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AZ Holds Meeting On Subminimum Wages For People With Disabilities
Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives moved to end a practice that allows employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.
Oct. 21, 2019
Report Highlights Overworked Disability Case Workers
Challenges at the state Department of Economic Security’s Developmental Disabilities Division are not getting any better.
Oct. 21, 2019
Medicaid Spending Down In 2019 But States Aim To Spend More
Spending on Medicaid dropped nationwide during the 2019 fiscal year, coinciding with a decrease in enrollment in the health care program. States, however, are already planning on spending more going forward
Oct. 21, 2019
Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Ready For General Use
Progress on self-driving cars continues, as technology advances into the realm of self-driving trucks and grocery delivery provided by smaller autonomous vehicles, but some observers recommend pumping the brakes on how soon we’ll see self-driving automobiles in broad use.
Oct. 21, 2019
Several Arizona School Districts Sue Vaping Companies
Four school districts in Arizona have joined a class-action lawsuit against Juul and other e-cigarette makers, including the Tolleson Union High School District and Tucson Unified School District, one of the largest in the state.
Oct. 21, 2019
Scottsdale Turns Recycled Water Into Drinking Water
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Oct. 21, 2019
Fired Arizona Senate Staffer Gets $350,000 And Her Job Back
A former Arizona Democratic legislative staffer fired four years ago is entitled to more than $350,000 in damages and should get her job back after a jury found she was discriminated against based on race and sex, a federal judge ruled.
Oct. 21, 2019
Plan Seeks To Modernize National Park Campgrounds
Upgraded campgrounds could be coming to Arizona’s National Parks. There’s a new effort to modernize those areas with food trucks, Wi-Fi and hot showers.
Oct. 21, 2019
Avondale Wants Residents To Produce Less Waste
Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste. The city is trying to spread awareness to the community and limit contribution to landfills.
Oct. 20, 2019
Economic Turnaround Has Golf Seeing More Green
City-owned golf courses in Phoenix are making a comeback. About six years ago, Phoenix city leaders debated whether to get out of the golf business. Today, the Parks Department said the golf program recovers 98% of its expenses.
Oct. 20, 2019
AZ Tribes Get $7.6M Grant For Law Enforcement, Victim Services
The Justice Department has awarded more than $7.6 million for victim services and public safety to several tribes in Arizona.
Oct. 19, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $2 Million To AZ
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to Arizona for misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of its transvaginal mesh products. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Ethicon Inc. and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, have both agreed to pay about $117 million in penalties.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight
A new report from the Arizona auditor general has some pretty critical words for the body that governs our state’s public universities.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Bird Species Are Under Threat From Climate Change
Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.
Oct. 18, 2019
Made In Arizona: Pastry Chef At Dinersaur Makes Her Food Her Own
Olivia Girard is the pastry chef behind The Dinersaur, and she makes the baked goods at local spots like Futuro Coffee, First Place Coffee and Restaurant Progress, but here’s the thing: she doesn’t really like sweets.
Oct. 17, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down
The leader of one of Mexico’s largest and most powerful unions has just stepped down, as he faces an investigation for money laundering. His resignation could have an effect in the U.S.
Oct. 17, 2019
Apps May Replace Hotel Check-In Desks, Room Keys
Hospitality is a big industry in Arizona, and some innovative changes could be coming to hotels in the Phoenix metro area.
Oct. 17, 2019
Points Of View: Ratifying The USMCA
Trade between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. has become an integral part of our economy in Arizona. Now, pressure is rising for Congress to ratify a new deal between the three countries: the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, known better as the USMCA or the new NAFTA.
Oct. 17, 2019
50 Years Of El Metro: Secrets Of The Unusual Transportation System
Mexico City’s subway is turning 50. It's one of the largest in the world — and one of the most peculiar ones. In this series, we’ll explore the Metro's secrets and the lessons it could bring to U.S. cities like Phoenix, where rail systems are small or non-existent.
Oct. 17, 2019
Report: Water Replenishment Program Faces Uncertainty
It has allowed developers to grow subdivisions since the early 1990s. A key water management tool that enables housing development in central Arizona does not have a rosy future. That’s a key finding of a new report from Arizona State University.
Oct. 17, 2019

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