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Ducey Concerned About Corporation Commission
Gov. Doug Ducey says there’s been a bit of “mission creep” on the part of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and that his office and the Legislature should maybe be more involved in some areas of energy regulation.
June 18, 2019
Woodbury Fire Continues To Burn
As of Tuesday morning, the Woodbury Fire has burned more than 40,000 acres and is only six percent contained. However, it is still not a direct threat to most communities as it continues to burn in the low canyons of the mountains.
June 18, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City
Two Arizonan committees are on a business trip in Mexico City. One of them is from Phoenix and focuses on innovation and trade, while the other is from Tucson and looks to strengthen research and education.
June 18, 2019
First Responders Disagree With Decision To Close Trail
The U.S. Forest Service temporarily closed the Fossil Springs Trail, citing emergency response strains. Local responders, however, said a different response is needed at the trail, which is located about 20 miles south of Camp Verde.
June 18, 2019
Prescott National Park Bans Camping In Verde Valley For 2 Years
The Prescott National Forest is implementing a two-year camping ban in a popular area to help it recover from human impact. The area runs along the Verde River, stretching from Cottonwood to south of Camp Verde.
June 18, 2019
Sonoran Soccer Games To Air In Phoenix, Other U.S. Cities
Phoenix soccer fans will be able to watch a professional soccer team from Sonora, Mexico, play live on TV for the first time this season.
June 18, 2019
Union: Border Deployments Hurting CBP Port Inspections
Dozens of local and federal governing boards and private companies — ranging from the city of San Luis to FedEx — are calling on the federal government to push through funding for more port inspectors.
June 18, 2019
Committee To Study Expanding Earned Release Credits To More Inmates In Arizona Prisons
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says, “the committee shall study, gather input, and develop recommendations regarding the earned release credit system for prisoners, specifically whether and how the system could be reformed to allow additional credits to be earned by prisoners.”
June 17, 2019
UA
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission once held the record for the closest orbit of a planetary body by a spacecraft. Now, that record has been broken — by OSIRIS-REx.
June 17, 2019
Civic Engagement Group Seeking To Increase Voter Registration In Arizona
Arizona is among 14 states targeted by a civic engagement group seeking to increase voter registration. Page Gardner, president of the Voter Participation Center, said their goal is to encourage underrepresented people to participate in elections.
June 17, 2019
Couple Suing City For $10M Speaks Out About Incident
“My daughter is terrified to this day of the police, wet the bed. She wakes up in the middle of the night crying. My 1-year-old is so attached to me, I literally can’t go nowhere without her,” Iesha Harper said.
June 17, 2019
AZ Teacher
The Arizona Teacher Academy more than doubled its enrollment in its second year of existence. There is more good news for the academy, which promises to pay the tuition of anyone who earns a degree from a public university in Arizona and goes on to teach in Arizona schools.
June 17, 2019
Prescribed Fires Planned Near Grand Canyon
As several wildfires continue to rage across the state, there are a few that are burning on purpose. Three are planned near the Grand Canyon. Fire managers plan to burn an area as early as Tuesday depending on conditions.
June 17, 2019
Feds Aim To Cut Processing Times For Immigration Applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a plan to cut the time it takes to process requests to naturalize or become a permanent resident.
June 17, 2019
Mountain Fire Near Cave Creek Approaching Containment
The Mountain Fire east of Cave Creek is 76 percent contained. Lakes near the fire are open again for recreation activities. Bartlett Dam Lake and Horseshoe Lake are now once again open to the public after being closed so firefighters could conduct containment operations.
June 17, 2019
Water Restored After Well Pumps Fail At Arizona State Prison in Yuma
The Arizona Department of Corrections reported that water service at the Yuma prison was fully restored to all units and conservation measures had been lifted.
June 17, 2019
Adaptive Cruise Control Still Tailgates Human Cognition
In the seemingly never-ending debate over whether computers are better drivers than people, new research shows, at least for now, we may still have a slight edge on the machines.
June 17, 2019
Boas: The Issue Of Abortion
The issue of abortion and how available it should be has been on the front line of debate in the U.S. for more than 50 years.
June 17, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Who Will Replace Theresa May?
Questions about political leadership are dominating the international stage right now. The United Kingdom is waiting to see who the next prime minister will be to replace Theresa May. This week, we’ll find out the names of the final two candidates.
June 17, 2019
Charity Rescues Food, Delivers It To Hungry
Waste Not Perishable Food Rescue and Delivery takes the food that restaurants and grocery stores were going to throw away and gives it to the hungry.
June 17, 2019

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