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APS CEO Don Brandt Will Retire In November
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. said that Don Brandt will retire as the president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, effective Nov. 15. That follows 16 years with the APS parent company.
Aug. 22, 2019
What Will Happen To Phoenix Convention Center Building?
A prime piece of real estate in downtown Phoenix is under the microscope. City leaders are exploring what to do with the South Building of the Convention Center. Meetings to gather public input have been taking place over the summer, and public tours were held Wednesday.
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Aug. 22, 2019
Crews Battle Brush Fire In North Phoenix
Firefighters from three Valley fire departments are battling a large brush fire right now in north Phoenix.
Aug. 21, 2019
Last-Minute Deal Struck In Mexican Tomato Standoff
A resolution to months of uncertainty surrounding imported Mexican tomatoes could be at hand. If the deal is finalized after the 30-day comment period, the duties paid so far could be recouped.
Aug. 21, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Nogales, Mexico
In our ongoing series, "Tracing The Migrant Journey," we've heard dispatches from Honduras, and Mexico's southern border in Guadalajara, Mexico, and along Mexico's border with western Arizona. Now our Fronteras Desk takes us a little closer to home. Michel Marizco has been reporting in Nogales, Sonora, and Yuma, Arizona.
Aug. 21, 2019
Environmental Groups Call On AZ To Close Uranium Mine
Environmentalists have called for the state to shut down a uranium mine outside Grand Canyon National Park. They cite severe flooding that threatens to pollute drinking water.
Aug. 21, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies
A judge in Mexico is allowing two people to use cocaine for recreational purposes. The decision could open new rulings in that country for drug policies.
Aug. 21, 2019
What Police Need To Know About Social Media And Free Speech
Headlines about law enforcement officers in recent months have been dominated by controversies started on social media.
Aug. 21, 2019
Mayor Pushes For Accurate Census Count In Rural Bisbee
Every decade in the U.S., the census helps determine how much funding communities receive for things like infrastructure and health initiatives.
Aug. 21, 2019
After Voters Reject Expansion, Report Says ESAs Benefit Schools
How Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program impacts Arizona’s schools has been a big topic of discussion over the past several years.
Aug. 21, 2019
Heat-Related Deaths Triple In Phoenix Area
We had an excessive heat warning in the Phoenix metro area for the second day in a row. On Tuesday, Phoenix set a new record of 113 degrees. Today, the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 114, four degrees higher than the previous record for this day.
Aug. 21, 2019
Other Providers Cautiously Optimistic As Planned Parenthood Breaks From Title X
Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept millions in funding from the federal government via Title X — which generally provides money for low-income women to get reproductive healthcare.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Appeals Court Rejects AGs University Tuition Lawsuit
An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities.
Aug. 21, 2019
AZ Schools Chief Seeks Students For New Advisory Council
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is looking for students, representing grades 5 through 12 to join the Department of Education’s first statewide student advisory council.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Urges Judge Against More Fines In Inmate Care Suit
Lawyers representing the Arizona Department of Corrections are urging a judge to not impose a second round of contempt-of-court fines for failing to adequately follow through on its promises to improve health care for inmates.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Colleges And Universities Face Declining Enrollment
For seven straight years, the Maricopa Community College District has seen enrollment drop while Arizona’s three public universities keep adding students. But the universities are preparing for a slowdown of their own.
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Aug. 21, 2019
Mesa Pays Off Spring Training Stadium Debt Early
“It really is something very noteworthy for a city to own free and clear a stadium, let alone two stadiums, and do that ahead of schedule and do that in a way that saves a tremendous amount of taxpayer money,” Mayor John Giles said.
Aug. 20, 2019
Uber Picks Texas Over Arizona For Regional Hub
In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multi-billion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery announced Tuesday that it will open a new administrative hub in Texas.
Aug. 20, 2019
Phoenix Breaks Heat Record For 2nd Time This Month
For the second time this month, Phoenix has broken a heat record. The National Weather Service says Phoenix reached a high of 113 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, topping the previous mark for Aug. 20 of 112 that was set in 1986.
Aug. 20, 2019
Sonoran Highways Promised September Inauguration Called Off
Last month, Mexico’s president announced he would inaugurate a long-awaited four-lane highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico this September. Now, the inauguration has been called off because construction on the roadway is still not done.
Aug. 20, 2019

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