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Grand Canyon Rims Most Dangerous For Lightning Strikes
Rain may ease fire restrictions, but a new study shows the Grand Canyon National Park is the most dangerous for lightning strikes right now.
Jul. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And Putin Meet In Helsinki
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki today. But it’s not the first time the neutral nation has been used for high-level negotiations between the two global powers.
Jul. 16, 2018
The Pulse: In Puerto Rico, Residents Band Together To Defend Against Mosquitoes
Some of Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on Puerto Rico have been well documented, like the lack of food, power and water. But the hurricane also caused some existing problems to get even worse.
Jul. 16, 2018
In The Desert City Of Tucson, The Grass Is Not Greener
Tucson, Arizona, used to be a city of lawns. Patches of Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods, kept green — even in blazing summer months — with diligent watering. Over the decades, that has changed.
Jul. 16, 2018
Flex Industrial Project To Replace Phoenix Pipe Plant
Work is underway to turn a former pipe plant into a new industrial development south of downtown Phoenix. The 50–acre site at the southeast corner of 7th Street and Interstate 17 will house a logistics center.
Jul. 16, 2018
As Rural Hospitals Feel Financial Squeeze, AZ
Arizona hospitals stood out to researcher Chinue Uecker when she examined rural hospitals across the country during a recent study.
Jul. 16, 2018
Phoenix Trucking Company Joins Military Apprenticeship Program
As the nation faces a shortage of commercial truck drivers, one of the biggest trucking companies is trying a new program to attract drivers. Phoenix-based Swift joins other trucking companies participating in the United States Military Apprenticeship Program.
Jul. 16, 2018
Clinic Addresses Oral Health Of People With Disabilities
Learning how to care for the oral health of older adults and people with disabilities takes time and training. But one place in the Phoenix area is taking the correct steps to ensure the proper care.
Jul. 16, 2018
Research Reveals How Certain Sounds Makes Some People Dizzy
For people suffering from Tullio phenomena, a sound, a song or even a cough can cause dizziness, vertigo, nausea and involuntary eye movements. A new study explains the process behind the problem.
Jul. 16, 2018
Mesa Police Records System
Mesa Police Department's switched from paper records to digital in 2005, but it hasn’t updated its system since then. City Council recently approved a $3 million upgrade to a system.
Jul. 16, 2018
Facing Drought, Bears Wander Into AZ Towns
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has received a flood of calls about bears in urban areas, with more than 200 bear-related calls last month alone.
Jul. 15, 2018
Prescribed Burns Start Monday North Of Payson
Starting Monday, fire specialists will start five days of prescribed burns north of Payson.
Jul. 15, 2018
One Arizona Aims To Register 200,000 New Voters By October
One Arizona is a coalition of local groups that advocate for social and political change. The organization held a press conference at the Capitol Saturday in hopes of getting 200,000 new voters registered by October.
Jul. 14, 2018
Monsoon Storms Ease Fire Danger In Tonto National Forest
Extremely dry conditions across Arizona had fire officials bracing for a dangerous wildfire season. But the Tonto National Forest north of Phoenix has had below normal fire activity. With the recent arrival of monsoon storms in the area, it’s likely that trend will continue.
Jul. 14, 2018
Center For American Progress Recommends Ways To Increase Voter Turnout
After historically low voter turnout during the 2014 and 2016 elections, a new report finds that Arizona could encourage hundreds of thousands of more eligible residents to vote. The 50-state report encourages states to adopt policies that make voting more convenient.
Jul. 14, 2018
Med Company To Be First In New Tempe Lake Building
Becton Dickinson will anchor the new campus when it opens in 2019.
Jul. 14, 2018
Pompeo Prioritizing New Mexican President
State Secretary Mike Pompeo traveled to Mexico on Friday to meet with the country's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and both sides appear eager to find key areas of cooperation.
Jul. 13, 2018
Fiesta Bowl Signs Six-Year Extension With College Football Playoff
The Fiesta Bowl has announced a six-year extension of its agreement with the College Football Playoff. Fiesta Bowl Executive director Mike Nealy says it’s a major accomplishment to stay in the rotation.
Jul. 13, 2018
All Train Tracks Running Again In Marana After Derailment
Freight trains are running once again on both sets of Union Pacific tracks in Marana, after 27 freight cars derailed earlier this week.
Jul. 13, 2018
Second Deadline To Reunite Separated Children Looms
Twenty-five children packed the benches of Phoenix immigration court Friday morning, where lawyers told the judge that more than a third of them are waiting to be reunited with their families.
Jul. 13, 2018

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