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A 384-Acre Fire Near Wittmann Is 30 Percent Contained
A 384-acre fire broke out about 20 miles west of Wittmann in Painted Wagon. The fire was reported Monday morning and crews have contained 30 percent of it so far.
Apr. 9, 2019
With Duties Looming, Nogales Importers Hope For New Tomato Deal
If a new deal isn’t struck by May 7, significant duties could be tacked on to imported Mexican tomatoes. That could spell trouble for Nogales, Arizona, and higher prices for consumers.
Apr. 9, 2019
Some In New River, Desert Hills Want To Incorporate
Some residents of the New River and Desert Hills communities north of Phoenix are trying to incorporate.
Apr. 9, 2019
East Valley Institute Of Technology Leader Steps Down
The superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology will resign as part of a separation agreement approved by the district’s governing board Monday. Sally Downey had led the EVIT district for almost two decades.
Apr. 9, 2019
Sonoran Mayor Gets Prison For Lying On Passport Application
A federal judge in Tucson has sentenced a mayor from Mexico to 15 months in prison for lying on his passport application.
Apr. 9, 2019
Lodging Complex At Grand Canyon
A lodging complex at the Grand Canyon's South Rim that is nearly 50 years old is being replaced. The $30 million project to replace the Maswik South complex is expected to take at least 18 months.
Apr. 9, 2019
Arizona Considers Allowing More Days For Fireworks Sales
An Arizona lawmaker and fireworks salesman wants to expand the number days Arizonans are allowed to buy and use them to compete with neighboring states that allow longer periods for fireworks sales.
Apr. 9, 2019
Mesa Public Schools Plans For Teacher, Classified Staff Raises
Arizona’s largest school district, Mesa Public Schools, is planning for a potential shortfall next year.
Apr. 9, 2019
Legislation Would Provide Funds For Route 66 Towns
Route 66 was once known as Main Street of America. In its heyday, people drove cross country to “get their kicks,” as the song goes. But that all changed in the 1980s, when Interstate 40 bypassed 66. Dozens of places along the route went from boom towns to ghost towns. A federal grant program has tried to save them, but it’s accepting its last grant applications Friday.
Apr. 9, 2019
Fairlife Dairy Company Plans To Build Facility In Goodyear
Fairlife plans to build a new production facility in Goodyear to build their West Coast market. Fairlife Chief Operating Officer Tim Doelman said even though the dairy market is down, he thinks this facility will be successful in the long run.
Apr. 9, 2019
Call Center To Layoff Nearly 800 In Arizona
A major call-center operator will lay off about 800 employees from its Tucson location. Concentrix Corp. recently filed a notice with the state, saying that 785 workers would be affected by a mass layoff.
Apr. 9, 2019
Tobacco Companies Turn To Social Media To Hook Youth
The marketing prowess of Big Tobacco has been on display for decades. Some of the power, however, was diminished when regulations were put into place. But a new study from a team at USC has concluded that tobacco companies have turned to social media to attract young people
Apr. 9, 2019
Arizona In Crosshairs Of U.S. Department Of Education
In 2016, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill known as the “menu option.” Public school boards could choose alternatives to the AzMERIT standardized test, instead opting for tests like the ACT or SAT. But, this has put Arizona in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
Apr. 9, 2019
More Parents Being Diagnosed With PTSD When Their Kids Face Cancer
When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder, war veterans might first come to mind. But there is growing recognition that it is something also suffered by parents whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses.
Apr. 9, 2019
Do Technical Classes Line Up With The Job Market?
Career and Technical Education classes are meant to create a clear path for some students from the high school classroom to the job that will start their career.
Apr. 9, 2019
Republicans
Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving the Department of Homeland Security — but she may not be the only one. With The Show to talk about the upheaval at the agency was Melanie Zanona, a congressional reporter with Politico.
Apr. 9, 2019
AZ House Approves Requirements For Emergency Early Voting
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would require anyone voting at an emergency voting center to sign an affidavit.
Apr. 9, 2019
Ted Bundy Revived With Documentary And Feature Film
Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer who killed at least 28 people in the 1970s, is getting a lot of renewed attention this year. Joe Berlinger is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, best known for his documentaries in the true crime genre. He directed both the documentary and the feature film.
Apr. 9, 2019
Valley Housing Market Continues To Climb
Home prices in the Phoenix Metro area continue to steadily climb. According to the real estate website Zillow, the median price last month was a little more than $266,000. It says prices have gone up 7.1 percent over the past year and expects them to rise 5.5 percent within the next year.
Apr. 9, 2019
Report: The Economic Worth Of Arizona
What are Arizona’s lakes, rivers and streams worth to the state’s economy? A new report released Tuesday tries to answer that question.
Apr. 9, 2019

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