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UA Researchers Using Ancient Plankton To Predict Future Climate
Two to 5 million years ago, oceans were 50 feet higher, icecaps were smaller and CO2 levels were about the same as today during Pliocene epoch. Researchers at the University of Arizona are using ancient plankton to help predict climate in the near future.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cost Of Immigration Bonds Skyrockets In Arizona
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
AZ Court: Internet Users Info Cant Be Revealed Without Warrant
Arizona's state Court of Appeals says police and government agencies cannot use the users' information to learn who they are or where they live, without first having a search warrant and showing suspicion of criminal activity.
Aug. 1, 2019
DPS Scouting For Trooper Recruits At Sky Harbor Airport
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has ramped up its recruiting efforts for hiring new state troopers. DPS Director Frank Milstead has moved a recruiting station into Sky Harbor Airport's baggage claim area, hoping to grab the attention of travelers passing through Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2019
The New BLM Director Criticized For Supporting Selling Land
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Aug. 1, 2019
Head North For Last Respite Before Summer Vacation Ends
Slim chance for rain in the Valley, but visitors wanting to escape the heat before summer vacation ends can head north of the Mogollon Rim.
Aug. 1, 2019
AZ Scores Somewhat Well When It Comes To Cancer Prevention
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cellar Fire Contained; Crews Expect No Flooding Risk
The Cellar Fire, burning 16 miles southeast of Prescott is now fully contained. Attention now turns to the damage done and threats from monsoon storms over the next few weeks.
Aug. 1, 2019
Does The Size Of A School Make A Difference In Education?
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
Aug. 1, 2019
Many American Farm Workers Are Child Laborers, And Its Legal
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
Aug. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Mine In Santa Rita Mountains
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Patching Up Pools Underwater
Listen to the sounds of Dewitt Parry fixing a pool underwater. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Aug. 1, 2019
Arizona Asks For U.S. Supreme Court Involvement In Opioid Case
Arizona's attorney general on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, to return billions of dollars they took out of the company.
Aug. 1, 2019
Fox Restaurant Concepts Sold To Cheesecake Factory
Phoenix -based Fox Restaurant Concepts has been sold to the Cheesecake Factory. The deal includes $308 million in cash at closing, but founder Sam Fox will continue to lead the company from The Henry restaurant in Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2019
Concerns About AZ Prison System Raised At Town Hall
People impacted by the Arizona Department of Corrections and those just wanting to learn more about the criminal justice system attended a town hall meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Aug. 1, 2019
Despite 2015 High Court Ruling, Mexican Gay Marriage Varies
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
Aug. 1, 2019
GAO: Nursing Home Surveyors Need To Do More To Prevent Abuse
The number of abuse cases in nursing homes has more than doubled in the U.S. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at data from the federal agency responsible for making sure nursing homes are safe and free from abuse.
July 31, 2019
Number Of Registered Arizona Voters Up By Nearly 50,000
The Secretary of State’s Office released its latest voter report earlier this week. The report also found that the number of inactive voters has dropped.
July 31, 2019
Diamondbacks Trade Zack Greinke to Astros
The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt ace pitcher Zack Greinke to the AL West-leading Houston Astros in a startling trade for four minor leaguers right before Major League Baseball's trade deadline.
July 31, 2019
Pac-12 Punts On Legal Pot Policy For Student Athletes
Recreational cannabis is legal in states that are home to nine of the 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference, and the Arizona schools may soon join that list. But the conference doesn't have a policy on marijuana use among its student athletes.
July 31, 2019

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