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The country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo — the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project — has many people excited, but don't plan on ordering a ride anytime soon.
Take A Ride In A Driverless Car
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How Does The U.S. Fare In Food Sustainability?
In the report called Fixing Food 2018, researchers used what they call the Food Sustainability Index to measure how countries are doing when it comes to the three biggest challenges our global food system faces: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and nutritional challenges.
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Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Water Standards
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced a major roll back of clean water regulations. The new proposal would severely limit the federal government’s protection of some U.S. waterways — including lakes, streams and wetlands.
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Phoenix City Council To Vote On Water Rate Increase
Phoenix residents could pay more for water starting in February. The City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday on a proposal to raise water rates by 6 percent each of the next two years.
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Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working?
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Holiday Letters Need Mailing My Monday For Christmas Delivery
Ben Akaby oversees distribution operations at USPS' central Phoenix office and said Valley customers should plan on getting their letters to the post office by Monday, Dec. 17, if they hope to have deliveries made by Christmas.
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Phoenix City Council Plans To Postpone Vote On Phoenix Suns
A vote on the future of Phoenix’s downtown arena will likely be postponed. The City Council was expected to decide on a $230 million renovation proposal between the city and the Phoenix Suns.
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The Takeaway: Legal Hemp And No Food Stamp Restrictions — What The New Farm Bill Looks Like
On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor for the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Eighty-three Senators voted in favor of the bill, with only 13 Republicans voting against it.
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Leaders Who Want To Be Liked Aren
If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
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Phoenix Council To Vote On 12 Percent Water Rate Hike
Residents and business owners in Phoenix can share their opinions about a water rate hike Wednesday. That’s when the city council is scheduled to vote on a 12-percent increase.
Mesa Considers Lawsuit Against Ban On Service Taxes
The City Council voted unanimously to “authorize the city’s legal council to file a lawsuit on behalf of the City of Mesa to challenge the legality and the applicability of proposition 126.”
Flagstaff City Council OKs Changes To Vaping In Public
The city of Flagstaff is reducing the number of places e-cigarette smokers may vape. Councilman Jim McCarthy said a new ordinance that takes effect Jan. 10 will treat vaping like traditional tobacco products.
You Can Buy A Share Of The Rights To The Song
You've probably heard the hit song "Wrecking Ball," which swung Miley Cyrus into first place on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. But now the song is crashing through the auction block.
Sen. Jeff Flake:
A recent Pew Research poll shows two-thirds of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats support U.S. trade, but their views on tariffs have diverged.
Poll: Voters Don
The Phoenix City Council Wednesday is expected to consider a $185 million dollar taxpayer-funded project to upgrade the Phoenix Suns home court.
A Taste Of Tucson Reaches Upstate New York
Tucson is well known for its food scene and, now, it’s fame is going out of state — way out of state. Marana-raised chef Joseph Zolnierowski IV recently opened a Tucson-themed restaurant in upstate New York.
Boas: Keeping Suns In Downtown Phoenix
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled this week to vote on a plan to spend $150 million to update Talking Stick Resort Arena, which is the home of the Phoenix Suns. The city’s share of the money would come from money raised on items like rental cars and hotel rooms. The team would also pay for some of the upgrades.
First Gene-Edited Food Hits The Market
The first gene-edited food is starting to make its way into everyday products. Soybeans that have been edited to make their oil contain less trans fats will now go into production for things like granola bars and cooking oils, making them healthier.
Report Shows Home Flipping Down Nationwide, Up In Phoenix
Arizona is the nation’s capitol in home flipping. And, it turns out, home flippers are a good sign of where the housing market is heading. According to a new report, there’s a nationwide decline in the practice — but not in Phoenix.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.