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Nearly 50 Wildfires Burning Since Holiday Weekend Started
Fire crews are working around the state trying to contain dozens of fires sparked over the holiday weekend.
July 9, 2019
Arizona Downs Horse Track In Prescott Will Reopen July 20
Off-track racing will resume at Arizona Downs on July 20, more than a month after the Prescott horse track closed due to financing.
July 9, 2019
ADOT: AZ Doesnt Share Drivers Licenses With Feds Without Cause
In response to news that some states are sharing driver's licenses with federal investigators, Arizona transportation officials say they are not sharing your driver's license photo unless there is just cause.
July 9, 2019
Detention Officer Accused Of Using Excessive Force
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) detention officer has been arrested after he was accused of using excessive force. Authorities say Anthony Nguyen, 48, used his Taser on an inmate without justification on Feb. 19.
July 9, 2019
Felt An Earthquake On Colorado-Utah Border?
Moab, Utah, doesn’t normally have earthquakes people can feel. One in late June — at a magnitude 4.5 — didn’t cause any damage. But it was enough to get people’s attention in communities all along the Utah-Colorado border.
July 9, 2019
Phoenix To Temporarily Close Mexico Trade Offices
The Phoenix City Council has voted to temporarily close the city’s offices in Mexico, which connect companies on both sides of the border looking to expand, while the contract to run the offices is being reviewed.
July 9, 2019
Sonora Cracks Down On Illegal Chocolate Cars
In Mexico, millions of people drive cars that come from the United States. Many of those cars haven’t been properly imported. Now, state and local officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico are seizing some of these irregular cars.
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July 9, 2019
California Quakes Felt In Arizona
Last week’s earthquakes in California were felt by some in Phoenix. The state’s Geological Survey Office at the University of Arizona said while some areas of the state could experience similar magnitude quakes, 98% of those that do occur go unfelt.
July 8, 2019
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
Mexico’s top diplomatic official says hundreds of Central American migrants who have been sent to Mexico to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims have secured jobs in factories near the border.
July 8, 2019
AZ Business Welcomes Possible Completion Of Sonoran Highway
For now the third time, Mexico’s president has announced an end date for the construction of a major roadway through the northern state of Sonora, though previous predictions have proven wrong.
July 8, 2019
Maricopa County 4th In US For Hispanic Population
The Pew Research Center has released a report about the 2018 Hispanic population in the U.S. Maricopa County is one of 11 counties with more than 1 million Hispanics.
July 8, 2019
Pima County Intends To House Asylum Seekers At Old Youth Detention Center
Pima County wants to use an empty juvenile detention center to house Central American asylum seekers dropped off in Tucson by federal immigration agents.
July 8, 2019
ADOT: Pedestrian Fatalities Up, Alcohol-Related Fatalities Down In 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its 2018 crash fact report. While pedestrian fatalities were up from the previous year, many other fatalities are down.
July 8, 2019
Dirty Recycling Contaminated Mostly By Food
Twenty-five to 30% of what we put into the recycle bin is too dirty with other trash to go anywhere but the landfill. This percentage of dirty recyclables is covered primarily with food waste, according to a recycling association.
July 8, 2019
SCOTUS To Hear DACA Case On Nov. 12
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, on Nov. 12.
July 8, 2019
17% Of Young Adults In Big Cities Are Unemployed
Seventeen percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 in big cities, including Phoenix, are unemployed — that’s more than 2 million people.
July 8, 2019
Boas: How Well Are Democratic Candidates Performing?
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
July 8, 2019
Regulations May Ease On Hospital Translation Services
How can you get quality health care when you don’t understand what the doctor is telling you? That’s the question the Center of Federal Regulations is trying to solve, in part by requiring some health care organizations to provide non-English speaking patients free translation services.
July 8, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: What Is The Silver Economy?
There’s an upcoming event focused on what’s been called the Silver Economy.
July 8, 2019
Will Arizonas AG Continue Case Against State Universities?
Arizona’s three public universities have had to look for alternative funding methods over the past decade. One of the effects of the Great Recession was a significant reduction in money from the state.
July 8, 2019

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