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Phoenix Neighborhoods, Developers Reach Deal On Camelback Project
Admiration filled the Phoenix City Council chambers Wednesday as members congratulated each other, neighborhood groups and developers. The northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road will be home to new retail, restaurants, an office building and a boutique hotel.
Nov. 20, 2019
Arizona Border Activist Scott Warren Acquitted Of Harboring Immigrants
An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was the second trial for Scott Warren.
Nov. 20, 2019
Arizona Center For Disability Law Settles Suit With State Hospital
The Arizona Center for Disability Law has settled a lawsuit with the Arizona State hospital over access to its patients and the facility itself. The lawsuit was filed more than a year ago. Under the terms of the settlement, the state hospital agreed to provide the ACDL with access to its facilities and the residents.
Nov. 20, 2019
Alzheimers Organizations Gather To Turn Arizona Capitol Purple
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. And on Saturday, more than a dozen Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving organizations will gather at the state Capitol to help raise awareness about an illness that affects an estimated 140,000 Arizonans.
Nov. 20, 2019
LIVE ANALYSIS: November Democratic Debate
Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.
Nov. 20, 2019
NTSB Says Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Uber Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle.
Nov. 20, 2019
Anti-immigration Group Asks To Dismiss Harassment Case
An Arizona anti-immigrant group has asked a U.S. District Court judge to throw out a harassment case against them. Patriot Movement AZ is the larger of two groups accused of harassing churches and volunteers who take in immigrants dropped off by ICE officials.
Nov. 20, 2019
Central Arizona Tries Again To Bring In Water From On-River Entitlements
There is a new proposal to transfer water from the Colorado River region to central Arizona. And it’s looking just as controversial as the others. The town of Queen Creek is trying to buy an annual entitlement to 2,083.1 acre-feet of Colorado River water from a farming and investment company that owns land in far west La Paz County, in the Cibola Valley.
Nov. 19, 2019
Paul Petersens Attorneys Claim Investigators Are Biased
Attorneys for suspended Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen said a lawyer hired by the county to lead an investigation of Petersen’s duties is biased. Woods tweeted support for Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Oct. 9 after Brnovich announced the indictment against Petersen.
Nov. 19, 2019
AMLO: La Mora Massacre Investigation Receiving ‘Special Attention’
It’s been more than two weeks since nine women and children — all dual U.S. and Mexican citizens - were murdered in rural Sonora by suspected drug cartel members. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Mexico’s president said the investigation is moving forward, but wouldn’t provide details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
Nov. 19, 2019
Effort To Treat Vaping Like Tobacco In Arizona Revived
Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, announced Tuesday she’ll once again push a measure to raise the legal age at which someone can smoke tobacco to 21. And by amending state law to treat vaping products like tobacco, the same legal age would apply to vaping products, which educators say have become dangerously popular with school-age children.
Nov. 19, 2019
Lawmakers Seek Grand Bargain For Arizona Education Funding
State lawmakers are considering proposals to rethink how public schools are funded. But a solution that can garner the necessary bipartisan support is less than clear, and they'll have to try to strike that bargain even as they weigh additional education needs.
Nov. 19, 2019
This Week In Arizona History: Nov. 17-23
Did you know that this week in 1930 the Arizona Republic announced the purchase of the Phoenix Gazette? That is one of the many events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Nov. 19, 2019
Body Facility Found Liable For Mishandling Remains
The owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility has been found liable for mishandling human remains. The jury in a civil case against the Biological Resource Center of Arizona awarded $58 million to 10 plaintiffs.
Nov. 19, 2019
County Attorney Initiates Petersen Investigation Process
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has begun an investigation into the duties of County Assessor Paul Petersen. This is related to Petersen’s request for a hearing on his suspension.
Nov. 19, 2019
Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Placed On Leave
The district superintendent of Mesa Public Schools has been placed on paid administrative leave. The district's board unanimously voted on the action Monday in a special meeting but has not given a reason for the decision.
Nov. 19, 2019
GOP Lawmaker Proposes Capping Rates On Title Loans
State Sen. David Farnsworth (R-Mesa) is introducing legislation that would cap title loans at an annual interest rate between 24% and 36%, depending on the amount borrowed.
Nov. 19, 2019
Production Stops At Navajo Generating Station
A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and toward renewable energy and cheaper power. The plant will be torn down in three to five years.
Nov. 18, 2019
Lyft Threatens Exit From Sky Harbor If Fees Increase
Lyft has threatened to stop serving riders at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport if the City Council votes to increase fees on rideshare companies.
Nov. 18, 2019
Pima County Sheriff Orders Criminal Probe Of Deputy
The Pima County sheriff said he has authorized a criminal investigation into one of his deputies. The officer was shown on video pinning a teenager who was also a quadruple amputee. The Sheriff's Department released a statement on Monday.
Nov. 18, 2019

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