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U.S. Government Loses Two Border Fence Funding Lawsuits
The Trump Administration has lost two major court cases this week that, together, effectively block the U.S. government from using nearly $4 billion in military funds to build a new border fence.
Dec. 12, 2019
How Growth Is Changing Neighborhoods In Phoenix
Phoenix leaders like to promote the city being the fastest growing in the country. But growth isn’t necessarily a good thing in the eyes of some residents. It’s a story playing out across the 518 square miles that make up Phoenix. In September, it brought residents from north of Deer Valley 35 miles south to a PhoenixCity Council meeting downtown to protest a developer’s rezoning request.
Aging Boomers Could Mean Housing Boom For Metro Phoenix, Tucson
Dec. 12, 2019
Board Hears Appeal Of County Assessors Suspension
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors heard an appeal Wednesday of its decision to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen for 120 days without pay, but Petersen himself wasn’t in the room. Hours were set aside for the hearing, but it took less than half the time allowed.
Dec. 11, 2019
Phoenix Mayor OKs  Refugee Resettlement Program
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo consenting to a refugee resettlement program in Phoenix. Gallego is following Gov. Doug Ducey’s lead in welcoming refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution.
Dec. 11, 2019
ADOT To Replace Welcome To Arizona Signs With New Iconic Images
ADOT will replace all welcome to Arizona signs across the state. Instead of the signs displaying the Arizona flag, the signs will feature one of six vibrant, iconic Arizona images, such as the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 11, 2019
APS Chief Exec Apologizes To Customers During Hearing
APS chief executive Jeff Guldner has apologized to the thousands of customers who used an online billing tool that overcharged them. Guldner told the Arizona Corporation Commission that APS has a responsibility to do better.
Dec. 11, 2019
Aging Boomers Could Mean Housing Boom For Metro Phoenix, Tucson
Some cities in Arizona could see thousands more homes enter the market over the next 20 years. And it’s not because of new construction.
Dec. 11, 2019
WATCH Live: The House Judiciary Committee Reviews Of Articles Of Impeachment
The House Judiciary Committee is considering two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Watch as the representatives mark up and debate the articles.
Dec. 11, 2019
Arizona MVD Changes To Affect How Drivers Get License Plates, Documents
Starting in January, drivers will no longer be able to get their license plates, registration tabs or vehicle titles at an MVD office or third-party location. Instead, these items will be attainable only through the mail.
Dec. 11, 2019
What Does A Smart Scottsdale Look Like? City Wants Your Input
Scottsdale tonight wants to hear from residents about the city’s efforts to become a "smart city." The city is creating a roadmap for combining infrastructure and technology for more data-driven insights.
Dec. 11, 2019
Maricopa County Officials Approve 2020 Election Plans
Maricopa County election officials and supervisors vowed to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election season, when long lines at polling sites drew a backlash from voters.
Dec. 11, 2019
$8.7M Grant Aims To Get More AZ Kids Enrolled In College
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced an $8.7 million grant to get more Arizona kids into college. The money will allow schools in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Tolleson school districts to work with Access ASU and the Be A Leader Foundation on college enrollment programs.
Dec. 11, 2019
Grand Canyon University Levels Up Its Esports Program
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix is one of 141 colleges across the country that has its own esports program. They’ve built their own high-tech esports lab and are even offering scholarships for esports athletes.
Dec. 11, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Appear Split In Death Sentence Case
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of Arizona's 104 death row inmates.
Dec. 11, 2019
Not All AZ Schools Winners In Quest For Resource Officer Funding
About 400 Arizona public schools were recently selected to receive state grants for counselors, social workers and school police officers. More than 400 other schools were not successful, including one elementary school near a deadly area in the city. The Arizona Republic's Lily Altavena has been reporting on the grant winners and losers.
Dec. 11, 2019
Why Buying A FLW House Isnt For Everyone
The last home Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed recently sold for $1.6 million. The 3,100-square-foot Norman Lykes Home is located on the edge of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. It was originally listed for sale for twice as much.
Dec. 11, 2019
Many Migrants Waiting In Mexico Become Victims Of Violent Crime
More than 630 migrants seeking asylum in the United States have been the victims of violent crimes in Mexico after immigration officials sent them there under the Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols.
Dec. 11, 2019
Rep. Greg Stanton Talks Impeachment, USMCA Deal
U.S. House Democrats announced their support for a revised version of President Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal on Tuesday. Congressman Greg Stanton talked about why he has pushed so hard for the USMCA trade deal since his time as mayor of Phoenix.
Dec. 11, 2019
Ongoing, Long-Term Threat: Election Systems Still At Risk
We are two months away from the first votes being cast in the Democratic presidential primary. And, some election experts say we are still not prepared to handle potential cyber-attacks on the country’s election system.
Dec. 11, 2019
University Of Phoenix To Pay $191M As Part Of Settlement
The University of Phoenix will pay $191 million as part of a settlement with the FTC — and just over $140 million of that will be used to cancel student debt. The Republic’s Rachel Leingang talks about the settlement, the advertisements in question and what they contained that the FTC said was deceptive.
Dec. 11, 2019

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