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Friday Newscap
Our guests this week were Kris Mayes, attorney and former Arizona Corporation Commission chair, and John MacDonald, partner at Policy AZ.
Oct. 13, 2017
the takeaway logo
Fires in Northern California have been burning for for nearly a week now. One family shares their harrowing story of escape and destruction here.
Oct. 13, 2017
a bench at the Hotshots Memorial State Park
Last year, Arizona’s newest state park opened honoring the 19 wildland firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Oct. 13, 2017
With $170,000 from the Jail Enhancement Fund, Sheriff Paul Penzone said the county is attempting to “turn it into something that could be productive.”
Oct. 13, 2017
firefighter helmet
Arizona firefighters are prepared to offer their services to help California battle the deadly fires in the state’s wine country. Arizona has already sent 55 trucks and 150 personnel to combat the fires.
Oct. 13, 2017
Justin Trudeau
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Mexico City, where he plans to meet with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and other top officials for two days.
Oct. 13, 2017
The Anthem Community Council Board Meeting on Thursday.
The utility EPCOR is proposing setting up a hauling station close to New River and Desert Hills, two communities where some residents are at risk of losing water access at the end of the year. But EPCOR would need to buy or lease a vacant lot from the neighboring town Anthem.
Oct. 13, 2017
Brett Morrison
This question facing drug users - do you call 911 during an overdose - has increasingly become a public health concern as opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Many states have laws designed to get people to do that without fear of being arrested. But in recent years, efforts to make that happen in Arizona have gone nowhere. Some hope that could finally change.
Oct. 13, 2017
2015 and 2016 saw record levels of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, even though human carbon emissions have stabilized in recent years. Now, scientists think they know why.
Oct. 13, 2017
solar panels
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
Oct. 13, 2017
Adobe Mountain School youth prison
A joint legislative committee is reviewing Arizona’s last remaining juvenile prison. Adobe Mountain School in Phoenix can hold 430 youths, but currently only 172 are housed there.
Oct. 12, 2017
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
Oct. 12, 2017
After the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to allow girls into the organization, the Girl Scouts responded by saying it will continue business as usual.
Oct. 12, 2017
Football field
The football teams at Maricopa Community Colleges will be allowed to play for at least another two years. Officials with the district were considering eliminating the sport from their athletics department. Officials decided this week to give football team leaders two years to improve their student success metrics.
Oct. 12, 2017
Sky Harbor
Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is moving forward to try to implement dramatic changes in aviation.
Oct. 12, 2017
firefighter helmet
At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
Oct. 12, 2017
people enjoy a movie at a park
Listen to the sounds of Marisa Valandra enjoying movie night at a Mesa park, as part of the city’s Ride-In Movies in the Park program.
Oct. 12, 2017
water faucet
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
Oct. 12, 2017
Financial jobs office
When you send in a job application, if you meet the qualifications, you’d expect to at least get an interview. But new research shows, even at the point of hire, racial discrimination is still often at play.
Oct. 12, 2017
R&R Parners
A week after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, signs on the Las Vegas strip went dark in remembrance of the victims and those injured.
Oct. 12, 2017

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