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Phoenix Mayor Urges Residents To Be Counted In Census
Arizona officials are starting the one year countdown to the 2020 Census, and they want to use that year to tell residents why it’s important that they’re counted.
April 1, 2019
Buckhorn Baths Could Be Getting Makeover
The mineral baths at Buckhorn Baths in Mesa lured the New York Giants west, eventually followed by other teams. The hotel and baths in 1939, but both have since closed. So what’s next for the property?
April 1, 2019
APS Spent Millions On Arizona Corporate Commission Elections
Late Friday, APS disclosed their previous spending to influence Corporation Commission elections — something Arizona Commissioner Bob Burns had been fighting to obtain for years.
April 1, 2019
Selection Process For Stringers Replacement Underway
The Arizona House Ethics Committee released documents in its investigation into former Rep. David Stringer, the Prescott Republican who resigned on Wednesday. Stringer’s resignation has left the Legislature one member down, which could have an impact on the work lawmakers do this week.
April 1, 2019
The Pulse: Between Life And Death
Often we think of life and death as opposite sides of a coin — categories as final as they are discrete. But in an age when machines can keep hearts pumping and lungs breathing, the line between life and death can sometimes start to blur.
April 1, 2019
AZ House Debates 2 Distracted Driving Bills
The Arizona House of Representatives is set to debate two bills aimed at improving the safety of Arizona roads. One would ban handling a cellphone behind the wheel of a moving car. Another would criminalize any activity that distracts a driver from the road.
April 1, 2019
Robot Delivery Service Launches On NAU Campus
A new delivery program launched on Northern Arizona University’s main campus where students can have their food delivered by a robot. The robot delivery service first launched earlier this year at George Mason University before launching last week in Flagstaff.
April 1, 2019
APS Paid Over $10M In 2014 Campaign Contributions
Arizona’s largest electric utility revealed that it spent over $10 million to help get two candidates elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014.
April 1, 2019
Untold Arizona: Two Guns Ghost Town Marks End Of An Era
During Route 66’s heyday, families drove cross country on the "Mother Road" and took in  a variety of roadside attractions from the world’s largest covered wagon in Illinois to a rattlesnake den in Oklahoma. In Arizona, many stopped halfway between Flagstaff and Winslow at a spooky ghost town called Two Guns.
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April 1, 2019
DEA Wants Arizona Company To Burn Marijuana
The Drug Enforcement Administration is counting on an Arizona company to burn a thousand pounds of pot an hour. The agency’s Houston Division said Tucson Iron & Metal is the only capable vendor in close proximity to where confiscated cannabis is stored.
April 1, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, To Repair Wastewater Plant Pumps
A solution may be in sight to stop the current overflow of wastewater containing raw sewage from Mexico into the Nogales Wash. Wastewater from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora has been intermittently flowing across the border into the Nogales Wash since mid-January.
April 1, 2019
High-Rises Proposed For Downtown Phoenix Transit Hub
A major bus hub and light rail stop in downtown Phoenix could be getting a major makeover. The 2.564-acre city-owned site at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street is home to Central Station. It was appraised at $12,286,000 in October 2017.
April 1, 2019
Hiral Tipirneni To Run In 6th Congressional District
Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician who twice ran unsuccessfully in 2018 as the Democratic nominee for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, is trying once again for a spot on Capitol Hill in 2020.
March 31, 2019
Gas Shortage At Some Circle Ks Continues
Circle K is continuing to face a shortage of gasoline that has plagued its stations across Arizona for weeks. The company has blamed its supply chain for the problem.
March 31, 2019
Turning Cactus Into Biodegradable Plastic
In 2013, some of Sandra Pascoe Ortiz's students came to her with a class project to use the prickly pear cactus as the base for a biodegradable plastic, she said. They abandoned it after a semester, but Pascoe said she told herself, "This can be done."
March 31, 2019
ADOT Study To Improve I-10 Broadway Curve
The 11-mile portion of the Broadway Curve along Interstate 10 from Interstate 17 and Santan Loop 202 is being considered for expansion in order to alleviate traffic bottlenecks near Sky Harbor Airport.
March 31, 2019
Vandalism Interrupts Restoration At Conservation Park
Dozens of mesquite trees in Sahuarita, 20 miles south of Tucson, were chopped down in February, interrupting restoration of the area. Pima County has been restoring Canoa Ranch Conservation Park.
March 31, 2019
Arizona Universities Visit Sonoran High School Students
The University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University participated in an event Friday to help high school students in neighboring Sonora, Mexico learn about educational opportunities north of the border.
March 31, 2019
Ex-Southwest Key Workers Wont Face Abuse Charges
Former Southwest Key Programs workers will not be charged in connection with an investigation of whether they physically abused unaccompanied migrant children last year.
March 29, 2019
Flagstaff Responds To Hate Crime With Love
People in Flagstaff have responded to a recent hate crime with heart. When swastikas were found painted on a Jewish community center’s windows in late March, the community covered its fence with hearts made of tinfoil.
March 29, 2019

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