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U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mesa Considers Lawsuit Against Ban On Service Taxes
The City Council voted unanimously to “authorize the city’s legal council to file a lawsuit on behalf of the City of Mesa to challenge the legality and the applicability of proposition 126.”
Dec. 11, 2018
State Dept. To Auction Off Safety Deposit Box Contents Friday
The contents of abandoned safety deposit boxes are going up for auction Friday morning by the Arizona Department of Revenue.
Dec. 11, 2018
Cooler Temperatures Signal Atmospheric Inversion, No Burn Days Ahead
As the cooler temperatures roll into the valley, so does the pollution. With that, Maricopa County faces "No Burn" days ahead as atmospheric inversion effect begins.
Dec. 11, 2018
Flagstaff City Council OKs Changes To Vaping In Public
The city of Flagstaff is reducing the number of places e-cigarette smokers may vape. Councilman Jim McCarthy said a new ordinance that takes effect Jan. 10 will treat vaping like traditional tobacco products.
Dec. 11, 2018
Phoenix Council Weighs Deal To Renovate Suns
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote on a $230 million renovation plan for the Talking Stick Resort Arena — where the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury play basketball downtown.
Dec. 11, 2018
Hydrated Materials Found On Bennu Asteroid
After a journey of 1.4 million miles, OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s mission spacecraft, arrived 12 miles from an asteroid named Bennu. And just a week later, big news made it back to Earth — the presence of hydrated minerals.
Dec. 11, 2018
Tom O
As divisiveness reigns in Washington, D.C., after a record midterm election, it might seem like no one is taking the middle of the road anymore. But, Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran says that’s his goal.
Dec. 11, 2018
Want To Own Miley Cyrus
You've probably heard the hit song "Wrecking Ball," which swung Miley Cyrus into first place on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. But now the song is crashing through the auction block.
Dec. 11, 2018
What Can Cacti Tell Us About Cancer?
Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
Dec. 11, 2018
Photographer Captures Journey Along Legendary Route 66
The legendary Route 66 is full of short stories and tall tales, with songs written about the interstate that stretches from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles — with some Arizona stops in between. There are beautiful natural scenes, roadside motels and kitschy signs.
Dec. 11, 2018
Arizona House Speaker-Elect Announces Plans To Speed Up Water Rights Lawsuits
Representative Rusty Bowers said at an agribusiness roundtable this week he hopes to appropriate more funding during legislature to go toward the adjudication process.
Dec. 11, 2018
The Pulse: Adaptation After Amputation — An Acrobat Finds New Ways To Fly
For a decade, Erin Ball has been a circus performer, climbing strips of fabric hung from the ceiling and doing daring drops like the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil. She owns a circus studio in Kingston, Ontario, where she teaches her students tricks on the aerial silks, hoop and trapeze.
Dec. 11, 2018
How To Predict Public Health Outbreaks Before They Happen
In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns. But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.
Dec. 11, 2018
Judge Orders AZ Pay $2M Over
Arizona will have to pay nearly $2 million dollars in legal fees to the challengers of former Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order to keep “DREAMers” from getting licenses to drive.
Dec. 11, 2018
Judge: Earlier Rulings Over Inmate Care To Remain
A judge who took over supervision of a legal settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona prisons has said the rulings of another judge who previously presided over the lawsuit will remain in place.
Dec. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: Theresa May
When the 27 countries of the European Union in November ratified a Brexit deal negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May, expectations were low that the UK parliament would give its approval.
Dec. 11, 2018
Investigation: Police Using Exceptions To Clear Rape Cases
For some police departments across the country, there may be more to some of their crime statistics than it would appear.
Dec. 11, 2018
Internment Camp Clean Up A Time For Descendants To Reflect
At one point during World War II more than 13,000 Japanese American people were incarcerated about an hour south of Phoenix. The Gila River Indian Community tightly controls access to the site, so one of the few opportunities for non-tribal members to visit is an annual cleanup that has become a pilgrimage for descendants of internees.
Dec. 11, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Push Back On $32 Vehicle Registration Fee
Rep. Noel Campbell, the architect of the fee, said there is a need for the additional dollars for road construction and maintenance. But Campbell, like Ugenti-Rita, is irked that the fee is so much higher than he was told when he proposed it.
Dec. 10, 2018

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