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Billboards Across Phoenix Remind Residents To Vote
Remember those billboards years ago that were supposed to be messages from God? “Don’t make me come down there” or “we need to talk” they would say. Now some new eye-catching billboards — over 200 of them — are popping up in the Valley with a one-word message: Vote.
Oct. 17, 2018
Cooling Phoenix By Hanging Strands Of Rope
There are a lot of ideas for ways to deal with the urban heat island in Phoenix. But here’s one you probably haven’t thought of: a series of pieces of rope hanging over streets or green spaces.
Oct. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Maine Opponent To Medicaid Expansion Given National Position In Trump Administration
As Maine's health commissioner, Mary Mayhew was instrumental in opposing the popular effort to expand Medicaid. Now she's been elevated to a national post.
Oct. 17, 2018
Watch Out For Highway, Roadway Potholes
Record rains and snow are bringing record number of potholes across Arizona highways.
Oct. 17, 2018
On AZ Border, Migrants Plan Arrest, Others Have No Plan
Border Patrol officials have been arresting massive groups of Central American migrants near Lukeville and elsewhere along the Arizona border in recent months. Many are families planning to be apprehended and then ask for asylum. Others are still hoping to evade arrest.
Oct. 17, 2018
Pima County Sticks With Paris Climate Agreement
Tuesday night the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a strict 7-year sustainability plan.
Oct. 17, 2018
MCCCD Board Looks At Future Of Mesa Campus
Mesa Community College President Richard Haney presented the board with facts about the Red Mountain campus. If the campus were sold, the money may not all go back to the district because taxpayers passed a bond to help build the school.
Oct. 17, 2018
Foreign-Born Coach, Players Shoulder Suns Hope For Turnaround
As the Suns begin a new era, they have a head coach from Serbia and a No. 1 draft pick from the Bahamas. It’s a chance to unite the Valley over basketball, amid ongoing sharp division over immigration.
Oct. 17, 2018
Cemetery Of The Babies Reveals Religious Solutions Of Fifth-Century Romans
In the fifth century, a malaria epidemic wiped out more than 50 children in a Roman city. People were unfamiliar with the disease and believed the children to be possessed.
Oct. 16, 2018
Aid Worker Asks Court To Dismiss Smuggling Charges
An aid worker arrested ten months ago for allegedly helping two men illegally enter the U.S. was in court Tuesday afternoon asking the judge to dismiss his case.
Oct. 16, 2018
Report Finds Litany Of Issues With Murphy Schools
Murphy Elementary School District's receiver, appointed by the state in June, has essentially cleaned house by reducing staff, stipends, vendor contracts and cell phones in an effort to balance the district’s books.
Oct. 16, 2018
Can Mesa Turn Its Food Waste Into Energy?
Mesa staff embarked on a yearlong study this month to find out whether it’s feasible for the city to turn food waste into energy.
Oct. 16, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Honduran Migrant Caravan
Mexican officials are warning they will strictly enforce their entry requirements if the migrants reach their border.
Oct. 16, 2018
Flagstaffs First Real Snow Of The Season Dumps Six Inches
Record rains in the valley transformed into a beautiful blanket of new fallen snow in Arizona’s northern country.
Oct. 16, 2018
One Piece Of Phoenixs History Has Been Neglected
A small piece of land at 12th Street and Broadway in Phoenix holds a forgotten piece of the city’s history. It’s called the Sotelo-Heard Cemetery, although it’s also been called by other names, including “The Mexican Cemetery” — and, it’s been neglected for decades.
Oct. 16, 2018
Almost Half Of All Languages Are Disappearing Worldwide
Nearly half of the thousands of languages around the world are disappearing. And many of those are indigenous languages. Rosalyn LaPier argues the loss of these languages means more than just losing the language itself — we lose something important about our understanding of the natural world.
Oct. 16, 2018
What Are Arizonas Candidates Spending Their Funds On?
All federal candidates just filed their latest campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission.
Oct. 16, 2018
The Good And The Bad of Propostion 126
In 1992, Arizona voters decided — by a wide margin — to amend the state constitution to make a legislative-approved tax increase impossible without lawmakers approving that increase by at least a two-thirds margin.
Oct. 16, 2018
Do You Know Which Judges Are On The Ballot?
The ballots Arizona voters are getting in their mailboxes are pretty full – a Senate race, Congressional contests, all statewide offices, legislature and a handful of ballot measures, among other elections.
Oct. 16, 2018
Homie For Senate Signs Raise Confusion Amidst Election
Homie for Senate. You might’ve seen those mint-green campaign signs around town.
Oct. 16, 2018

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