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California Billionaire Criticizes APS Rate Hikes
California billionaire and activist Tom Steyer is once again criticizing Arizona Public Service. Last time around it was the clean energy ballot measure Prop 127, the renewable energy standards initiative. Now, Steyer is joining local activists in calling for a 2017 rate hike to be reversed by Arizona regulators.
May 14, 2019
Lawmakers In Budget Stalemate As Per Diem Deadline Passes
Normally, Arizona's Legislature aims to wrap up 100 days after session begins in mid-January. As of Tuesday, lawmakers are now past that deadline.
May 14, 2019
The Pulse: Marijuana Now
Marijuana is starting to feel like the new normal. In less than 25 years, it’s gone from illicit drug to accepted medical treatment in more than half the country. But while doctors say marijuana’s a no-no for moms-to-be, for some, it’s a big help for pregnancy-related nausea.
May 14, 2019
Amid Crisis, Chinese Company Reinvigorates U.S. Paper
The U.S.-China trade war has crushed the packaging products industry over the last several months. It's about business — and a hard-lesson in how U.S. and Chinese business owners must work together to keep one industry alive.
May 14, 2019
The Takeaway: China Strikes Back — Trade War Escalation Spooks Global Markets
China announced retaliatory tariffs on Monday, promising to "never surrender" in the trade war with the US.
May 14, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Creates School Safety Task Force
“At the end of the day the problem is mental health, whether the weapon chosen is a gun, a knife or something else,” said Republican Sen. Kate Brophy McGee who sponsored a bill that included language for the task force.
May 14, 2019
Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan
U.S. immigration officials have sent more than 5,000 asylum applicants to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration plan that forces them to wait there for their day in court.
May 14, 2019
Arizona AG Gets Heat For Nunchucks Stunt
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is celebrating a newly-signed law repealing the state's ban on nunchucks but facing serious Twitter blowback for the stunt because they're still technically illegal.
May 14, 2019
Lemonade Is Now Arizonas Official State Drink
Some lawmakers wanted a different drink like margaritas, while others wanted to focus on passing a state budget.
May 14, 2019
Ground Broken On New Hermosillo Consulate
Work has begun on a new U.S. Consulate building in Hermosillo, Mexico. The massive compound on roughly seven acres in the Sonoran capital is expected to be finished by 2022.
May 13, 2019
Mexico Police Arrest School Owner Who Fled After Earthquake
Almost two years ago, Mexico City experienced a devastating earthquake. Nineteen children and seven adults died at the Rébsamen Elementary School. Shortly after, the school owner fled — until last weekend.
May 13, 2019
Chaco Region Wins Reprieve From Fracking
A federal appeals court ruled the Interior Department illegally approved oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon. Tribal leaders opposed the drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites.
May 13, 2019
One Of Few Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Dies
Fleming Begaye Sr. was one of more than 400 Navajos who served as Code Talkers during World War II. The men communicated during battles using some 600 Navajo words.
May 13, 2019
Creighton University Gets $10M Gift To Develop Campus
Nebraska-based Creighton University is set to open a health services campus in Phoenix in a few years — and an Arizona nonprofit is donating $10 million to help fund development of the school.
May 13, 2019
Prescribed Fire In Rincon Mountains Begins Tuesday
Saguaro National Park fire managers will conduct a prescribed burn in the Rincon Mountain District beginning Tuesday.
May 13, 2019
Manchester City Supporters Celebrate Teams Title in Phoenix
The soccer world revolved around England on Sunday morning as Manchester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion, 4-1, to clinch the Premier League title.
May 13, 2019
Expect Delays On I-40 Near Kingman This Week
Travelers heading through Kingman to or from Las Vegas this week may want to go by daylight. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it will have crews working this week on a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 40 near Kingman.
May 13, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Could Add Nursing Stations
As part of the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act passed in October 2018 as part of the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, medium and large commercial airports must provide lactation rooms past security checkpoints by 2021.
May 13, 2019
Strategic Shade Part Of Phoenix’s Urban Heat Initiatives
As we enter the summer season, Phoenix is updating its plans to address urban heat. During a presentation to the City Council, staff shared information from the National Weather Service that said Phoenix is up to 21 degrees hotter in the summer than in rural areas.
May 13, 2019
What Is The New Conspiracism?
We’re all familiar with conspiracy theories. Sometimes they’re the equivalent of legends or tall tales, or they can approach the realm of reality where evidence and facts could be compatible. But what if we take “theory” out of the phrase and focus on just the “conspiracy” part?
May 13, 2019

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