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The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
Oct. 13, 2017
Adobe Mountain School youth prison
A joint legislative committee is reviewing Arizona’s last remaining juvenile prison. Adobe Mountain School in Phoenix can hold 430 youths, but currently only 172 are housed there.
Oct. 12, 2017
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
Oct. 12, 2017
After the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to allow girls into the organization, the Girl Scouts responded by saying it will continue business as usual.
Oct. 12, 2017
Football field
The football teams at Maricopa Community Colleges will be allowed to play for at least another two years. Officials with the district were considering eliminating the sport from their athletics department. Officials decided this week to give football team leaders two years to improve their student success metrics.
Oct. 12, 2017
Sky Harbor
Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is moving forward to try to implement dramatic changes in aviation.
Oct. 12, 2017
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At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
Oct. 12, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Marisa Valandra enjoying movie night at a Mesa park, as part of the city’s Ride-In Movies in the Park program.
Oct. 12, 2017
water faucet
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
Oct. 12, 2017
Financial jobs office
When you send in a job application, if you meet the qualifications, you’d expect to at least get an interview. But new research shows, even at the point of hire, racial discrimination is still often at play.
Oct. 12, 2017
R&R Parners
A week after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, signs on the Las Vegas strip went dark in remembrance of the victims and those injured.
Oct. 12, 2017
Teaching difficult subjects, like slavery, is a tough but important assignment for teachers. And making sure it’s done thoughtfully and sensitively is a crucial part of that.
Oct. 12, 2017
Greg Stanton
Two members of the Phoenix City Council have so far expressed an interest in running for mayor, once the current Mayor Greg Stanton resigns to run for Congress.
Oct. 12, 2017
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President Trump has been in meetings to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Joining us to look at how the NAFTA talks are going and where the U.S. stands is Brian Peck. He's an expert in international trade and director of the Transnational Law and Business Center at USC.
Oct. 12, 2017
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Historians examine how Elvis' famous pompadour haircut became an expression of sexuality by fans across the world, and why Americans freaked out when he had to cut it.
Oct. 12, 2017
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Dozens of wildfires are burning in California, and entire neighborhoods have been reduced to piles of ash. Some 8,000 firefighters are fighting the blazes on the ground and from the air.
Oct. 12, 2017
Bisbee Fire
Bisbee's City Hall sets up temporary operations at a nearby vacant school after fire gutted the historic building Wednesday morning.
Oct. 12, 2017
Inside Energy
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants.
Oct. 12, 2017
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A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on and near the Navajo Nation.
Oct. 12, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is headed to the United Kingdom for a series of economic development meetings and to meet with tourism industry representatives at an Arizona Cardinals football game outside London.
Oct. 12, 2017

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