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UA Campus Conversation Looks At Free Speech, Border Patrol Presence
University officials gathered with students, faculty and community members Tuesday for a two-hour "campus conversation" at the University of Arizona. The discussion centered on First Amendment rights and the presence of Border Patrol offices on campus.
Apr. 24, 2019
The Takeaway: Can Social Security Be Saved?
A new annual report from the Social Security Administration predicts that Social Security and Medicare will become insolvent in the next couple decades. Inaction on the part of Congress to address this funding deficit could leave retirees with three quarters of their Social Security benefits.
Apr. 24, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Legacy
Looking back, we tend to associate our legacy with accomplishments in our career and we rarely think about the value of our work in the moment. Yet a personal sense legacy can be derived from a number of meaningful things outside the workplace, even if we're not considering them right now.
Apr. 24, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Hit 100th Day Without Budget And Tax Fix
Ideally, the Arizona Legislature tries to wrap up session by its 100th day. Tuesday marked day 100, but lawmakers are still working.
Apr. 24, 2019
First Hacienda-Related Bill Signed By Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Senate Bill 1211 was signed by Gov. Doug Ducey this week, and it goes into effect immediately. The bill requires intermediate care facilities like the one at Hacienda to be licensed by the state. It also strengthens background checks.
Apr. 24, 2019
Ducey Optimistic For Arizona-Mexico Trade
Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that trade between Arizona and Mexico will increase, despite the immigration crisis at Arizona's border.
Apr. 24, 2019
U.S.-Mexico Tomato Import Deal Negotiations Latest Row In Decades-Long Fight
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
Apr. 24, 2019
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore Celebrates People Of Color
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is believed to be Phoenix’s only store featuring books in English and Spanish. But the store’s founder wants to be known for more than selling books.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
Apr. 24, 2019
Phoenix Council Stalls Next Steps For Pedestrian Safety Plan
The Phoenix City Council Tuesday deadlocked 4-4 on a plan to enhance pedestrian safety through infrastructure design changes. The action stalled due, in part, to concerns about city resources.
Apr. 23, 2019
Early Voting Starts In Phoenix City Council Runoff
Early ballots go out on Wednesday for the runoff for Phoenix City Council. Mail-in ballots go out Wednesday to people on the Permanent Early Voting List and people who have requested an early ballot. Those ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at early voting locations.
Apr. 23, 2019
Utilities From All Over Install Electricity On Navajo Nation
Utility crews from across the country are coming to the Navajo Nation to install electricity in hundreds of homes that have never had it. It’s part of a pilot program to get the tribe on the grid.
Apr. 23, 2019
Johnson Utilities Manager Says It
The interim manager for Johnson Utilities told the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday it was making progress restoring the troubled utility’s infrastructure. The commission selected EPCOR to take over management of the company in 2018 after customers near the San Tan Valley complained of low water pressure and sewage overflows.
Apr. 23, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Expedited Adoptions For Teens
Once a teenager in the foster system turns 18, they cannot be adopted as a child and the family adopting them is no longer eligible for subsidies. Out of almost 14,000 youths in the Arizona foster system, almost 6 percent are over 18.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019
The Mexican government estimates almost 300,000 migrants entered its territory in the first three months of the year, with the intention of illegally crossing into the United States.
Apr. 23, 2019
FBI: 8K Arizonans Report Being Victims Of Cybercrime
The FBI has released its 2018 Internet crime complaint report. Paul Brown, assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix field office, said over 8,000 state residents reported being victims of cybercrime in Arizona with over 1,300 victims of personal data breaches in the state.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mesa Police Officers Face Discipline For Excessive Force
Several Mesa police officers will face discipline for repeatedly punching and kneeing a man before pulling him to the ground in a May 2018 incident that was recorded by body cam footage.
Apr. 23, 2019
Arizona Agriculture Companies Join USDA-Led Taiwan Trade Mission
Two Arizona-based companies are in Taiwan this week as part of a trade mission led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to open new agriculture markets in the Asian country. Phoenix-based company Vet Instinct joined 49 businesses and groups with agriculture connections on the mission.
Apr. 23, 2019
Documentary Explores Automation And American Dream
The U.S. Labor Department reported that the nation added 196,000 new jobs in March, with unemployment remaining at 3.8 percent, and optimism continues overall for the 2019 economy.
Apr. 23, 2019
Trial For Men
A trial focused on college men’s basketball programs and alleged corruption got started on Monday with jury selection in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Several universities have fallen under the FBI investigation’s umbrella that led to the trial — including the University of Arizona.
Apr. 23, 2019
Plan To Tax Soda Statewide In California Goes Up In Fizz
A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
Apr. 23, 2019

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