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First Phoenix Unknown Festival Reveals Hidden Cultures
Phoenix might be better known for Mill Avenue’s jangle pop, or maybe great mariachi music, but Serbian brass music? Not so much. A new Phoenix event, however, is looking to change that.
Sept. 13, 2019
3rd Uterine Transplant Baby Born In US
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has announced the third baby born in connection with its uterus transplant clinical trial. The baby was born from a womb provided by a healthy anonymous donor to a woman with absolute uterine factor infertility, a condition in which the uterus is absent or does not function.
Sept. 13, 2019
ASU President Addresses Innovation Ranking, Criticisms
For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Sept. 13, 2019
Rabid Bats Found In Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Sept. 13, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: The U.S. Races To Build A New Border
Thousands gather south of the Arizona border awaiting their turn to enter the country and request asylum, but still others look for areas along the border where they can step onto U.S. soil. Now the U.S. government is rushing to build dozens of miles of new border fence. It was a campaign promise in far-flung Washington, D.C., four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sept. 13, 2019
County Recorder Fontes Hosts Roundtable With Disability Community
Arizona’s 2016 presidential primary is remembered by many as a fiasco, after thousands of voters, including people with disabilities, stood in line for hours to vote. While that was unusual, voters with disabilities often face hurdles. Efforts are being made to improve that.
Sept. 12, 2019
Sinema Blasts Military Funds Used For Border Buildup
Arizona’s Democratic senator criticized the trump administration for taking pentagon funding away to pay for new border fence projects along the southwest boundary.
Sept. 12, 2019
Mexico Wants U.S. To ‘Do Much More’ To Stop Firearms Trafficking
The United States has been pushing Mexico to do more to tighten controls on migration to the southwest border. Now, Mexican officials say it’s time for the U.S. to staunch the flow of firearms across the border into Mexico.
Sept. 12, 2019
Adult Protective Services Receives Grant To Improve Training
A state agency is getting federal money to enhance training for investigators who look into crimes against vulnerable adults. Arizona Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, exploitation and neglect, and now the program will get a boost from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sept. 12, 2019
Arizona Streams Affected By Finalized Waters Of The U.S. Rule
The Trump administration is finalizing its rollback of protections for some waterways. This will affect hundreds of thousands of miles of Arizona streams.
Sept. 12, 2019
ANALYSIS: Third Democratic Presidential Debate
It’s not clear yet if Beto O’Rourke and other struggling candidates did enough to move the needle or if Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others going after Joe Biden will chip away at his poll numbers.
Sept. 12, 2019
Journey To Find Arizonas Cuisine — Ancient Wild Foods
And now it’s time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food.
Sept. 12, 2019
Committee Begins Search For New Maricopa Attorney
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has named the seven-member citizen committee tasked with evaluating candidates to replace Bill Montgomery as county attorney. Applications for the interim job are due on Sept. 18.
Sept. 12, 2019
Rate Of Violent Crimes May Be Increasing
Crime in the U.S. has been on the decline since the 1990s, but findings from the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey for the last few years may suggest that trend is reversing.
Sept. 12, 2019
Book Discusses Need For Cybersecurity Improvement
Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony earlier this summer re-asserted what was already known: Russia has been working to affect U.S. elections by hacking into databases and sowing disagreements in multiple ways on social media.
Sept. 12, 2019
Skyborg: Yuma Hosts Testing Ground For Military AI Wingman
The U.S. military is looking to use artificial intelligence to help pilots. Initial iterations of Skyborg have been tested in Yuma and officials hope to eventually be able to produce drones for a few million dollars each.
Sept. 12, 2019
Should Schools Focus On Finance Education?
College costs continue to climb, making it even more relevant for students to have financial knowledge — including financial aid, loans and scholarships.
Sept. 12, 2019
Pima County To Vote On Raising Nicotine Purchase Age
The Tucson city council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a new ordinance raising the age to buy nicotine products from 18 to 21 years old. The new law is aimed at preventing teenagers from getting older friends to buy vaping devices and traditional cigarettes.
Sept. 12, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Fish Stocking
Listen to the sounds of Joann Hill with the Arizona Game and Fish Department restock a lake with rainbow trout. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Sept. 12, 2019
Fire Prevention Efforts Caused Flagstaff Wildfire
The Forest Service says a Flagstaff wildfire was caused by an excavator striking rock during efforts to prevent fires. The Museum Fire burned 1,961 acres in July and cost $9 million to control.
Sept. 12, 2019

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