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Phoenix Releases Financial Documents, Meeting Schedule For Suns Arena Deal
After a public backlash, Phoenix has posted detailed information about its downtown arena, its current and proposed deals with the Phoenix Suns, and ways for residents to provide input.
Dec. 20, 2018
Prescott Regional Airport Shooting For 10,000th Passenger
"The reason why we’re pushing for that is because that will unlock $1 million in federal funding to help with capital projects at our growing airport," said John Heiney, who's with Prescott’s Office of Tourism.
Dec. 20, 2018
Arizona Law Creates Affordable Housing Obstacles In Tempe
Affordable housing continues to be a challenge across the country, and the Valley is definitely no exception.
Dec. 20, 2018
Good News, Bad News In States Health Assessment
A new report takes a comprehensive look at where Arizona stands on just about every major health issue we face — and what state health leaders need to prioritize. A new report takes a comprehensive look at where Arizona stands on just about every major health issue we face — and what state health leaders need to prioritize.
Dec. 20, 2018
Will Grant Woods Run Against Martha McSally In 2020?
Congresswoman Martha McSally could face at least one opponent in the GOP primary, and the buzz for the last few months is that a key Democratic opponent could be Arizona’s former Attorney General Grant Woods.
Dec. 20, 2018
AZ Corp Commission Holding Hearings Over Water Issues
The drama continues in the far East Valley, where Johnson Utilities customers have experienced serious challenges in the quest to have enough water. The town of Queen Creek has moved to step in and provide water to Johnson Utilities, which is currently being run by EPCOR.
Dec. 20, 2018
Judge Rejects Corp Commissioners Investigation Into Colleagues
Since 2014, Bob Burns, one of five statewide elected members of the Corporation Commission, has made several plays to investigate millions of dollars in election spending toward Corporation Commission candidates.
Dec. 20, 2018
Will Legislature Act Quickly On Drought Plan?
Stakeholders in Arizona have worked all year to come up with a framework for a deal to cut back on water. Significant work still needs to be done, but the big question is: will the state Legislature want to do even more?
Dec. 20, 2018
Medical Pot Patient, Cancer Survivor Facing Prison For Cannabis Oil
Adam Wanko didn’t hide his medical marijuana from the officer who pulled him over. A cancer patient, Wanko could serve years in prison for a product he purchased legally from a dispensary. His fate could hinge on a case now in front of the Arizona Supreme Court.
After Court Ruling, Uncertainty Looms Over Arizona Medical Marijuana Industry
Dec. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: A Bipartisan Moment For Criminal Justice Reform
On Tuesday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed one of the most significant changes to the country’s criminal justice system in decades.
Dec. 20, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Making Tamales — Christmas Gifts Wrapped In Corn Husks
Listen to the sounds of Natividad Gutierrez making tamales with her son, Alex, at home. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Dec. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Chapo — Kingpin On Trial
Joaquin Guzman started from humble beginnings, born in a remote village in Sinaloa, Mexico. He started in the drug trade in the 1980s, and today is accused of being one of the world's biggest drug kingpins.
Dec. 20, 2018
Garagiola Jr. Returns to D-backs In Front Office Role
The Arizona Diamondbacks are bringing back one of the team’s early architects to the front office.
Dec. 20, 2018
Health, Community Advocates Denounce Trumps Rollback On Fuel Efficiency
A coalition of health and community advocates met Wednesday in Phoenix to object to the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards. They argued the move would make the Valley’s air dirtier than it already is.
Dec. 19, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas
The governors for Arizona, New Mexico and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement Wednesday promoting the transport of natural gas to Asia.
Dec. 19, 2018
Tree Ring Study Dials In Future Forest Growth
A previously unanalyzed trove of tree rings has given researchers a new perspective on how climate change might affect forests in the Southwest. The news is better, but far from good.
Dec. 19, 2018
Genetic Data Inspires Rethinking Of Corn Domestication
Corn, or maize, took a 9,000-year journey of domestication on its way to our holiday tables. But new research suggests that the path took more twists and turns than once thought.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Advocates See Opportunities
Arizona advocates say federal reforms are generating momentum for changes at the state level.A study from the Prison Policy Initiative shows that more than half of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in America are serving time in state prisons.
Dec. 19, 2018
Save Our Schools AZ Sets Sights On 2019
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018

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