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5,000 Geologists Meet In Phoenix For Annual Conference
More than 5,000 geologists, students, researchers, industry exhibitors and geology buffs are meeting at the annual Geological Society of America conference in downtown Phoenix this week.
Sept. 23, 2019
Phoenix Boosts Apprenticeship Programs
The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to grow the city’s apprenticeship programs. The goal is to recruit, train and retain hard to fill positions.
Sept. 23, 2019
Arizona-Based Attorneys Head To Mexico To Build Asylum Cases
American immigration lawyers and advocates have fanned out across the border and into Mexico since last year trying to build cases for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the U.S. The number of people has mushroomed against the barriers that now stop these migrants from touching U.S. soil. And a recent Supreme Court decision makes their ambition even more elusive.
Sept. 23, 2019
ASU Biodesign Gets $4.7M To Improve X-Ray Laser
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance its miniaturized particle accelerator laser.
Sept. 23, 2019
UA Study Suggests Some ‘Jumping Genes’ Not Sufficiently Locked Down
A large proportion of the human genome contains potentially dangerous DNA sequences called transposable elements, or transposons. Now, research from the University of Arizona has found flaws in the mechanisms that keep them in check.
Sept. 23, 2019
Mexican-Style Food Company Settle Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
A company that makes and distributes Mexican-style food items settled a discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over refusing to hire applicants who were not Hispanic.
Sept. 23, 2019
Yavapai County Sees Significant Increase Of HIV Cases
With the increase of HIV cases in Yavapai County, officials are asking the community to take precautions.
Sept. 23, 2019
Grand Canyon Officials Remove 31 Bison From North Rim
To preserve park resources, officials at Grand Canyon National Park are trying to remove up to 400 bison. They relocated 31 this week.
Sept. 22, 2019
3 Days In, Bird And Lime Scooters Gone From Phoenix
Three days after the city of Phoenix began allowing electric scooters to operate downtown as part of a six-month pilot program, two of the three companies have removed all their scooters. As of Saturday afternoon, all Bird and Lime scooters have been collected from the streets.
Sept. 21, 2019
Ducey Open To Compensation For College Athletes — But Not Like In CA
Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that he's open to some form of compensation for college athletes — but nothing like the bill approved by California lawmakers.
Sept. 21, 2019
DHS Investigating Salmonella Outbreak At Women’s Prison
The Arizona Department of Health Services is investigating a suspected salmonella outbreak at the state women’s prison. DHS says it is working with the Department of Corrections to investigate a suspected salmonella outbreak at the Perryville prison in Goodyear.
Sept. 20, 2019
Gosar, Gallego Weigh In On Trump Whistleblower Allegations
Two Arizona representatives have weighted in on the whistleblower allegations about President Trump's potentially illegal promise to a foreign leader.
Sept. 20, 2019
Judge Rules Against Hezron Parks In Tempe Fire Captain Murder
Regardless of whether the juror was coerced, Judge George Foster has ruled the defendant must be sentenced before they can ask for a new trial.
Sept. 20, 2019
Vandals Contaminate Animal Water Supply With Fuel In Northern Arizona
A water catchment located about 15 miles east of Flagstaff and used by wildlife has been contaminated with fuel. Arizona Game & Fish department spokesperson Nathan Gonzalez said the incident, which occurred around Sept. 15, was discovered by members of partner organizations who routinely check on water supplies.
Sept. 20, 2019
Phoenix Police Report Details ICE Shooting In Ahwatukee
A suspect wanted for human smuggling used an AK-47 to open fire on an elite team of federal agents as they tried to arrest him in April in the quiet suburb of Ahwatukee, according to a report by the Phoenix Police Department obtained through a public records request.
Sept. 20, 2019
More Data Needed To Bridge Digital Divide
At least 21 million Americans still lack broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission. A nonpartisan think tank says more accurate data is needed to expand high-speed internet access.
Sept. 20, 2019
Foundation Trying To Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage
There is a significant lack of affordable housing in the Valley, but a new initiative is trying to tackle the problem, one donation at a time. Starting about a month ago, homebuyers have had the option of donating $25 when they close on their houses.
Sept. 20, 2019
Rowdy Fans Lift Phoenix Rising To Record 20-Game Win Streak
While Arizona’s other professional sports franchises have struggled, The Phoenix Rising is enjoying unprecedented success this season. The United Soccer League club has won 20 straight, the longest streak in the history of American pro soccer history, having not lost a match since May.
Sept. 20, 2019
Tucson Nurses Go On Strike To Improve Staff Investment
Nurses as Tucson’s St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s hospitals began a 24-hour strike Friday morning. According to the National Nurses Organizing Committee, this marks the first time registered nurses have ever taken such action in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2019
Hundreds Join AZ Climate Strike At State Capitol
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Phoenix to the state’s Capitol on Friday afternoon to demand action to mitigate climate change. “It’s really about revitalizing our community,” said Arizona Youth Climate Strike co-leader Aditi Narayanan, a senior at charter school Basis Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2019

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