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How Phoenix Plans To Spend Pedestrian Safety Money
Three months after the Phoenix City Council approved $2 million for pedestrian safety, the Street Transportation Department has a plan to spend it.
Sept. 23, 2019
Q&AZ: What Happened To The Railroad Line West Of Phoenix?
The last time an Amtrak train served Phoenix, Bill Clinton was in his first term in the White House. Since then, Phoenix is the largest American city without Amtrak rail service — and remains the largest city in the country without a railroad mainline.
Sept. 23, 2019
Should AZ Legislators Get Bigger Paychecks?
In her Phoenix Magazine column, "Raising Phoenix," longtime Valley writer Amy Silverman argues lawmakers are underpaid. And public affairs veteran Kevin DeMenna says the legislature should spend more time in session.
Sept. 23, 2019
UA Study Suggests Shade To Protect Apache Trout
Rising stream temperatures are threatening fish across North America including one of Arizona's native trout species, the Apache trout. Researchers at the University of Arizona looked at which methods could be employed in Arizona streams to best protect Apache Trout from drought and climate change.
Sept. 23, 2019
Do Police Need A Breathalyzer For Legal Marijuana?
As more states legalize marijuana — Arizona voters could decide the issue next year — there are questions about how law enforcement officers determine if drivers have too much TCH in their systems.
Sept. 23, 2019
How AZ Plans To Improve Maternal Mortality Rates
New legislation established a 13-member advisory committee to investigate and better track and prevent maternal deaths in Arizona — and a $10.5 million federal grant will help further that effort in a big way.
Sept. 23, 2019
Tornado Warning Issued For North Phoenix Area
A tornado warning was issued for parts of the north Valley early Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. The warning, which was in effect until 12:45 p.m, extended to the Cave Creek, Carefree and Camp Creek areas.
Sept. 23, 2019
Boas: Journalism Always Wrestling With Objectivity
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.
Sept. 23, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: United Nations Convenes In New York
Many world leaders are converging on New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly taking place there. Leading up to the gathering, protesters rallied against climate change around the world.
Sept. 23, 2019
AZ Dems Wont Let Independents Vote In Presidential Preference Election
The Arizona Democratic Party this weekend rejected a proposal to open the party’s presidential preference election to independent voters. The concept had support across the political spectrum, including from Democratic Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 23, 2019
Phoenix Area Wakes Up To Rain, Flash Floods
A flash flood warning was in effect for Maricopa and Gila counties through Monday afternoon, and much of central and southern Arizona was also under a flood watch. The powerful storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on Apache Junction and Fountain Hills and caused flooding in Mesa.
Sept. 23, 2019
Rain, Flooding Causes More Than 20 Road Closures In Apache Junction
Flash-flood warnings were issued Monday morning for parts of Maricopa, Pinal and Gila counties, and Apache Junction was hit particularly hard.
Sept. 23, 2019
USFWS Considers Changing Endangered Status Of Gila Topminnow
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a petition to change the classification of the Gila topminnow under the Endangered Species Act. The species of short-lived, surface-feeding fish has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967.
Sept. 23, 2019
Grand Canyon Replaces 1960s-Era Water Pumps
A major project is getting underway Monday at the Grand Canyon. Two water pumps from the 1960s are being replaced.
Sept. 23, 2019
New Guest-Farm Worker Rules Would Lower Wages
The U.S. Department of Labor is receiving public input until Tuesday on new rules for the temporary immigrant farm workers program, which the department says will see improvements for businesses but advocates say will reduce pay for workers.
Sept. 23, 2019
Thousands Of Mexican Schools Still Not Repaired 2 Years After Quake
In Mexico, thousands of public schools have not yet been repaired after an earthquake shook the central part of the country in 2017, according to a survey from several nonprofit groups.
Sept. 23, 2019
Democrats Proposed Vote To Censure Sinema Delayed
A push by liberals for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will be put off until next year. The party's Progressive Caucus hoped the roughly 800 members of the party's state committee would formally censure the freshman Democrat on Saturday for "failing to uphold" aspects of the party's platform.
Sept. 23, 2019
Goodyear Considers Raising Vape Purchase Age To 21
Goodyear’s City Council will vote on a new ordinance Monday that would restrict the sale and use of e-cigarettes used to smoke tobacco. It would also raise the purchase age for such from 18 to 21.
Sept. 23, 2019
North America Has Lost 3B Birds — Where Does Arizona Stand?
Researchers revealed last week that North America has 3 billion fewer birds than in 1970, most of which are grassland species. But, how Arizona fits into the equation?
Sept. 23, 2019
Arizona Asking 9th Circuit To Invalidate Prison Fines
Arizona will challenge fines levied against the Arizona Department of Corrections in oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday. The Parsons v. Ryan lawsuit was settled in 2014 with inmates and Department of Corrections officials agreeing to a set of conditions that would improve prison health care.
Sept. 23, 2019

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