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Montana Contractor Wins Border Construction Contract
The federal government has awarded a $174 million contract to a Montana company to replace 14 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma.
Nov. 15, 2018
Arizona Prison Study Shows Racial Disparities In Sentencing, Inmate Population
A new study from the political organization FWD.US says there is an imprisonment crisis in Arizona and the results show sentencing disparities among minority groups.
Nov. 15, 2018
Hobbs Pulls Further Ahead In Secretary Of State Race
Democrat Katie Hobbs’ lead over Republican Steve Gaynor doubled Thursday evening to more than 13,000 votes, her largest lead yet.
Nov. 15, 2018
Food Biotechnology Added On New Trilateral Deal
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Judge Denies Motions For Relief From More Oversight In Prison Health Care Case
Judge Roslyn Silver denied the state's motion to stay orders from retired Judge David Duncan in the Parsons vs. Ryan settlement on Thursday. Judge Silver called the orders "appropriate because of the continued harm the class experiences" and set a status hearing for Dec. 6.
Nov. 15, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Driftwood Quintet
Blending a traditional classical music with a large helping of the newly created songs, Driftwood Quintet pushes the boundaries of what classical music can be by mixing Mozart with modern compositions.
Nov. 15, 2018
Debate Over Purpose Of Troops At Southern Border
Defense Secretary James Mattis visited the soldiers deployed to the Texas border Wednesday as part of what he called a sincere effort to lock down the border in anticipation of the arriving caravan of migrants now arriving in Tijuana.
Nov. 15, 2018
Nearly 20 percent of teenagers surveyed across the country recently said they sometimes could not finish their homework because they didn’t have a good enough internet connection at home. The data from the Pew Research Center is the latest to look at what’s called the "digital divide." Monica Anderson is a senior researcher at Pew and said the numbers are even worse when you break them down by race.
Nov. 15, 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake Threatens To Derail Judicial Nominees
Flake says he won’t vote to advance nominees out of the Judiciary Committee, or vote for them on the Senate floor, unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allows a floor vote on a bill to shield special counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Nov. 15, 2018
Meeting Held To Address Falling Lake Mead Water Levels
Earlier this summer, officials issued a warning: If we don’t take action, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the West, is in danger of falling below critical levels in just a few years. Thursday morning, in a highly anticipated meeting, the board of the Central Arizona Project is meeting to propose a plan of action.
Nov. 15, 2018
Sounds Of The City: The State’s Tallest Christmas Tree
Listen to the sounds of Ryan Etherton decorating the 80-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Outlets at Anthem. The tree lighting ceremony is Saturday evening.
Nov. 15, 2018
Mayor: Desert Edge Project
Scottsdale voters last week overwhelmingly approved Proposition 420. The measure requires a public vote for development projects inside the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Nov. 15, 2018
Sandra Kennedy Set To Re-Join Corporation Commission
Democrat Sandra Kennedy has secured a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission. It will be Kennedy’s second time on the powerful public utilities commission.
Nov. 15, 2018
Arizona Auto Parts Maker Fined $200K Over Pollution Devices
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say an Arizona auto parts manufacturer will pay a $200,000 fine for selling pollution control bypass equipment. They say Gilbert-based Vivid Distributing violated the Clean Air Act.
Nov. 15, 2018
Reports Of Fentanyl Found In All Kinds Of Drugs
Concerns about the highly potent opioid fentanyl are on the rise in Arizona. But Arizona appeared to be holding off the “tidal wave” of deaths compared to places like the Midwest and New England. That could be changing.
Nov. 15, 2018
Ancient DNA Paints Complex Picture Of American Settlement
One of the great ongoing debates in anthropology involves how and when prehistoric people populated the Americas. Now, a wide-ranging DNA study paints the most complex picture yet.
Nov. 15, 2018
Katie Hobbs Still Leads Arizona Secretary Of State Race
Democrat Katie Hobbs has extended her lead by about 1,000 votes over Republican Steve Gaynor in the Arizona secretary of state’s race, after Maricopa County posted its latest update on processed ballots Wednesday evening.
Nov. 15, 2018
Phoenix To Rename Street Muhammad Ali Way
Sports legend Muhammad Ali is being honored in Phoenix — a street will be renamed in his honor. Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital requested the name change for a street just north of Thomas Road. Merrell Street runs from Central Avenue to 3rd Avenue.
Nov. 15, 2018
Judge Dismisses Citizenship Suit Against AZ Lawmaker
A judge dismissed a lawsuit against a newly elected Arizona democrat who was accused of not being a United States citizen. On Wednesday, state Rep. Raquel Teran brought her birth certificate to court to prove her citizenship.
Nov. 15, 2018
The Takeaway:
The Camp Fire in Northern California is the deadliest in the state's history. The Takeaway hears from four survivors of the devastating fire: Michael Bridges of Magalia, Margaret Llamas of Paradise, Miriah Williams of Magalia, and Jessica Shelton of Paradise.
Nov. 15, 2018

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