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Arizona Holds Public Meeting On Subminimum Wages
Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives moved to end a practice that allows employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.
Oct. 21, 2019
Sirven: Throwing The Entire Kitchen Sink At Alzheimers
A new near-infrared light cap is a novel but promising approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.
Oct. 21, 2019
Report Highlights Overworked Disability Case Workers
Challenges at the state Department of Economic Security’s Developmental Disabilities Division are not getting any better.
Oct. 21, 2019
Medicaid Spending Down In 2019 But States Aim To Spend More
Spending on Medicaid dropped nationwide during the 2019 fiscal year, coinciding with a decrease in enrollment in the health care program. States, however, are already planning on spending more going forward
Oct. 21, 2019
Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Ready For General Use
Progress on self-driving cars continues, as technology advances into the realm of self-driving trucks and grocery delivery provided by smaller autonomous vehicles, but some observers recommend pumping the brakes on how soon we’ll see self-driving automobiles in broad use.
Oct. 21, 2019
Several Arizona School Districts Sue Vaping Companies
Four school districts in Arizona have joined a class-action lawsuit against Juul and other e-cigarette makers, including the Tolleson Union High School District and Tucson Unified School District, one of the largest in the state.
Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Legislature Prepares For Battle Over Sanctuary Cities
It seems the 2020 legislative session will feature, in part, a battle over so-called sanctuary cities.
Oct. 21, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Russia Hosting African Leaders
A major gathering is set to kick off this week in the Russian city of Sochi, and it could have significant global implications.
Oct. 21, 2019
Scottsdale Turns Recycled Water Into Drinking Water
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Oct. 21, 2019
Boas: Leaders With Character Could Turn Suns Around
The Phoenix Suns are tired of losing. General Manager James Jones and Head Coach Monty Williams could be the men to lead this young NBA team out of the basement.
Oct. 21, 2019
Raquel Denis
Some of us are lucky to be professionally talented at one thing, whether it’s a sport or dance or photography, but few of us are lucky enough to be that talented at multiple things.
Oct. 21, 2019
Fired Arizona Senate Staffer Gets $350,000 And Her Job Back
A former Arizona Democratic legislative staffer fired four years ago is entitled to more than $350,000 in damages and should get her job back after a jury found she was discriminated against based on race and sex, a federal judge ruled.
Oct. 21, 2019
UA Astronomer Uses Fellowship To Study Supermassive Black Holes
University of Arizona astronomer Peter Behroozi is one of 22 recipients of this year’s Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He will use the funding to study supermassive black holes.
Oct. 21, 2019
Plan Seeks To Modernize National Park Campgrounds
Upgraded campgrounds could be coming to Arizona’s National Parks. There’s a new effort to modernize those areas with food trucks, Wi-Fi and hot showers.
Oct. 21, 2019
Gated Alleys Too Pricey For Some Phoenix Neighborhoods
It’s been nearly a year since Phoenix launched a pilot program to allow neighborhoods to gate their alleys. The program is meant to prevent criminal activity and illegal dumping.
Oct. 21, 2019
Water Talks Continue For Pinal-Area Stakeholders
They will discuss how to deal with a projected groundwater shortfall.
Oct. 21, 2019
The Best Small Library In America Is In Bisbee, Arizona
Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
Oct. 21, 2019
UA Studying Near-Infrared Light On Aging Brains
Researchers at the University of Arizona have received $1.8 million from the National Institute on Aging to study whether near-infrared light can help revitalize aging brains.
Oct. 21, 2019
Phoenix Approves More Police Body Worn Cameras
Body worn cameras are on the way for some units in the Phoenix Police Department. Officers in three units will be equipped with cameras this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2020.
Oct. 21, 2019
Avondale Wants Residents To Produce Less Waste
Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste. The city is trying to spread awareness to the community and limit contribution to landfills.
Oct. 20, 2019

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