accountability Office says low morale has gotten better in recent years in the massive Department of Homeland Security, but a nonprofit found worker satisfaction fell in 2019 in sub-agencies that deal with immigration.
Jan. 15, 2020
Judge Overseeing Border Patrol Trial May Order Tents For Tucson Sector
The federal judge overseeing a trial on the Border Patrol’s treatment of migrants in its custody may have come up with a solution for the agency.
Jan. 15, 2020
Navajo, SRP Take Steps To Make Solar A Priority
The Navajo Nation is taking steps to make solar energy a priority, with the help of Salt River Project. Salt River Project seeks proposals for up to 200 megawatts of solar development on the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 15, 2020
Family Of Gunman From Mexico School Shooting Linked To Crime
Last week, two people died in a school shooting in northern Mexico; one of them was the shooter himself, an 11-year-old student. The investigation is now leading to a possible link between his family and organized crime.
Jan. 15, 2020
Mexican Presidential Plane Back From U.S. After A Year
For about a year, Mexico’s presidential airplane has been for sale in California as part of the Mexican government’s austerity plan. But a deal hasn’t been made, and the plane will go back to its homeland.
Jan. 15, 2020
Binational Team Of Female Brewers To Debut IPA In Tucson
The head brewers of Tucson’s Borderlands Brewery and Monterrey, Mexico’s Turulata Brewing oversaw the cross-border collaboration. The fruit of the women-led effort is a hazy IPA they’re calling Las Hermanas, or the sisters.
Jan. 15, 2020
MCCCD Chancellor To Go On Executive Leave Jan. 25
In September, the chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District announced she would be stepping down. The district governing board has reached an agreement with Maria Harper-Marinick, allowing her to go on executive leave beginning Jan. 25.
Jan. 15, 2020
How Should MLB Respond To Sign Stealing Scandals?
The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora yesterday over his role in two alleged sign stealing scandals. That follows the Houston Astros’ decision earlier this week to fire both their manager and general manager after Major League Baseball released its investigation into accusations that that team also used technology to steal signs.
Jan. 15, 2020
How ASUs Herm Edwards Experiment Is Paying Off
Criticism was rampant when ASU announced the hiring of head football coach Herm Edwards. But after two years at the helm, a bowl game victory last month and a nationally-regarded recruiting class, the Edwards experiment is mostly considered to be a success.
How ASU Women's Basketball Beat 2 Top-5 Teams In One Weekend
Jan. 15, 2020
State Of The State Takes On Criminal Justice Reform
Khalil Rushdan, community partnership coordinator with the ACLU of Arizona, and recently appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel discuss Gov. Doug Ducey's statements on criminal justice as well as new diversion programs.
Jan. 15, 2020
WNBAs New Agreement Could Double Players Salaries
The WNBA's popularity has remained pretty consistent. What has also been consistent is the relatively low average salary. On Tuesday, a new collective bargaining agreement was announced that will nearly double the average salary and, potentially, keep players from having to play overseas to earn more.
Jan. 15, 2020

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