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Measure To Exempt Youth Workers From Minimum Wage Clears Senate Committee
Legislation to allow employers to pay some young people less than the voter-mandated minimum wage cleared a crucial hurdle Thursday. HB 2523 applies to part-time employees younger than 22 years old. If passed, employers could pay them as low as $7.25, which is the federal standard. The state minimum wage is $11 an hour.
March 29, 2019
AZ Senate Reconsidering Lifelong Sex Offender Rules
State lawmakers are reconsidering the requirement that certain people should be on the sex offender registry for their entire life. House Bill 2613 would only apply in situations where the offender was younger than 22 at the time, the victim was at least 15 and the sexual contact was consensual.
March 29, 2019
Bald Eagle Pairs Egg Expected To Hatch Soon
After a bald eagle couple near Lake Pleasant lost three eggs to ravens and ring tail cats, their final egg of this breeding season is ready to hatch. People have been able to follow along live with a camera set up by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
March 29, 2019
Tourist Taking Photos Dies In Fall At Grand Canyon
Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man stumbling over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures, officials said.
March 29, 2019
Phoenix Fire Highlights Danger Of Overestimating Hiking Ability
It’s that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming, hikers are hiking — and 911-rescue calls are ringing through to the Phoenix Fire Department.
March 29, 2019
Herbicide To Be Used In Grand Canyon To Protect Park
A specialized rail car with a 16-foot boom sprayer will travel on the Grand Canyon Railway and apply a herbicide to protect the national park. The herbicide will control vegetation along the track and wipe out dry vegetation near it that can contribute to fires.
March 29, 2019
3 Injured In Shootout Between Suspected Poachers, Mexican Marines
Three people were injured in a shootout between suspected poachers and Mexican marines early Thursday morning in the small fishing town of San Felipe on Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
March 29, 2019
Border Officials Releasing Detained Migrants In Yuma
The federal government announced Thursday it was going to begin releasing newly detained migrants in Yuma. Those detained will be given a notice to appear at an immigration court hearing farther inside the United States.
March 29, 2019
LGBTQ Legal Groups Sue Arizona
Local and national LGBTQ legal rights groups are suing Arizona education leaders over laws they say discriminate against LGBTQ students in the state’s public schools.
March 28, 2019
Arizona-Based Danzeisen Dairy Issues Recall On Cream
Danzeisen Dairy is recalling several hundred bottles of cream due to insufficient pasteurization. The Arizona Department of Agriculture says Danzeisen is recalling 360 pint bottles of cream out of an abundance of caution.
March 28, 2019
As Arizona Drug Overdoses Spike, State Looks To Next Steps
Arizona’s drug overdose crisis is taking a dire turn. More than a year and a half ago the state declared a public health emergency, yet overdoses appear to be climbing at an unprecedented rate. The spike comes as illegally made fentanyl spreads through the drug supply, killing more people than any other drug.
March 28, 2019
UMOM Opens Affordable Housing Complex
New affordable housing complex in north central Phoenix opens to public — and sells out from overwhelming demand for lower income housing in the Phoenix market.
March 28, 2019
New Book Explores One African-American Journalists Journey
When Dorothy Butler Gilliam first walked into the newsroom at the Washington Post in 1961, she was one of the few women and the first African-American woman to ever be hired as a reporter there.
March 28, 2019
Flagstaff Still Searching For New City Manager
The city of Flagstaff has come up empty again in its second search for a permanent city manager. A preferred candidate had been identified and offered the job, but that person said the approximately $200,000 annual salary wasn’t going to be enough.
March 28, 2019
Blocking Medicaid Work Requirements May Not Affect AZ
A federal judge, for the second time in nine months, has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to force some Medicaid recipients to work in order to maintain benefits. The ruling blocks Kentucky from implementing work requirements and Arkansas from continuing its work requirement program.
March 28, 2019
What The New Trade Deal Could Mean For Arizona
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remains on hold, waiting for congressional approval. But the North American Research Partnership and the Cross Border Group have produced a report on how the USMCA would affect Arizona.
March 28, 2019
Abortion Wars: The Ways U.S. Foreign Policy, War And Sexual Assault Intertwine
In especially violent war zones around the world, women are attacked and raped and often have children as a result of those sexual assaults. U.S. foreign policy can affect humanitarian efforts related to that, at times, based on how much financial assistance America provides.
March 28, 2019
Nonprofit Focuses On Female Concussion Research
Some sports, including football and soccer, have introduced rule changes to try to minimize the risk of concussions, and research continues in ways to diagnose and treat concussions. But one area that’s lacking research and resources is the study of concussions among women.
March 28, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Mudslingers Meet To Preserve The Past
Listen to the sounds of Laurene Montero slinging mud to preserve the ancient structures at Pueblo Grande Museum. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
March 28, 2019
Sen. Martha McSally Wants Answers From DHS On Migrants
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally wants to know why the federal Homeland Security Department is releasing migrants into Arizona cities with little to no notice. She’s sent a letter to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen with a list of questions.
March 28, 2019

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