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AZ Builders Still Struggling To Find Enough Construction Workers
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, driving demand for housing and development. Even though construction is seeing growth in jobs, there is still a high demand for workers.
Nov. 18, 2019
Huge Culture Change At Phoenix Police Academy
The Phoenix Police Department's training academy is undergoing a transformation. Last year, Phoenix replaced its military-style boot-camp method with leadership-based training.
Nov. 18, 2019
Phoenix Exploring Changes To Displaced Animals Ordinance
When someone is arrested for animal cruelty or neglect, Phoenix takes possession of the animal, and the person has 10 days to request a court hearing to request to get the animal back. But in the cases of people arrested for a non-cruelty offense or if they’re hospitalized and unable to care for their pets, there is no policy.
Nov. 18, 2019
Study: Some Mexican Americans Screened Away From Medicare Advantage Plans
Multiple studies by researchers point to Medicare Advantage plan providers implementing tactics to attract healthier patients and dissuade those who might require more health services. A recent study suggests older Mexican Americans are being affected.
Nov. 18, 2019
‘The Recovering Caregiver’: Exploring Life After Loss
"The Recovering Caregiver" is a four-episode podcast about life after dementia. This podcast is geared toward caregivers who have entered the final phase of caregiving: life without their loved one. This podcast was inspired by Kathy Ritchie's own journey.
Nov. 17, 2019
Yarnell Hotshots Monument Celebrates Youth, Vibrancy
The small town of Yarnell near Prescott was almost destroyed by a wildfire in 2013. In the process of saving the town, 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed. On Saturday, the town of about 600 people dedicated its memorial to the men who died saving their community.
Nov. 17, 2019
Arizona Senate Wants Do-Over Of Discrimination Case
A federal judge ordered the Senate to reinstate a former policy adviser by Oct. 31, but the Senate missed the deadline and is deadlocked in negotiations with the staffer. At a hearing Friday, the judge appeared annoyed at times that he was being forced to tell the two sides how to negotiate those terms.
Nov. 15, 2019
Korean Company Takes Interest In Sonoran Solar Projects
The two Sonoran projects, along with one other in Mexico, have a combined peak capacity of 370 megawatts.
Nov. 15, 2019
CBP: Border Agent Shot Russian Migrant Near Lukeville
An Arizona Border Patrol agent shot and injured a Russian migrant during a physical altercation near Lukeville on Thursday, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
Pima Deputy Seen Tackling, Pinning Down Teen Quadruple Amputee
Video footage has surfaced showing a Pima County sheriff's deputy tackling and pinning down a 15-year-old boy with no arms or legs. The teen lived in a group home near Tucson.
Nov. 15, 2019
Attorney: Paul Petersen Made Happy Families
Paul Petersen, the Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands, ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
Gel Measures Radiation Exposure During Treatment
Radiation therapy provides treatment and relief for many with cancers and other diseases. But too much radiation can cause serious illnesses or death. A new detector could offer a better way to monitor exposure. The research appears in the journal Science Advances.
Nov. 15, 2019
Arizona’s Tiny Pygmy Owl Has New Chance For Protection
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity said Thursday an Aug. 5, 2021, deadline is set for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide if the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl should be protected again as an endangered species.
Nov. 15, 2019
Halloween Sales Help Boost Arizona Job Growth In October
Arizona’s jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to a seasonally adjusted employment rate of 4.8%. That includes 30,100 new jobs in October, said Doug Walls with the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Nov. 15, 2019
Self-Driving Uber Crash The Subject Of Federal Meeting Next Week
A federal board charged with investigating major transportation accidents is set to talk about last year’s deadly crash in Tempe involving an Uber self-driving test car. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the accident's "probable cause."
Nov. 15, 2019
Deadline To Comment On I-10 Broadway Curve Project Is Nov. 18
ADOT is planning a major widening project on the Broadway Curve section of Interstate 10, which is one of the busiest stretches of freeway in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2019
AZ Town Hall To Discuss Impact Of Incarceration On Families
A conference in Phoenix this Friday will focus on keeping families connected during and after incarceration. The event is part of the Arizona Town Hall, a series of public meetings held around the state, focusing this year on criminal justice reform.
Nov. 14, 2019
Senate Requests New Trial After Losing Staffing Case
The motion for another round of litigation, filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, comes after attorneys for the Senate failed to meet a deadline to rehire former staffer Talonya Adams and pay her more than $350,000 in damages and back pay.
Nov. 14, 2019
Gannett, GateHouse Approve Merger To Form Largest U.S. Newspaper Company
Two of the largest newspaper companies in the country are set to combine after shareholders approved GateHouse Media’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett. Gannett is the parent company of USA Today and the Arizona Republic.
Nov. 14, 2019
Ex-Agent Who Ran Down Migrant Wants Lighter Sentence
A former Border Patrol agent in Nogales is asking a federal judge for probation after he admitted to running over an undocumented Guatemalan man and then bragging about it. Matthew Bowen doesn’t dispute that he hit a fleeing man with his agency vehicle.
Nov. 14, 2019

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