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New Guest-Farm Worker Rules Would Lower Wages
The U.S. Department of Labor is receiving public input until Tuesday on new rules for the temporary immigrant farm workers program, which the department says will see improvements for businesses but advocates say will reduce pay for workers.
Sept. 23, 2019
Thousands Of Mexican Schools Still Not Repaired 2 Years After Quake
In Mexico, thousands of public schools have not yet been repaired after an earthquake shook the central part of the country in 2017, according to a survey from several nonprofit groups.
Sept. 23, 2019
Democrats Proposed Vote To Censure Sinema Delayed
A push by liberals for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will be put off until next year. The party's Progressive Caucus hoped the roughly 800 members of the party's state committee would formally censure the freshman Democrat on Saturday for "failing to uphold" aspects of the party's platform.
Sept. 23, 2019
Goodyear Considers Raising Vape Purchase Age To 21
Goodyear’s City Council will vote on a new ordinance Monday that would restrict the sale and use of e-cigarettes used to smoke tobacco. It would also raise the purchase age for such from 18 to 21.
Sept. 23, 2019
North America Has Lost 3B Birds — Where Does Arizona Stand?
Researchers revealed last week that North America has 3 billion fewer birds than in 1970, most of which are grassland species. But, how Arizona fits into the equation?
Sept. 23, 2019
Arizona Asking 9th Circuit To Invalidate Prison Fines
Arizona will challenge fines levied against the Arizona Department of Corrections in oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday. The Parsons v. Ryan lawsuit was settled in 2014 with inmates and Department of Corrections officials agreeing to a set of conditions that would improve prison health care.
Sept. 23, 2019
5,000 Geologists Meet In Phoenix For Annual Conference
More than 5,000 geologists, students, researchers, industry exhibitors and geology buffs are meeting at the annual Geological Society of America conference in downtown Phoenix this week.
Sept. 23, 2019
Phoenix Boosts Apprenticeship Programs
The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to grow the city’s apprenticeship programs. The goal is to recruit, train and retain hard to fill positions.
Sept. 23, 2019
Arizona-Based Attorneys Head To Mexico To Build Asylum Cases
American immigration lawyers and advocates have fanned out across the border and into Mexico since last year trying to build cases for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the U.S. The number of people has mushroomed against the barriers that now stop these migrants from touching U.S. soil. And a recent Supreme Court decision makes their ambition even more elusive.
Sept. 23, 2019
ASU Biodesign Gets $4.7M To Improve X-Ray Laser
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance its miniaturized particle accelerator laser.
Sept. 23, 2019
UA Study Suggests Some ‘Jumping Genes’ Not Sufficiently Locked Down
A large proportion of the human genome contains potentially dangerous DNA sequences called transposable elements, or transposons. Now, research from the University of Arizona has found flaws in the mechanisms that keep them in check.
Sept. 23, 2019
Mexican-Style Food Company Settle Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
A company that makes and distributes Mexican-style food items settled a discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over refusing to hire applicants who were not Hispanic.
Sept. 23, 2019
Yavapai County Sees Significant Increase Of HIV Cases
With the increase of HIV cases in Yavapai County, officials are asking the community to take precautions.
Sept. 23, 2019
Grand Canyon Officials Remove 31 Bison From North Rim
To preserve park resources, officials at Grand Canyon National Park are trying to remove up to 400 bison. They relocated 31 this week.
Sept. 22, 2019
3 Days In, Bird And Lime Scooters Gone From Phoenix
Three days after the city of Phoenix began allowing electric scooters to operate downtown as part of a six-month pilot program, two of the three companies have removed all their scooters. As of Saturday afternoon, all Bird and Lime scooters have been collected from the streets.
Sept. 21, 2019
Ducey Open To Compensation For College Athletes — But Not Like In CA
Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that he's open to some form of compensation for college athletes — but nothing like the bill approved by California lawmakers.
Sept. 21, 2019
DHS Investigating Salmonella Outbreak At Women’s Prison
The Arizona Department of Health Services is investigating a suspected salmonella outbreak at the state women’s prison. DHS says it is working with the Department of Corrections to investigate a suspected salmonella outbreak at the Perryville prison in Goodyear.
Sept. 20, 2019
Gosar, Gallego Weigh In On Trump Whistleblower Allegations
Two Arizona representatives have weighted in on the whistleblower allegations about President Trump's potentially illegal promise to a foreign leader.
Sept. 20, 2019
Judge Rules Against Hezron Parks In Tempe Fire Captain Murder
Regardless of whether the juror was coerced, Judge George Foster has ruled the defendant must be sentenced before they can ask for a new trial.
Sept. 20, 2019
Vandals Contaminate Animal Water Supply With Fuel In Northern Arizona
A water catchment located about 15 miles east of Flagstaff and used by wildlife has been contaminated with fuel. Arizona Game & Fish department spokesperson Nathan Gonzalez said the incident, which occurred around Sept. 15, was discovered by members of partner organizations who routinely check on water supplies.
Sept. 20, 2019

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