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Grand Canyons Superintendent Resigning
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz will resign at the end of March.
March 15, 2019
Charter School Reform Bill Passes In AZ Senate
The Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill on Thursday that opponents say lost most of its bite along the way. Though the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, fiercely argued otherwise.
March 15, 2019
AZ Bombing Range Pulled Into Border Wall Debate
The debate over the border wall has been about everything from funding, to immigration, to the environment. Now a new report from the Washington Post reveals it’s also about a remote military bombing range in the very southeast of our state.
March 15, 2019
The Takeaway: Senate Republicans Split From Trump, What Is The Future Of The GOP?
Two things happened on the Hill this week. The most high profile of course came on Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate voted with Democrats, in a rebuke of President Trump’s national emergency declaration for funding of the border wall.
March 15, 2019
Feds To Ease Land Restrictions Across U.S. West
The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday.
March 15, 2019
Will Mexicos National Guard Dissuade Crime?
Mexico's new president is expected to approve a constitutional amendment to create a new National Guard, which will be tasked with curbing the country’s climbing number of homicides, which last year was the highest on record: 33,000.
March 15, 2019
Yavapai County Has An Unusual Flu Season
While flu numbers in the rest of the state have declined from the peak, last week Yavapai County recorded its highest number of cases this season. Usually, the flu season has two spikes. And while the statewide numbers follow that pattern, Yavapai County told a different story.
March 15, 2019
Some Concerned Student Wage Bill Would Discourage School Enrollment
A bill that would let employers pay some young workers less that the minimum wage hit a snag on Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school. That possibility worries Republican Sen. Tyler Pace.
March 15, 2019
Bill Would Allow Adults To Have Loaded Weapons On School Campuses
A measure that’s moving through the Arizona Legislature is being billed as a way for parents to defend themselves from school shooters while dropping their kids off, but it would also allow students who are at least 18 years old to keep a loaded weapon in their vehicle.
March 15, 2019
Mexican Grape Growers Host Summit In Arizona
Grape growers from neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are hosting their annual spring summit in Arizona for the first time this year.
March 15, 2019
Sonoran Bass Tournament Big Draw For US Anglers
The upcoming International Bass Fishing Spring Tournament in Sonora is a big draw for both Mexican and U.S. anglers.
March 15, 2019
Swift Settles Driver Class Action Claims For $100 Million
In a joint filing in Arizona federal court on Tuesday, Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Holdings agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle with drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the minimum wage.
March 15, 2019
Arizona Senate Backs Charter Oversight Legislation
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.
March 15, 2019
Bill To Support The Watch Your Car Program
For two decades, the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority has operated the "Watch Your Car" program. Those who enroll give law enforcement permission to pull their car over between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. or within a mile of an international border, to see whether the car was stolen.
March 15, 2019
A Year Later: What Have Phoenix Police Assistants Done?
When the Phoenix City Council approved more than $1 million for new police assistants, the goal was to free up sworn officers to focus on higher-priority calls. Now that the assistants have been on the job a little more than a year, we have information on what they’ve accomplished.
March 15, 2019
Kroger To End Self-Driving Delivery In Scottsdale
After a successful pilot program in Scottsdale, the nation’s largest grocery retailer is expanding its self-driving delivery service — and moving its cars out of Arizona.
March 14, 2019
FDA Approves Nasal Spray For Treating Depression
Millions of Americans struggle with depression, and a number of prescription anti-depressants are available to help treat the condition such as Prozac, Paxil and Cymbalta. As of earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration has added Esketamine to the list.
March 14, 2019
The Challenges Phoenix Faces To Reach Zero Waste
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020, and to create zero waste by 2050. But what challenges remain in Phoenix, or any other city, trying to get to zero waste?
March 14, 2019
How African-American Officers Deal With Racial Issues
Names like Eric Garner and Michael Brown bring to mind officer-involved shootings that many Americans fear were primarily related to racial components. How differently do officers treat African-American men — even those who are unarmed — than they may treat other members of a community?
March 14, 2019
Bill Changing Charter School Governance Set For Vote
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
March 14, 2019

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