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The Takeaway: Freezing Conditions In Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm
In Brooklyn, New York, as many as 1,600 inmates held in a federal detention facility had been without heat, light, telephone access and access to attorneys over the past week, even as freezing temperatures swept across the northeast.
Feb. 4, 2019
The Pulse: In Science We Trust
From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers and even flat-Earthers, there’s a lot of mistrust in science. But how did we get here in the first place? How did we lose public trust in science and medicine — and is there a way to rebuild it?
Feb. 4, 2019
Western Water Managers Are Betting On Cloud Seeding, Despite The Gaps In Science
For decades, states have invested in weather modification programs, also known as cloud seeding, in the hopes of boosting precious snowpack.
Feb. 4, 2019
Group Helps Permanent Residents Attain Citizenship
Millions of legal permanent residents are eligible for citizenship in the U.S.
Feb. 4, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Pushing To Simplify In-State College Tuition
What does it take for Arizona students to be eligible for in-state college tuition? One Arizona lawmaker hopes to make it as simple as having a diploma from an Arizona high school.
Feb. 4, 2019
Flu Cases In Arizona Continue to Rise
As flu season continues in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports there have been 8,000 confirmed cases statewide.
Feb. 4, 2019
Backlash Continues After 4th  Dolphin Dies At Dolphinaris
Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday morning near Dolphinaris, where the 22-year-old dolphin, Kai, was euthanized Thursday after showing signs of illness.
Feb. 4, 2019
Q&AZ: Does Mercury In Arizona Fish Come From Arizona’s Coal-Fired Power Plants?
Coal-fired power plants, vehicle emissions and mining activities release far more mercury into the atmosphere than natural sources, and it's a global issue.
Feb. 4, 2019
Phoenix Council To Set Light Rail Special Election Date
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is set to vote on a special election focused on light rail. The vote comes after opponents of the light rail extension into south Phoenix gathered enough signatures to get the item on the ballot.
Feb. 4, 2019
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City By 2020
If you are an F-1 car racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend to Mexico City’s Grand Prix, as the new government plans might put an end to Mexico’s premier auto competition.
Feb. 4, 2019
City Wants To Turn Firehouse Into Restaurant As Part Of Park Project
Phoenix is looking for someone to turn a former firehouse into a restaurant. Near the Central Avenue bridge and Burton Barr Library, the firehouse will be key to the Hance Park revitalization project’s first phase — so will fundraising.
Feb. 4, 2019
Caesars To Open First U.S. Non-gaming Hotel In Arizona
The company behind Caesars and Harrah’s casinos has picked Scottsdale to open its first non-casino hotel in the United States.
Feb. 3, 2019
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips To Be Delayed
The ripples from the month long partial federal government shut down are still being felt at national parks across the country. In Arizona, some rafting trips through the Grand Canyon are being delayed.
Feb. 1, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Change To Arizona Tax Code
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed changes to the state tax code that the legislature just approved Thursday. In vetoing the plan, Ducey said the legislation is an “irresponsible measure that hastily changes Arizona's tax laws without any reliable data to back it up.''
Feb. 1, 2019
HRC Ranks Arizona Near Bottom For LGBTQ Protections
The Human Rights Campaign released its State Equality Index for 2018. The report measures statewide laws and policies affecting the LGBTQ community. And Arizona ranks near the bottom.
Feb. 1, 2019
Wastewater Containing Raw Sewage Leaks Into Nogales Wash
Wastewater containing raw sewage has been spilling over the border into the Nogales Wash. The wastewater is from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora, and four out of the five water pumps at the plant are not functioning.
Feb. 1, 2019
Reclamation Commissioner Starts Federal Process For DCP
The federal Bureau of Reclamation said Friday a Drought Contingency Plan is still not done.
Feb. 1, 2019
Pronghorn Relocated To Make Room For Developments
An American Pronghorn herd has been thinned and relocated to make room for new developments. The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates the Glassford hill herd had 70 to 100 pronghorns.
Feb. 1, 2019
Lawmaker Proposes Sports Betting Throughout Arizona
While many bettors may be heading to Nevada to make their Super Bowl wagers for Sunday’s big game, an Arizona lawmaker is proposing a bill that could keep them right here.
Feb. 1, 2019
Self-Driving Cars Could Exacerbate Gridlock
Self-driving cars in Phoenix have seen their share of harassment over the last few years. But that’s nothing compared to the road rage they’ll inspire if one transportation planner’s prediction comes to pass.
Feb. 1, 2019

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