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Nogales No Longer Top Spot For Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has long been one of the most important hubs for Mexican produce imports. But recently a Texas port of entry overtook the border town in the value of one key commodity: tomatoes.
Nov. 6, 2018
Buckeye Police Chief Suspended For 40 Hours
According to the city, Buckeye Police Chief Larry Hall "accepted responsibility for city policy violations" and is suspended for 40 work hours. Last September, an anonymous letter to the Buckeye city manager claimed several police officers engaged in poor, criminal behavior.
Nov. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Firefighters Voting On Residency Requirement
Flagstaff has become a victim of its own success. The rapid growth of the college town — and the higher rents that come with it — is making it difficult for people to live there, including those who keep it safe.
Nov. 6, 2018
New Child-Welfare Law Focuses On Prevention, Keeping Families Together
Earlier this year, when President Donald Trump signed the massive spending package into law, he also gave the go-ahead to the biggest overhaul of our country’s foster care system in decades.
Nov. 6, 2018
Elections Can Have Effect On The Stock Market
Tuesday's midterm elections will affect more than politics and policy in Washington, D.C., and state capitals for the next few years — they also tend to have a noticeable effect on the stock market.
Nov. 6, 2018
How Can A Voter Be Undecided?
We’ve been inundated with polls on Arizona’s U.S. Senate and statewide races, and some of them were taken a little more than a week before Election Day.
Nov. 6, 2018
Voter Turnout Expected To Reach A Record High
Voters are at the polls as we speak casting their ballots in what is expected to be a midterm election with record high turnout. In fact, more Arizona voters have cast their ballots early this year than voted in 2014’s midterms.
Nov. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Vote Today, But Your Civic Engagement Doesn
Millions of Americans will cast a ballot on Election Day.
Nov. 6, 2018
The Complexity Of Redistricting And Elections
Though the numbers are fluctuating depending on which polling data you look at, Democrats are expected to gain seats in the U.S. House when all of the ballots are counted next week. But will those gains fall short of what was being called the "Blue Wave?"
Nov. 6, 2018
County Recorder Remaining Vigilant About Issues At Polling Locations
Voting is well underway across Maricopa County this morning and memories of the delays from the primaries in August are still on people’s minds.
Nov. 6, 2018
Polling Locations Open With Little Issues
Tuesday is Election Day, and voters are heading to the polls in what is expected to be a midterm election with record high voter turnout.
Nov. 6, 2018
Why Are Young People Less Likely To Vote?
With seemingly all eyes on Tuesday's midterm elections, and the record turnout expected here and across the country today, we can forget that there’s still a sizable part of the population that is not voting.
Nov. 6, 2018
60% Turnout Estimated In Maricopa County
Voter turnout in the Phoenix and surrounding area is projected to be over 60 percent in Tuesday's general election. That's much higher than the 45 percent turnout for the last mid-term election in November 2014.
2018 Arizona Elections Coverage
Nov. 6, 2018
Man Runs Every Single Day — For 40 Years
There’s a well-worn saying that the hardest part of running is putting on your shoes. Craig Davidson feels that inertia, but then runs through it every morning — literally every morning — and sometimes in the afternoon, too.
Nov. 6, 2018
Migrant Caravan Arrives In Mexico City
Part of the Central American migrant caravan has arrived in Mexico City, where they are staying in a provided stadium. Inside, hundreds rest on their way to the U.S. border, while thousands more are expected to arrive throughout the week.
Nov. 5, 2018
Candidates
For decades, those who still had not made up their minds would look to the League of Women Voter’s election guide.
Nov. 5, 2018
Q&AZ: Are Small Rattlesnakes More Dangerous?
There are 13 species of rattlesnakes in Arizona, so it’s impossible to cover every deviation in a single saying.
Nov. 5, 2018
Native Americans Face Challenges When Voting
The Navajo will elect a new president on Tuesday. Jonathan Nez, the current vice president, faces off against two-time President Joe Shirley Jr. at a crucial time for the tribe. Voting for Native Americans on reservations around the state can be a challenge.
Nov. 5, 2018
Arizona Advocacy Network Recruits Poll Observers
Arizona Advocacy Network is trying to recruit volunteers to serve as poll observers on Tuesday. So far, they’ve gotten more than 150 people to sign up.
Nov. 5, 2018
What Rights Should Be Observed When It Comes To Vaccinations?
Gov. Doug Ducey said that he’d like to see reforms made to state policy with the hopes that all Arizona kids will get vaccinated, but he also said he would not put any new laws on the books to mandate that effort. Where is that fine line between individual rights and collective rights when it comes to public health?
Nov. 5, 2018

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