Beer Price Could Double If Tax Break Expires
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act could expire at the end of the month. Over the past two years, the act lowered federal excise taxes for breweries, wineries and distilleries. This allowed producers to use money they saved in taxes on their operations.
Dec. 9, 2019
Mexican President Thanks Trump For Not Designating Cartels As Terrorists
President Trump stated on Twitter that he will hold off on his push to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. The announcement has been well received by the Mexican government.
Dec. 9, 2019
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales has left Mexico after living there in exile for half a month. But controversy surrounding the leader was left behind.
Dec. 9, 2019
First Shipment Of AZ Cattle Arrives In Hermosillo For Slaughter
Arizona ranchers plan to export hundreds of cattle monthly. Nearly 70 head of cattle were sent in the inaugural trip, roughly two years after Arizona and Sonora started working together to ease their export for slaughter.
Dec. 9, 2019
Proposed Bill Would Change Columbus Day To Indigenous Peoples Day In Arizona
Native American Day became a state holiday in Arizona in 2019. In 2020, the lawmaker who pushed for that holiday wants to see Columbus Day replaced too.
Dec. 9, 2019
SCOTUS Denies Brnovich Petition Over Drugmakers Assets
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday slapped down a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to get an early crack at the assets of the family that owns one of the largest opioid manufacturing operations in the country.
Dec. 9, 2019
Salt And Verde River Reservoirs Looking More Full Than Last Year
This time last year, the six reservoirs in the Salt River and Verde River systems were only at 47% capacity. Now, they’re at 68% capacity. SRP attributes these numbers to a productive winter last year.
Dec. 9, 2019
Parts Of Phoenix Area Covered By Fog
This morning, parts of the Valley were blanketed in an uncommon fog. Rain over the past few weeks has added low level moisture to the atmosphere. This has caused fog over the Valley.
Dec. 9, 2019
Navajo Nation Buys $5.2M Piece Of Land Near Flagstaff
The Navajo Nation has purchased a $5.2 million plot of land in northern Arizona that could develop into a casino or gaming facility aimed at increasing business and drawing people to other Navajo property, officials said.
Dec. 9, 2019
Ducey: AZ Would Do Just As Well Without Electing Certain Officials
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says it might be worth discussing whether or not voters should choose certain elected officials. Ducey says Arizona could do "just as well" without electing certain county officials, like the county assessor.
Dec. 9, 2019
WATCH: House Judiciary Holds Hearing On Impeachment Report By Intel Panel
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of impeachment. Watch the hearing live.
Dec. 9, 2019
South Mountain Freeway Scheduled To Open This Month
Nearly 35 years after Maricopa County voters first approved funding it, the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is scheduled to open later this month.
Dec. 9, 2019
Pinal County Unveils Mobile Voter-Outreach Van
Pinal County officials introduced a voter van to get people to register to vote as well as give them general information on voting.
Dec. 9, 2019
Robocalls Targeting Immigrants, Foreign University Students
Despite the number of consumer complaints, robocalls are a growing problem — for everyone. But these unwanted callers frequently target more vulnerable populations.
Dec. 9, 2019
Arizona To Evaluate Tax Credits After Years Of Inaction
Arizona gives out dozens of types of tax credits to individuals and businesses, and each year, a state legislative committee is supposed to review those tax credits to make sure they’re worth the cost to the state budget. But that hasn’t happened since 2015.
Dec. 9, 2019
City Of Phoenix Wants New Office Buildings Downtown
Construction in downtown Phoenix is bringing new apartments and hotels, but there’s a key development area that’s missing. Downtown needs new office space, according to the city’s Economic Development director. Christine Mackay said in the last five years, the office vacancy rate has fallen from 30% to 10%, or about 1.3 million square feet of space.
Downtown Mesa Sees A Hyperlocal Development Boom
Dec. 9, 2019
National Organization For Women Holds Rally For Migrant Detainees
Women and girls detained by ICE have been subjected to sexual violence and violations of basic human rights, according to the National Organization For Women. NOW's Arizona activists want to end that.
Dec. 8, 2019
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Dec. 8-14
This week in 1906, the Petrified Forest National Monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt. It became a national park in 1962. Here's a look back at the other interesting — and sometimes unusual — events this week in Arizona history.
Dec. 8, 2019
Remember Pearl Harbor — 78 Years Later, Arizonans Havent Forgotten
Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the death of nearly 2,500 American sailors and Marines, and catapulted the U.S. into World War II. Of all the ships sunk that day, the USS Arizona saw the most casualties and damage.
Dec. 7, 2019
Surprise City Council Considers Raising Age To Buy E-Cigarettes
The Surprise City Council is considering raising the age to buy e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. This comes at the same time a new survey found that more than 6 million middle- and high-school students have used some type of tobacco or nicotine product.
Dec. 6, 2019