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Thanksgiving May Be Second Highest Travel Day Since 2005
Thanksgiving travel this year is expected to increase by nearly 3%. AAA Arizona expects more than 55 million Americans to travel by car or plane. With an increase of about 1.6 million travelers next week, this Thanksgiving is projected to mark the second highest travel holiday since 2005.
Nov. 22, 2019
GOP Senator Claims Secretary Of State Overstepped Authority
Frustrated by what she calls oversteps of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ authority, state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita plans to sponsor legislation to change how the state’s election procedures manual is written. The election procedures manual is intended to provide guidance for county recorders to implement laws enacted by the Legislature in the name of keeping elections uniform and fair throughout Arizona.
Nov. 22, 2019
Retaliation And Stigma Of Mental Illness Force Arizona Correctional Officers To Suffer In Silence
Correctional officers experience stress and trauma every day working in Arizona's state prisons. The fear of looking weak in a profession that requires great strength is preventing many officers from dealing with serious mental health issues.
Nov. 22, 2019
SRP To Pay $21M To Settle Claims Over AZ Mine Closure
Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine. The mine closed in August after sending its last coal shipment to the Navajo Generating Station near Page.
Nov. 21, 2019
Bloomberg Spending Millions On Voter Drive That Includes Arizona
As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states.
Nov. 21, 2019
Refugee Resettlement Groups Sue President Trump
Three faith-based groups that resettle refugees want a federal judge to block President Donald Trump from requiring local government approval to keep taking people in, and a new lawsuit by the groups alleges that a recent executive order by Trump is illegal.
Nov. 21, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Previews New Jail
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office gave a preview of its newest jail facility on Thursday. The Saguaro jail will house minimum and medium custody general population inmates and is set to open in April. The Saguaro Jail was constructed to replace the Durango Jail and serve as the new intake, transfer and release center for the Sheriff’s Office.
Nov. 21, 2019
Dean Of ASUs Cronkite School Stepping Down
The founding dean of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is moving on. Christopher Callahan He announced Thursday he has been named president of the University of the Pacific and is moving to Sacramento.
Nov. 21, 2019
Department Of  Environmental Quality Investigating Water Contamination At Prison
A new report from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality shows the state is concerned that a well supplying water to a state prison in Douglas could be contaminated.
Nov. 21, 2019
5 Candidates File To Run For Maricopa County Sheriff
Five candidates have taken steps to pursue the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office in 2020. Four Republicans — Joe Arpaio, Mike Crawford, Lehland Burton and Gerry Sheridan — and incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone have filed statements of interest to run for sheriff.
Nov. 21, 2019
Multistate E.Coli Outbreak Hits Arizona
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections. Seventeen people have been infected, including one in Arizona. "At this time, CDC has been advising consumers to avoid eating this particular bag salad. It’s a Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad with a best by date of Oct. 31."
Nov. 21, 2019
UA Ousts Theta Chi Following Serious Hazing Charges
The University of Arizona has decided to no longer recognize Theta Chi fraternity through May 2025 following a $1 million lawsuit from one of its former members.
Nov. 21, 2019
Phoenix Red Light And Speed Cameras To End Dec. 31
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Phoenix will no longer have red light and speed enforcement cameras. It was a typical item on Wednesday's City Council agenda with an unusual result. The council was asked to extend the current contract up to a year so staff could complete a new request for proposal, but the vote failed 5-4.
Nov. 20, 2019
Border Patrol Agent In Attack On Migrant Gets Probation
A former Border Patrol agent who rammed a Guatemalan immigrant with his truck and then lied about it was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation. The case against Matthew Bowen was detailed from the beginning. Prosecutors found he had boasted in text messages that he’d run into a "tonk," a Border Patrol agent slur for immigrants.
Nov. 20, 2019
AZ Man Guilty Of Making Ammo Sold To Vegas Shooter
Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Nov. 20, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Nov. 20, 2019
Storm Brings Heavy Snowfall To Flagstaff
Flagstaff saw its first snow storm this season on Wednesday. Payson, Prescott and Black Canyon City also experienced a cold front as rain continued to fall on the Phoenix area.
Nov. 20, 2019
Phoenix Neighborhoods, Developers Reach Deal On Camelback Project
The northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road will be home to new retail, restaurants, an office building and a boutique hotel. Many residents opposed the height of two buildings — developers wanted 75 feet or about five stories, which was higher than zoning allowed. Neighbors worried the buildings would block the view of Camelback Mountain and open the gates for other tall buildings.
Nov. 20, 2019
AZ Border Aid Worker Found Not Guilty In Second Case
Nearly two years after he was arrested by federal agents in the Arizona desert, Scott Warren was again found not guilty by a jury. The response this time was decisive. The jury voted unanimously in Warren’s favor.
Nov. 20, 2019
Arizona Center For Disability Law Settles Suit With State Hospital
The Arizona Center for Disability Law has settled a lawsuit with the Arizona State hospital over access to its patients and the facility itself. The lawsuit was filed more than a year ago. Under the terms of the settlement, the state hospital agreed to provide the ACDL with access to its facilities and the residents.
Nov. 20, 2019

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