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Yuma Sheriff: Border Wall Has Become A Distraction
Congressional leaders have until Feb. 15 to strike a deal on border security, a task that has been debated — and has failed — in Washington for decades. But all of the focus on a wall has become a distraction, according to Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot.
Jan. 30, 2019
Arizona Company A Leader In Fintech
Even after the Great Recession, legacy banks have continued to dominate. That’s where the concept of fintech comes in — moving the financial services industry in a new direction, one that could combine the best technology with customer wants and needs.
Jan. 30, 2019
Drought Contingency Plan Clears First Legislative Hurdle
Arizona lawmakers took their first votes on Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan on Tuesday. The state is facing a deadline of Thursday to sign off on the plan. Otherwise, the federal government said it will step in and impose water restrictions.
Jan. 30, 2019
Open Borders And Free Movement Defended In New Book
The issue of border security is, once again, front and center. But one idea that both parties seem to agree on is their dislike of the concept of "open borders." That, however, is exactly what a new book argues for.
Jan. 30, 2019
Netflix Invited To Join Motion Picture Association Of America
If you’re aware of the Motion Picture Association of America, it’s probably because you’ve seen the initials at the beginning of movie trailers. At its core, the MPAA’s mission is to be the trade association representing the nation’s major film studios. That's changes as of this month.
Jan. 30, 2019
Pinal Farmers Continue Fight Over Drought Plan
The hard deadline for Arizona to pass legislation approving the Drought Contingency Plan is this Thursday, Jan. 31. While Arizona is close to an agreement, some of the last issues to be ironed out have to do with Pinal County farmers.
Jan. 30, 2019
New Development Planned In West Valley
A new planned development in the West Valley could bring 300,000 residents to an area west of the White Tank Mountains. But what kind of impact on the West Valley could this development have?
Jan. 30, 2019
Schools To See $342 Million In 2020 Trust Fund Payouts
Arizona schools are scheduled to receive an extra $21 million in fiscal year 2020. The Arizona Board of Investment approved the $342 million “record distribution” from the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund Tuesday, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2019.
Jan. 30, 2019
AZ Spent $193,000 To Keep Grand Canyon Open
The state of Arizona spent $193,151.28 to insure the Grand Canyon National Park wouldn’t close during the recent 35-day partial federal government shutdown.
Jan. 30, 2019
The Takeaway: Not A Telenovela — Recapping Outrageous Revelations From El Chapo
Twenty tons of cocaine were lost when a ship’s captain got too high and hallucinated U.S. Coast Guard ships and a story of a witness testifying that a drug kingpin buried one of his rivals alive. No, these are not plot points from a crime film or telenovela. These are revelations from the trial of El Chapo.
Jan. 30, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: James Band
Loud, raw, and full of layered emotion, the Phoenix-based, indie-rock band reveals a deeper side to their explosive live performances. It’s time now for a Tiny Desert Concert.
Jan. 30, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Sunk Cost
When we invest a lot into something, be it a relationship, job or even a used car, it can be tough to cut your losses and start anew. So why are we so prone to sticking with it rather than moving on?
Jan. 30, 2019
It Makes No Sense: AZ Moms Dying Preventable Deaths
In Arizona, an estimated 20 women die for every 100,000 live births. The number may not seem high, but what frustrates public health professionals is that 89 percent of these deaths are deemed preventable.
Jan. 30, 2019
Insys Owner Facing Federal Racketeering Charges
Chandler based Insys Therapeutics Inc., founder is in federal court this week facing racketeering charges for his opioid pain killers.
Jan. 30, 2019
AZ Joins 22 Other Pro Gun States Challenging NJ Gun Law
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is backing nearly two dozen other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a New Jersey gun law.
Jan. 30, 2019
Research: D-back Rattlers Complex Creatures
It isn’t often a compliment when one is described as having “snake-like” tendencies. But research shows rattlesnakes actually have complex and individual personalities.
Jan. 29, 2019
Judge Seeks More Info On Settlement In Motel 6 Lawsuit
The judge overseeing a lawsuit against Motel 6 for allegedly sharing guest information with federal immigration authorities wants more information before he’ll sign off on a multi-million dollar proposed settlement.
Jan. 29, 2019
Former Peoria Space Center To Turn Into Arts Facility
The arts facility will have more classroom space for high school students near Sunrise Mountain High School in AP art classes.
Jan. 29, 2019
More Troops Border Headed To Border
Officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon had identified three new caravans of migrants traveling north through Latin America to the U.S. border. That includes one caravan of 12,000 people. And that’s driving this latest troop deployment.
Jan. 29, 2019
AZ Ed Leaders Consider Changes To ELL, Kindergarten Data
Bills that could change everything from what information is collected about Arizona kindergartens to how the state teaches English-language learners are working their way through the Arizona Legislature.
Jan. 29, 2019

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