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Corporation Commissioners Demand Answers From APS CEO
State utility regulators are putting the pressure on Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt. They’ve invited him to answer questions at next month’s Corporation Commission meeting.
July 12, 2019
Congress Probes OK Of Trump Backers Housing Project
A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species.
July 12, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage.
UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
July 12, 2019
Man Indicted In Stabbing Death Of Peoria Teen
The stabbing death of a Peoria teen has led to charges of first-degree murder against Michael Paul Adams. He is accused of stabbing a teenager because of the music the young man was playing.
July 12, 2019
School District OKs  Lease For Asylum Welcome Center
The Phoenix Elementary School District governing board has given approval for a New York-based nonprofit agency to lease one of its buildings for humanitarian aid.
July 12, 2019
WATCH: House Committee Hearing On Migrant Conditions
After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live beginning at 7 a.m.
July 12, 2019
Trump Abandons Bid To Include Citizenship Question On Census
President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.
July 11, 2019
Loop 101 Construction Continues In Tempe-Chandler Area
Construction for a Loop 101 widening project continues this weekend in the Tempe-Chandler area.
July 11, 2019
Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Death This Year
The first death in Maricopa County due to West Nile Virus has been recorded this year.
July 11, 2019
1,000 Gallons Of Ethanol Spills In Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department responded to an ethanol spill Thursday morning. The spill was bigger than expected.
July 11, 2019
New Railroad Overpass In Maricopa To Help Traffic Flow
A new railroad overpass in Maricopa will open Monday morning. It will help traffic flow along Route 347 and provide a safer alternative to the current crossing. The city of Maricopa has been working on this project for 15 years.
July 11, 2019
Nike Moving Forward With Goodyear Facility
Athletic apparel giant Nike announced today that it will move forward on a manufacturing facility in Goodyear after Gov. Doug Ducey withheld up to $1 million in state funds from the company.
July 11, 2019
Republic Services Renegotiates Trash And Recycling Fees Nationwide
Approximately 500 Fountain Hills households recently received incorrect trash bills. Republic has been renegotiating fees and contracts with cities and towns across the country to make up for losses incurred from massive changes to U.S. recycling.
July 11, 2019
Peoria To Convert Street Lights Bulbs To LED
Peoria is replacing its street lights with more energy efficient and longer lasting LED bulbs. Janet Ramsay, manager of the city’s streets division, said the city plans to replace 3,200 street lights throughout the city.
July 11, 2019
WATCH: Trump Speaks On Census, Citizenship
President Donald Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
July 11, 2019
Corporation Commission Wont Roll Back APS Rate Hike
Arizona utility regulators will not undo the rate hike they approved for APS in 2017. Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday against the request from customers, led by Stacey Champion.
July 11, 2019
Paris Chansons Carry You To The City Of Lights Through Music
What do you think of when France is brought up? For most, Paris is what comes to mind as well as the iconic music often attached to its streets.
July 11, 2019
Electric Scooters Coming To Downtown Phoenix For Trial Run
Electric scooters will soon be available in downtown Phoenix. The City Council has approved a six-month pilot program for e-scooters, which is expected to start in mid-September.
July 11, 2019
Art Museum Trustee: Museum Not In Financial Difficulties
The Phoenix Art Museum is officially looking for a new leader. Wednesday was Amada Cruz’s last day as director and CEO. She’s going to Seattle, to take a similar position with that city’s art museum.
July 11, 2019
ICE Immigration Raids May Be Coming This Weekend
The New York Times reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin detaining people who have been ordered deported starting Sunday.
July 11, 2019

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