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It’s been feast or famine, water-wise, in California. Northern California last week officially set a new record for the wettest year in recorded history, after suffering through a drought.
Apr. 17, 2017
Border wall
More than 1,400 economists from around the country have signed a letter to the Trump administration and congressional leaders, about the economic value of immigration. Geovanni Peri is one of those economists. He’s chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Davis, and studies the economics of immigration.
Apr. 17, 2017
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Tucson residents who were registered to vote by the end of the day on Monday are eligible for the city’s next election on May 16, though early ballots go out on April 26. This election is focused on whether Tucson’s sales tax should go up by a half-cent.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The 100th day of the 2017 legislative session is fast approaching, which means lawmakers will soon be itching to wrap things up.
Apr. 17, 2017
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In certain sports, rapid weight loss is extremely common and extremely dangerous. Boxers, wrestlers, muay thai and mixed martial arts fighters do it, and so do weightlifters.
Apr. 17, 2017
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The apprehension of teachers, police officers, and public officials have spiked while a crackdown on media criticism and scrutiny of the government has intensified.
Apr. 17, 2017
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North Korea carried out a failed missile launch on Sunday just as Vice President Mike Pence traveled to South Korea to kick off a 10 day trip through East Asia.
Apr. 17, 2017
Fire officials say a blaze at the Chandler Municipal Airport significantly damaged two hangars.
Apr. 17, 2017
Sanctuary Church
Ismael Delgado and Sixto Paz could be deported at any time. Rather than go quietly, they’ve each spent hundreds of days living in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
line of cars
Arizona lawmakers are on a mission to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. They are also pondering whether rideshare services and public transportation may be a more affordable option.
Apr. 17, 2017
Javier Duarte
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend. The former governor had been linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
More than a million Arizonans are hard of hearing and of that an estimated 20,000-to-30,000 use American Sign Language as their primary language. During an emergency, communication is vital. And there’s a small group of people who ensure access to information.
Apr. 17, 2017
Asteroid
A large asteroid discovered at Mount Lemmon’s observatory will approach Earth next week, an opportunity that could provide clues to the space rock’s density and physical properties, its discoverer said.
Apr. 17, 2017
health
Hearing you need a colonoscopy is something people over age 50 dread. A University of Arizona team is working to improve the results from these tests.
Apr. 17, 2017
Bachata Academy
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow in rural neighborhoods and from radios in cars and convenience stores, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
A plan to ease traffic congestion along Interstate 17 in Phoenix has some business owners concerned, especially on Camelback Road.
Apr. 17, 2017
Technology is playing a big role in the lives of many older Americans. More and more startups are developing technologies that could transform the way we age. Aging 2.0 Phoenix wants to redefine how we age using technology. On paper that sounds great, but there are some seniors who either don’t know how to use technology or don’t want it.
Apr. 17, 2017
Tappetite app
The International Rescue Committee has partnered with Tappetite to give refugees an easier way to make money. Those refugees may have even more resources in the coming months.
Apr. 16, 2017
JLL Phoenix Exterior Office
Average asking rents for office space in the Valley are at the highest level in nearly a decade. The average is $24.91 per square foot, still below the pre-recession peak of $26.82.
Apr. 15, 2017
The force has been using the cameras for a month now, and officials say the results have been good. The officers are still getting used to the Axon body cameras, which are becoming more common across the Valley.
Apr. 15, 2017

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