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Glendale Police Start Enforcing Texting-While-Driving Ban
Starting Friday, the Glendale Police are enforcing the city’s new distracted driving ordinance. For six months the department will issue warnings. Then offenders will get a $250 fine for sending a text message or talking on the phone.
Feb. 8, 2019
Production In The Works Tells Story AZ DACA Recipient
Tony Valdovinos De La Mora wanted to be in the military, but instead ended up in politics. And now, the 28-year old is the subject of a new musical. Valdovinos came to the United States when he was 2. The now-28 year-old owns a company that does get-out-the-vote work in Arizona. He’s also a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient.
Feb. 8, 2019
Upcoming Play Presents Muhammad Alis Early Life
Muhammad Ali was one of the most famous people in the world. He was renowned for his boxing prowess and many legendary fights, but it was his charismatic speaking and boastful rhymes, that helped him connect with all ages and backgrounds.
Feb. 8, 2019
Bill Could Remove Voters From Early Voting List
Failure to participate in at least one of the primary or general elections in two consecutive election cycles would lead to an Arizona voter being purged from that list. And that generated some passionate testimony before a Senate committee this week.
Feb. 8, 2019
Longdon Angered, Not Surprised By Hacienda HealthCare Abuse
One of the central voices in the aftermath of the Hacienda HealthCare tragedy has been Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon. She was about to start her first term in office when news broke about the birth of this baby boy at Hacienda HealthCare. And it hit home.
Feb. 8, 2019
New Football League Fills The Void Of NFLs Off-Season
If you are still ready for some football, the 8-team Alliance of American Football, has been created to fill the off-season void.
Feb. 8, 2019
McCain Apology Shows Challenge For Mixed-Race Families
Cindy McCain has apologized after she claimed that she stopped a case of human trafficking at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman of a different ethnicity and "something didn't click."
Feb. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Are Americans Ready For Medicare For All?
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off many of the declared and likely Democratic candidates seem to be throwing their support behind "Medicare for all." But what does "Medicare for all" actually mean? And is it achievable?
Feb. 8, 2019
Options For Hacienda HealthCare Patients Limited After Phoenix Facility Closes
After 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and later gave birth to a baby boy, the Phoenix facility where she lived announced it is closing. Hacienda HealthCare said Thursday it was shuttering its intermediate care facility (ICF).
Feb. 8, 2019
U.S. Commerce Tomato Decision Could Hurt Nogales
The U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to resume an investigation into dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. market could hurt the produce import business, and consumers.
Feb. 7, 2019
Grand Canyon Brings Superintendent Back
Grand Canyon National Park will soon have a superintendent again as federal investigators have completed their investigation and have exonerated the woman who was appointed to that position then put on leave.
Feb. 7, 2019
Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse
As tensions are heat up in Nogales over concertina wire strung up across the border fence, the mayor of Douglas, Arizona says increased border militarization is making life worse for residents in his city.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Politicians Skirt Small Towns Fight Over Border
Arizona’s top representatives took a cautious stance Thursday after the Nogales City Council voted to demand the federal government take down the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the city’s entire border fence.
Feb. 7, 2019
State Reaches Settlement With Architect Firm
The Attorney General investigated the purchasing and contracting Scottsdale schools did for the construction of Hohokam Elementary School.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Prosecutor Likens Cannabis To Illegal Explosives
An Arizona prosecutor is doubling down on her argument that a popular form of medical marijuana remains illegal — even for those authorized to use the drug.
Feb. 7, 2019
Mexican Leadership Arrives At UA
For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 7, 2019
Cactus Spines Serve Several Purposes
The shape of a jumping cholla's spines allows them to reproduce asexually, by steadfastly sticking to an unsuspecting traveler before falling off and taking root.
Feb. 7, 2019
Congressional Subcommittee Digs Into Family Separations
Members of the new Congress aim to unravel exactly what went on inside the executive branch in 2018 when undocumented migrant families were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Feb. 7, 2019
CBP Responds After Nogales Condemns Border Project
The federal agency that asked the Pentagon to shore up the border fence with sharp concertina wire says it needed to add still more wire because smugglers were cutting the wire.
Feb. 7, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019

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