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Controversial Vote Could Change Phoenix Election Dates
Right now, the mayor and council members are elected in odd-numbered years. Proposition 411 would move election day to line up with state and federal elections in November of even-numbered years, starting in 2020. Any run-offs would be held the following March.
Aug. 16, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Up On The Rooftop With An AC Technician
Listen to the sounds of Stephen Gamst maintaining an air conditioner on the roof of a Phoenix home for Goettl Air Conditioning.
Aug. 16, 2018
Residents Warn Of Threat To Santa Cruz River If Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again
Residents in Santa Cruz county are warning that the same pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture again, as it did last year during the monsoon.
Aug. 16, 2018
TUSD OKs Suing County Or State Over Desegregation Funding
The Tucson Unified School District authorized its attorneys to sue either Pima County or the state over funding for its desegregation program.
Aug. 16, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Mic Drop — Comfort Zone
Gabe and Tristan are identical twins who are both facing stress — but they couldn't be more different. Sara and Emily learn a lot about friendship after dealing with mean girls in a group chat.
Aug. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment And A Brand New Charter School In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican students are heading back to school, just about a month shy of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, a storm that decimated the islands infrastructure, including many schools.
Aug. 16, 2018
A Debate Over Debates Crops Up In Some AZ Primaries
Two of the three candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward, have called for debates. The third candidate, Martha McSally, has said she’s not interested this close to election day. Meanwhile, in the GOP gubernatorial primary, Ken Bennett has criticized his opponent, Gov. Doug Ducey, for being unwilling to debate.
Aug. 16, 2018
Gov. Ducey Again Defends
Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered "dangerous'' even though it was that provision that killed pretty much his entire school safety plan earlier this year.
Aug. 16, 2018
ASU Stadium Still Under Construction
The Arizona State University football team is scheduled to start it’s 2018 season on Sept. 1, but the east side of the Sun Devil Stadium is still under construction.
Aug. 16, 2018
What
A lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road has sat vacant for the better part of 26 years. It's the former home of the PHX Renews community garden and part of the Phoenix Indian School. What will its future hold?
Q&AZ: Ask A Question About Arizona
Aug. 16, 2018
Lake Mead
There should be enough water in the Colorado River to meet the demands of Southwestern states, including Arizona, and Mexico for the next year. That could change by late next year.
Aug. 15, 2018
Tree Rings Narrow Window Of Ancient Eruption
A study led by University of Arizona may help scientists settle the contested timing of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the last 4,000 years.
Aug. 15, 2018
AZ Commerce Promotes Aerospace Industry In Mexico
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, more than 1,200 aerospace companies operate in the state. And as the industry grows, it works on ways to expand and make Mexico one of its prime allies.
Aug. 15, 2018
AZ FedEx Driver Logs 450K Miles Without An Accident
Have you ever thought about spending a lot of time behind the wheel? How about driving 450,000 miles behind the wheel? That’s how much Arizona FedEx driver Mike Ortiz has driven — all without ever being in an accident.
Aug. 15, 2018
Why EU, U.S. Are Keeping Tabs On Italy
Despite the financial problems in Turkey, some analysts worry Italy’s economy could pose the bigger problem for Europe, and beyond. Desmond Lachman is one of those who’s concerned about issues in Italy.
Aug. 15, 2018
Study: Most Women Face Double Bind In The Workplace
Many women who have worked in professional settings know that there can be a double bind in the workplace. You speak up, and you might face backlash from peers and supervisors. Stay on the sidelines, and you may get passed over for opportunities for advancement.
Aug. 15, 2018
Officials Worry About Funding Delays For Tempe Streetcar
The Trump administration has been criticized by the transit advocacy group Transportation for America for failing to distribute the more than $1 billion dollars appropriated by Congress for transit construction projects.
Aug. 15, 2018
AP: Google Stores Location Data Even When Setting Turned Off
An investigation by the Associated Press found several Google services on smartphones store location data even when users have turned their “location history” settings off.
Aug. 15, 2018
Death Row Inmate
After 23 years on death row in Arizona, a Tucson man named Barry Jones just saw his conviction thrown out, which is very rare. Now, the state must decide if it will retry him or release him.
Aug. 15, 2018
Opportunity Zones May Not Provide Desired Opportunities
The federal government approved Arizona’s "opportunity zones" this spring. Opportunity zones allow developers who invest in low-income areas to get tax breaks. But not everyone thinks “o-zones” will have the desired effect of helping to revitalized economically depressed areas.
Aug. 15, 2018

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