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Mesa OKs Long-Term Lease To Build ASU East Campus
Calling it an opportunity to get a “good rate of return,” Mesa’s Mayor and other city counselors approved a long-term lease allowing Arizona State University to open an ASU East campus.
Jun. 6, 2018
19 Candidates Vie For President Of Navajo Nation
Nineteen candidates are running for Navajo Nation president this election cycle, including three women, one of which identifies as transgender.
Jun. 6, 2018
Nonprofit Will Spend $20M On U.S. Gun Violence Research
In the 1990s, the National Rifle Association pushed to stop the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from spending taxpayer money on research that advocated gun control. Since then, for more than two decades, the CDC hasn’t studied this as a public health issue.
Jun. 6, 2018
Climate Change Means A Hotter, Drier Future In The Colorado River Headwaters, Study Says
The effects of climate change are already being felt at the headwaters of the West’s most important river system, according to a study released earlier this year.
Jun. 6, 2018
China’s Policy Shift Forces Flagstaff To Scrap Recycling Efforts
Americans recycle about 66 million tons of material each year, according to the EPA. About one-third of that gets exported to process, and has mostly gone to China. But all that is changing, as China is taking drastic measures to clean up its own environment.
New Export Rules On Trash To Affect Phoenix Metro Areas
Jun. 6, 2018
 Data Center Owner Purchases 70 Acres In Mesa
The City of Mesa announced in a press release CyrusOne purchased almost 70 acres near the 202 freeway and Elliot Road from a private owner.
Jun. 5, 2018
Phoenix Police Union Splits Again With Chief Over Use Of Force
The union for Phoenix police officers wants Chief Jeri Williams to change her mind on disciplining an officer for his use of force.
Jun. 5, 2018
For Kids In Cars, Shade Offers Little Protection From Lethal Heat
‘Tis the season for 110-degree days, excessive-heat warnings and trolling the parking lot for a shady spot. But new research suggests those in the shade might not have it made after all.
Jun. 5, 2018
Highway 377 Fire Led to Evacuations, Power Outages
The Highway 377 fire burning near Heber-Overgaard has swelled to 1,500 acres and has led to power outages in the area.
Jun. 5, 2018
Mexico Seeks For Foreigners To Monitor Elections
As Mexico prepares to hold presidential elections in a month, its electoral institute is expecting not only voters both inside and outside the country, it is also inviting some special guests: foreigners to observe and monitor the elections.
Jun. 5, 2018
#RedForEd Teachers Are Running For Office
The #RedForEd movement saw thousands of teachers march on the Arizona Capitol. Some of those teachers are keeping one foot in the political arena and one in the classroom by running for local office.
Jun. 5, 2018
STD Cases Continue To Rise
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been on the rise since 2016.
Jun. 5, 2018
Trump Appointee Moves To Save Generating Station
Time is running out to find a buyer for the Navajo Generating Station, the coal plant on tribal land in Northern Arizona that’s slated to close next year.
Jun. 5, 2018
Should Widows Succeed Spouses In Office?
GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett has experienced a lot of backlash thanks to his recent comments that he wouldn’t appoint Cindy McCain to the U.S. Senate if John McCain isn’t able to complete his current term.
Jun. 5, 2018
San Francisco Peaks Case Continues
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether the Hopi Tribe can try to stop treated wastewater from being used to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks.
Jun. 5, 2018
Arizona Native Makes Novel Debut With
Imagine losing your shadow. You’re walking down the street, and the shadow just disappears. Then think about losing your memory. What if those two disappearances were tied to each other?
Jun. 5, 2018
Photographer Documents What It
It’s this time of transition for most of us. We’re right at the end of childhood, on the cusp of being a teenager. It’s not easy, but one artist decided to zero in on this time in the lives of more than 250 13-year-olds, because she thinks it’s actually a really beautiful moment in their lives.
Jun. 5, 2018
When Are Clergy Required To Report Sex Abuse?
Clergy are often some of the most trusted figures people can turn to in times of need. In one Arizona case of sexual abuse, that’s exactly what happened.
Jun. 5, 2018
Brush Fire Closes 2 Northern Arizona Highways
State Route 277 was closed in both directions Monday and Tuesday from Heber-Overgaard to Snowflake, while State Route 377 was shut down between Holbrook and Heber-Overgaard.
Jun. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Senator Merkley Denied Access To Migrant Children
Over the weekend, Jeff Merkley, Democratic Senator from Oregon, visited the Southwest Key Casa Padre migrant children's shelter in Brownsville, Texas. A little more than 16 minutes after arriving, police were called and requested that he leave.
Jun. 5, 2018

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