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Peoria To Convert Street Lights Bulbs To LED
Peoria is replacing its street lights with more energy efficient and longer lasting LED bulbs. Janet Ramsay, manager of the city’s streets division, said the city plans to replace 3,200 street lights throughout the city.
July 11, 2019
WATCH: Trump Speaks On Census, Citizenship
President Donald Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
July 11, 2019
Corporation Commission Wont Roll Back APS Rate Hike
Arizona utility regulators will not undo the rate hike they approved for APS in 2017. Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday against the request from customers, led by Stacey Champion.
July 11, 2019
Paris Chansons Carry You To The City Of Lights Through Music
What do you think of when France is brought up? For most, Paris is what comes to mind as well as the iconic music often attached to its streets.
July 11, 2019
Electric Scooters Coming To Downtown Phoenix For Trial Run
Electric scooters will soon be available in downtown Phoenix. The City Council has approved a six-month pilot program for e-scooters, which is expected to start in mid-September.
July 11, 2019
Art Museum Trustee: Museum Not In Financial Difficulties
The Phoenix Art Museum is officially looking for a new leader. Wednesday was Amada Cruz’s last day as director and CEO. She’s going to Seattle, to take a similar position with that city’s art museum.
July 11, 2019
ICE Immigration Raids May Be Coming This Weekend
The New York Times reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin detaining people who have been ordered deported starting Sunday.
July 11, 2019
Phoenixs Dark Money Ban To Finally Go Into Effect
It’s been eight months since Phoenix voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on so-called “dark money” in local campaigns. This week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the ban will go into effect, since it’s been under legal review by the governor’s office since it passed in November.
July 11, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Making Some Noise At Summer Camp
Listen to the sounds of Chris Trevigne with the local band Clementine teaching kids how to play the guitar and drums at a Boys and Girls Club in Scottsdale. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
July 11, 2019
Tucson Unified School District Teachers Get Pay Raise
Teachers in the Tucson Unified School District will see bigger paychecks this year. First-year teacher salaries will start at more than $40,000 in the 2020 fiscal year
July 11, 2019
Report: Border Patrol Agents Punished, Sexually Assaulted Children At Yuma Center
A federal immigration agent is under investigation for sexual assault at a southern Arizona border detention facility. According to a report by NBC News, the agent groped a Honduran child in custody in Yuma.
July 11, 2019
Ducey Not Among Governors Calling For Increased Fuel Efficiency
Governors of 23 states and Puerto Rico this week urged the Trump administration to adopt a stronger fuel economy standard for vehicles. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was not one of those governors.
July 11, 2019
As Fewer Refugees Come To AZ, The Congolese Community Grows
The 1,107 Congolese refugees who have come to Arizona since October 2017 are the most from any one country in that time. Still, they are a fraction of about 7,500 people the United Nations said were forced to flee violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June.
July 11, 2019
Tucson Investigating 911 Outage
Early Tuesday, the 911 emergency system in Tucson stopped working. City officials are investigating the outage but want to stress that 911 is now working and has been for hours.
July 10, 2019
Global Company Opens Research Center In Tempe
A global software company specializing in cyber protection opened a research and development center in Tempe this week.
July 10, 2019
Tempe Company Settles With Government For $25 Million
A federal agency has settled with Freedom Debt Relief, an arm of Freedom Financial, for deceptive business practices. Freedom Financial has offices in Tempe and San Mateo, California.
July 10, 2019
What An 1800s Fraud Scheme Says About Race In Southwest
At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo spelled out that the U.S. would respect Spanish and Mexican land grants in the territory ceded to America — including Arizona. It’s in that context that Missouri native James Addison Reavis got an idea.
July 10, 2019
Arizona To Open New Trade Offices In Mexico, Israel
Arizona will be opening three new international trade offices. State lawmakers and the governor approved $475,000 in the new state budget for trade offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico as well as in Israel.
July 10, 2019
APS Says Investigation Into Explosion Needs More Time
Ten days after an underground explosion in an Arizona Public Service vault, the Wells Fargo building is still running on backup generators for power. APS restored power, however, to all other buildings relying on the electrical grid impacted by the explosion.
July 10, 2019
What Can Arizona Do If The Big One Hits California?
Arizona could play a major role in helping Californians displaced by earthquakes, wildfires or other disasters. Two powerful tremors shook Southern California last weekend, prompting Arizona emergency management officials to go on alert.
July 10, 2019

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