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Unpunished Crime Costs Mexico $21 Billion, Study Says
Unresolved homicides, abductions and forced displacement cost Mexico at least $21 billion, or 0.58% of the country’s gross domestic product, every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by researchers from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education and the Mexico City-based think tank Creatura.
Oct. 1, 2019
Federal Judge: 2016 Arizona School Funding Plan Illegal
At the root of the issue is a 2013 Arizona Supreme Court ruling that the state had ignored a 2000 voter-approved mandate to increase state aid to schools annually to keep pace with inflation. Ducey declined to increase taxes to comply with that ruling. Instead he and legislative leaders came up with a plan to tap into the special trust fund.
Oct. 1, 2019
AZ Secretary Of State Files Draft Elections Manual
Gov. Ducey and Atty. Gen. Brnovich have until Dec. 31 to review and approve the election guide. If approved, the manual will update election procedures for the entire state.
Oct. 1, 2019
900 Schools Seek State Funding For Police Officers, Counselors, Social Workers
Arizona’s existing school safety program already pays for 114 schools to employ school resource officers. This year, the state Legislature expanded the program with an additional $20 million and changed the program to include mental health professionals too.
Oct. 1, 2019
GAO Reports Spike In Immigrant Applications Tied To Domestic Violence
The number of foreign nationals seeking to permanently stay in the United States because they were a victim of domestic violence has spiked in recent years, but so has the number of applications flagged by the government as possible fraud.
Oct. 1, 2019
Arizona Humane Society Waives Dog Adoption Fees In October
The Arizona Humane Society is waiving its adoption fees for dogs that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and to celebrate, the Arizona Humane Society is hosting their first "Fall In Love" adoption special.
Oct. 1, 2019
One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Now Operating In Sonora
Acciona and Tuto Energy’s Puerto Libertad facility is one of the largest solar installations in Latin America. With over 1.2 million panels, the 405-megawatt plant generates enough power for over half a million Mexican homes, according to a company release.
Oct. 1, 2019
Firewood Gathering Ban Lifted In Arizona, New Mexico
A ban on gathering firewood in New Mexico and Arizona has been lifted. The decision stemmed from a case in which environmentalists accused the federal government of failing to track Mexican spotted owls.
Oct. 1, 2019
Inspector General Finds CBP Broke The Law At California Port
The Homeland Security Department’s own watchdog says Customs and Border Protection broke the law when dealing with asylum-seekers at small port of entry in California that sits between San Diego and Calexico.
Oct. 1, 2019
Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To Embrace Your Inner Weird
Felicia Day is an actress, gamer, YouTube star, writer, producer, and author. Since she published her first book, she’s heard from countless fans who told her her story helped them overcome their own fears -- and start creating. So, in her new book, Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity, she’s taking that to the next level.
Oct. 1, 2019
New FirstNet System Allows First Responder Communication
The FirstNet system was put in place by Congress after 9/11 to provide a way for first responders to communicate with each other, especially during emergencies, and a few Valley law enforcement agencies are either using it or testing it.
Oct. 1, 2019
UA, Phoenix Veterans Affairs Study Drug Interactions
Millions of Americans take multiple prescription drugs every day. Those drugs don’t always fit together in a copacetic way, thanks to our own unique chemical makeup. Now the U of A’s College of Medicine is partnering with Phoenix’s Veterans Affairs Health Care System in an attempt to figure out how drugs interaction, specifically among veterans.
Oct. 1, 2019
How The Chewy.com Acquisition Is Paying Off For PetSmart
The private equity firm that owns Phoenix-based PetSmart took a gamble in 2017 by buying an online competitor that was eating into its sales.
Oct. 1, 2019
Conflict Of Interest Shakes Up Scottsdale Transportation Department
A nine-thousand dollar contract ended up costing far more for two Scottsdale transportation officials. Transportation Director Paul Basha resigned and Transit Programs Manager Lisa Johnson was fired. Johnson’s husband had been given a contract to monitor the city’s trolley drivers for things like announcing stops to passengers and wearing required uniforms.
Oct. 1, 2019
Arizona Politics Update: Prop 123, Interest Rate Caps And Electric Shutoffs
It’s another hectic day in Arizona politics.
Oct. 1, 2019
UA Receives Criticism In Handling Of Attack On Black Student
The case of two white students who are accused of verbally and physically assaulting a black student on campus last month is making waves. The students were referred to the university’s Diversion Program, a move that outraged many on campus.
Oct. 1, 2019
California Governor Signs Fair Pay To Play Act
Called the "Fair Pay to Play" act, the law is a direct challenge to the NCAA, which prohibits athletes from getting paid. The law goes into effect in 2023. Now, the question is how will this affect student-athletes in other states?
Oct. 1, 2019
CEOs Consider Conscious Capitalism In Roundtable
Traditionally, business leaders have focused on employment, profits and shareholders. Now some assert that it may be time to shift some emphasis towards corporate responsibility and "the needs of all stakeholders."
Oct. 1, 2019
Scottsdales The Mercantile Is 17 Shops In One
Later this fall, a new shop will be opening in Old Town Scottsdale. Or, to be more precise, 17 new shops will be opening — all under one roof.
Oct. 1, 2019
Thieves Accessing Arizona Driver Licenses For Years
For years identity thieves exploited a state website to obtain other peoples' drivers licenses. A joint investigation and Arizona’s Family and CBS 5 found organized crime rings used the IDs to open fraudulent bank accounts.
Oct. 1, 2019

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