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Gov. Ducey Asks Legislature To Fund KidsCare Program
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the state to start picking up some of the costs of providing health care for more than 32,000 children of the working poor.
Jan. 21, 2019
AZ Political Analyst: Trump Border Proposal
President Trump on Saturday proposed to restart the government by offering an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding.
Jan. 21, 2019
Arizona Chief Justice Weighing Whether To Leave Bench
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales is thinking about leaving the bench, a move that would give Republican Gov. Doug Ducey his fifth appointment to the seven-member high court.
Jan. 21, 2019
Grand Canyon Maintenance Load Lightened
A non profit associated with Grand Canyon National Park has just received half a million dollars to restore the park’s most famous trail. The grant will help alleviate some of the burden caused by the mounting maintenance backlog at the park.
Jan. 21, 2019
U.S. Air Force Announces Plans To Train Space Medics
Half a century after its first symposium on space medicine, the Air Force is preparing to train future space surgeons.
Jan. 21, 2019
How Retailers Win Shoppers Who Expect Free Shipping
A new study says more online shoppers expect free shipping- and they’re often getting it different ways.
Jan. 21, 2019
Sedona Drafts Sustainable Tourism Plan
Sedona is in the final drafting of a plan for sustainable tourism.
Jan. 21, 2019
Bill Proposes Video Monitoring on Adult Care Patients
After a woman in a vegetative state was raped at Hacienda Healthcare and gave birth, a state lawmaker is proposing a new law to require video monitoring of patients in adult care facilities.
Jan. 20, 2019
Thousands Flock To Capitol For 3rd Annual Women
Arizona marchers inspired by successes of 2018 election, hope for Equal Rights Amendment ratification.
Jan. 20, 2019
5K Participants Run Course With Heavy Loads For Charity
Dozens of participants wore backpacks filled with food for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Jan. 20, 2019
Corizon Health Loses Arizona Prison Health Care Contract
An Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) press release dated Jan. 18 says Centurion Of Arizona will take over the contract to provide health care at the state prisons July 1. ADC says it reviewed five bid proposals "and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest."
Jan. 19, 2019
4 Humanitarian Aid Volunteers Guilty On Multiple Offenses
Guilty verdicts have been rendered against four volunteers for the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths. Volunteers with No More Deaths work in Southern Arizona, leaving food and water for migrants who cross the border illegally.
Jan. 19, 2019
Arizona Governor Proposes $11.4B Budget
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed an $11.4 billion budget for Arizona that focuses much of the new spending on schools and universities while depositing more than a half-billion dollars in the state's rainy day fund.
Jan. 18, 2019
Higher Cost Estimate In New Phoenix Arena Deal Document
There are More financial details surrounding the proposed arena deal between the city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Suns. It’s the first time the city has publicly shared a breakdown of what it will cost to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Jan. 18, 2019
Shutdown Causes Native American Health Clinics To Close
The federal Indian Health Service has no appropriations for the current fiscal year. The House passed a measure to fund the program at $4 billion but the bill awaits Senate consideration. As the government shutdown lingers, many clinics that rely on these funds are hurting and a few have even closed their doors.
Jan. 18, 2019
State Of The Re:Union: Re:Defining Black History
During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives.
Jan. 18, 2019
Water Director Urges Developers To Call State Lawmakers
Officials who worked on Arizona’s drought plan are asking powerful stakeholders to push the state Legislature to pass it.
Jan. 18, 2019
APM Reports: King
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.
Jan. 18, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Looks To Change Hacienda
In the late 1990s, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill that exempted intermediate care facilities, like the one where a 29 year old comatose woman was sexually abused, from being licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 18, 2019
Constitutional Amendment On Voting Rights Proposed
A group of state lawmakers and activists proposed amending Arizona’s Constitution Thursday to include the right to vote.
Jan. 18, 2019

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