Arizona Urges Judge Against More Fines In Inmate Care Suit
Lawyers representing the Arizona Department of Corrections are urging a judge to not impose a second round of contempt-of-court fines for failing to adequately follow through on its promises to improve health care for inmates.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Colleges And Universities Face Declining Enrollment
For seven straight years, the Maricopa Community College District has seen enrollment drop while Arizona’s three public universities keep adding students. But the universities are preparing for a slowdown of their own.
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Aug. 21, 2019
Mesa Pays Off Spring Training Stadium Debt Early
“It really is something very noteworthy for a city to own free and clear a stadium, let alone two stadiums, and do that ahead of schedule and do that in a way that saves a tremendous amount of taxpayer money,” Mayor John Giles said.
Aug. 20, 2019
Uber Picks Texas Over Arizona For Regional Hub
In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multi-billion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery announced Tuesday that it will open a new administrative hub in Texas.
Aug. 20, 2019
Phoenix Breaks Heat Record For 2nd Time This Month
For the second time this month, Phoenix has broken a heat record. The National Weather Service says Phoenix reached a high of 113 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, topping the previous mark for Aug. 20 of 112 that was set in 1986.
Aug. 20, 2019
Sonoran Highways Promised September Inauguration Called Off
Last month, Mexico’s president announced he would inaugurate a long-awaited four-lane highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico this September. Now, the inauguration has been called off because construction on the roadway is still not done.
Aug. 20, 2019
Groups Urge Trade Sanctions On Mexico To Protect Endangered Porpoise
Conservation organizations are urging a members of international trade convention to impose sanctions on Mexico until it fully protects an endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez during its meeting in Geneva this week and next.
Aug. 20, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico
It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
Aug. 20, 2019
On The 400th Anniversary Of Americas First Slaves, Dr. Wanda Tucker Walks Familys Path
Aug. 20 marks a painful but important moment in our nation's history: the arrival of the first African slaves 400 years ago. For Dr. Wanda Tucker, it also marks the arrival of her own family.
Aug. 20, 2019
Nike Pays $70 Million Cash For Metro Phoenix Site
Nike has paid nearly $70 million for a building in Goodyear. It will become the company’s third U.S. manufacturing facility. The 50-acre property is located along 143rd Avenue, south of Van Buren Street.
Aug. 20, 2019
Interstate 10 Expansion Enters Preliminary Stages
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re driving from Phoenix to Tucson or back, and you get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 10.
Aug. 20, 2019
As  Temperatures Reach 115, Where Are The Monsoon Rains?
If you’re wondering where this year’s monsoon rains are, you’re not alone. While Phoenix-area temperatures this week are expected to approach 115, there don’t seem to be any storms in sight, at least not for the next few days.
Aug. 20, 2019
Hance Park Receives $2 Million To Build Mega Playground
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019
Maricopa County Pushes To Combat Homelessness
Eliminating homelessness in the Valley, with a focus on veterans, has been a strongly-expressed aim of leaders here for a number of years. Amid this push to fight homelessness, Phoenix’s Justa Center for homeless seniors faces an uncertain future after serving the community for more than a decade.
Aug. 20, 2019
Amy Silvermans Raising Phoenix: Dancing Queen
Amy Silverman's latest column, "Dancing Queen," focuses on dance teacher Frances Smith Cohen, who taught in the Valley for decades. Two of her thousands of students were Amy’s two daughters, Annabelle and Sophie. For many years, her dance school was at 40th Street and Indian School Road.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Jobs Hold Strong In Swaying Market, Pay Still Sluggish
The new jobless numbers are out, and signals of another recession appear to be, at least by July figures, less of a threat for Arizona.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Education Executive To Focus On Equity, Diversity
“We do have a lot of inequities in our education system in Arizona, whether that be from school to school or even within schools we’re seeing that different groups of students are achieving at different levels,” said Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Aug. 20, 2019
Ducey: ADC Directors Resignation A New Opportunity
With the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections scheduled to step down Sept. 13, Gov. Doug Ducey sees an opportunity to make a "fresh start." Ducey weighed in after two former Arizona Supreme Court justices published a report on long-standing problems during Director Charles Ryan's 40-year career at the ADC.
Aug. 20, 2019
(Un)Affordable: Housing Vouchers Dont Guarantee A Place to Live
If you’re putting 30% of your income or less toward housing costs, that’s what’s considered “affordable.” But as rents rise, that budget is out of reach for more and more Arizonans.
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Aug. 20, 2019
Phoenix Starts Tracking When Police Officers Point Guns At People
The Phoenix Police Department on Monday announced that a new policy and gave an update on two others. All are part of ongoing efforts to reduce violent police-community encounters.
Aug. 19, 2019