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New Digital Medical Marijuana ID Cards On The Way
Beginning next month, Arizona will stop issuing physical cards for those who can buy medical marijuana. New cards will be sent as an image via email. The Arizona Legislature mandated the electronic registry card program earlier this year. ID cards cost $150 and are now good for two years instead of one.
Nov. 7, 2019
1 In 2 Seriously Ill Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills
More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.
Nov. 7, 2019
AZ Supreme Court Backs Down On Photo Ban At Courthouse
The Arizona Supreme Court has backed down from an order banning photography and videos outside the courthouse. Instead, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel replaced the order with another, specifically banning activity threatening a person, disrupting court operations, or compromising security in and around the court.
Nov. 7, 2019
Study: People With Disabilities Are Untapped Labor Force
A new study has found an untapped labor pool that could strengthen Arizona's economy. It found that by adding more people with disabilities to the workforce, the state’s gross domestic product and tax revenues could get a boost. The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council commissioned the study.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
Maryvale Opens Business Center To Draw Companies
Maryvale is one of Phoenix’s 15 villages and one of the area’s more diverse communities, but the general perception is that Maryvale has largely been left behind in the economic revival of the past decade.
Nov. 6, 2019
How Effective Is The U.S. In Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels?
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019
Working To Clean Up AZ, One Piece Of Trash At A Time
There have been efforts over the years to keep Arizona clean and pick up trash all around the state. Some of those projects are led by governments while others are led by private companies.
Nov. 6, 2019
Amy Silverman: Disability Emojis
Disability advocates celebrated when they saw people with disabilities represented among the nearly 400 new emojis Apple released recently. But it’s what you won’t find among those symbols that caught the attention of local writer Amy Silverman.
Nov. 6, 2019
AZ Seeks Balance On Short-Term Housing Rental Regulation
State law prohibits local governments from regulating short-term rentals, a fact that has driven frustration across the state as the properties swamp local real-estate markets and neighborhoods.
Nov. 6, 2019
New Affordable Housing Community Opens In Tempe
A new affordable housing community is up and running in Tempe. The River at Eastline Village is located near McClintock Drive and Apache Boulevard in Tempe. The 56-unit building was constructed and financed with money from several government agencies.
Nov. 6, 2019
The Takeaway: Are
Roughly 12% of census tracts around the country are being reclassified as opportunity zones, including almost all of Puerto Rico. But economists have questioned how beneficial these tax breaks will be to residents of low income areas. And new reporting has emerged, showing how this program has already been manipulated to further benefit the ultra wealthy.
Nov. 6, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Flashbulb Memories And Decision Making
Memories of near misses — like the time you almost ran into a tree with your bike, or the time you stuck your head out of a moving train and then pulled it back in just before another train rushed passed by — are different from other memories. Psychologists call these "flashbulb memories."
Nov. 6, 2019
HeroZona Foundation Hosts Forum To Help Veterans With PTSD
Veterans, mental health professionals, first-responders and law enforcement officials gathered in Phoenix on Tuesday. The forum focused on improving the process for hiring those with PTSD.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack
In Mexico, a family member of the nine women and children shot to death in a violent ambush Monday says they won’t be run off by the drug cartels that have made the area around their homes so dangerous and violent.
Nov. 6, 2019
Anti-Semitic Swastika Posters Found At ASU
ASU police are trying to find out who’s behind a series of anti-Semitic posters found on the Tempe campus. They bear the same message as posters seen throughout the Phoenix area in the past year.
Nov. 6, 2019
Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Elections
Three City Council seats were up for grabs on election night, and the Democrats took them all. The party has had complete control over Tucson for four years, and on Tuesday it won two more years.
Nov. 6, 2019
Regina Romero Will Be Tucsons First Latina Mayor
Tucson voters elected their first Latina mayor Tuesday. Regina Romero will be the first woman to lead Arizona's second-largest city. Tucson's last Hispanic mayor was Estevan Ochoa, who was elected in 1875.
Nov. 6, 2019
NaNoWriMo Inspires Arizona Authors All Month
For writers in Arizona and around the world, November means composing 50,000 words for the annual NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It began 20 years ago with a small cadre of fiction writers and has become the signature yearly challenge for aspiring authors the world over.
Word: A Podcast Exploring The Literary Arts In Arizona And The Southwest
Nov. 6, 2019
Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Initiative
Tucson voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 205 on Tuesday. The initiative would have made Tucson Arizona’s first sanctuary city, adding protections for undocumented immigrants. Opponents said it went too far in restricting police officers, endangering public safety and the city's budget. Proponents said the measure would have sent the message that immigrants are safe and protected.
Regina Romero Will Be Tucson's First Latina Mayor | Dems Sweep City Council
Nov. 5, 2019

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