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The Takeaway: How Swing State Unemployment May Help Us Understand 2020
Since President Trump took office, he has continued to boast the high rate of employment across the country under his presidency. Jobs and employment played a major in his campaign, in the lead-up to 2016. And it’s been a point the administration has continued to drive home.
Nov. 5, 2019
Arizona Reinstating Tuition Program For National Guard Members
A week ahead of Veterans Day, Gov. Doug Ducey announced he is restoring a tuition assistance program for Arizona’s National Guard members that was scrapped amid last decade’s Great Recession.
Nov. 5, 2019
Museum Fire Leaves Behind Flood Risks Near Flagstaff
A watershed scarred by the Museum Fire has left homes and businesses north of Flagstaff at risk of flooding. That risk still stands, even after the region experienced historically low rainfall this monsoon season — the driest season on record, according to the National Weather Service.
Nov. 5, 2019
Recorder: Dont Mail Ballots, Drop Them Off At These Centers
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes addressed voters on Facebook Live on Tuesday morning. He said almost 2 million ballots were sent out to residents, but 75% of those had yet to be returned.
Nov. 5, 2019
At Least 9 U.S. Citizens Die In Cartel Attack In Mexico
At least three women and six children, all apparently U.S. citizens, were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Six children were found alive, one child had a bullet wound and one child was still missing.
Nov. 5, 2019
Global Scientist Coalition Delivers Climate Warning
It’s been 40 years since the First World Climate Conference and more than 30 years since the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, yet climate change continues unabated. A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries — 16 of them from Arizona universities — has issued a "warning of climate emergency."
Nov. 5, 2019
Contest Showcases Stories By Arizona-Sonora Border Filmmakers
It’s not uncommon for the U.S.-Mexico border to show up in the news and movies. But people who live on the border don’t always feel represented by those stories. That’s why a new cross-border film contest opened the door for amateur filmmakers to tell their own stories. "Cine En La Frontera" is a first-time short film contest for student and emerging filmmakers from both Arizona and Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
Sonoran Authorities Rescue Businessman Kidnapped In Arizona
According to a news release Sunday, the Sonoran Attorney General's Office was contacted by the FBI on Oct. 27 after a businessman was kidnapped in Eloy, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix. The man was identified only as Luis Ramon, a Dominican businessman who lives in New York.
Nov. 4, 2019
Rocky Point Searchers Threatened By Armed Group
The Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — or Sonoran Searching Mothers — were looking for additional bodies near the original site Sunday. That’s when they say a sizable group of armed men threatened them, telling them to leave immediately.
Nov. 4, 2019
2 Dead, Homes, Cars Burned During Agua Prieta Shootout
Five months after a deadly firefight rocked Agua Prieta, another incident Monday morning has claimed lives in the Sonoran city just south of Douglas. Two people were killed and another injured after the early morning shootout in the city.
Nov. 4, 2019
Mesa Police Chief  Submits Resignation
Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista has submitted his resignation, the city said in a press release Monday. The Mesa police union cast a no-confidence vote against Batista in June 2019 for what the union's president said was the chief's condemnation of officers investigated on excessive-force allegations and unwillingness to listen to officers.
Police Union Calls Off No-Confidence Vote Against Phoenix Chief
Nov. 4, 2019
Wizard Rock Disappears, Reappears In Prescott Forest
A 1-ton boulder called Wizard Rock disappeared about two weeks ago from its place in Prescott National Forest. And then it just reappeared on Friday morning. Like magic.
Nov. 4, 2019
Lawmaker: Livestream Cameras In Schools Would Improve Safety
Arizona state Rep. Kevin Payne wants to improve school safety by installing livestream cameras that first responders could access in emergency situations. Payne introduced a similar bill in February that would have appropriated $9.5 million to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to install the communication system in schools.
Nov. 4, 2019
Officials Want Public Input On Tracking Pregnancy-Related Deaths
New moms in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world. Now the Arizona Department of Health Services is trying to improve the way information about these deaths is collected.
Nov. 4, 2019
The Takeaway: How California
As fires continue, more people are losing their homes, and those losses are partly a result of a pre-existing housing crisis in the state: The high cost of living in urban centers has pushed many to rural areas on the outskirts of town, where there is a higher risk of fire damage.
Nov. 4, 2019
Tucson Votes Today On Sanctuary City Status
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to declare Tucson the state’s first “sanctuary city,” a term with no concrete legal definition that has nonetheless taken on a life of its own in law enforcement and national politics.
Nov. 4, 2019
Petersen Due In Maricopa County Superior Court Tuesday
Paul Petersen is scheduled to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. The Arizona criminal case against Petersen includes accusations of fraud, forgery and theft from the state’s Medicaid system. Defense lawyer Kurt Altman said Petersen will plead not guilty to more than 30 felonies brought by a grand jury.
Nov. 4, 2019
Boas: PLEA Decision To Forego Vote A Good One
The union representing Phoenix police officers decided late Friday not to hold a vote of no-confidence against Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, or PLEA, had threatened the vote after Williams fired three officers over separate incidents.
Nov. 4, 2019
This Gross Clam Can Help Us Understand Climate Change
The geoduck sort of looks like a giant clam with a long, gooey arm sticking out of it, and they're apparently delicacies in Japan. But instead of focusing on the way they taste, scientists are looking at what their shells say about climate change.
Nov. 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Official Visits South Korea
A U.S. State Department official is heading to South Korea on Tuesday. Who is he and what will he be talking about?
Nov. 4, 2019

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