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Maricopa County 4th In US For Hispanic Population
The Pew Research Center has released a report about the 2018 Hispanic population in the U.S. Maricopa County is one of 11 counties with more than 1 million Hispanics.
July 8, 2019
Pima County Intends To House Asylum Seekers At Old Youth Detention Center
Pima County wants to use an empty juvenile detention center to house Central American asylum seekers dropped off in Tucson by federal immigration agents.
July 8, 2019
ADOT: Pedestrian Fatalities Up, Alcohol-Related Fatalities Down In 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its 2018 crash fact report. While pedestrian fatalities were up from the previous year, many other fatalities are down.
July 8, 2019
Dirty Recycling Contaminated Mostly By Food
Twenty-five to 30% of what we put into the recycle bin is too dirty with other trash to go anywhere but the landfill. This percentage of dirty recyclables is covered primarily with food waste, according to a recycling association.
July 8, 2019
SCOTUS To Hear DACA Case On Nov. 12
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, on Nov. 12.
July 8, 2019
17% Of Young Adults In Big Cities Are Unemployed
Seventeen percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 in big cities, including Phoenix, are unemployed — that’s more than 2 million people.
July 8, 2019
Boas: How Well Are Democratic Candidates Performing?
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
July 8, 2019
Regulations May Ease On Hospital Translation Services
How can you get quality health care when you don’t understand what the doctor is telling you? That’s the question the Center of Federal Regulations is trying to solve, in part by requiring some health care organizations to provide non-English speaking patients free translation services.
July 8, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: What Is The Silver Economy?
There’s an upcoming event focused on what’s been called the Silver Economy.
July 8, 2019
Will Arizonas AG Continue Case Against State Universities?
Arizona’s three public universities have had to look for alternative funding methods over the past decade. One of the effects of the Great Recession was a significant reduction in money from the state.
July 8, 2019
Fourth Of July Road Trips Spark 30+ AZ Wildfires
A total of 30 wildfires were started over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. One of the most troublesome started in the median of Interstate 17 north of Anthem as thousands headed out of town Wednesday. Traffic was stopped in both directions.
July 8, 2019
How A School District Stepped Up To Help Migrants
Almost four months ago, local aid groups called on governments to provide a facility to help house migrant families being released by ICE in Phoenix. None stepped forward. But now a centralized overnight shelter could open as soon as this week.
July 8, 2019
Arizona senators propose drought bill
A bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema would put aside hundreds of millions of dollars for water storage projects, water recycling, and desalination plants.
July 8, 2019
15th Avenue Bridge Over Loop 101 Closed Until Late 2020
A Loop 101 widening project continues, and more long- and short-term closures are on the way. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the 15th Avenue bridge over Loop 101 will close Monday and remain closed through late 2020.
July 8, 2019
UNESCO: Parts Of Mexicos Sea of Cortez In Danger
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has designated parts of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez as a world heritage site “in danger” in an attempt to help protect the habitat of the vaquita marina, an endangered porpoise.
July 8, 2019
Historic Phoenix Warehouse To Become Hotel Lobby
An Oklahoma -based company wants to turn a historic building in downtown Phoenix into a hotel lobby. In 1929, the Fuller Paint Company Warehouse was built at First Street and Jackson Street.
July 8, 2019
Q&AZ: How Do People Who Work Outside Deal With The Heat?
Summer in Phoenix is upon us and despite a relatively mild June, July is off to a hot start. Most Phoenicians try to stay out of the heat, but what about the people who have to work in the heat? How do they cope? That’s what listener Robert asked via our Q&AZ reporting project.
July 8, 2019
Study: Some Meds From Mexico Dont Meet Standards
Located just across the Mexico border from Yuma, Los Algodones is a favorite spot for busloads of Americans to buy cheap medications. A new pharmaceutical study from the University of Arizona examines whether they’re getting what they bargain for.
July 8, 2019
Buckle Up: 5 Years Of Phoenix Road Construction Ahead
Expect to see more road construction in Phoenix over the next few years. The City Council recently approved an accelerated pavement maintenance program.
July 8, 2019
Police Union Blasts Starbucks For Ejecting Officers
The union for Tempe police said six officers were asked to leave a Starbucks near McKellips and Scottsdale roads on the Fourth of July. The claims were initially made on Twitter and a back and forth between the Tempe Officers Association and Starbucks has ensued.
July 6, 2019

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