The yearlong litigation between Waymo and Uber ended suddenly Friday with a surprise settlement. Uber is paying Waymo $245 million and promising that it won’t use Waymo’s technology in its own self-driving cars. Aarian Marshall is a transportation reporter for WIRED magazine. She's been following the story and joins us now.
The city of Surprise is trying to convince Canadians to come to the West Valley city for their health care services. City officials cite statistics that show more than 63,000 Canadians left the country for non-emergency medical care last year, and they’d like for those medical travelers to come to Surprise.
Concerns have risen — especially over the past year or so — that some freedoms in the U.S. are becoming restricted or limited to only a portion of the population. On the heels of that feeling comes the latest rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Democracy Index.
One of the more traditional aspects of the state legislative session will shift into high gear later this week. That’s because it’s the final week for bills to be heard in their committee of origin. So we should see some thinning of the herd.
The Yuma County Board of Supervisors is expected to choose Rep. Don Shooter’s replacement today. The decision will bring some sense of closure to Shooter’s expulsion from the House, which, up to the hours before that historic event, was full of surprises.
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley.