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Historic Phoenix Neighborhood Affected By New FAA Flight Paths
When the Federal Aviation Administration implemented new arrival and departure procedures at Sky Harbor Airport last month, the agency had no idea the move would rally residents in one Central Phoenix neighborhood. But fly-over noise is just one of many issues facing residents.
Oct. 2, 2014
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Added To Endangered Species List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided Thursday to add the western population of a bird to the Endangered Species List.
Oct. 2, 2014
Arizona Schools Arent Relying On Money From The Legislature
Governor Jan Brewer told the legislature to pay the public schools the money they are owed from a recent court decision. School districts are facing budget deficits and don’t know if they can rely on those funds.
Oct. 2, 2014
SCOTUS To Hear Arizona Redistricting Case
The United States Supreme Court will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state’s congressional districting map.
Oct. 2, 2014
New Urban Farmers Should Take A Closer Look At Valley Soil
The sight of empty lots being replaced by gardens is becoming a common one in the Valley. As cooler weather brings out new gardeners, its probably a good idea to check out what’s in your soil before you start.
Oct. 2, 2014
Military Surplus Saves Taxpayers Money, But Who Is Getting Armed?
Police clashing with demonstrators is nothing new, but in Ferguson, Mo. recently, there were scenes of military-style vehicles patrolling the streets during protests. That brought into the public eye a controversial federal program that transfers surplus military equipment to local law enforcement.
Oct. 2, 2014
At First Glance, Distribution Of Military Surplus Is Unclear
The federal program that transfers military surplus weapons, vehicles, and equipment to local law enforcement agencies has been getting intense public and congressional scrutiny of late. Some states and agencies receive far more surplus than others, and it's unclear why.
Oct. 2, 2014
Phoenix And Tucson Creates Water Conservation Agreement
Phoenix and Tucson are working together to save water for the future.
Oct. 1, 2014
Tempe City Council To Vote On New Food Truck Regulations
Food trucks in Tempe may soon be facing fewer operating restrictions. A new city ordinance aims to improve the business environment for these mobile restaurants.
Oct. 1, 2014
UofA Sees Increase In Sexual Assault Cases
In 2013, the number of forcible sexual assaults at the University of Arizona was up, according to a university report.
Oct. 1, 2014
Arizona SOS Candidates Discuss Partisanship, Increasing Voter Turnout
Arizona secretary of state candidates Terry Goddard and Michele Reagan spoke about efforts they would make to get more Arizonans voting.
Oct. 1, 2014
ASU Dean On Liberal Arts Education
Steven J. Tepper is the dean of ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. In a recent edition of “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” he wrote an essay titled “Thinking 'Bigger Than Me' in the Liberal Arts.” We spoke with him about it.
Oct. 1, 2014
Phoenix, Tucson Mayors Announce Colorado River Partnership
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild have announced a new Phoenix-Tucson Colorado River partnership as part of protecting the cities from drought and addressing the effects of climate change.
Oct. 1, 2014
Experts Discuss How Police Officers Deal With People In Mental Health Crises
We spoke with Sergeant Jason Winsky of the Mental Health Investigative Support Team for the Tucson Police Department, Jim Dunn, executive director and CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arizona and S.E. Smith, deputy editor of the opinion section at the Daily Dot.
Oct. 1, 2014
Is All-Female Sports Show A Sign Of Changing Broadcast Landscape?
The television sports landscape is changing and expanding rapidly. ESPN, which dominates the field, has been joined by Fox Sports One, the NBC Sports Network and the CBS Sports Network.
Oct. 1, 2014
First US Case Of Ebola Confirmed
The United States’ first case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas Tuesday. The deadly disease is not expected to spread, but health departments across the US are vigilant, including in Arizona.
Oct. 1, 2014
Justice Department Argues Denying Drivers Licenses For Dreamers Violates Federal Law
The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on Governor Brewer’s denial of driver’s licenses for those in the Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, saying it’s a violation of federal law.
Oct. 1, 2014
Recovery Plan Schedules Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Reopening In 2016
The Department of Energy unveiled a plan Tuesday to resume operations at the nation's only permanent nuclear waste repository. The reopening is scheduled for early 2016.
Oct. 1, 2014
Program To Give Refugee Status To Central American Children
According to reporting from the Associated Press, the program would allow Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran immigrants who are legally present in the U.S. to request refugee status for child relatives still back at home.
Oct. 1, 2014
Navajo Court To Decide Friday If Candidate Is Eligible
Navajo tribal officials have decided to print ballots even though one presidential candidate may still be kicked out of the race, said Kimmeth Yazzie of the Navajo Election Administration.
Oct. 1, 2014

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