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The Takeaway: Gina Haspel Faces Tough Confirmation To Head C.I.A.
President Trump’s pick to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel faces a challenging confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Haspel has worked at the C.I.A. for 33 years, almost all of those years entirely undercover.
May. 9, 2018
Writer Examines The Future Of Female Political Candidates
Hillary Clinton was expected to be the first female president in the history of the United States. Polls certainly made many of us think so, and the GOP's unconventional nomination of Donald Trump seemed to put those expectations over the top.
May. 9, 2018
Westmarc CEO: West Valley Trying To Update Its Perception
Westmarc, the Western Maricopa Coalition, held its Economic Development Summit yesterday, focusing on building a quality community, among other things.
May. 9, 2018
Proposed Budget Adds Homeless Clean-Up, Pedestrian Safety Position
City Manager Ed Zuercher is calling for a pilot project to clean-up homeless encampments. The idea comes about six months after the city launched “Phoenix C.A.R.E.S.," an outreach program that offers professional services to people experiencing homelessness.
May. 9, 2018
More Water and Electrical Lines Coming To Navajo
The Navajo President approved on Monday $100 million in water, electrical lines, and road projects. About 40 percent of the tribe still lack running water and electricity.
May. 8, 2018
Wall Would Affect Endangered Species
Recently released federal documents show President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would have adverse impacts on endangered species and the Tohono O’Odham tribe.
May. 8, 2018
Minority Businesses Encouraged To Use SkyBridge
The President and CEO of the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said its mission is to bring what she calls the “economic powerhouse of the Hispanic purse” to big projects like SkyBridge by getting minority-owned small businesses to participate in a way that benefits their business.
May. 8, 2018
What Role Do Consumers Play In Data Security?
Facebook has been dealing with negative attention in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This and previous data breaches have left Americans thinking about the information that’s “out there” about them, and what, if anything, they can do to protect it.
May. 8, 2018
Nuclear Power Agreement Between Mexico, U.S. Could Benefit AZ
Despite tensions over renegotiating NAFTA, the business relationship between Mexico and the U.S. continues. A new energy deal promises opportunities for the nuclear field — and Arizona might benefit from it.
May. 8, 2018
Department Of Corrections Extends Health Care Contract With Corizon
The Arizona Department of Corrections has extended its prison health care contract with Corizon Health. ADC and its contractor are under fire in federal court for failing to meet health care performance benchmarks.
May. 8, 2018
99 Cents Only Stores Didn
A popular discount chain is accused of shortchanging some of its Arizona employees. 99 Cents Only Stores will pay more than $273,254 to 125 employees.
May. 8, 2018
MPI: Immigration Arrests Up, But Nowhere Near Peak
A new report released today finds that, despite the Trump administration working to increase immigration enforcement, the number of immigration-related arrests and deportations is about half of what it was during its peak early in the Obama administration.
May. 8, 2018
Arizona AG Tells Sedona To Change Rules On Home Sharing
The state Attorney General’s office says Sedona has to change its rules on short-term vacation rentals. If it doesn’t, the city could lose half of the money it gets from the state.
May. 8, 2018
Do Strikes Get Better Results In Union States?
Arizona is a right-to-work state. Even with that reality, it can be argued that teachers here actually achieved a great deal from their six-day walkout — possibly more than stronger union states would have. But do states with more established unions actually see better results for teachers and other workers over the long haul?
May. 8, 2018
Congresswoman Considers New Civilian Conservation Corps
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, as part of his New Deal program. The goal was to put unemployed young men to work on environmental conservation programs.
May. 8, 2018
Phoenix First Responders Learning To Work With 2 Unique Populations
First responders often find themselves in situations involving people with dementia or people with disabilities. These encounters can sometimes end poorly, like in the case of a teenager with autism whose run in with police made headlines. Here, we look at how two city agencies are learning how to work with these diverse populations.
Buckeye Police Amp Up Autism Training After July Incident
May. 8, 2018
Arizonan Reflects On Memories As Family Home Is Torn Down
Saying goodbye to a beloved friend or relative is something we all do at some point in our lives. But doing the same with a house can reveal similar feelings — even if, in reality, it’s a bunch of walls that have acted as a shelter.
May. 8, 2018
Why Do We Use Colors To Represent Our Political Leanings?
Red as the representative color for Republicans and blue for Democrats hasn’t been around that long according to David Kastan, professor of English at Yale University and author of the forthcoming book, On Color.
May. 8, 2018
Peoria Schools To Extend School Day To Account For Walkout
Starting Wednesday students at the Peoria Unified School District will stay at school an hour longer.
May. 8, 2018
Stadium District To Vote On Proposed Chase Field Settlement
The Maricopa County Stadium District is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a proposed settlement with the Arizona Diamondbacks in a legal battle over Chase Field.
May. 8, 2018

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