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Study: AZ Has Longest Clean Water Permit Wait Times
Receiving a decision on a construction permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act takes longer in Arizona than in any other state in the southwestern U.S., a new study found.
Jan. 28, 2019
Ward Elected Chairperson Of Arizona Republican Party
Former state senator and U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward is the new chairperson for the Arizona Republican Party. The conservative firebrand won the party's vote Saturday at the state GOP meeting in Phoenix, ousting businessman Jonathan Lines.
Jan. 28, 2019
The Pulse: The Inner Workings Of Hospitals
Hospitals can be bewildering places. They operate according to their own special logic, which can make them feel a bit like a well-oiled machine — and a bit like organized chaos.
Jan. 28, 2019
Tax Filing Season Begins Following Shutdown
Tax filing season begins on Monday, just days after the 35-day partial government shutdown came to a close. It's expected that the IRS is backlogged after the shutdown, and that tax returns may be delayed.
Jan. 28, 2019
Bill Proposes Initial Extension On Medical Marijuana Cards
An Arizona lawmaker wants to ease the financial burden on the state’s medical marijuana patients. Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli is proposing to extend initial certifications on medical cards from one year to two.
Jan. 28, 2019
Audit Reveals 50 Firearms Missing From Sheriffs Office
At least 50 firearms are still missing from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Announcing the results of an internal audit on Friday, Sheriff Paul Penzone said the missing weapons were issued between 1959 and 2006.
Jan. 28, 2019
Phoenix Nurse Accused Of Rape Surrenders Credentials
A licensed practical nurse police say raped and impregnated an incapacitated woman no longer has his license. On Friday, the victim’s former caregiver Nathan Sutherland surrendered his nursing credentials.
Jan. 28, 2019
State Wont Withhold Murphy School District Funding
The Arizona State Board of Education will not withhold funding from the Murphy School District. The Phoenix district was at risk of losing up to 10 percent of its state funding for not meeting financial management standards.
Jan. 28, 2019
First Light Rail Ridership Decline Reported
“We have been operational for 10 years and have had a lot of ridership success,” said Hillary Foose with Valley Metro. “But we are starting to see a decline and really based on our customer complaints this seems to be a concern.”
Jan. 28, 2019
Arizona Food Banks Bracing For Government Shutdown Effects
Federal workers went a month with no income, making it more difficult for many to put food on the table. And, federal benefits for food came early, forcing families to budget over a longer period than usual. These unexpected needs will affect Arizona in the coming weeks as the uncertainty continues.
Federal Workers In Phoenix On Shutdown: 'Damage Has Already Been Done'
Jan. 28, 2019
Bill Would Exempt Minor League Players From Minimum Wage Laws
A key House Republican is proposing to let baseball teams work their minor league players as much as they want without having to worry about overtime — or, in some cases, paying them at all.
Jan. 28, 2019
Vermont College To Close, Arizona College To Help
A college in Vermont will close but not disappear, thanks to a college in Arizona. Prescott College will hire some Green Mountain faculty, house all its academic records, and create a center that carries on Green Mountain’s name.
Jan. 28, 2019
Sedona Utilizes AI To Help Improve Roads
Fixing city roads can be a long and costly ordeal, but Sedona has piloted a system to improve the process. The city hired RoadBotics Inc., and its specialty is assessing road conditions via data collection and machine learning.
Jan. 26, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone Suspends Possee
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has temporarily suspended the agency’s volunteer posse.
Jan. 25, 2019
Critical Need For Blood Donations In Arizona
Blood is going out the doors of Maricopa County’s only blood provider faster than it can be brought in. With donations low, the nonprofit Vitalant is shuffling blood between hospitals to meet the need.
Jan. 25, 2019
Government Reopens; AZ Delegation Reacts
Arizona’s Congressional delegation was largely in favor of reopening the federal government and continuing negotiations over building a wall on the U.S. Southern border.
Jan. 25, 2019
U.S. Sends Asylum Seekers To Mexico
U.S. immigration officials will begin returning as many as 20 migrants per day to Mexico as they await an answer to their asylum applications.
Jan. 25, 2019
Federal Workers In Phoenix: Damage Has Already Been Done
A group of federal workers in Phoenix had mixed reactions to news that Washington has reached a deal to end the partial government shutdown. They heard the news less than an hour before a planned rally over the shutdown.
Jan. 25, 2019
Flagstaff Mayor: Federal Gov’t Deal Not A Real Solution
President Donald Trump and Congress have reached a deal to reopen the federal government, but the deal is only good until Feb. 15. Citing a need for a long term answer, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans issued a stern series of statements Friday saying the three-week deal is “not the solution our community or our country needs.”
Jan. 25, 2019
Policy That Makes Asylum Seekers Wait In Mexico Likely To Be Tested
Lawsuits are expected to try to stop the federal government from making some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their case goes forward in immigration court, and any legal challenge is likely to be filed in the Ninth Circuit where the practice has reportedly gone into effect.
Jan. 25, 2019

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