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Arizona Politics Update: Prop 123, Interest Rate Caps And Electric Shutoffs
It’s another hectic day in Arizona politics.
Oct. 1, 2019
UA Receives Criticism In Handling Of Attack On Black Student
The case of two white students who are accused of verbally and physically assaulting a black student on campus last month is making waves. The students were referred to the university’s Diversion Program, a move that outraged many on campus.
Oct. 1, 2019
California Governor Signs Fair Pay To Play Act
Called the "Fair Pay to Play" act, the law is a direct challenge to the NCAA, which prohibits athletes from getting paid. The law goes into effect in 2023. Now, the question is how will this affect student-athletes in other states?
Oct. 1, 2019
CEOs Consider Conscious Capitalism In Roundtable
Traditionally, business leaders have focused on employment, profits and shareholders. Now some assert that it may be time to shift some emphasis towards corporate responsibility and "the needs of all stakeholders."
Oct. 1, 2019
Scottsdales The Mercantile Is 17 Shops In One
Later this fall, a new shop will be opening in Old Town Scottsdale. Or, to be more precise, 17 new shops will be opening — all under one roof.
Oct. 1, 2019
Thieves Accessing Arizona Driver Licenses For Years
For years identity thieves exploited a state website to obtain other peoples' drivers licenses. A joint investigation and Arizona’s Family and CBS 5 found organized crime rings used the IDs to open fraudulent bank accounts.
Oct. 1, 2019
Tucson Residents Dissatisfied With 4th Avenue Development
Downtown Tucson, like downtown Phoenix, is under the pressure of development, as new investors come in and build, and some old favorites close their doors.
Oct. 1, 2019
Book Digs Into Lasting Impact Of Trumps Rhetoric
From Iran to North Korea to the Middle East, President Trump’s foreign policy ultimately hasn’t been dramatically different, in most ways, from his recent predecessors.
Oct. 1, 2019
Nonsoon Brings Record Low Rainfall To Flagstaff
Instead of a monsoon, people in Flagstaff are calling the weather pattern this summer a “nonsoon.” It was the driest on record.
Oct. 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Impeachment Saga Puts New Spotlight on Federal Whistleblower Complaints
Two federal whistleblowers describe the retaliation they faced when speaking out on government misconduct.
Oct. 1, 2019
Pence To Visit Arizona, Meet With McSally
Vice President Mike Pence will make a return visit to Arizona this week. Pence will be in Phoenix on Wednesday to celebrate Republican Sen. Martha McSally at a reception.
Oct. 1, 2019
Stretch Of SR 88 Along Woodbury Fire Scar Closed To Traffic
ADOT has closed a portion of State Route 88 between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Lake turnoff until further notice. Crews inspected a 9 mile stretch of the road Monday where there is heavy damage from last week's storm.
Oct. 1, 2019
Detecting Danger From Traumatic Brain Injuries
A University of Arizona biomedical engineer is promoting the use of sensors in mouth guards to detect sports concussions.
Oct. 1, 2019
Sonoran Researchers Seek Wildlife-Friendly Highway Crossings
Every year, thousands of animals are crushed trying to cross a highway just south of the U.S.-Mexico border in Sonora. It’s a major impediment to jaguars, ocelots and black bears whose survival depends on free movement through borderlands. Some researchers are working to create wildlife crossings that could mitigate the dangers of the road.
Special Report: Protecting The Northern Jaguar
Oct. 1, 2019
Have You Visited Mesa’s Asian District? City Wants Your Input
When Mekong Plaza opened in 2008, it had about 10 businesses. Today, the owner says it’s full, with 28 businesses, including a supermarket and restaurants, a jewelry store and gift shops, a dental office and insurance agency.
Oct. 1, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned About Dam Proposals Near Grand Canyon
A Phoenix-based company has proposed two dams on the Little Colorado River just a few miles outside Grand Canyon National Park. Environmentalists are worried about ecological and cultural impacts to the area.
Sept. 30, 2019
Study: Climate Change Already ‘Too Much’ For Many Mojave Desert Birds
Since the early 20th century, Mojave Desert lands, which consist largely of national parks and reserves, have lost 43% of their bird species. A new study links the declines to bird physiology and climate change.
Sept. 30, 2019
How Should AZ Test Medical Marijuana? Council Takes First Steps
Whether you're testing for solvents for heavy metals for pesticides, there's little consensus on standards for testing for cannabis. There is also the problem of such a wide variety of products that are going to need to be tested to comply with a new law.
Sept. 30, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment
The president a leading Arizona business group expects the U.S. Congress to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) soon to improve the state’s economy — regardless of a possible impeachment process.
Sept. 30, 2019
How Much Should Nonprofit CEOs Get Paid?
The question over how much public employees should make came to light after the Arizona Republic inquired about a substantial pay raise for the CEO of the county’s medical system.
Sept. 30, 2019

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