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Corporation Commission Considers Prohibiting Summer Power Shut-Offs
Arizona utility regulators today are expected to consider a proposal that would prohibit utilities from shutting off customers’ power during the summer.
June 20, 2019
I-17 Set To Widen North of Phoenix
Governor Ducey signed off on an extra $130 million that the Arizona Department of Transportation needs to widen I-17 north of Anthem, including reversible flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point.
June 20, 2019
Border Hub Debuts Investigative Reporting Project In Sonora
A binational Border Hub program is hosting a forum in Sonora, Mexico, Friday to help local journalists bolster their investigative reporting skills. The project is meant to give Mexican journalists tools to safely fight corruption and support transparency in the border region.
June 20, 2019
The United States is expanding a program that has sent thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico while their cases are processed in immigration court. Now, Sonora, Mexico will start receiving some of those asylum seekers in the coming weeks.
June 20, 2019
Phoenix City Council To Consider More Police Oversight
Wearing a shirt that read "End police brutality," Phoenix City Council newcomer Carlos Garcia asked for his colleagues’ support to increase transparency. For the second straight night, Phoenix leaders heard from residents demanding action against some police officers after cellphone video shows police cursing and pointing guns at a family while responding to a shoplifting call.
Residents Voice Concerns After Viral Video
June 20, 2019
60th Arizona-Mexico Commission Meeting Comes After Months Of Trade Anxiety
Govs. Doug Ducey and Claudia Pavlovich traded friendly compliments at the last meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. But they’ve since had to confront a host of national political issues.
June 20, 2019
Groundwater Pumping Diminishes Streams Across The Country, Study Finds
Groundwater pumping is causing rivers and small streams throughout the country to decline, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona.
June 19, 2019
Office Of Management And Budget To Re-Examine How Poverty Line Is Calculated
The office that oversees the federal poverty line announced last month that it wants to re-examine how that figure is calculated, and it's seeking public comment by June 21.
June 19, 2019
Survey: Older Women Worried About Health Care Costs
Older women are concerned that rising health care and prescription drug costs could outpace their retirement savings, according to a new survey by the National Council on Aging.
June 19, 2019
19North Corridor Takes Shape Around Light Rail
The area of 19th Avenue from Bethany Home Road to Dunlap got no money to create a vision plan when the light rail expansion opened. Now the 19North alliance is bringing residents' priorities to life.
June 19, 2019
AZ, Sonoran Governors Urge Ratification Of New NAFTA Deal
In letters sent to Mexican and American officials, Sonora and Arizona’s governors asked each countries’ leaders to ratify the renegotiated NAFTA deal, known as the USMCA.
June 19, 2019
What You Need To Know About Migration From Mexico Right Now
As large numbers of migrant families are being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Trump administration ramps up its rhetoric, Fronteras Desk reporter Michel Marizco breaks down the latest immigration news.
June 19, 2019
$5.4M Expansion In Chandler To Alleviate Traffic For Intel
Chandler will begin a $5.4 million road expansion by the end of this year to prepare for the expansion of an Intel factory. The new $7 billion Intel computer chip factory, called Fab 42, is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs to the area.
June 19, 2019
Pinal County Considers Developing A Tech Corridor
Pinal County officials are looking into the possibility of developing a tech corridor. County supervisors have recently allocated resources to study the idea.
June 19, 2019
Grand Canyon Officially Recognized As Dark Sky Park
The National Park Service has announced that the Grand Canyon National Park has officially received its International Dark Sky Park certification. The park has been working for three years to meet the requirements that were set forth, specifically to retrofit 67 percent of the 5,000 exterior light fixtures.
June 19, 2019
Reverse Mortgages Come With Benefits, Potential Pitfalls
Reverse mortgages can be a way for homeowners over 62 years old to increase their cash flow. But they can also cause problems for their families in some cases — when those homeowners pass away or if they have to move out of their homes.
June 19, 2019
Why Do We Enjoy The Music That We Like?
Why do we like the music we like? How much say do we actually have in what we enjoy listening to? Nolan Gasser delves into those questions in his new book.
June 19, 2019
BLM To Impose Fire Restrictions Thursday In Colorado River District
The Bureau of Land Management said it will implement fire restrictions starting Thursday for BLM lands within the Colorado River District.
June 19, 2019
Heat-Related Deaths A Public Health Issue For Arizona
The Arizona Corporation Commission will discuss when utilities like APS can shut off a customer’s power for failure to pay. This follows news that an APS customer died after her power was turned off on a 107-degree day in 2018.
June 19, 2019
Arizona Department of Corrections Gets $18M To Fix Locks
State lawmakers have given the Arizona Department of Corrections permission to use roughly $18 million to replace broken locks used on prison cells.
June 19, 2019

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