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Arizona Law Cuts Phoenix Police Towing Revenue
In fiscal year 2017-18, Phoenix police towed about 35,000 vehicles. Of those, about 5,000 were impounded because the drivers had suspended licenses. But a state law that took effect earlier this year says police can no longer impound a vehicle over a suspended license
Mar. 25, 2019
Why Is That Street Closed? New Map Has Answers
People who drive around Phoenix have a new way to access near real-time information about road closures and restrictions. Earlier this month, the Street Transportation Department launched an interactive map that can be viewed on desktop and mobile devices.
Mar. 25, 2019
7 Shot Outside Phoenix Warehouse Party
Police say seven people have been wounded after a shooting outside a warehouse party facility in Phoenix. Police say a fight broke out at the party facility near 22nd Avenue and McDowell Road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Mar. 24, 2019
AZ Congressional Delegation Reacts To Mueller Report
U.S. Attorney General William Barr released principal conclusions to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election. Members of Arizona's congressional delegation reacted on Twitter on Sunday.
Mar. 24, 2019
Phoenix-Based Red Cross Volunteer To Assess NE Floods
The Greater Phoenix chapter of the American Red Cross is aiding relief efforts for flood victims in the Midwest. Volunteer Damian Nichols is heading to Nebraska to assess storm damage, but he’s not going to do it in a traditional way.
Mar. 23, 2019
ADOT Plans Road Work Around Community Leader Input, Major Events
Arizona Department of Transportation planners focus on ways to avoid conflicts with road closures, including major events.
Mar. 23, 2019
Bedrock City Will Re-Open For Summer
Earlier this year, Bedrock City, a popular roadside attraction about half an hour from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, closed down. But now, the Flintstones themed park is planning on reopening for a short time.
Mar. 23, 2019
Mexico Apologizes For Death Of 2 Students
The Interior Minister apologized to the families of two students who were fatally shot to death by soldiers and falsely accused of being hit men.
Mar. 22, 2019
Phoenix Area Aid Groups Do Test Run Of Day Shelter For Migrant Families
Groups helping migrant families released in the Phoenix area by immigration authorities joined forces on Friday to do a test run of a temporary day shelter, where they took in about 130 people.
Mar. 22, 2019
Tuition Will Increase At Arizona
Arizona’s largest public university Friday announced it is raising tuition each year by less than 3 percent for resident undergraduate students over the next decade. The proposal maintains the commitment made nearly eight years ago by Arizona State University and extends it another decade.
Mar. 22, 2019
Sonoran AG: Journalist’s Work Not At Play In Murder
State authorities say that the reporting of a Sonoran journalist was not at play in his murder last week. Without going into detail, they are saying that the motive had to do with personal relationships, not Barroso’s work as a radio host and columnist.
Mar. 22, 2019
BLM Finalizes Impact Study On Proposed Goodyear Road To Mobile
The city proposed a two-lane parkway connecting the community of Mobile to the rest of Goodyear, which annexed the area in 2007.
Mar. 22, 2019
Program That Preserves Route 66 To Sunset
Just a few weeks remain of a federal program that’s helped restore the historic Route 66 in eight states including Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2019
Navajo Gives Up Navajo Generating Station Bid
The Navajo Nation announced Friday it has given up trying to purchase the west’s largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe’s biggest revenue maker.
Mar. 22, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider Supporting Elderly Assistance Fund
A measure is making its way through Arizona Legislature that would help low income seniors with their property tax. But this isn't a new effort.
Mar. 22, 2019
Garth Brooks Concert Bringing Visitors To Glendale
Between a country music concert, tailgate, Cirque de Soleli shows and spring training, traffic is expected to be heavy with over 100,000 expected visitors in the Glendale area on Saturday.
Mar. 22, 2019
10 Percent Of The Valley Is Parking Lots
We’ve all done it. Driving in circles over and over to find the perfect parking spot. Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough spaces to go around. But it turns out a full 10 percent of the city of Phoenix is just parking lots.
Mar. 22, 2019
How Our Social Connections Determine Who We Are
In the book, "The Human Network" the author argues that all types of human interactions happen in networks — whether they're online or in person. And those human networks affect us in ways large and small.
Mar. 22, 2019
California Trucking Wage Law Creating Controversy
Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
Mar. 22, 2019
Musical Explores The Life And Writings Of A Naturalist
So many areas of Arizona can become escapes to nature — from the deserts to the mountains, from south to north. That’s part of what makes the Valley such an ideal place for this weekend’s performances of "Mountain Days," a musical based on the life and writings of naturalist John Muir.
Mar. 22, 2019

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