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Cities Look To Private Businesses To Handle Recycling
China's revamped recycling policies, which includes no longer buying tons of U.S. materials, have led to dramatic shifts in the way some cities approach recycling. One option is to turn to business like Intel, which has been developing innovative recycling ideas for a long time.
Oct. 22, 2019
Why Many Navajo Land Owners Arent Participating In Buy-Back Program
Data from the U.S. Interior Department shows fewer members of the Navajo Nation took part in a federal land buy-back program. In fact, the number of Navajo tribal members who decided to sell their land was among the lowest in the country. The program itself stems from a system known as fractionation.
Oct. 22, 2019
10 Mil Tons Of Uranium Leftovers Cleaned Up On Colorado River Banks
In Moab, Utah, the community rallied to celebrate a historic milestone in the effort to clean up the banks of the vital Colorado River.
Oct. 22, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned Development Will Harm San Pedro River
The Villages at Vigneto development would be built near Benson, Arizona, about 40 miles East of Tucson. It would be large — a 28,000-home subdivision complete with a lot of commercial and office, retail development and golf courses.
Oct. 22, 2019
Miners In Arizona, Texas Enter Week 2 Of Strike
A strike by 1,800 Asarco Mine union members in Arizona and Texas is entering week two. They walked out last week balking at a new contract proposal that froze pension benefits and did not include a wage increase.
Oct. 22, 2019
Mohave County Has Highest Suicide Rates In Arizona
The Arizona Violent Death Reporting System studied all reported suicides in Arizona from 2015 to 2017 — that overall number was 3,678 during that time frame. The analysis found Mohave County led the state in suicides per capita.
Oct. 22, 2019
Arizona Medicaid Work Requirement On Hold For Now
Arizona Medicaid recipients will not have to prove they’re working, looking for work, volunteering or in school in order to get their health benefits. That’s because the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, has put its implementation of work requirements on hold.
Oct. 22, 2019
Many AZ Adults Stuck Waiting For Spot In Education Programs
The number of adult Arizonans looking for adult education programs is in the thousands. However, funding for education like GED programs has been stagnant for over 20 years.
Oct. 22, 2019
Here Are The Improvements Scottsdales $319M Bond Would Fund
Scottsdale voters will be casting their vote on a $319 million bond in November. The money would go to everything from public safety to road repairs and improvements to WestWorld, the city’s event center. The city hasn’t passed a bond this size in nearly two decades. But this bond has the unanimous support of the Scottsdale City Council.
Oct. 22, 2019
Balloon-Launching Site Plan Continues In Pima County
A contract to build World View’s high-altitude balloon-launching facility in Pima County will continue as planned, despite challenges claiming the deal illegally used public dollars.
Oct. 22, 2019
Sonoran City Is A Rising Outdoor Destination, Thanks To New Park
The city of Alamos, Sonora, is known internationally for its colonial charm. That’s attracted a sizable expatriate community. But an interesting conservation effort is starting to put the picturesque pueblo on the map as an outdoor destination as well. Supporters hope it brings environmental benefits for the unique ecosystem, but also economic benefits for the town.
Oct. 22, 2019
Water Contamination Forces Department Of Corrections To Change Wells At Douglas Prison
After inmates in the Douglas prison complained their drinking water was brown and tasted like diesel fuel, the Arizona Department of Corrections has confirmed water at the prison had a “noticeable petroleum odor and taste.”
Oct. 21, 2019
Forest Service Seeks Public Input On Another 4FRI Initiative
The public has a 90-day window to weigh in on the largest forest restoration project in the U.S. The project spans over 1 million acres of ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona.
Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Companys Shuttle Made Of Mostly 3D-Printed Parts
An Arizona company has developed an eco-friendly shuttle made up mostly of 3D-printed parts. Chandler-based Local Motors manufactures the electric self-driving shuttle, which can fit up to eight people.
Oct. 21, 2019
After Search, Body Recovered From Hermosillo Sewer
After nearly a week of searching, authorities have recovered the body of an Hermosillo man who fell into a massive sinkhole. The 62-year-old man was found a quarter mile from where he fell into a sinkhole.
Oct. 21, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies
In Mexico, an investigation has revealed that the current administration recently waived billions of dollars in taxes assessed to ghost companies, many of which were used to launder money. One of them was operated by a powerful drug cartel.
Oct. 21, 2019
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

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