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Arizona Department Of Child Safety Director To Resign
Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay is resigning. McKay will become the chief operating officer of Childhelp, an Arizona-based nonprofit that helps the victims of child abuse.
July 9, 2019
Mesa Launches Online Transportation Survey
“We want people to log on to a website and give us some feedback, you know, good, bad or ugly about how they feel about transportation in the city of Mesa and what we can do to be better at that,” Mayor John Giles said.
July 9, 2019
How Rough Riders From ASU Helped Arizona Get Statehood
ASU Now reporter Scott Seckel dug deep into the history of the Rough Riders, beginning on the steps of what is now ASU's Old Main, where President Theodore Roosevelt came to give a speech.
July 9, 2019
Study: Crime Rates Rise As Temperatures Rise
New research has found that crime in Los Angeles goes up on days when the high temperature is above 85 degrees. The link between rising mercury and rising crime rates has been known for some time, but this new study finds the relationship is stronger in low-income neighborhoods.
July 9, 2019
DNC Chairman Hosts Pro-Affordable Care Act Rally In Phoenix
As a federal appeals court hears a Texas case challenging the Affordable Care Act, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez came to Phoenix to host a rally in support of "Obamacare."
July 9, 2019
Judge Rejects Plan To Make School District Shoulder Cost
A tax court judge found it unconstitutional to force the Tucson Unified School District to pay entirely for the cost of its desegregation program, when that cost constitutionally should come from the general fund.
July 9, 2019
There Is A Shortage Of Foster Care Homes In Arizona
Over the last few months, the need for foster families in our state has become desperate, according to one of the larger foster home licensing agencies in the county.
July 9, 2019
McSally Pins Help For Arizona Homeless On Executive Order
As a retired fighter pilot, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said she sees affordable housing as a serious problem among veterans and pinned her hopes of helping Arizona's homeless on President Trump's plans.
July 9, 2019
How Bashas’ Bounced Back From Bankruptcy
Ten years ago, Arizona's Bashas' Supermarkets — which includes Bashas, AJ’s and Food City — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2010 and now claims nearly 7% of the Arizona market.
July 9, 2019
Nearly 50 Wildfires Burning Since Holiday Weekend Started
Fire crews are working around the state trying to contain dozens of fires sparked over the holiday weekend.
July 9, 2019
Arizona Downs Horse Track In Prescott Will Reopen July 20
Off-track racing will resume at Arizona Downs on July 20, more than a month after the Prescott horse track closed due to financing.
July 9, 2019
ADOT: AZ Doesnt Share Drivers Licenses With Feds Without Cause
In response to news that some states are sharing driver's licenses with federal investigators, Arizona transportation officials say they are not sharing your driver's license photo unless there is just cause.
July 9, 2019
Detention Officer Accused Of Using Excessive Force
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) detention officer has been arrested after he was accused of using excessive force. Authorities say Anthony Nguyen, 48, used his Taser on an inmate without justification on Feb. 19.
July 9, 2019
Felt An Earthquake On Colorado-Utah Border?
Moab, Utah, doesn’t normally have earthquakes people can feel. One in late June — at a magnitude 4.5 — didn’t cause any damage. But it was enough to get people’s attention in communities all along the Utah-Colorado border.
July 9, 2019
Phoenix To Temporarily Close Mexico Trade Offices
The Phoenix City Council has voted to temporarily close the city’s offices in Mexico, which connect companies on both sides of the border looking to expand, while the contract to run the offices is being reviewed.
July 9, 2019
Sonora Cracks Down On Illegal Chocolate Cars
In Mexico, millions of people drive cars that come from the United States. Many of those cars haven’t been properly imported. Now, state and local officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico are seizing some of these irregular cars.
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July 9, 2019
California Quakes Felt In Arizona
Last week’s earthquakes in California were felt by some in Phoenix. The state’s Geological Survey Office at the University of Arizona said while some areas of the state could experience similar magnitude quakes, 98% of those that do occur go unfelt.
July 8, 2019
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
Mexico’s top diplomatic official says hundreds of Central American migrants who have been sent to Mexico to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims have secured jobs in factories near the border.
July 8, 2019
AZ Business Welcomes Possible Completion Of Sonoran Highway
For now the third time, Mexico’s president has announced an end date for the construction of a major roadway through the northern state of Sonora, though previous predictions have proven wrong.
July 8, 2019
Maricopa County 4th In US For Hispanic Population
The Pew Research Center has released a report about the 2018 Hispanic population in the U.S. Maricopa County is one of 11 counties with more than 1 million Hispanics.
July 8, 2019

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