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Colorado River Tribes Call For More Sway In Western Water Talks
Earlier this year, Arizona — one of seven southwestern states that rely on the Colorado River — was in the midst of a heated discussion about water. Within weeks Arizona finished its portion of the Drought Contingency Plan. Tribal leaders in the state didn’t receive any accolades in Gov. Doug Ducey’s speech. But a recent Arizona State University report suggests they should have.
Dec. 13, 2019
AMLO Meets With ABC Daycare Victims In Hermosillo
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met Thursday with survivors and the relatives of victims of a tragic 2009 daycare fire in Hermosillo. Another meeting is planned for mid-March, and victims and family members are hoping for more concrete action by then.
Dec. 12, 2019
Concerns Over New Grupo Mexico Tailings Dam In Sonora
A huge, new tailings dam is being built at a mine in Sonora, Mexico, that was responsible for a toxic waste spill in 2014 considered the worst environmental disaster in Mexican mining history. A report out this week says the new dam poses even greater risks to communities downstream.
Dec. 12, 2019
DOD Watchdog To Review Border Wall Contractor
The Pentagon’s Inspector General plans to review a $400 million contract awarded to a North Dakota company to design and build a portion of the border wall in Arizona.
Dec. 12, 2019
Scottsdale-Based SuperShuttle Shutting Down
SuperShuttle’s iconic blue vans are delivering their last passengers on Dec. 31, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company is shutting down operations at the end of the year.
Dec. 12, 2019
NASA/UA Choose OSIRIS-Rex Sample Site
In 2016, NASA and the University of Arizona dispatched their OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Now, they have announced which area of the surface they plan to sample.
Dec. 12, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Wants To Ban Student IDs, Utility Bills As Voter ID
Ahead of the legislative session beginning in January, Republican state Representative Kelly Townsend pre-filed a bill to restrict acceptable forms of identification for Arizona voters.
Dec. 12, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey Is Selling His Paradise Valley Home
The governor is hoping to get $8.75 million for the French farmhouse mansion that sits on a gated 2-plus acre parcel. Ducey and his family built the home in 2009, a year before he was elected state treasurer.
Dec. 12, 2019
U.S. Government Loses 2 Border Fence Funding Lawsuits
The Trump administration has lost two major court cases this week that, together, effectively block the U.S. government from using nearly $4 billion in military funds to build a new border fence.
Dec. 12, 2019
How Growth Is Changing Neighborhoods In Phoenix
Phoenix leaders like to promote the city being the fastest growing in the country. But growth isn’t necessarily a good thing in the eyes of some residents. It’s a story playing out across the 518 square miles that make up Phoenix. In September, it brought residents from north of Deer Valley 35 miles south to a PhoenixCity Council meeting downtown to protest a developer’s rezoning request.
Aging Boomers Could Mean Housing Boom For Metro Phoenix, Tucson
Dec. 12, 2019
Board Hears Appeal Of County Assessors Suspension
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors heard an appeal Wednesday of its decision to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen for 120 days without pay, but Petersen himself wasn’t in the room. Hours were set aside for the hearing, but it took less than half the time allowed.
Dec. 11, 2019
Phoenix Mayor OKs  Refugee Resettlement Program
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo consenting to a refugee resettlement program in Phoenix. Gallego is following Gov. Doug Ducey’s lead in welcoming refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution.
Dec. 11, 2019
ADOT To Replace Welcome To Arizona Signs With New Iconic Images
ADOT will replace all welcome to Arizona signs across the state. Instead of the signs displaying the Arizona flag, the signs will feature one of six vibrant, iconic Arizona images, such as the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 11, 2019
APS Chief Exec Apologizes To Customers During Hearing
APS chief executive Jeff Guldner has apologized to the thousands of customers who used an online billing tool that overcharged them. Guldner told the Arizona Corporation Commission that APS has a responsibility to do better.
Dec. 11, 2019
Aging Boomers Could Mean Housing Boom For Metro Phoenix, Tucson
Some cities in Arizona could see thousands more homes enter the market over the next 20 years. And it’s not because of new construction.
Dec. 11, 2019
WATCH: House Judiciary Committee Votes On Impeachment Articles
The House Judiciary Committee has passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Representatives voted along party lines.
What's Next In The Impeachment Process?
Dec. 11, 2019
Arizona MVD Changes To Affect How Drivers Get License Plates, Documents
Starting in January, drivers will no longer be able to get their license plates, registration tabs or vehicle titles at an MVD office or third-party location. Instead, these items will be attainable only through the mail.
Dec. 11, 2019
What Does A Smart Scottsdale Look Like? City Wants Your Input
Scottsdale tonight wants to hear from residents about the city’s efforts to become a "smart city." The city is creating a roadmap for combining infrastructure and technology for more data-driven insights.
Dec. 11, 2019
Maricopa County Officials Approve 2020 Election Plans
Maricopa County election officials and supervisors vowed to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election season, when long lines at polling sites drew a backlash from voters.
Dec. 11, 2019
$8.7M Grant Aims To Get More AZ Kids Enrolled In College
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced an $8.7 million grant to get more Arizona kids into college. The money will allow schools in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Tolleson school districts to work with Access ASU and the Be A Leader Foundation on college enrollment programs.
Dec. 11, 2019

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