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Plastic Animal Sculptures Wander Into Desert Botanical Garden
As the temperatures begin to cool down, Arizonans will have more reasons to spend some much needed time outdoors. The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, in particular, has a new incentive to visit.
Oct. 28, 2019
The Pulse: Why We Play
Psychologist Kathy Hirsh Pasek explains why play is so important for children’s social and neurological development.
Oct. 28, 2019
The Takeaway: New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case
A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations.
Oct. 28, 2019
Sacaton Unit Mine Near Casa Grande May Reopen With New Name
The head of Elim Mining says the company has purchased the open pit copper mine and is exploring the possibility of reopening it under the new name Cactus Mine.
Oct. 28, 2019
Phoenix To Launch Online Budget Tool For More Public Input
When Phoenix leaders debate next year’s budget, they expect to have more public input, thanks to an online budget tool.
Oct. 28, 2019
UA Scientist Finds Dark Galaxy Lurking In Early Universe
Discoveries of massive, mature galaxies near the dawn of the universe have left astronomers wondering: Where are the young, rapidly developing galaxies that ought to precede them? A new study might provide some answers.
Oct. 28, 2019
Banner UMC Tucson Earns Top Stroke Center Certification
Banner — University Medical Center Tucson has joined its sister hospital in Phoenix as the only two Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Arizona certified by the Joint Commission. Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center indicates a hospital has the necessary resources, staff and training to treat the most complex cases of stroke.
Oct. 28, 2019
Candy For Javelina: Halloween Pumpkins Can Attract Wildlife In Arizona Neighborhoods
Kids in costumes may not be the only creatures trolling for treats in your neighborhood this year. Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are reminding people that outdoor Halloween decorations such as pumpkins can attract wildlife, even in urban areas.
Oct. 28, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico
Tourism is one of Mexico’s main sources of income, but the current administration cut expenses in this area as part of its austerity program. While the private sector has concerns, there's plenty of high hopes from the Mexican government.
Oct. 28, 2019
For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa, Adoption May Mean Danger
Prosecutors have accused Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen of running an illegal adoption ring that spanned a quarter of the globe. In Arizona, lawyers have stepped up to try to help the Marshallese women, who likely didn’t know that the way they came here could be considered illegal.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Suspends Paul Petersen
Oct. 28, 2019
Brnovich Tries Again To Quash ASU-Omni Hotel Deal
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to quash a proposal to create a 330-room Omni hotel and a 30,000-square-foot conference center on land that is owned by Arizona State University.
Oct. 27, 2019
Streetcar Construction To Close Mill Avenue, Rio Salado Parkway
Multiple street closures near downtown Tempe may cause heavy traffic the final weekend of October as construction workers finish repaving in preparation for Tempe Streetcar track installation.
Oct. 26, 2019
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) said it has received hundreds of emails and phone calls criticizing Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams’ ouster of three officers after separate internal investigations by the department.
Oct. 26, 2019
Nearly 30 Bodies Found On Outskirts Of Rocky Point
A group of volunteers assisted by state and federal authorities have made grisly discoveries near the Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. On Thursday and Friday, the Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — or Sonoran Searching Mothers — found 27 human remains on the outskirts of the town popular with Arizona visitors.
Oct. 25, 2019
Autopsy: Border Agent In Arizona Died Of Natural Causes
The autopsy report of U.S. border patrol agent who died on the job has been released. Earlier this month, 44-year-old Robert Hotten was found unresponsive with a head injury while patrolling rugged terrain near the Arizona border.
Oct. 25, 2019
12 Vaping-Related Illness Cases Have Been Identified In Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 12 vaping-related illness cases have been identified since the outbreak was first announced by the CDC last month.
Oct. 25, 2019
AZ Charter School Paid Over $45M To Owner, Family
New financial records show that an East Valley charter school chain, American Leadership Academy, paid at over $45 million to companies owned by its founder, Glenn Way, or one of his relatives.
Oct. 25, 2019
Scottsdale Signs Off On Museum Square Development
The Scottsdale City Council has approved a plan for a $300 million mixed-use development on the southern end of Old Town. The Museum Square project will include a hotel, condos and apartments and green space, among other things.
Oct. 25, 2019
Report: Arizona Is Worst In Nation For Rising College Costs
A new study shows that Arizona is the worst in the nation when it comes to rising college costs. The report put out by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed cuts to higher education and rising tuition pushes more costs onto students.
Oct. 25, 2019
Smartphone Study Links Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness
What would we do without our smartphones, without being able to stay in touch with friends or catch the latest news immediately or watch a movie on a really tiny screen? Matthew Lapierre has released a study on smartphone dependency and which came first: loneliness that leads to dependency on the phones or depression related to that dependency.
Oct. 25, 2019

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