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Conservationists, Fishermen Unsatisfied With Mexico’s Efforts To Protect Porpoise
The Mexican government says it’s increasing enforcement efforts in the Sea of Cortez to prevent illegal fishing nets from harming an endangered porpoise. It comes a week after local fishermen announced they would buck a fishing ban this shrimp season. But the government's plan doesn't address their concerns.
Oct. 3, 2019
Raytheon Ramping Up With 1,000 Jobs In Tucson
Weapons manufacturer Raytheon is hiring hundreds of people at its Tucson campus as it prepares to ramp up missile production and a company merger. Many of the open positions posted on its website are related to engineering and pay six-figure incomes.
Oct. 3, 2019
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It’s tough to find a river in the West that still behaves like a western river. The relatively free-flowing Yampa River in northwestern Colorado is unique. The people who depend on it are wondering how best to protect the river as the West’s water grows more scarce.
Oct. 3, 2019
13 Arrested In Telemarketing Scheme Operating In Phoenix
Thirteen people were arrested for a telemarketing fraud scheme operating in Phoenix. Nine thousand victims, all over the age of 65, were scammed out of $40 million.
Oct. 2, 2019
ADOT Reopens Portion Of Arizona State Route 88
The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened a section of State Route 88 that was closed due to flood damage. ADOT closed a section of State Route 88 between Tortilla Flat and State Route 188, near Roosevelt Lake, on Monday.
Oct. 2, 2019
Moisture Variability Extremes Could Threaten Southwest Forests
Warming due to climate change is driving shifts in Earth’s hydrological cycle. Now, a new tree-ring study suggests extremes in precipitation variability could spell bad news for trees in the American Southwest.
Oct. 2, 2019
AARP Study Finds Shopping Can Be Difficult Errand For Caregivers
According to AARP, nearly 40 million Americans are unpaid caregivers. Part of the job entails running errands, like food shopping. Yet that seemingly simple task can be anything but…
Oct. 2, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Runway Closures Planned
One of the three runways at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be closed to air traffic over the first weekend of November.
Oct. 2, 2019
Small, But Mighty Arizona Programs Work To Counter Childhood Poverty
“It’s concerning because poverty is at the root of so many other adverse experiences in childhood,” said Liz Barker Alvarez, chief policy advisor for First Things First, a statewide organization that funds health and education programs to benefit young children.
Oct. 2, 2019
Environmentalists: Glen Canyon Dam Plan Ignores Climate Science
Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government alleging it has to take climate science seriously when it comes to managing Glen Canyon Dam.
Oct. 2, 2019
New DCS Director Maps Future Of Scrutinized Organization
The Department of Child Safety has seen its fair share of controversy since it was created in 2014, from firings and high turnover of case workers, to a monumental backlog of neglect and abuse cases needing to be investigated.
Oct. 2, 2019
Ducey Has Sharp Words For Judge That Ruled Against Him
Gov. Doug Ducey had sharp words for the judge who ruled the governor’s plan was illegal. Proposition 123 would have allowed the governor to take money out of the state land trust for education without first getting congressional approval.
Oct. 2, 2019
Study Finds ER Doctors Dont Always Write Down Everything
The Show will start checking in with in with Dr. Joseph Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, to discuss the latest news from the medical world.
Oct. 2, 2019
Flake Asks Fellow Republicans To Drop Trump In 2020
Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake opted not to run for reelection in 2018, disheartened by President Trump’s actions and rhetoric in office. He wanted to push back, but his primary voters, he realized, did not.
Oct. 2, 2019
Urban Tree Shade Plan Finalized By Phoenix Subcommittee
Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island and Tree and Shade Subcommittee has finalized its list of recommendations aimed at helping the city implement its Tree and Shade Master Plan, which was approved in 2010.
Oct. 2, 2019
What Can D-Backs Do To Get To The 2020 World Series?
The Arizona Diamondbacks begin the off-season on somewhat of a positive note. A walk-off hit against the San Diego Padres Sunday allowed the D-backs to win their last game of the year.
Oct. 2, 2019
Arizona Cardinals Owner Bill Bidwill Dies At 88
The owner of the Arizona Cardinals has died. Bill Bidwill was 88. He was the sole owner of the Cardinals since 1972. Bidwill’s father bought the team in 1932 when the team was known as the Chicago Cardinals. The team moved to St. Louis in 1960 and then in 1988 moved to Arizona.
Oct. 2, 2019
Native American Leaders Push Against AZ Voting ID Proposal
On Tuesday, U.S. representatives held a field hearing on voting access in Arizona. This is one of several remote hearings the House Subcommittee on Elections has held in the wake of changes in regulations under the voting rights act.
Oct. 2, 2019
How Can Arizona Schools Beat Chronic Absenteeism?
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and the K-12 system is chronically underfunded, even with recent increases put into effect by lawmakers and the governor.
Oct. 2, 2019
Todd McFarlanes Spawn Breaks Record, Eyes Hollywood
Todd McFarlane's creation "Spawn" became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and the Valley resident is working on turning the comic book into a major motion picture that he would direct himself.
Oct. 2, 2019

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