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Potentially Crippling Sonoran Strike Called Off
One of Sonora’s largest unions has called off a threatened July strike after a number of its demands were met.
June 20, 2019
After Duties Started, Nogales Tomato Imports Rose In May
After a nearly 18% duty was imposed on imported Mexican tomatoes in early May, some worried that imports would drop and prices would rise.
June 20, 2019
Roosevelt Lake Residents Ordered To Evacuate Due To Woodbury Fire
Just before 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Woodbury Fire was 41 percent contained. The fire near the Superstition Mountains has been burning for almost two weeks. Residents have been asked to evacuate the area.
June 20, 2019
Arizona Regulators OK Summertime Power Shut-Off Ban
State regulators on Thursday enacted emergency rules barring most Arizona electric utilities from disconnecting power to customers who are late on their bills from June 1 through Oct. 15, when soaring desert heat can be lethal.
June 20, 2019
Centers For Medicare And Medicaid To Terminate Hacienda
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has notified Hacienda Healthcare, the facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth, that it intends to terminate its Medicaid certification effective July 3.
June 20, 2019
Will More People Go Cross-Country In Self-Driving Cars?
Autonomous, driverless cars will be on the roads soon — how soon we don’t know — but when they arrive, they’ll completely change the ways we choose to get around.
June 20, 2019
Signs Of Alzheimer
New research finds people with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease may start showing changes in their memory up to 40 years beforehand.
June 20, 2019
AZ Senate President Plans To Start Budget Work Early
Arizona lawmakers spent more than 130 days in session this year, and the last several were fairly contentious at the Capitol, with negotiations over the budget and other bills heating up.
June 20, 2019
Congress Approves Funding For Migrant Health Services
The week began with a series of tweets by President Trump declaring that — starting next week — Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
June 20, 2019
Corporation Commission Considers Prohibiting Summer Power Shut-Offs
Arizona utility regulators today are expected to consider a proposal that would prohibit utilities from shutting off customers’ power during the summer.
June 20, 2019
I-17 Set To Widen North of Phoenix
Governor Ducey signed off on an extra $130 million that the Arizona Department of Transportation needs to widen I-17 north of Anthem, including reversible flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point.
June 20, 2019
Border Hub Debuts Investigative Reporting Project In Sonora
A binational Border Hub program is hosting a forum in Sonora, Mexico, Friday to help local journalists bolster their investigative reporting skills. The project is meant to give Mexican journalists tools to safely fight corruption and support transparency in the border region.
June 20, 2019
The United States is expanding a program that has sent thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico while their cases are processed in immigration court. Now, Sonora, Mexico will start receiving some of those asylum seekers in the coming weeks.
June 20, 2019
Phoenix City Council To Consider More Police Oversight
Wearing a shirt that read "End police brutality," Phoenix City Council newcomer Carlos Garcia asked for his colleagues’ support to increase transparency. For the second straight night, Phoenix leaders heard from residents demanding action against some police officers after cellphone video shows police cursing and pointing guns at a family while responding to a shoplifting call.
Residents Voice Concerns After Viral Video
June 20, 2019
60th Arizona-Mexico Commission Meeting Comes After Months Of Trade Anxiety
Govs. Doug Ducey and Claudia Pavlovich traded friendly compliments at the last meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. But they’ve since had to confront a host of national political issues.
June 20, 2019
Groundwater Pumping Diminishes Streams Across The Country, Study Finds
Groundwater pumping is causing rivers and small streams throughout the country to decline, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona.
June 19, 2019
Office Of Management And Budget To Re-Examine How Poverty Line Is Calculated
The office that oversees the federal poverty line announced last month that it wants to re-examine how that figure is calculated, and it's seeking public comment by June 21.
June 19, 2019
Survey: Older Women Worried About Health Care Costs
Older women are concerned that rising health care and prescription drug costs could outpace their retirement savings, according to a new survey by the National Council on Aging.
June 19, 2019
19North Corridor Takes Shape Around Light Rail
The area of 19th Avenue from Bethany Home Road to Dunlap got no money to create a vision plan when the light rail expansion opened. Now the 19North alliance is bringing residents' priorities to life.
June 19, 2019
AZ, Sonoran Governors Urge Ratification Of New NAFTA Deal
In letters sent to Mexican and American officials, Sonora and Arizona’s governors asked each countries’ leaders to ratify the renegotiated NAFTA deal, known as the USMCA.
June 19, 2019

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