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Phoenix Company Promotes Prison To Workforce Pipeline
A Phoenix company says it's tackling the talent shortage, turning a profit and saving taxpayers money. When Michelle Cirocco took the stage at the Arizona Good Business Summit last month, she shared how a felony conviction sent her to state prison for seven years.
Feb. 10, 2020
Business Leaders, Nonprofits Find Takeaways From Cultural Competence Training
Accusations that a white author stole from Mexican culture to write a novel about immigration led to the publisher canceling a book tour. As the controversy spread a group of local business owners and nonprofit leaders went to cultural competence training at the Arizona Good Business Summit.
Feb. 10, 2020
Freestanding Emergency Departments Might Drive Up Medical Costs
Unlike urgent cares, freestanding emergency departments (FrEDs) are equipped to treat life-threatening conditions. Proponents have hailed FrEDs as faster, more convenient alternatives to crowded hospital emergency departments, but a new study suggests they might in fact drive up costs.
Feb. 10, 2020
Book Sale Raises Hundreds Of Thousands For Charities
For more than 60 years, the Arizona State Fairgrounds have become the temporary home to a different kind of fair: one that favors books over rides. Last year, close to 15,000 people purchased 500,000 books and raised more than $340,000 for charity.
Feb. 9, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1912, President William Howard Taft signed the Statehood Bill making Arizona the 48th state of the United States. Here's a collection of more interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Feb. 9, 2020
Volunteer Election Monitors Preparing For Contentious Elections
The past four election years in Maricopa County have seen widespread problems at polling stations. In 2016, some voters had to wait upwards of five hours to mark their ballots — others faced intimidation from groups trying to suppress their votes. A group of volunteer election monitors is trying to stop that.
Feb. 9, 2020
Phoenix Invests In Wi-Fi Enabled Vans For 2020 Census
The upcoming U.S. census will be the first to allow online submissions — people will be able to complete the constitutionally-mandated survey through a secure web portal. To help reach people who may not have regular internet access, the city of Phoenix has partnered with Cisco and Microsoft to create mobile census vans.
Feb. 9, 2020
Regents Win Fees, Costs In Case Over Real Estate Deal
An Arizona judge has ordered one part of state government to reimburse another part for over $982,000 in attorney fees and other legal costs in a court case stemming from a real estate development.
Feb. 9, 2020
Rain, Cooler Temperatures Headed Into Phoenix This Week
The flawless weather we’ve had the past few days is gone. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O’Malley says to expect highs in the mid-60s, as well as a good chance of rain this week.
Feb. 9, 2020
USFWS Proposes Removing Humpback Chub From Endangered List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting the humpback chub from “endangered” to “threatened” status.The fish was first listed as endangered in 1967.
Feb. 9, 2020
Poll: AZ Voters Support Tougher Gun Laws
A new poll found that a majority of likely voters in Arizona supported universal background checks, red flag laws, and policies requiring domestic abusers to surrender their firearms.
Feb. 8, 2020
President Trump Announces Rally In Phoenix
President Donald Trump will be in Arizona next week, less than a month before the state’s presidential primary election. The campaign rally is scheduled for Feb. 19 inside the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2020
Judge Weighs Final Approval In Motel 6 Settlement
A federal judge postponed a decision on giving final approval to a multi-million dollar class-action settlement over Motel 6 sharing guest information with immigration authorities.
Feb. 7, 2020
Nogales Is Again King Of Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has reclaimed the top spot for Mexican tomato imports. In 2017, it lost the distinction to the port in Hidalgo, Texas, according to federal trade data.
Feb. 7, 2020
ANALYSIS: Democratic Debate In NH
Democratic presidential candidates debated for the first time since the Iowa caucuses. >There were seven candidates on the stage Friday night in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state. See updates and analysis from NPR.
Feb. 7, 2020
PUHSD Adopts Resolution Supporting Civilian Oversight Of Phoenix Police
Phoenix Union High School District’s leaders adopted a resolution urging the city to create independent civilian oversight of the Phoenix Police Department.
Feb. 7, 2020
Are Gun Owners Happier And Do They Sleep Better? UA Study Says No
A new study from University of Arizona researchers asks if gun owners are happier and sleep better than those who do not own firearms.
Feb. 7, 2020
How 3rd-Party Delivery Services Are Reshaping Restaurants
The success and expansion of third-party delivery is causing many in the restaurant industry to modify their perspectives and how they make decisions.
Feb. 7, 2020
The First Female Hoop Dancing Champion On Passing The Tradition
This weekend, the Heard Museum in Phoenix will serve as host once again to the now 30th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Competition. More than 80 contestants from across North America will be there to showcase the athleticism. So, what exactly is hoop dancing? And what does it say about indigenous people today?
Feb. 7, 2020
Alleged Former Mobster Indicted In Toby Keith Restaurant Scheme
The long and winding tale of an alleged mobster turned government informant turned restaurateur entered a new chapter this week. Frank Capri, which became his new name after he entered the witness protection program, was indicted by a federal grand jury on 16 counts, including money laundering.
Feb. 7, 2020

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