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Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Regina Romero Will Be Tucsons First Latina Mayor
Tucson voters elected their first Latina mayor Tuesday. Regina Romero will be the first woman to lead Arizona's second-largest city. Tucson's last Hispanic mayor was Estevan Ochoa, who was elected in 1875.
Nov. 6, 2019
NaNoWriMo Inspires Arizona Authors All Month
For writers in Arizona and around the world, November means composing 50,000 words for the annual NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It began 20 years ago with a small cadre of fiction writers and has become the signature yearly challenge for aspiring authors the world over.
Word: A Podcast Exploring The Literary Arts In Arizona And The Southwest
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Initiative
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019
Final Election Results: Maricopa County Voters Weigh In On K-12 Bonds, Overrides
Voters in dozens of school districts in Maricopa County have decided whether those districts can borrow more and spend more on K-12 schools. Results are from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office as of 6:47 p.m. on Friday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Mexico Rejects Trumps Offer To Wage War Against Drug Cartel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ Student Loan Default Rates Above National Average
The total amount of student loan debt held by Americans reached $1.5 trillion in 2018, making it the second-largest category of consumer debt. While student default rates are on the decline nationally, new data suggests some struggles in Arizona.
Nov. 5, 2019
After Brutal Sonoran Attack, Ambassador Promises Binational Fight Vs. Crime
Ambassador Christopher Landau opened his remarks at the Arizona-Mexico Commission meeting in Sonora sharing his condolences with the families of the nine women and children murdered Monday.
Nov. 5, 2019
Inmates Ask For Trial After Years Of  Non-Compliance With Prison Care Settlement
Attorneys representing the men and women incarcerated in Arizona prisons say the state is not living up to a years-old settlement regarding prison health care conditions, and the matter should be resolved with a trial.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ Begins Look At Coal Plant Efficiency Under Weaker Federal Mandate
Earlier this year, the Trump administration finalized a clean energy plan for coal plants. The cuts to carbon emissions in the plan are now much lower than previous rules, and critics say they are much less than what’s needed to meaningfully slow climate change.
Nov. 5, 2019
Family Of 9 Slain Call On U.S., Mexico To Address Violence
In the wake of the killing of nine women and children in Sonora, Mexico Monday, family and community members are calling on both the United States and Mexico to do more to address cartel violence south of the border.
Nov. 5, 2019
Arizona Farmers Take Issue With New Farm Workers Bill
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act also establishes minimum requirements for pay, transportation and housing, which has some in the agricultural industry worried.
Nov. 5, 2019
Embry-Riddle Gets Rare Accreditation Warning
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been given a warning from its accrediting body, which appears to be concerned with some of the school’s accelerated programs.
Nov. 5, 2019
AZ School Diversity Director Sees Teachable Moment In Racist Incident
Erica Maxwell is the state’s first ever associate superintendent of equity, diversity and inclusion, a position created by Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Nov. 5, 2019
Invasive Buffelgrass Threatens Arizonas Saguaros
The invasive species can cause havoc on ecosystems, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum says its spread rivals water scarcity and climate change as the region’s "most pressing environmental issue."
Nov. 5, 2019
Lawyer: Petersen To Appeal Assessors Office Suspension
Next up for the elected official accused of running an illegal adoption ring is a deadline to appeal his unpaid suspension from County Assessor. Before Friday, Paul Petersen will ask for a hearing to reconsider his four-month suspension from a job that pays about $77,000 a year.
Nov. 5, 2019
CA Teacher Discovers A Butterfly With AZ Phone Number
A few weeks ago, a monarch butterfly flew through a California high school classroom window. Then, the teacher looked closer at the butterfly’s wings and saw small, human-made tags, including a phone number with a southern Arizona area code.
Nov. 5, 2019
Activists Celebrate Phoenix Police Decision To Fire Officers
Michael Britt London, the president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, told KJZZ they would not go forward with their threat of a no-confidence vote in Chief Jeri Williams. This comes in reaction to the chief’s firings of two officers last week who were involved in high-profile cases.
Nov. 5, 2019
How A California Immigration Law Helped Turn The State Blue
Twenty-five years ago this week, nearly 60% of Californians voted to pass Proposition 187. The initiative forbid free health care, education and other state services to undocumented immigrants.
Nov. 5, 2019
Salt Lake Tribune Becomes First Nonprofit U.S. Newspaper
In a historic and unprecedented move, The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper — the largest in Utah — is now a nonprofit.
Nov. 5, 2019

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