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Lack Of Proposals Slows Addition Of Mental Health Service
Arizona’s health department pushed for a law change last year that it hoped would bring more services to those with mental illness to the campus of the Arizona State Hospital east of downtown Phoenix. A lack of viable proposals has delayed the development of a so-called Center for Psychiatric Excellence.
Oct. 3, 2018
Phoenix Kills Medical Marijuana Tax Proposal
A proposal to tax medical marijuana businesses in Phoenix is shot down during a rowdy City Council meeting Tuesday.
Oct. 3, 2018
Tempe Evaluating Taxpayer Dollars Spent Toward Amazon
Cities around the country and in Arizona spend taxpayer dollars on purchases from Amazon. Recent reports have raised concerns on how this could negatively affect local businesses.
Oct. 3, 2018
Flood Relief Planned For Phoenixs Ahwatukee Foothills
Depending on where you live, the recent rains might be welcome or worrisome. Phoenix’s Ahwatukee Foothills has been plagued by flooding following heavy rainfall in past years.
Oct. 3, 2018
Mexican Car Makers Breathe Sigh Of Relief After New Deal
The Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada is designed to encourage car companies to make more of their products in the U.S. After all, in the 20 years since NAFTA, manufacturers have turned to the cheaper labor pool south of the border for more affordable cars and car parts. So is this a clear-cut win for America and a loss for Mexico?
Oct. 3, 2018
U.S. EPA To Eliminate Office Of The Science Advisor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to shut down its Office of the Science Advisor. The position was created to give what is typically a politician, like the EPA administrator, easy access to scientific advice.
Oct. 2, 2018
Border Agent Facing Trial Denied Venue Change
A federal judge ruled this week that a Border Patrol agent who shot through the border fence and killed a teenager standing in Mexico will face his second felony trial in Tucson.
Oct. 2, 2018
DHS Wasnt Ready For Zero-Tolerance Policy
A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog says the agency was not ready to carry out the zero-tolerance policy that led to immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct. 2, 2018
Rain Brings Flooding, School Closures To Arizona
At least six elementary, middle and high schools, and all the Maricopa County community colleges, closed early Tuesday because of flooding and street closures.
Oct. 2, 2018
Do Environmental Regulations Also Help Disaster Preparedness?
Flooding from Hurricane Florence sent toxic coal ash into nearby rivers. While it’s not yet clear what the ultimate impact of that will be, Brian Gerber and Melanie Gall argue environmental regulations play a key role in disaster preparedness.
Oct. 2, 2018
Many Homeless Who Die Are Buried At White Tanks Cemetery
Arizona's long, hot summers were the direct cause of 94 homeless deaths for 2016 and 2017. But a number of the homeless who’ve died don’t have next of kin who can be identified and contacted, and that leads to burials without much ceremony.
Oct. 2, 2018
Domestic Violence Exists Where Controlling Power Exists
Maricopa County Attorney partners with New Life Center to warn Arizonans domestic violence has a ripple effect on the kids.
Oct. 2, 2018
When Is It Time To Get Surgeries To Avoid Cancer?
In 2013, Nicole Cundiff and Michelle Batschelet lost their mother too soon. Colleen Drury's four daughters are honoring her legacy with a foundation aimed at educating women about preventing ovarian cancer.
Oct. 2, 2018
ABOR Study Finds Low Numbers Students Enrolling In College
Nearly half of the high school students in Arizona’s public schools did not enroll in college in 2017. That’s one of the main findings of a new analysis from the Arizona Board of Regents on college enrollment and completion rates in the state.
Oct. 2, 2018
Whats Next In The APS Case?
A judge has finished hearing arguments in a case challenging a recent APS rate increase. The complaint was filed earlier this year and argues ratepayers’ bills went up more than advertised by the utility.
Oct. 2, 2018
Flake: Its Difficult To Work Across Party Lines While Running
Senator Jeff Flake explained to a crowd in Boston why he pushed for an FBI investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh.
Oct. 2, 2018
Do Protests Influence Election Results?
Political protests have been especially intense since President Trump took office, with the most recent being focused on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. But are protests sustainable, and do they end up influencing election results?
Oct. 2, 2018
Decision On Uranium Mining A Win For Environmental Groups
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that keeps in place a 20-year ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park.
Oct. 2, 2018
Record October Rain Brings Flooding To Phoenix Area
More than an inch of rain fell on Tuesday morning in Central Phoenix — and Austin Jamison, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, says we’ll continue to have a very wet morning commute.
Oct. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: Government Increasingly Uses Tent Cities As Number Of Migrant Kids In Custody Surge
As the federal government grapples with record numbers of migrant children in its custody, it's relying increasingly on tent encampments.
Oct. 2, 2018

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