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 Surprise Wants Your Electric Scooter, Bike Opinions
On Nov. 1, 2019, Surprise launched a pilot program for electronic scooters and bikes. But so far no vendor has set up shop. That could change before the end of the year if Surprise can work out licensing issues with two residents who want to rent scooters around the city center and Ottawa University.
Nov. 11, 2019
Scottsdale Airport Wants To Raise Fees, Rates
Scottsdale’s Aviation Department is looking to raise fees and rates at the city’s airport after market analysis showed Scottsdale charges below market average in some areas. The city-owned airport near Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway offers no commercial airline service. It’s home to corporate jets, small planes and helicopters.
Nov. 11, 2019
Corrections Dept. Must Revise Explicit Material Policy
Arizona prisons must revise their policy on what inmates can and cannot read. In a new order, U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver gave the Arizona Department of Corrections until mid-February to establish rules consistent with the prisoners' First Amendment rights.
Nov. 11, 2019
ASU Students Launch NASA-Funded CubeSat To Study Urban Heat Island
Students from Arizona State University have launched a small, NASA-funded research satellite to study the urban heat island in seven U.S. cities, including Phoenix.
Nov. 11, 2019
Compassion Common Trait Among New AZ Veterans Hall Of Fame Members
For Veterans Day, we introduce you to some of the newest members of the Arizona’s Veterans Hall of Fame and find out how they all share a common bond: a compassion to help others, particularly fellow vets.
Nov. 11, 2019
Scottsdale Now Permitted To Treat Recycled Water For Direct Human Consumption
In early September, the Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the Scottsdale Water Campus became the state’s first water treatment facility to get a permit to treat recycled water for direct human consumption.
Nov. 11, 2019
DEA: Counterfeit Drugs Are 3rd Stage Of Opioid Crisis
The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeing the latest in the cartel’s adaptability. The group started lacing fentanyl in drugs other than the well-known oxycodone, like Xanax and Percocet.
Nov. 11, 2019
Phoenix Sikh Community Donates 550 Trees To City
The youngest donor gave his first paycheck at his first job. The oldest donor, a 93-year-old energy conservation specialist, donated ten trees. The trees will be planted in four central Phoenix neighborhoods as part of the city’s tree shade initiative.
Nov. 10, 2019
Mesa Cuts Ribbon On Third Phase Of Eastmark Great Park
The third phase of the Mesa Eastmark Great Park was dedicated Saturday. Jo Martin, Mesa Parks and Recreation Advisory Board president, said several new attractions include spaces for people and pets.
Nov. 10, 2019
Officials: Illegal Trap Led To Death Of Javelina
Officials from the Arizona Game and Fish Department are looking for someone who set an illegal trap that maimed a javelina near Tucson. Spokesman Mark Hart says the leg-hold trap made the javelina suffer for two weeks before it could be found and euthanized.
Nov. 10, 2019
75% Of Gen Z Quit Jobs Because Of Their Mental Health
A new study examining mental health in the workplace has identified some generational trends. 75% of Generation Z workers reported leaving a job because of mental health issues.
Nov. 10, 2019
Bullhead City Called Arizonas Most Affordable Place To Live
A western Arizona city is one of the most affordable places to live in the state, according to third quarter data contained in the Cost of Living Index. Bullhead City had an overall affordability index of 91% — which means it costs about 9% below the national average to live there.
Nov. 9, 2019
AZ County Declares Itself Second Amendment Sanctuary
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors unanimously declared the county a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County" — meaning the board won’t authorize county resources to "enforce laws that unconstitutionally infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."
Nov. 9, 2019
A Comic Book Lifted Spirits During WWII, And Decades Later
On Veterans Day, we remember those who have sacrificed to protect and serve our country. To honor them, here is the story a from Flagstaff about World War II veteran who shined a light during a dark time — and the return of a father's lost comic book.
Arizona Veteran, Now Deployed To The Classroom, Creates Military History Class
Nov. 9, 2019
Democratic Senators Vote Against Allowing Arizona Health Department To Exist
On Thursday, members of a Senate panel conducted a sunset review on the Arizona Department of Health Services and its future. Three Democratic lawmakers voted against allowing the agency to continue to exist for another eight years.
Nov. 8, 2019
2 Transgender Detainees Faced Abuse In Detention, Migrant Aid Groups Say
A pair of migrant aid groups say two transgender women held with men at an Arizona detention center have faced abuse and violence at the hands of fellow detainees, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should release all transgender migrants on humanitarian grounds.
Nov. 8, 2019
Grand Canyon University Denied Nonprofit Status
Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University was handed a surprise this week when the U.S. Department of Education decided not to recognize the formerly for-profit GCU as nonprofit. Expectations were that, with the Trump administration’s focus on deregulation, GCU wouldn’t have any difficulty getting the status change approved.
Nov. 8, 2019
Book Explores The Way Stories Drive Economies
Statistics and figures don’t necessarily grab the public’s attention. They also don’t go viral in the same way that relatable stories often do. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller digs into that topic and its importance in his new book "Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events."
Nov. 8, 2019
Study Investigates The Effects Of Screen Time On Children
Lots of parents debate how much screen time is appropriate for their kids, and worry about the effects too much screen time could have. Now, a new study provides some answers, as it relates to brain development.
Nov. 8, 2019
The Code: Book Delves Into The History Of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley has been the subject of movies, TV shows and countless articles over the years, which highlight the technology that comes out of the community, but also the culture. Margaret O’Mara looked at the history of Silicon Valley in her new book, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America."
Nov. 8, 2019

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