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Governor Warns Lawmakers Not To Touch Vehicle Fee Hike
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has warned state lawmakers that repealing or reducing the $32 vehicle registration fee for the Department of Public Safety could undermine the current budget.
Dec. 12, 2018
Ex-Judges From Arizona Ask ICE To Stop Courthouse Arrests
Seventeen retired judges from Arizona are among those who have signed a letter asking U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement to stop arresting undocumented people in courthouses, and two of them served as chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Dec. 12, 2018
Mexican Food Museum Set To Open In LA In 2019
La Plaza Cocina calls itself the country’s first museum and teaching kitchen dedicated to Mexican cuisine. It’ll be part of the larger La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown LA’s historic El Pueblo district.
Dec. 12, 2018
How Does The U.S. Fare In Food Sustainability?
In the report called Fixing Food 2018, researchers used what they call the Food Sustainability Index to measure how countries are doing when it comes to the three biggest challenges our global food system faces: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and nutritional challenges.
Dec. 12, 2018
Combating Opioid Addiction In Native Communities A Challenge
Opioid addiction is a dramatic problem that is affecting the entire country, and efforts are underway to try to prevent the issue and treat those with the problem. The prevalence of the challenge is even more dramatic among Native Americans.
Dec. 12, 2018
Ducey To Get New Appointment To AZ Supreme Court
On Tuesday, Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced he will retire on March 1, 2019. That means Gov. Doug Ducey will pick a justice to take his place, his fourth appointment to the seven-person court. Two of those came after the legislature expanded the court from five justices to seven back in 2016.
Dec. 12, 2018
Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Water Standards
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced a major roll back of clean water regulations. The new proposal would severely limit the federal government’s protection of some U.S. waterways — including lakes, streams and wetlands.
Dec. 12, 2018
Junior College Football Going Away In Arizona
Junior college football will soon be a thing of the past in Arizona, Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher announced it will end its program after this season.
Dec. 12, 2018
Phoenix City Council To Vote On Water Rate Increase
Phoenix residents could pay more for water starting in February. The City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday on a proposal to raise water rates by 6 percent each of the next two years.
Dec. 12, 2018
When Celebrities Get Into The Education Business
From LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Oprah, what kind of effect can celebrities have in the education realm? And is it all a good thing?
Dec. 12, 2018
ASU
Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working?
Dec. 12, 2018
Holiday Letters Need Mailing My Monday For Christmas Delivery
Ben Akaby oversees distribution operations at USPS' central Phoenix office and said Valley customers should plan on getting their letters to the post office by Monday, Dec. 17, if they hope to have deliveries made by Christmas.
Dec. 12, 2018
Phoenix City Council Plans To Postpone Vote On Phoenix Suns
A vote on the future of Phoenix’s downtown arena will likely be postponed. The City Council was expected to decide on a $230 million renovation proposal between the city and the Phoenix Suns.
Dec. 12, 2018
Driverless Taxi Service Debuts In Arizona, Promises Slow Rollout
The country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo — the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project — has many people excited, but don't plan on ordering a ride anytime soon.
Take A Ride In A Driverless Car
Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Legal Hemp And No Food Stamp Restrictions — What The New Farm Bill Looks Like
On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor for the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Eighty-three Senators voted in favor of the bill, with only 13 Republicans voting against it.
Dec. 12, 2018
MCSO Deputy Accused Of Stealing Cash From Dead Person
A Maricopa County sheriff's deputy is accused of stealing cash from a dead person while on duty. The Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Gregory Todd Johnson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft in an Oct. 28 incident in the Mesa area involving a call about a death.
Dec. 12, 2018
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Defamation Suit
Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.
Dec. 12, 2018
Stina Sieg Bids Farewell To KJZZ — And You
For nearly six years, you’ve been hearing the voice of reporter Stina Sieg. Now, she’s leaving for a new adventure in Grand Junction, at Colorado Public Radio. Here she is, in her own words.
Dec. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Leaders Who Want To Be Liked Aren
If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.
Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018

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