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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Trump administration has added a new hurdle for some immigrants applying for green cards, which is raising concerns that it will significantly slow down that process down. Starting next month, far more green card applicants will be required to go through an in-person interview process under the new policy.
Sep. 12, 2017
Amazon
With Amazon announcing it’s looking for an HQ2 in addition to its home in Seattle, the battle is on to attract the retail giant. And there’s no doubt in analysts’ minds that tax incentives and other breaks will be offered by cities and states. We talked about that with Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin.
Sep. 12, 2017
Phoenix Fire Department
Some evacuees of Hurricane Harvey are starting to return home; Florida residents affected by Hurricane Irma are also eager to survey the damage to their houses and neighborhoods.
Sep. 12, 2017
Phoenix police push crowds of protesters away
Tonight, the Phoenix Police Department is holding the third of 13 listening sessions aimed at fostering a dialogue between the community and law enforcement. We wanted to dig into these issues a bit so we spoke with Michael Scott, the director of ASU’s Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, and Rashad Shabazz, an associate professor at ASU’s School of Social Transformation.
Sep. 12, 2017
Student loan debt
By one estimate, Americans owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt; another says the average student owes more than $30,000. This problem has been percolating for a while, but how did we get here?
Sep. 12, 2017
monsoon flooding
Recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be a long, slow process. Houses and other buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, and other kinds of property like cars were waterlogged and end up crushed or junked. Other autos, though, still look pretty good — and with some cosmetic touch-ups, could easily be sold to an unsuspecting customer.
Sep. 12, 2017
Arpaio
The Justice Department says it now agrees with lawyers for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who say his criminal conviction should be thrown out after President Trump pardoned him. But a handful of groups and attorneys have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with Judge Susan Bolton, opposing that move.
Sep. 12, 2017
Anne Ryman
Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents. It’s focused on what Brnovich says is a violation of the state Constitution — that the Regents have raised tuition at the three public universities to an inappropriate level far beyond what the Constitution says should be “as nearly free as possible.”
Sep. 12, 2017
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, 4.6 million pounds of airborne emissions were released.
Sep. 12, 2017
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When I was 17, I started asking doctors to sterilize me. But they wouldn't. They told me things like, "Well, what if you change your mind later?" or, "You're too young to know this is the right choice for you."
Sep. 12, 2017
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Florida is extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels, but many lawmakers in the state are reluctant to address climate change. Will growing environmental risks shift political attitudes?
Sep. 12, 2017
The latest batch of counterfeit U.S. bills bearing Chinese stamps are found at Kingman truck stop.
Sep. 12, 2017
John McCain
Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain will stay in Washington and undergo brain cancer treatments while he shepherds his Defense Authorization bill.
Sep. 12, 2017
Scottsdale Stadium
“The trend really with spring training over the last five to 10 years it’s really grown,” said Chris Walsh, a Scottsdale parks and recreation manager. “We need to have the change, the flexibility, to change with the times.”
Sep. 12, 2017
Nuclear plant
Arizonans exposed to radiation related to the nuclear weapons industry can find help applying for federal benefits at four meetings this week.
Sep. 12, 2017
Arizona Border
The U.S. Border Patrol is concerned about an ambitious cross-border energy project that will send power from Arizona into Mexico.
Sep. 12, 2017
Ford Proving Grounds
Arizona has six major proving grounds where miles of track are carefully curated to test car handling in the desert heat.
Sep. 12, 2017
Attorneys for the prisoners have been calling inmates as witnesses in an ongoing prison health care settlement. Many of those inmates have complained that the state retaliated against them for their testimony.
Sep. 12, 2017
Joe Arpaio
Because the pardon was issued before the sentence, the government said Arpaio will face no consequences from the guilty verdict, making it moot.
Sep. 12, 2017
A National Seismologic Service monitor
Mexico is still facing the devastation left by last Thursday’s earthquake, its strongest recorded so far.
Sep. 12, 2017

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