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Tribes Across U.S. Push For Better Internet Access
The Federal Communications Commission estimates that about one-third of the people living on tribal lands don't have access to high-speed internet, but others say the figure is twice as high. That's partly because homes on remote reservations are spread far apart.
May 15, 2019
Legislature Poised To Advance Primary Date
The Arizona Legislature is poised to move Arizona's late-August primary date forward by three weeks to the first Tuesday of the month.
May 15, 2019
After Agreement Ends, Mexican Tomato Growers Sue U.S.
Mexican tomato growers are hoping the U.S. Court of International Trade court blocks a recently restarted anti-dumping investigation and the collection of steep duties.
May 14, 2019
900 Migrants Flee From Mexican Detention Center
Hundreds of migrants have fled from detention in southern Mexico over the past month, as advocates say migrants are being held in overcrowded facilities with limited access to food and medical care.
May 14, 2019
Federal Budget Could Mean More Help For Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget presented to Congress earlier this year includes nearly $2 billion for homeless veterans programs. About 200 homeless vets live on the streets in Tucson, according to the latest homeless census.
May 14, 2019
Heat Waves, Atypical Fires Affect Mexico City’s Air Quality
Arizona is not the only place being affected by serious ozone levels. As hundreds of fires and high temperatures hit southern Mexico, the air quality is getting worse in cities like the capital, where many citizens are growing concerned.
May 14, 2019
AZ Man Convicted In Kidnapping-For-Weed Plot Denied New Trial
An Arizona man convicted of kidnapping a Mexican cartel worker whose bosses blamed him for missing marijuana will not get a new trial anytime soon.
May 14, 2019
The Takeaway: Pompeo Cancels Trip To Moscow To Meet With E.U. Diplomats About Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled a planned trip to Moscow Monday and instead flew to Brussels to meet with foreign ministers from the European Union in hopes of finding common ground between the US and European allies over relations with Iran.
May 14, 2019
Why People Make Pilgrimages To A Small Chapel In Yuma
No matter what your belief system looks like, at least two of the following three words probably fit somewhere in your life: pause, rest, worship. That trio is what has drawn thousands of people to a tiny chapel on the Pratt farm just outside of Yuma.
May 14, 2019
Phoenix Magazine Publishes 2019 List Of Top Doctors
Healthcare was one of a very short list of industries in Arizona that weren’t crushed by the Great Recession. Although the state continues to struggle through shortages of physicians and nurses, there is little doubt that the overall realm of healthcare continues to be vital.
May 14, 2019
Less Than Half Of AZ Doctors Check History Before Prescribing
Before a doctor in Arizona can prescribe a drug like an opioid, they must first check with a state database that looks at a patient’s prescription history. Ducey signed this mandate into law in 2017 in response to the growing opioid crisis here.
May 14, 2019
Exhibit Presents Art Created By Detained Immigrant Children
As thousands of children have come to the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum in recent years, the U.S. government has housed many of them in detention camps.
May 14, 2019
Report Gives Phoenix
Phoenix has the lowest taxpayer debt burden among the ten most populous American cities, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting.
May 14, 2019
California Billionaire Criticizes APS Rate Hikes
California billionaire and activist Tom Steyer is once again criticizing Arizona Public Service. Last time around it was the clean energy ballot measure Prop 127, the renewable energy standards initiative. Now, Steyer is joining local activists in calling for a 2017 rate hike to be reversed by Arizona regulators.
May 14, 2019
Lawmakers In Budget Stalemate As Per Diem Deadline Passes
Normally, Arizona's Legislature aims to wrap up 100 days after session begins in mid-January. As of Tuesday, lawmakers are now past that deadline.
May 14, 2019
The Pulse: Marijuana Now
Marijuana is starting to feel like the new normal. In less than 25 years, it’s gone from illicit drug to accepted medical treatment in more than half the country. But while doctors say marijuana’s a no-no for moms-to-be, for some, it’s a big help for pregnancy-related nausea.
May 14, 2019
Amid Crisis, Chinese Company Reinvigorates U.S. Paper
The U.S.-China trade war has crushed the packaging products industry over the last several months. It's about business — and a hard-lesson in how U.S. and Chinese business owners must work together to keep one industry alive.
May 14, 2019
The Takeaway: China Strikes Back — Trade War Escalation Spooks Global Markets
China announced retaliatory tariffs on Monday, promising to "never surrender" in the trade war with the US.
May 14, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Creates School Safety Task Force
“At the end of the day the problem is mental health, whether the weapon chosen is a gun, a knife or something else,” said Republican Sen. Kate Brophy McGee who sponsored a bill that included language for the task force.
May 14, 2019
Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan
U.S. immigration officials have sent more than 5,000 asylum applicants to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration plan that forces them to wait there for their day in court.
May 14, 2019

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