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USDA Issues SNAP Benefits Early In Light Of The Shutdown
As the federal government shutdown continues into its 26th day, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is moving to make sure families still get some benefits they depend upon.
Jan. 16, 2019
Are Massive Federal Deficits The New Normal?
The U.S. economy is still showing a lot of positive signs — with growth continuing to excel and unemployment remaining low. But huge tax cuts and significant spending have contributed to a federal deficit approaching $1 trillion.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Corporation Commission Gets New Leadership
There is new leadership at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Burns, a former Arizona senate president, is in the midst of his second term on the commission, which regulates water and power companies. He’s also been the most vocal critic of APS.
Jan. 16, 2019
Can Museums Affect Change In Society?
The power of museums — and how relevant they are — isn’t exactly up for debate. But some have wondered how active those community spaces and their leaders need to be when it comes to addressing the issues of our time.
Jan. 16, 2019
Pima Sheriff Welcomes National Guard Support On Border
Sheriff Mark Napier of Pima County was initially reticent when President Donald Trump announced he would send National Guard troops to our border with Mexico, but said he welcomed the support.
Jan. 16, 2019
Legislative Leaders Push Back On Drought Plan Deadline
House Speaker Rusty Bowers warned Tuesday he won't be pressured by Gov. Doug Ducey into approving a drought contingency plan by a Jan. 31 deadline that he and other lawmakers have yet to see.
Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona AG Supports ICWA In Texas Case
Arizona joined 18 other states in supporting the Indian Child Welfare Act in a Texas legal battle over the adoption of a Native American child.
Jan. 16, 2019
Two Guys on Your Head: Acquaintances In The Wild
We're used to seeing certain people in one context, but why do we get so thrown off when we see them elsewhere? How do cultural differences in collectivism and individualism shape the way we may perceive people in a variety of settings?
Jan. 16, 2019
The Takeaway: Calculating The Costs Of The Longest Government Shutdown In History
The government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with no end in sight. And although it might seem counter-intuitive, shutdowns wind up costing the economy more money than it would to simply keep everything running.
Jan. 16, 2019
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity
In his State of the State address on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to get rid of legislative immunity, a measure that protects lawmakers from arrest in certain circumstances. But some Arizona lawmakers think it should stay in place.
Jan. 16, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Fake Health News
Twitter and other social media tools have taken over as the go-to-source for health information for a large swath of the population. The problem is that a lot of health related social media posts are just plain wrong.
Jan. 16, 2019
Mexico
Many states in Mexico, including its capital, have experienced severe fuel shortages for days. The Mexican administration says it’s the result of temporarily closing gas pipelines to stop illegal fuel taps. But many are skeptical.
Jan. 16, 2019
Recall Election Set For Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski
On May 21, voters in parts of southwest Phoenix and much of downtown will have a chance to remove Michael Nowakowski from the council.
Jan. 16, 2019
9 Aid Workers Go To Trial In Border Case
About 50 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in Tucson on Tuesday morning ahead of the complicated trial. Nine defendants are charged with everything from entering a wildlife refuge without a permit to abandoning "personal property."
Jan. 15, 2019
Maricopa County Community College Governing Board Votes In New Leadership
In the tumultuous year and a half that Hendrix was board president, the district ended its football program and a faculty bargaining system known as meet-and-confer.
Jan. 15, 2019
New Navajo President Faces Big Economic Challenges
Jonathan Nez was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of the country’s largest Native American reservation.
Jan. 15, 2019
Sonoran Mayor Arrested On Passport Fraud Charges
The mayor of a small Sonoran town was arrested last month for allegedly lying to obtain a U.S. passport. He’s from the left-leaning party Morena, which was swept to power nationwide in July on promises of countering corruption.
Jan. 15, 2019
Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters, Bikes
The annual license will cost companies almost $7,888. They will also have to pay $1.06 a day per vehicle and be responsible for paying a $100 relocation fee if Tempe staff have to move scooters or bikes.
Jan. 15, 2019
Southwest Key Wants Freeze On AZ Admissions Lifted
Southwest Key Programs has asked state health officials to start inspections of the shelter operator’s Arizona facilities. The move is a key step toward lifting a months-long, statewide freeze on placements of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant children at Southwest Key shelters.
Jan. 15, 2019
In Wake Of Don Shooter Expulsion, Still No Code Of Conduct
When Representative Don Shooter was expelled by his colleagues during the 2018 legislative session — the first such expulsion in more than 25 years. It was seen as a sign that lawmakers had raised expectations for their colleagues’ behavior.
Jan. 15, 2019

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