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Report: Retrofitting NGS Would Boost Navajo Economy
As Peabody Energy lays off more Navajo workers, the tribe decides what to do with the old coal mine and power plant set to close in coming months.
June 11, 2019
AZ Latino Groups Continue Long Effort To Boost Voting
Recent Census numbers confirm Latino turnout in last year’s midterms eclipsed the previous midterm.
June 11, 2019
Water Restored After Outage At Douglas Prison
The Arizona Department of Corrections says running water has been restored at the Douglas state prison after an outage to the main supply was reported last week.
June 11, 2019
Report: Small Businesses Express Optimism For Economic Growth
A new report issued by the National Federation of Independent Business that tracks small business owners’ attitudes on the economy, cites increased optimism.
June 11, 2019
2 Sonoran Border Shootouts Claim 9 Lives
Two Mexican border cities just across from Arizona were rocked by violence Monday afternoon.
June 11, 2019
DPS Leaves Vacancies Unfilled To Pay For Equipment
The new state budget includes a pay raise for Department of Public Safety troopers. It comes in response to a police staffing shortage across the state. But some of the vacancies have to be left open, so the department can buy other equipment.
June 11, 2019
Felisa Hervey spoke six languages — she was fluent in English and Spanish and spoke some Kazakh, Russian and Arabic. But at just 31 years old, she suffered a massive stroke that has stolen language from her.
June 11, 2019
John Shannon: New Coyotes Owner Could Secure New Arena
There’s still some final paperwork to be taken care of, but sometime this summer the Arizona Coyotes are expected to have a new majority owner. Will the Coyotes stay in Arizona, and could a new arena be in the works?
June 11, 2019
Scottsdale Discourages Giving Money To Panhandlers
Five intersections around Scottsdale — including in Old Town and as far north as Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard — are now sporting temporary signs. The message is brief and to the point: It’s OK to say no to panhandlers.
June 11, 2019
How Arizona
Two wildfires were sparked late last week near the Phoenix metro area. The Mountain Fire in the Tonto National Forest began on Friday near Horseshoe and Bartlett Lakes, and the Woodbury Fire started Saturday near the Woodbury Trailhead in the Superstition Mountains.
June 11, 2019
Supreme Court To Hear Chandler Death Row Inmate Case
Can someone convicted of two murders decades ago have the opportunity to present evidence of his abusive childhood to a jury?
June 11, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Director Cruz Announces Departure
The Phoenix Art Museum is going to have to find a new director and CEO, as Amada Cruz — who’s been in the position since 2014 — announced that she’ll be moving on to a similar position in Seattle.
June 11, 2019
A lot of us have complained that we are “burned out” at work — but now, it’s an official diagnosis.
June 11, 2019
Public Meeting On Fires Set For Northwestern Maricopa County
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is holding a public meeting in Wittmann on Wednesday night after an increase in fires in northwestern Maricopa County.
June 11, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider How To Revisit Per Diem Increase
Arizona lawmakers are wondering how to re-visit the idea of increasing their compensation following Gov. Doug Ducey’s veto of a bill that would’ve raised per diem allowances.
June 11, 2019
Jury Dismissed in Border Aid Worker Trial
The jury in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker in southern Arizona was not able to reach a verdict Monday.
June 11, 2019
Drug Tunnel Breaches Binational Sewage Pipeline
The binational sewage pipeline connecting Nogales, Sonora, with Nogales, Arizona, was breached in early May and still needs repairs.
June 10, 2019
Casa Grande Suspends Recycling
Casa Grande is one of the many U.S. cities suspending recycling programs in response to tougher restrictions on what China will accept.
June 10, 2019
DHS Watchdog Retires; Governor
The Homeland Security Department’s top internal watchdog retired Monday, and an advisor to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is waiting for the U.S. Senate to vote on whether he’ll be the agency’s next inspector general.
June 10, 2019
Woodbury Fire Now At 1,400 Acres; Conditions Hampering Containment
The Woodbury Fire has spread to over 1,400 acres and remains zero percent contained. The terrain of the area is hampering the efforts of fire crews.
June 10, 2019

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