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Gusty Winds, Little Rain As Firefighters Battle Museum Fire
Fire crews are dealing with gusty winds as they battle the Museum Fire burning 2.8 square miles north of Flagstaff.
July 23, 2019
Arizona Awarded $90 Million US Grant To Expand I-17
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a 90-million-dollar grant to expand Interstate 17. This is part of a larger improvement project for the freeway north of Phoenix.
July 23, 2019
AG Wants Arizona Legislature To Legalize Marijuana
Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.
July 23, 2019
Food Stamp Change Could Affect 30,000 Arizonans
The Trump administration is limiting state flexibility on who can enroll.
July 23, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Closing Childrens Hospital
The news that the 24-bed hospital would close after all of the patients were discharged came as a surprise to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
July 23, 2019
Catholic Community Services secures new space for immigrant shelter at juvenile detention center
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved Catholic Community Services' request to use the county's Juvenile Justice Complex as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.
July 23, 2019
College Tries To Save Navajo Medicine People
Historically the Navajo relied on the earth and medicine people to heal. As the federal government has forced generations of Navajo to assimilate, the tradition is fading. Many Navajo say the survival of the medicine man and woman is crucial to the survival of the culture. A Navajo college is trying to save the tradition from extinction, but not everyone thinks the college is the place for that.
July 23, 2019
Arizona Tourism Revenue Hits New Record
Tax revenues from tourism hit $1 billion — a new record for Arizona. Travelers to Arizona spent $24.4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
July 23, 2019
Grupo México Facility Temporarily Closed After Sulfuric Acid Spill
Mexican environmental officials announced Saturday that mining company Grupo México’s facilities in Guaymas, Sonora were being temporarily closed because the company didn’t have proper environmental impact permits. The closure comes less than two weeks after the facility spilled sulfuric acid into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
July 22, 2019
NPS Wants To Enhance Telecommunications Services At Grand Canyon
The National Park Service wants to enhance telecommunications services within developed areas of Grand Canyon National Park.
July 22, 2019
Nogales, Arizona, Looking To Expand City Limits
The border city of Nogales, Arizona, is considering expanding its borders to grow its population.
July 22, 2019
117-Year-Old Douglas Dispatch Struggles Amid Tough Economic Times
The Douglas Dispatch has been serving the border town of Douglas, Arizona for 117 years as the only source of local news, but with tough economic times, the weekly paper is struggling.
July 22, 2019
Education, Health Departments Team Up For School Vaccinations
The Arizona Department of Education has teamed up with the health department to promote vaccinations for students in public schools after several measles outbreaks in other states.
July 22, 2019
Expanded Fast-Track Deportations Likely To Face Legal Challenge
A migration think tank estimates that nearly 300,000 undocumented people could face deportation, without seeing a judge, due to a new regulation that starts Tuesday.
July 22, 2019
Pima County Republicans Sue To Prevent Tucson Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
The Pima Co. Republican Party is suing to prevent a ballot proposition asking voters in Tucson whether the city should be declared a “sanctuary city.”
July 22, 2019
More Drug Users Getting Treatment Instead Of Jail In Tucson
A Tucson program designed to help those with substance abuse issues has saved taxpayers thousands of dollars.
July 22, 2019
50 Attorneys General Secure $600M In Equifax Settlement
Arizona is among 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to secure a $600 million settlement from credit rating agency Equifax for the massive data breach in 2017.
July 22, 2019
AZ Not Among States To Legalize Sports Betting — Will It?
In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting, a handful have chosen to do so, including most recently, New York.
July 22, 2019
Boas: Should AZ Legislature Legalize Marijuana?
Arizona could be in the next group of states to have voters approve the legal use of recreational marijuana. That got columnist Bob Robb thinking about the drug’s potency.
July 22, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: UK To Get New Prime Minister This Week
A hugely significant decision is coming tomorrow for the UK, as Britain will be getting a new leader.
July 22, 2019

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