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Phoenix to build structured campground after Zone ruling
Just as the courts ordered the city of Phoenix to clear a homeless encampment called the Zone, city council unanimously passed an ordinance Wednesday to build a structured campground for those living there.
Scottsdale-based economist Danny Court with Elliot D. Pollack and Company noted that along with striking auto workers at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, a government shutdown would be another detriment to the U.S. economy.
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An initiative to require city-owned public venues to divert food waste from the landfill may be a topic of discussion at future Scottsdale City Council meetings.
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A rezoning referendum for building a new Flagstaff hospital campus near Fort Tuthill County Park will be decided by residents in November. Northern Arizona Healthcare, the organization in support of the campus’s development, will hold a forum to take questions about the project.
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Humanitarian parole is reuniting a Tucson family. Its also in the crosshairs of GOP ire
It’s been almost a year since the Biden administration began rolling out a program to allow Cubans and others to apply to come to the U.S. Serguei Josevich Rodriguez remembers that moment well. Moments later, his phone was buzzing with calls from friends and family back home in Cuba.
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The director of Arizona’s worker-safety program has resigned. As first reported by ABC15, Jessie Atencio has stepped down as the head of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
$10M for Nogales police after migrant releases
Governor Katie Hobbs announced Thursday the Nogales Police Department would receive a $10 million grant to obtain communications technology for border security.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is moving to ensure the next time you see a political commercial you won't have to guess who really is paying for it. More to the point, you won't have to squint or speed read.
What does the First Amendment say when it comes to advertising in city-owned spaces? What about when that advertising depicts something some people might consider violent?
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona next week to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who represented the state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades.
Navajo Nation among tribes getting $40M to clean up wells
Indigenous communities have long been unduly burdened by environmental pollution. Now, the Biden administration has sent nearly $40 million to help tribal communities plug and remediate orphaned oil and gas wells.
The U.S. Department of Education is forgiving $37 million in federal student loans borrowed by roughly 1,200 people who went to University of Phoenix. And the department is still approving applications from those who the Federal Trade Commission says were hoodwinked into enrolling about a decade ago.
State auditors say they’ve been urging the Fire Marshal’s Office since 1988 to set up a legally required safety inspection program for schools and public buildings. A new review of the Marshal’s parent agency says it still hasn’t happened.
To put their measure before voters, the group Arizona for Abortion Access will need to collect 383,923 valid signatures from registered Arizona voters by July 3, 2024.
The Show spoke with Lisa Graham Keegan, an education consultant, former state schools superintendent, and senior education fellow at the Common Sense Institute, about Tom Horne's decision to take back millions of federal COVID-19 relief dollars from schools.
The Show spoke with Yuma Regional Medical Center president and CEO Dr. Robert Trenschel about a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to stop potential cuts to what's called the disproportionate share hospital.
Border Patrol releases migrants on streets without telling aid groups
The migrant-aid system was overwhelmed and Border Patrol began releasing people onto the streets. It’s a last resort in the region and one that can leave asylum seekers and families at risk.
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The National Park Service has faced employee morale problems in recent years, including allegations of harassment. A nonprofit says that many problems persist.
It’s the latest decision in a case brought by business owners, who say crime, damage and human waste have made the area on the edge of downtown Phoenix public nuisance.
Arizona’s governor vowed Wednesday to use an executive order to keep the Grand Canyon open if the U.S. government shuts down.
After being thwarted by Congress, President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will serve as a major green jobs training program.