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Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith Talks About The Future Of Light Rail
Last week, Phoenix voters easily defeated a ballot measure that would have stopped the expansion of light rail in the city. That means the city can push forward on three light rail extensions stretching into south Phoenix, to the state Capitol and to Metrocenter Mall.
Sept. 3, 2019
#GreenShirtGuy Talks About His Fame And Politics
We all know that we’re in the middle of a very divisive political time in America. You can see it everywhere — from cable news to city council meetings.
Sept. 3, 2019
911 Dispatchers Push To Be Classified As First Responders
911 dispatchers are trying to get themselves classified as first responders, and their efforts are taking place on both the local and federal levels.
Sept. 3, 2019
Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor To Step Down
The chancellor of Maricopa County Community Colleges District announced Tuesday that she will leave her position after nearly 28 years with the district. Maria Harper-Marinick said in an email to district staff she “will be leaving no later than the first week of May 2020, the end of my contract.”
Sept. 3, 2019
Survey Finds Woodstock Generation Experiencing Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is often misdiagnosed or missed altogether. A new Harris Poll survey suggests nearly half of older adults who listened to loud music when they were younger now experience hearing loss.
Sept. 3, 2019
Highway South Of Arizona-Mexico Border Delayed Again
Mexico’s federal government has pushed back the completion of a major highway project that will connect the twin border cities of Nogales with an important corridor 400 miles to the south, at least the fourth time the project has been postponed.
Sept. 3, 2019
Organized Crime Infiltrates 5 Police Departments In Sonora
The military and navy will take over the leadership of police in five towns, including Hermosillo, the capital of Arizona’s neighboring state of Sonora, and the port of Guaymas, Defense Secretary Luis Sandoval said in a news conference on Monday.
Sept. 3, 2019
On International Day Of The Disappeared, Hermosillo Marches Through Downpour
Friday was International Day of the Disappeared, which honors missing people around the world. There are more than 2,000 disappeared people in Sonora, and roughly 40,000 nationwide.
Sept. 3, 2019
This Mesa Teacher Hasnt Missed A Day Of School In 30 Years
“Every day they surprise you,” Field Elementary teacher Gina Ucci said. “They drive you crazy sometimes, but they also just make you laugh. You see the little light come on... And so it just motivates me to keep going.” She’s missed just a single day of work, for her grandfather’s funeral, and this year will mark 30 years of perfect attendance since then.
Sept. 3, 2019
Grand Canyon To Make Second Run At Corralling Bison Herd
In the two years since the Grand Canyon approved a plan to reduce the number of potentially destructive bison roaming in the national park, the herd has only grown in size.
Sept. 2, 2019
Banner Sun Health Sees Uptick In Patients Seeking Cognitive Testing
By 2025, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona is expected to grow by 43%, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And at least one health organization is already seeing an increase in older patients coming in with memory concerns.
Sept. 2, 2019
HUD Awards $4.5 Million To Combat Tucson Youth Homelessness
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $75 million to combat youth homelessness on Aug. 29. The $75 million is earmarked for people under age 25 who experience homelessness. The grant is $32 million more than the amount given last year, and Tucson will receive a little over $4.5 million.
Sept. 2, 2019
Tempe School District To Help Familes Dispose Of Drugs
“We really are a partner with our community in raising students,” Liewer said. “Our primary focus is always going to be to insure they have a good education, but overall we want them to be healthy and happy adults when they leave our schools.”
Sept. 2, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade
The Mexican president delivered his first State of the Union speech on Sunday not at the Congress, but in a ceremony among state secretaries, businessmen and governors from his party. Migration and the U.S. were among the key topics.
Sept. 2, 2019
Maricopa County Has The Most West Nile Cases In The U.S.
The Phoenix area has the highest number of cases anywhere in the country right now with 136 confirmed cases, said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director of disease control at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Sept. 2, 2019
Arizona Red Cross Volunteers Head To Florida For Hurricane Relief
The Phoenix Fire Department deployed a disaster task force to Florida on Friday to help prepare. Now, Arizona Red Cross volunteers are also on their way.
Sept. 2, 2019
Language Study Explores What Society Values — And Doesn’t — In Each Gender
Strong men. Caring women. Could those descriptors be switched around — caring men, strong women? Of course they could, but a study from the Pew Research Center shows that the words we associate with men and women may not be as fluid as we think.
Sept. 2, 2019
Prehistoric Footprints Discovered By Grand Canyon Hikers
Imagine you’re hiking in the Grand Canyon and you stumble upon a slab of fallen rock. On it are some odd indentations like overly-baked footprints. That’s exactly what happened to a group of hikers on the Bright Angel Trail.
Sept. 2, 2019
How
Most people don’t have jobs where they’re able to challenge the status quo or do things that don’t fit neatly into a corporate package. Often the emotional response can range from throwing up your hands and looking for another place to work or even, finally, follow your dream.
Sept. 2, 2019
Wildlife Photographer Bertie Gregory Talks About His Work
Bertie Gregory has always enjoyed taking photos of wildlife. He was selected as one of the United Kingdom’s top wildlife photographers under 20, and has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer.
Sept. 2, 2019

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