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Kyl: Ducey Had To Do
Jon Kyl had been working as an attorney and lobbyist and was preparing to retire completely this year — until Gov. Doug Ducey called and asked him to be the interim replacement for the late Sen. John McCain. Kyl’s areas of expertise are considered water and intelligence, and he also was on the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly 18 years.
Sep. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Administration Moves To Restrict Green Card Access For Legal Immigrants
The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict green cards for any immigrant who legally accepts public benefits, like food assistance or Section 8 housing.
Sep. 24, 2018
Reporting Of Corporal Punishment At AZ Schools Drastically Drops
During the 2013-14 school year, Arizona schools reported six cases of corporal punishment to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The previous year, that number was 601.
Sep. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Rocky Terrain For Supreme Court Confirmation As Accusations Against Kavanaugh Mount
Just as a date was set for Christine Blasey Ford was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, The New Yorker magazine came out with a second allegation against the judge.
Sep. 24, 2018
Phoenix EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Corizon Health
The Phoenix Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Arizona’s prison health care contractor, Corizon Health, alleging discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Sep. 24, 2018
UNR Wins $5M USDA Grant To Study Changing Snowpack
University of Nevada, Reno scientists will conduct the five-year study with researchers at the Desert Research Institute, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
Sep. 24, 2018
Side Effect Of Trafficking Law: More Street Prostitution?
Phoenix police said they experienced a surge in street-prostitution arrests in 2018 but did not provide figures. In Houston, levels have remained constant, but more 14- to 17-year-olds have been working outdoors since May, said James Dale, a police captain.
Sep. 24, 2018
Vaccine For 2018-19 Flu Season Expected To Be More Effective
Health experts warn dry winter weather brings flu season with it. Even though winters are milder and arrive later in the Southwest, they warn that the flu vaccinations need a two week head start to let the body build up its immunity.
Sep. 24, 2018
New Poll Find More Than Half Think They Might Develop Alzheimer
The survey was done on behalf of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and two pharmaceutical companies. Fifty-four percent of people polled said they’re worried they might develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep. 24, 2018
Intel Promises To Restore 100% Of Water Use. What Does That Mean?
Water is a rising concern for many companies. Intel, which has about 10,000 employees in Arizona, announced a water restoration goal last year: to restore 100 percent of its direct global water use by 2025. The company said it already restores about 80 percent, and it’s funding projects to make up for that final 20 percent.
Sep. 24, 2018
Arizona Tourists Not Swayed By Summer Swelter
Record heat this summer did not scare away visitors to the state. In fact, summer tourism hit a 10-year high. Between the three summer months of July and September, an estimated 10 million people visited Arizona. That’s almost a quarter of all visitors in 2017.
Sep. 24, 2018
Phoenix Home Prices Level Out In August
The national housing market broke records in August with increasing home prices, but in Phoenix, home prices are leveling out, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Year over year, Phoenix home prices are still rising, by 7.4 percent. But month over month, prices showed very little change from July to August.
Sep. 24, 2018
Agency To Handle Only Part Of Permitting For Pipeline
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will not handle permitting for the entire Lake Powell Pipeline.
Sep. 24, 2018
2 Companies Pledge 2,000 New Jobs In Metro Phoenix
India-based Infosys says it will hire 1,000 Arizona workers over the next five years. Valor Global Services says it is working to open a fifth location and plans to hire more than 1,000 Arizonans over the next year.
Sep. 24, 2018
Candidates Walk Fine Line On Health Care
Eight years after the Affordable Care Act led to a “shellacking” for Democrats in the 2010 midterms, the party is running again on health care. Republicans nationally have been quieter on the issue.
Sep. 23, 2018
Schools Chief
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas wants to replace the state’s K-12 education standards with those developed by a conservative Christian college. The recommendation could override years of public meetings, input from teachers, experts and parents that have been used to formulate Arizona’s existing standards.
More Education Coverage
Sep. 23, 2018
Paul Gosar
Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar are urging voters to support his rival candidate. The family is speaking out in a new TV ad from Democrat David Brill.
Sep. 22, 2018
Authorities Still Searching For Cause Of Cow Deaths In Navajo County
Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused the deaths of two dozen cows in the Heber-Overgaard area, in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
Sep. 22, 2018
Incoming Mexican President Visits Sonoran Border Cities
Mexico’s incoming president visited the neighboring state of Sonora this week, stopping for a trip to two border cities to lay out an ambitious agenda. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stood on stage in Nogales, laying out his plans to a cheering crowd of a few thousand people.
Sep. 21, 2018
County Audit Department Releases Review Of Primary Day
The Maricopa County Internal Audit Department issued a review of primary election day, but it left a major question unanswered. Sixty-two polling sites were unopened when voting was supposed to start at 6 a.m.
Sep. 21, 2018

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