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1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted
An international group of scientists and conservationists spotted several vaquita marina porpoises in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in recent weeks. It’s the first recorded sighting of the critically endangered marine mammal so far this year.
Sept. 10, 2019
Interim Manager: Conditions Improving In Johnson Utilities Service Area
The interim manager for an East Valley water company says they made it through the summer without any major outages to customers.
Sept. 10, 2019
Will Phoenix Increase Red Light Cameras At Intersections?
Some Phoenix leaders want to take action following a report that ranked Arizona worst in the nation for red light runners
Sept. 10, 2019
Sinema, McSally Urge Senate To Fund San Luis Port Improvements
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill with nearly $250 million in funding for improvements. Both of Arizona’s senators are urging their fellow lawmakers to fund improvements at a major San Luis Port of Entry.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Representatives React To Trump Canceling Taliban Talks
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are reacting to President Trump’s announcement that he canceled secret talks scheduled at Camp David with members of the Taliban and Afghan government officials.
Sept. 10, 2019
Historic Phoenix Union Station May Be Sold By Sprint
A longtime staple of downtown Phoenix may be going away or — at the very least — about to undergo dramatic changes.
Sept. 10, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Faces Fallout From Former Director
The Phoenix Art Museum underwent dramatic of personnel changes this summer when Director Amada Cruz left to take over as director and CEO of the Seattle Art Museum. She was brought in to make changes in diversity and fundraising, and some supporters and volunteers were critical of what she implemented.
Sept. 10, 2019
NAU Chemist Aims To Extend Life Of Insulin
More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many of those patients rely on insulin to control the disease. But, insulin has to be refrigerated, and once opened, is only good for a short time.
Sept. 10, 2019
Book Explores How Women Have Changed U.S. Politics
Several Democratic women remain in the race to get the party’s presidential nomination and the opportunity to directly challenge President Trump’s campaign for a second term in the White House.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Mayors Lobby For Gun Background Checks
Four Arizona mayors are advocating for action on the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 that would require universal background checks on gun purchasers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has so far resisted calls for him to bring the bill to the floor, arguing President Trump wouldn’t sign it anyway.
Sept. 10, 2019
ASU Helps Journalist Access Scott Warren Trial Documents
The trial of humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren captured headlines around the country. But despite the government’s claim that Warren had illegally helped border crossers evade immigration authorities in Arizona’s borderlands, his trial ended in a hung jury in June.
Sept. 10, 2019
Phoenix Independents Want To Join Democratic Preference Election
The state Democratic Party will be holding a preference election in March, and independent voters want in. If Arizona independents want to participate in the Democratic presidential preference election in March, they'd have to first change their party. And that has people across the political spectrum demanding change.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Republican Party Opts Out Of Presidential Primary
The Arizona Republican Party decided to opt out of the presidential preference primary in March, so registered Republicans will not be able to cast a vote for any of President Trump’s primary challengers. This isn’t the first time a state party has chosen not to hold a presidential preference election, but why has the GOP decided against one this time?
Sept. 10, 2019
Word Podcast, S2 E1: Pushing Back
Word is a podcast about the literary arts in the state and the region. In this mammoth Season 2 opener, we push back against the depiction of young people from low income families as depicted in Nick Richey's film, "Low Low" which is being screened in Scottsdale on Sept. 12. The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A following the movie.
Sept. 10, 2019
Group Launches Health Option For East Valley Businesses
A new health insurance pool for the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance is trying to bring down coverage costs for small businesses there.
Sept. 10, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations but also between Mexico and Guatemala. President Trump’s threat on taxing Mexican goods unless migration stopped is having an effect on Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Here, not only migration is changing but also trade.
Sept. 10, 2019
ADOT Seeks Public Comment On North-South Corridor
The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a newly released environmental impact study for a proposed 55-mile stretch of freeway. The so called North-South Corridor would stretch from U.S. 60 in Apache Junction to I-10 in Eloy.
Sept. 9, 2019
Mexican Authorities Meet With Rio Sonora Mining Spill Victims
Five years ago, Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of toxic waste into two Sonoran rivers affecting thousands living downstream from the mine. Mexican authorities recently met with one of the affected communities as part of promised efforts to give residents a voice in mining issues.
Sept. 9, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court: Online Travel Companies Must Pay City Taxes
Online travel companies like Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline have to pay city sales taxes on the portion of the reservation dollars that they keep, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Sept. 9, 2019
Meet The Women Leading Education Reform In AZ
Save Our Schools Arizona defied naysayers in their fight against the expansion of school vouchers. Red for Ed followed to win salary bumps for teachers. And a political newcomer beat the odds to claim the highest seat in the state's education system.
Sept. 9, 2019

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