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What Can D-Backs Do To Get To The 2020 World Series?
The Arizona Diamondbacks begin the off-season on somewhat of a positive note. A walk-off hit against the San Diego Padres Sunday allowed the D-backs to win their last game of the year.
Oct. 2, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Owner Bill Bidwill Dies At 88
The owner of the Arizona Cardinals has died. Bill Bidwill was 88. He was the sole owner of the Cardinals since 1972. Bidwill’s father bought the team in 1932 when the team was known as the Chicago Cardinals. The team moved to St. Louis in 1960 and then in 1988 moved to Arizona.
Oct. 2, 2019
Native American Leaders Push Against AZ Voting ID Proposal
On Tuesday, U.S. representatives held a field hearing on voting access in Arizona. This is one of several remote hearings the House Subcommittee on Elections has held in the wake of changes in regulations under the voting rights act.
Oct. 2, 2019
How Can Arizona Schools Beat Chronic Absenteeism?
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and the K-12 system is chronically underfunded, even with recent increases put into effect by lawmakers and the governor.
Oct. 2, 2019
Todd McFarlanes Spawn Breaks Record, Eyes Hollywood
Todd McFarlane's creation "Spawn" became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and the Valley resident is working on turning the comic book into a major motion picture that he would direct himself.
Oct. 2, 2019
Tribal Gaming Contributions Reach All-Time High
The Arizona Department of Gaming saw a record-setting total in tribal gaming contributions in fiscal year 2019. Tribal gaming contributions hit an all-time high of $111.3 million, according to department officials.
Oct. 2, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump Inc. Explores Web of Connections Between President Trump and Ukraine
When news broke about President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky, WNYC's Ilya Marritz, co-host of the Trump Inc. podcast, just happened to be en route to Kiev, reporting on the country's relationship with Donald Trump.
Oct. 2, 2019
WATCH: Trump, Finnish President Hold Press Conference
President Trump held a press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. The remarks came amid an open impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Oct. 2, 2019
Inside The Only Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department In AZ
More than half of Americans over the age of 65 have a chronic condition — think diabetes, cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. So imagine someone coming into an emergency department with multiple conditions. It happens. And the experience for both patient and provider can be challenging. But some emergency departments are changing the way they’re doing business.
Special Report: The State Of Aging In The Valley
Oct. 2, 2019
Unpunished Crime Costs Mexico $21 Billion, Study Says
Unresolved homicides, abductions and forced displacement cost Mexico at least $21 billion, or 0.58% of the country’s gross domestic product, every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by researchers from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education and the Mexico City-based think tank Creatura.
Oct. 1, 2019
Federal Judge: 2016 Arizona School Funding Plan Illegal
At the root of the issue is a 2013 Arizona Supreme Court ruling that the state had ignored a 2000 voter-approved mandate to increase state aid to schools annually to keep pace with inflation. Ducey declined to increase taxes to comply with that ruling. Instead he and legislative leaders came up with a plan to tap into the special trust fund.
Oct. 1, 2019
AZ Secretary Of State Files Draft Elections Manual
Gov. Ducey and Atty. Gen. Brnovich have until Dec. 31 to review and approve the election guide. If approved, the manual will update election procedures for the entire state.
Oct. 1, 2019
900 Schools Seek State Funding For Police Officers, Counselors, Social Workers
Arizona’s existing school safety program already pays for 114 schools to employ school resource officers. This year, the state Legislature expanded the program with an additional $20 million and changed the program to include mental health professionals too.
Oct. 1, 2019
GAO Reports Spike In Immigrant Applications Tied To Domestic Violence
The number of foreign nationals seeking to permanently stay in the United States because they were a victim of domestic violence has spiked in recent years, but so has the number of applications flagged by the government as possible fraud.
Oct. 1, 2019
Arizona Humane Society Waives Dog Adoption Fees In October
The Arizona Humane Society is waiving its adoption fees for dogs that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and to celebrate, the Arizona Humane Society is hosting their first "Fall In Love" adoption special.
Oct. 1, 2019
One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Now Operating In Sonora
Acciona and Tuto Energy’s Puerto Libertad facility is one of the largest solar installations in Latin America. With over 1.2 million panels, the 405-megawatt plant generates enough power for over half a million Mexican homes, according to a company release.
Oct. 1, 2019
Firewood Gathering Ban Lifted In Arizona, New Mexico
A ban on gathering firewood in New Mexico and Arizona has been lifted. The decision stemmed from a case in which environmentalists accused the federal government of failing to track Mexican spotted owls.
Oct. 1, 2019
Inspector General Finds CBP Broke The Law At California Port
The Homeland Security Department’s own watchdog says Customs and Border Protection broke the law when dealing with asylum-seekers at small port of entry in California that sits between San Diego and Calexico.
Oct. 1, 2019
Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To Embrace Your Inner Weird
Felicia Day is an actress, gamer, YouTube star, writer, producer, and author. Since she published her first book, she’s heard from countless fans who told her her story helped them overcome their own fears -- and start creating. So, in her new book, Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity, she’s taking that to the next level.
Oct. 1, 2019
New FirstNet System Allows First Responder Communication
The FirstNet system was put in place by Congress after 9/11 to provide a way for first responders to communicate with each other, especially during emergencies, and a few Valley law enforcement agencies are either using it or testing it.
Oct. 1, 2019

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