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E. Coli Outbreak Still A Concern For Yuma-Area Ag Industry
The calendar has turned over to a new year, but the agriculture industry in southwestern Arizona's Yuma area isn't forgetting an E. coli outbreak last April that dealt financial setbacks to growers and distributors of romaine lettuce and other leafy greens.
Jan. 7, 2019
National Economic Index Points To Possible Slowdown
A national economic index partially created by an Arizona State University professor is pointing to signs of a possible slowing economy. Dale Rogers helped create the Logistics Managers Index, which measures things like transportation warehousing and inventory.
Jan. 7, 2019
Ducey, Bipartisan Group Of Officials Sworn In Monday
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey starts a second term Monday with inaugural festivities at the state Capitol, accompanied by five other newly elected top state officials who come from both leading political parties as Arizona takes on a purple tint.
Jan. 7, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Wields Vast Power Over Immigration Courts
Immigrant-rights activists celebrated when a federal judge recently threw out the former U.S. attorney general’s decision to deny asylum to victims of certain crimes. But President Donald Trump’s administration could soon again disqualify some people from asylum, thanks to the attorney general’s power to rule on certain immigration cases.
Jan. 7, 2019
Social Security Scam Growing Rapidly
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said a scam involving Social Security numbers is growing rapidly. In 2017, the agency said it received 3,200 complaints from people who reported losing nearly $210,000. In 2018, the FTC received more than 35,000 reports from people who reported losing $10 million.
Jan. 7, 2019
Flagstaff Utilizes Smartphone Data To Map Traffic
Many smartphone applications have the option to have location services on. When location services are on, app companies can sell this information, known as "big data." Flagstaff is one of the first cities to utilize big data.
Jan. 6, 2019
Phoenix Holds Meeting To Gather Public Input
Phoenix held its first meeting Saturday to gather public input on its proposed deal with the Suns to renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Staff laid out the building’s history and basic terms of the $230 million proposal.
Jan. 5, 2019
National Parks Stay Open, Many Unstaffed
The state of Arizona has just approved funds for another week at the Grand Canyon that will keep the park staffed with emergency and maintenance crews during the federal government shutdown. But other national parks have not been so lucky.
Jan. 4, 2019
Feds Relaunch System For Requesting Foreign Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled its internet system for accepting applications for foreign guest workers to be back up and running at noon MST on Monday, after high demand for H-2B visas caused it to crash on Jan. 1.
Jan. 4, 2019
Kyrene School District Offers Online Registration
“Traditionally parents would have to come in person with all of their paperwork and fill everything out and now they’re going to be able to go online and do things digitally,” said district spokesperson Erin Helm.
Jan. 4, 2019
Prosecutor Asks High Court Not To Hear Cannabis Case
An Arizona prosecutor has asked the state supreme court not to hear a controversial case that is roiling Arizona’s medical marijuana industry. The case was appealed after a lower court ruled against a medical marijuana patient.
Jan. 4, 2019
Sonoran Crops Damaged By Cold, Snowy Weather
Produce growers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking authorities to declare a state of emergency as snowfall and extreme cold weather damage thousands of crops throughout the state.
Jan. 4, 2019
Beauty Retailer To Close 6 Arizona Stores
A Missouri-based beauty retailer is pulling out of Arizona and will close six stores. In a statement last month, Beauty Brands’ CEO Caryn Lerner said, “Necessary organizational changes are required heading into the new year.”
Jan. 4, 2019
Free Workshops For Potential
Mesa is working with with PHX East Valley Partnership to launch a series of free workshops will help people learn about potential investment opportunities. To help startups succeed and create new jobs, experts say the Valley needs to increase early-stage investment.
Jan. 4, 2019
Coyotes CEO Talks About Future Of Team In Arizona
A year-end letter from President and CEO Ahron Cohen to fans included lines related to speculation about possible ownership transactions.
Jan. 4, 2019
Former Toys R Us Employees Get Money
After months of fighting for severance pay, some former Toys R Us employees in the Phoenix area are now seeing some money. Checks went out this week to thousands of former employees across the country, including Tracy Auerbach in Chandler.
Jan. 4, 2019
Lawmaker Wants Ban On Illegal Cancer Treatment
Lawmaker wants to repeal protections for the once popular drug Laetrile, once considered an alternative treatment for cancer.
Jan. 4, 2019
Can Teachers Walk The Line Between Education, Advocacy?
As teachers in Arizona and around the country become more politically engaged, how can they walk the line between being public employees and education advocates?
Jan. 4, 2019
Proposed Bills Have AZ Teachers On Edge
The new legislative session here in Arizona hasn’t even started yet, and a spate of bills have already been introduced, including a few around education that have some teachers on edge.
Jan. 4, 2019
Some Defendants May Not Be Judged By A Jury Of Peers
What role does race, or more specifically, racial bias, play in jury selection? There hasn’t been a lot of research on this, so Ron Wright and some colleagues set out to change that.
Jan. 4, 2019

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