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Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed another member to the Arizona Corporation Commission: former state lawmaker Justin Olson of Mesa. Also, a current commissioner has suffered a legal setback with the state Supreme Court. Joining us to talk about the latest goings-on with Arizona’s utility regulators is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Research shows a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of self-driving cars. One company doing testing on autonomous vehicles here in the Valley is trying to change that. Waymo has launched a campaign called “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” here, which describes the benefits of taking our hands off the wheel.
China kicked off its 19th National Congress earlier today. It could include significant turnover on the nation’s Central Committee, with the number of new members reaching as high as 70 percent. The Congress is also seen as another opportunity for Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen his already broad powers.
It appears that talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue into next year. But today we’re going to look at two other groups of people affected by the trade deal: indigenous people in Mexico and Canada.
We’re still nearly a year from the GOP Senate primary. But as you just heard, Steve Bannon has decided that Sen. Jeff Flake is one of his prime targets in 2018. To talk about what that could mean for the futures of Flake and challenger Kelli Ward, I turn to Richard Herrera, associate director in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU.
It seems that people today carry with them the constant mantra "I'm so busy." It can be tough to juggle work, kids and life in general, but a lot of that feeling of being overwhelmed may be our own fault.
Seniors are not typically an age group people think about when it comes to treatment for addiction. One Valley rehabilitation facility is seeing an uptick of senior citizens seeking treatment for alcoholism and addiction to prescription narcotics.
“Continuing to partner with Big League Dreams is a risk with little reward,” said Mayor Jenn Daniels in a statement posted online. “This facility needs a different team; an operator with common sense, motivation, and integrity.”