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Controversial Wild Horse Plan Headed To Senate Floor
Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West.
Sept. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: How Should the Media Be Covering Impeachment?
The latest Trump administration scandal has pushed the impeachment news cycle into overdrive, as mainstream media and right-wing outlets battle over control of the narrative.
Sept. 30, 2019
U.N. Climate Report Warns Of Current, Future Changes To Oceans And Frozen Areas
The latest Special Report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains dire warnings for the Earth’s oceans and frozen areas. The findings directly affect 1.4 billion people living in mountain and coastal zones, and indirectly impact countess others.
Sept. 30, 2019
Utah Rolls Back Hydroelectric Power Plans For Lake Powell Pipeline
Utah officials are drastically scaling back hydroelectric power plans for the controversial Lake Powell pipeline, saying the move will save taxpayers $100 million dollars on the proposed project.
Sept. 30, 2019
Group Opposes Some Provisions In Recreational Marijuana Initiative
Members of the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce are fighting an initiative proposing to legalize recreational use marijuana. The members say they have nothing against allowing adults to buy marijuana.
Sept. 30, 2019
Tonto National Forest Is Increasing Campground Fees
Starting October 1st, fees for campgrounds in the Tonto National Forest will increase by as much as $8 per vehicle. According to the Forest Service, 95% of visitors preferred increased fees over reduced services, like trash cans, toilets, and parking.
Sept. 30, 2019
In Mexico, 43 Abducted Students One Of Many Missing Persons Cases
Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to organized crime as they were traveling by bus, authorities say they still have more questions than answers. So on Thursday, the anniversary of their disappearance, thousands marched on the Mexico City’s central square.
Sept. 30, 2019
Rents Soar, But AZ Housing Fund Is A Fraction Of What It Once Was
Since 2014, the number of unsheltered homeless individuals in the Phoenix area has more than tripled. Phoenix’s growing shortage of affordable housing is part of the cause — but the state doesn’t have as much funding as it once had to address these issues.
(Un)Affordable: How Did Arizona End Up With A Housing Crisis?
Sept. 30, 2019
Pancreatic Cancer Trials See Encouraging Results
Researchers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale are seeing positive results in a small pancreatic cancer clinical trial. The two-year study, funded by several different foundations, is leading to further advances in how doctors treat the disease.
Sept. 30, 2019
Mexico’s President Pushes For Controversial Amnesty Law Project
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is pushing for what he calls an amnesty law to benefit, for instance, some alleged drug traffickers. But his government also is imprisoning them for certain minor offenses.
Sept. 30, 2019
U.S. Ambassador In Mexico Wants To Modernize Border
Christopher Landau, the recently appointed U.S. ambassador in Mexico, met with a community of American expats in Mexico City on Saturday. And he told them he wants to be remembered as the ambassador who modernized the border.
Sept. 30, 2019
Phoenix To Get New Amateur Sports Arena, Hotel
A private developer, Legacy Sports Arena LLC, wants to build two regulation-size ice rinks, 10 courts for volleyball, basketball and other sports, plus an 88-room hotel on a 20-acre vacant parcel northeast of Interstate 17 and Loop 303.
Sept. 30, 2019
Groups Take On Trash, Invasive Species At The Salt River
Several environmental and recreation groups set up exhibits along the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest to observe National Public Lands Day.
Sept. 29, 2019
Cooler Phoenix Weather Brings Increase In Hiker Rescues
Just because cooler high temperatures are present in the Valley with the arrival of fall, Phoenix Fire Department is advising hikers not to let those conditions fool them into a false sense of security.
Sept. 29, 2019
Advocates Promote Jobs For The Visually Impaired
David Steinmetz with Arizona Industries For The Blind says employment opportunities for visually impaired Arizonans are greatly improving thanks to technology.
Sept. 29, 2019
Phoenix Firefighters Battle Blaze At Strip Mall
Over 60 firefighters Sunday morning battled a blaze at a commercial strip mall near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street. The fire burned a discount store.
Sept. 29, 2019
Phoenix Electric Vehicle Program Expands
Increased sales of electric vehicles across Arizona will lead to a larger infrastructure demand for charging stations that the city of Phoenix wants to prepare for.
Sept. 28, 2019
Judge Blocks New Rules On Migrant Child Detention
A federal judge in California has shot down the Trump administration's new rules that allow for prolonged detention of migrant children. The judge said the rules go against a long-standing court agreement known as the Flores settlement.
Sept. 27, 2019
Letter From ICE Bosses Says Misinformation Can Lead To Violence
Leaders at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent an open letter to the public this month warning that misinformation from activists and politicians can lead to violence. The letter cites recent incidents in Tacoma, Washington, and San Antonio, Texas, where people opened fire on ICE facilities.
Sept. 27, 2019
Bad Flu Season In Australia Could Mean Same For U.S.
It’s still early for the flu, but doctors are preparing for a rough season and they’re looking at Australia. The Southern Hemisphere is transitioning out of winter after it was hit hard with sickness.
Sept. 27, 2019

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