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Phoenix Area Now 11th Largest U.S. Metro, Surpassing Bay Area
Phoenix gained about 24,000 new residents in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. That made it the second fastest growing city behind San Antonio, Texas. Phoenix now has a population of slightly more than 1.6 million people
May. 25, 2018
New Police Chief To Take Over Colorado City Marshal
Chief Mark Askerlund will serve as the head of the police force that serves both Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, which are known for being the home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
May. 25, 2018
Can New River Residents Control Development With Water Source?
Communities north of Phoenix want to control water as a way to control development. More residents means less groundwater to pump, residents said. But their idea is not popular with everyone.
New River Development Drawing Attention To Subdivision Laws
May. 25, 2018
College Enrollment Down Except For AZ
Nationwide, undergraduate enrollment is down in spring 2018. But, it's not so in Arizona, where the undergraduate population is steadily growing and now ranks third nationwide for states with the largest increase in enrollment.
May. 25, 2018
Preliminary Report: Self-Driving Uber Car Didn
A self-driving Uber vehicle that hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe earlier this year detected the victim six seconds before impact. However, the Uber system did not register a need for emergency braking until 1.3 seconds before impact and the system was not designed to alert the driver of a possible collision.
May. 24, 2018
FAA Implements New Flight Path Procedures For Sky Harbor Airport
Nearly four years after the Federal Aviation Administration changed the flight paths around Sky Harbor Airport, relief for many of the residents is finally here. The FAA has implemented nine new departure procedures for aircraft taking off from the west.
May. 24, 2018
Change In Law Raises Arizona
A bill signed by Governor Doug Ducey will allow young people charged with a crime to stay in the juvenile court system longer.
May. 24, 2018
Phoenix Seeks Software, Fintech Partners In Mexico
The city of Phoenix has been betting on technology industries to fuel its economy. And a local organization wants to take advantage of that trend, as well as the city’s close relationship with Mexico, to make Phoenix competitive in the global market.
May. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: All Things Trash, Recycled Passes Here
Listen to the sounds of Stacey Hettmansperger at a Phoenix Transfer Station, monitoring the sorting of recyclables, trash and compost.
May. 24, 2018
Flagstaff Ban On Recycling Certain Plastics Begins June 1
Flagstaff residents have been able to recycle any type of rigid plastic with number labels one through seven. Now only numbers one and two will be accepted in curbside bins.
May. 24, 2018
Recently, we picked up on a 50-year-old song many Phoenicians don’t know about, and we learned about it — believe it or not — during a discussion of street names at a city council meeting.
May. 24, 2018
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Arizona Theatre Company is presenting a production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Herberger Theatre Center in downtown Phoenix, which runs through June 2.
May. 24, 2018
What Does The Failed Farm Bill Mean For Farmers?
The farm bill is meant to be a safety net for America’s farmers who grow the food that sustains us. But the most recent version of that bill failed to pass the House of Representatives in Washington last week.
May. 24, 2018
Where Is The Middle Ground In Debate On School Safety?
Kenneth Trump heads a company called National School Safety and Security Services. He has over 30 years experience in emergency and school safety planning. His focus: school crimes and violence.
May. 24, 2018
ICE Announces Increased  Deportations Of Families
Earlier this week, ICE told a House committee that the Trump administration would be stepping up deportations of families who’d been ordered to leave the country.
May. 24, 2018
ACLU Reports Abuse Of Migrant Children By Border Patrol
The American Civil Liberties Union released a scathing report on Wednesday that documents widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children in U.S. Customs and Border Patrol custody. What it describes is troubling.
May. 24, 2018
The Pulse: Hemp’s looking for a Hail Mary (Jane)
Farmers in America have had a turbulent relationship with hemp. In the 17th century, they were forced to grow hemp for the British textile industry. A few hundred years later, it was outlawed because it too closely resembled its narcotic cousin: marijuana.
May. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Olympics Heads Grilled by Congress Over Sexual Abuse Scandals
On Wednesday, Susanne Lyons, the acting head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and representatives from Gymnastics, Swimming, Taekwondo and Volleyball testified before Congress around issues of sexual abuse in the Olympic community.
May. 24, 2018
Farmers Prepare To Introduce Hemp To AZ Agriculture
Arizona is looking to get a head start in hemp farming.
May. 24, 2018
Las Vegas Casino Workers Strike Looms Closer
Las Vegas casino workers could go ahead with a citywide strike as early as June 1. The last time a strike actually took place was 1984.
May. 24, 2018

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