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Untold Arizona: How An AZ Highway Nearly Lost Its Unique Status
Out of nearly 47,000 miles that make up the nation’s interstate system, Arizona stands out. Specifically, a 63-mile stretch in the southern part of the state. Interstate 19 is the country’s only continuous highway that lists distances in kilometers, not miles. Starting just north of the border at Nogales, Interstate 19 stretches 101 kilometers to Tucson.
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April 5, 2019
Homeland Security Secretary Visits Yuma
Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was in Yuma on Thursday. Nielsen met with officials at the Border Patrol Yuma Sector headquarters.
April 4, 2019
Arizona Disability Advocacy Group Hosts Film Festival
The Arc of Arizona, a disability advocacy group, will host its 4th annual film festival Friday featuring actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
April 4, 2019
Early Cancer Screenings Urged For First Responders
The Phoenix Police and Fire departments are recommending all first responders take advantage of the free screenings, especially those 40 years and older with 20 years of experience.
April 4, 2019
Tempe Council Will Vote On Removing Granville
The Tempe City Council will make a final decision at a special city meeting on April 12. Former students of a school Councilman Kolby Granville taught at allege he facilitated underage drinking and made unwanted sexual advances toward them after they graduated.
April 4, 2019
An Anticlimactic End To The Bald Eaglet Soap Opera
It’s the end of the nesting season for the bald eagles at Lake Pleasant, and no eaglets came from a nest that had been a successful breeding location in the past.
April 4, 2019
Indian Country Today To Move To ASUs Cronkite School Of Journalism
The online news publication Indian Country Today is moving its operations to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The move will give students more opportunities to cover Native American communities.
April 4, 2019
Caregiver Grant Moves Through Arizona Legislature
A bill that would allow family caregivers to receive grant money to keep a loved one in their home is moving through the Arizona Legislature.
April 4, 2019
Mexican Authorities Look Back At History Against Europe
Last month marked 500 years since the Spaniards arrived to the current territory of Mexico. And, for some Mexican authorities, the anniversary is an opportunity to condemn the violence of the “conquistadores”, and get rid of anything that honors them. But not everyone agrees.
April 4, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Arts And Culture Podcasts To Keep You In The Know
When you think of hotel art, you probably think of kitsch, mass-produced oil paintings, Bob Ross landscapes, maybe even some works on velvet. But this is an outmoded idea, with hotels now boasting of their impressive art programs full of original works.
April 4, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Remixing Rock Climbing Routes
Listen to the sounds of Marty Karabin resetting climbing routes at the Phoenix Rock Gym.
April 4, 2019
Are Gig Workers Employees Or Contractors?
In just the past few years, an increasing number of Americans have taken on part-time gigs or side hustles, like driving for Uber or Lyft. That’s made it more common for disputes to come up related to whether the worker is an employee or independent contractor.
April 4, 2019
State Lawmakers To Create Code Of Conduct For Legislators
State lawmakers are going to create a code of conduct for Arizona legislators. This comes more than a year after legislative leaders promised to create the code. That was after former Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the House over accusations of sexual harassment.
April 4, 2019
Are Rich People Less Likely To Be Ethical?
The investigation that revealed a number of wealthy families — including Hollywood celebrities — funneling tens of thousands of dollars to high-level universities in order to get their kids in has renewed public questions about power and money.
April 4, 2019
LA Climate Change Conference Aims To Find Solutions
Climate change continues to be one of the more contentious issues for policymakers, especially at the federal level. There are some who dispute whether the problem was introduced or, at the very least, exacerbated by humans.
April 4, 2019
Mammography Changes May Be Coming To Address Risks
Mammogram centers could soon be required to give women more information about how dense breast tissue can increase their risk of cancer, under proposed rules from the Food and Drug Administration.
April 4, 2019
First Transplant From Living Donor With HIV Performed
Last week, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore performed the the first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV. It could be a game-changer for patients with the AIDS virus who need a transplant, and it marks another move toward removing the stigma for people living with HIV.
April 4, 2019
AZ Farm Bureau: Closing The Border Would Be Devastating
On Wednesday, outside of the White House, Gov. Doug Ducey shifted his position on President Trump’s threat the close our Southern border. He told reporters that, while trade is important, “border security comes first.” This is a new take on a possible government shutdown for Ducey.
April 4, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: The Haymarket Squares
Arizona has its fair share of folk and bluegrass bands, but none can hold a candle to the spicy flare of The Haymarket Squares.
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April 4, 2019
Phoenix To Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel
The fifth most populous city in the country is partnering with a waste management company and a technology firm to convert plastics 3-7 into fuel.
April 4, 2019

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