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Tucson Joins Nogales In Fight Over Federal Concertina Wire
Tucson City Council voted Wednesday night to support the small town of Nogales, Arizona, in its fight with the Homeland Security Department and the U.S. military on the Mexican border.
Feb. 20, 2019
Prison Sentencing Reform Stalls At The Arizona House
Sentencing reform legislation stalled in the Arizona House on Wednesday. After refusing to hear a bill that would have reduced non-violent offenders’ time in Arizona prisons by 50 percent, Rep. John Allen scheduled his own bill that would allow earned release credits for up to 25 percent of a sentence.
Feb. 20, 2019
Scientists Say Unprocessed Uranium Poses Little Threat
Grand Canyon’s safety director recently released a report that said three buckets of uranium ore had exposed park visitors and staff to radiation. But scientists said unprocessed ore poses little danger unless exposed at very close range for long periods of time.
Feb. 20, 2019
Hearing Scheduled Thursday In Separations Lawsuit
An independent federal investigator has said nobody knows how many migrant families were separated before last year’s zero-tolerance policy on the U.S.-Mexico border that led to court-ordered reunifications. But the ACLU wants the reunification order expanded to include them all.
Feb. 20, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants
While temperatures have been dropping south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, the number of migrants waiting there to ask for asylum in the United States has gone up. So the city has opened a new shelter for migrants to help address the growing demand.
Feb. 20, 2019
Sinema Talks Improvements, Opportunities For Vet Care
Since the Phoenix VA became the flashpoint for inadequate care, Arizona's congressional members have been involved with attempts to bring improvements. At the center of those efforts has been Sen. Kyrsten Sinema​.
Feb. 20, 2019
Despite A Strong Economy, Income Inequality Increased
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
Lawmakers Debate Rewards For Teachers Whose Students Pass AP Tests
Under a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature, schools would be allowed to reward teachers whose students pass Advanced Placement exams. But some experts have criticisms of AP courses and tests.
Feb. 20, 2019
Bill Could Allow Eviction Of Tenants Who Use Vouchers
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
The Takeaway: President Trump
When President Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border, he predicted that he was likely to face a legal challenge. Sure enough, 16 states signaled their plans to file a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that this move is unconstitutional.
Feb. 20, 2019
Phoenix Ranked 22nd Most Congested City In The U.S.
Phoenix is the 22nd most congested city in the country, according to a new global analysis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Hacienda Board Using Nonprofit To Boost Business
Even as Hacienda HealthCare transitions to state oversight after a patient was raped and gave birth at a Phoenix facility, more troubling information has come to light.
Feb. 20, 2019
Photographer Captures The Effects Of Climate Change
The images of polar bears nearly stranded on cracking glaciers or effects of climate change on indigenous communities aren’t hard to find. Some of those photographs from around the world were taken by Cristina Mittermeier.
Feb. 20, 2019
The Takeaway: Even With A Billion Dollars To Fight LA
Homelessness is a national emergency that hits the state of California especially hard. Yet despite a bond measure that gives over a billion dollars to help the nearly 50,000 homeless residents, city officials are finding that they can't spend the money quickly or effectively enough to make an adequate dent in the crisis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: 24-Hour News Cycle
We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important?
Feb. 20, 2019
Peoria Officer Indicted On Fraud, Theft Charges
A Peoria police sergeant, who also spent nearly a decade overseeing the Arizona Tactical Officers Association is facing fraud and theft charges.
Feb. 20, 2019
Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences
Humans are more alike than different, but small biological distinctions can exert huge health influences. Part one of this two-part series explores the growing importance of biological sex in biomedical research.
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Feb. 20, 2019
AZ House Speaker Puts Water Bill On
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the Colorado River drought plan.
Feb. 19, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Homes
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and '60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls. Marlen Grove, Paradise Gardens and Marion Estates are a few neighborhoods in Phoenix where you’ll find examples of that mid-century modern style.
Feb. 19, 2019
Religious Exemption Vaccination Bill Fails
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.
Feb. 19, 2019

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