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Phoenix Could Hire Parking Consultant
Phoenix has no comprehensive plan to manage downtown parking demand, but that could change if a subcommittee goes along with staff.
June 3, 2019
Metro Phoenix Health Care Offices
A growing — and aging — population brings an increased demand for medical services across the Valley. And that’s leading to more new construction and retrofitting of older buildings.
June 3, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Do Lesser Nighthawks Spend The Winter?
This time of year, Arizona and Mexico residents might spy a graceful Lesser Nighthawk hunting insects at dusk. One listener wondered where these birds go for the winter.
June 3, 2019
Audit Weighs Census
Congress’s watchdog said the Census Bureau has a plan, should the Supreme Court order a citizenship question deleted from written and online forms to be used in 2020, but it’s not clear how the plan would be carried out.
May 31, 2019
Group Pushes Back On Plan To Force Mixed Status Families Out Of Public Housing
An affordable housing advocate is pushing back on a federal proposal that would force families with mixed immigration status out of subsidized housing.
May 31, 2019
Mexico Asks For Dialogue After Trump
President Donald Trump is pushing Mexico to stop Central American immigrants from arriving to the border by threatening to impose tariffs on Mexican imports. And the Mexican president is calling for dialogue, while sending a committee to Washington.
May 31, 2019
White Wing Fire, Still At 2,500 Acres, Now At 10% Containment
The White Wing Fire is still burning across 2500 acres in northwest Maricopa County. Tiffany Davilla of the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said suppression efforts have been successful in preventing the fire from spreading to nearby power lines.
May 31, 2019
Trump’s Tariff Threat Adds to Mexican Produce Duty Woes
The Tweet-delivered threat of tariffs on Mexican imports was especially worrying to the Nogales produce import industry.
May 31, 2019
Loop 101 To Close Between U.S. 60-Warner This Weekend
A 3.5-mile section of southbound Loop 101 between U.S. 60 and Warner Road will be closed for the weekend starting Friday night.
May 31, 2019
Report: Tribes Need Help To Recover From NGS Shutdown
The closures of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta mine later this year will gut tribal government budgets in northern Arizona. That’s according to a report published Thursday.
May 31, 2019
Navajo Pastor Runs For President Of The U.S.
A Navajo pastor is throwing his hat into the presidential ring along with 26 other candidates. Mark Charles is running as an independent candidate in 2020.
May 31, 2019
Navajo Council Considers Hemp Pilot Project
The Navajo Nation Council is considering legislation that would authorize the tribe to conduct a hemp pilot project with New Mexico State University.
May 31, 2019
Phoenix Sees Cool May, But Not The Coolest On Record
The coolest May in recent memory is coming to an end, but it isn’t the coolest May Phoenix has ever seen. The National Weather Service said this was the coolest May in recent history, but it gets complicated when looking at Phoenix’s overall history.
May 31, 2019
Phoenix Scooter Proposal Limits Speed, Sidewalk Use
After getting no bites on its dockless bike-sharing program, Phoenix is considering a pilot program for electric scooters. Motorized scooters are currently banned in Phoenix.
May 31, 2019
Dept. Of Veterans
Responding to criticisms that veterans in less populous parts of the state have to travel far for care, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will start construction Saturday on a new facility in Flagstaff.
May 31, 2019
Lowell Anniversary Marks 125 Years With Celebration
How does an observatory celebrate its 125th anniversary? Remember: Restoring Pluto to planetary status is not an option. Lowell Observatory, which has embarked on a multi-year expansion plan, will mark its quasquicentennial with a three-day celebration from June 6-8.
May 31, 2019
Godzilla Turns 65
65 years ago, one of the most iconic movie monsters was created, emerging from Japan’s nuclear fallout. His name is Godzilla.
May 31, 2019
For two years, Frontline producer Lauren Mucciolo embedded with the Phoenix Police Department’s Vice Enforcement Unit as they work to tackle a growing problem for her new documentary, "Sex Trafficking in America."
May 31, 2019
Bills That Bombed In The Recent AZ Legislative Session
The Arizona Legislature adjourned Tuesday morning, and that means several bills died before they could get a formal vote.
May 31, 2019
Proposed Settlement In Motel 6 Lawsuit Draws Pushback From AG
A federal judge has denied the Arizona attorney general’s request to formally object to part of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit against Motel 6 for turning guest information over to immigration authorities, but the state’s top lawyer can re-submit his protest later.
May 31, 2019

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