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New Senior Psychiatric Hospital Plans To Open In Gilbert
A new behavioral hospital is planned for Gilbert to treat senior patients with psychiatric disorders. The facility would target a growing need for geriatric healthcare in Arizona when it opens later this year.
Feb. 11, 2020
Man Gets 6 Years In Shooting Death Of NAU Student
An Arizona man who fatally shot and killed a fellow student on a normally placid college campus after he was punched in the face and heckled has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Feb. 11, 2020
Asphalt Deterioration Found On South Mountain Freeway
Asphalt deterioration has been discovered in certain areas along the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. While an exact cause for the deterioration is yet to be determined, ADOT suggests it is because the layer of rubberized asphalt was applied too thin or that the ground was too cold for the asphalt to properly cure.
Feb. 11, 2020
Ballot Harvesting Ban Remains While Brnovich Appeals
Arizona's ban on "ballot harvesting'' will remain in place, at least for the March 17 presidential preference primary. In a brief order Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the plea by Attorney General Mark Brnovich for the justices not to enforce their ruling last month which found the ban unconstitutional.
Feb. 11, 2020
Army Corps Of Engineers Awards Flagstaff Flood Project $52M
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the city of Flagstaff $52 million to complete the long-planned Rio de Flag Flood Control Project.
Feb. 11, 2020
Searching Commission Head Hopes To Bring Peace To Families Of Missing
Last fall, the Sonoran Congress approved the creation of a commission to oversee searching for the state’s many missing people. Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Olivarria, its new head, is a longtime forensic investigator with the state Attorney’s Office and has years of experience identifying human remains.
Feb. 11, 2020
U.S. Attorney For AZ Holds News Conference On Sanctuary Issues
The nation’s top prosecutor announced plans Monday to crack down on sanctuary policies. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona called a rare news conference to follow up, even though the state doesn’t have any sanctuary cities.
Feb. 11, 2020
Advocate: ICE Should Release All The Transgender People
For the past few years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has faced heavy criticism from some for its policies and treatment of migrants. Some progressive politicians and activists have even called for abolishing the agency. And concerns have heightened because of how transgender detainees are being treated.
Feb. 11, 2020
What More Second Chance Funding Means For AZ Inmates
Gov. Doug Ducey wants about $8 million in this year’s budget to expand or facilitate substance addiction services, particularly for people who end up behind bars. And during his State of the State address, he emphasized the need to expand Second Chance programs in prison.
Feb. 11, 2020
Why Regulators Cant Shut Down This Phoenix Marijuana Grow Facility
The 2018 case of a Phoenix marijuana grow facility is just one example of the struggles Arizona has encountered while trying to regulate medical marijuana under the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act of 2010.
Feb. 11, 2020
How Autofill Technology Is Changing The Way We Communicate
Is autofill fundamentally changing the way we communicate with one another? The Show sat down with Ed Finn. He’s the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University.
Feb. 11, 2020
Will Arizona Democrats Get A Voice In State Budget Talks?
Democratic state lawmakers have released their budget proposal — "the people’s budget," as House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez is calling it. Democrats are hopeful they’ll still get a seat at the table to settle the final budget, but is that realistic?
Feb. 11, 2020
The Takeaway: Coronavirus Continues To Spread Despite Mass Quarantines In China
Across the globe, the spread of coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down. On Monday, the Associated Press reported that more than 40,000 people have been infected globally. The death toll is also on the rise, with more than 900 reported dead so far. The majority of those cases in China, where everyday life is at a standstill.
Feb. 11, 2020
How Small Fibers Can Make Concrete Stronger
Construction has been a key component of Arizona’s economy. And, a key component of construction is concrete. Barzin Mobasher says worldwide, ten billion tons of concrete are used each year, and much of that needs rebar to help reinforce it. But, fibers are increasingly becoming more of an option, and they could be beneficial in boosting concrete’s tension.
Feb. 11, 2020
Herstam: Why Lobbyists Are Targeting AZ House Dems
Six Democratic lawmakers are the focus of business lobbying groups. Political observer Chris Herstam explains how Democrats could actually become the majority in the state House after November.
Feb. 11, 2020
Amy Silvermans Raising Phoenix: Lost In Juvie
Amy Silverman's latest Phoenix Magazine column tells the story of a young man with mental illness who’s been in the custody of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections on and off over the past few years.
Feb. 11, 2020
How A UA Professor Is Changing The Conversation About Graffiti
Stefano Bloch grew up in Los Angeles as a graffiti writer, facing a difficult home life with an out-of-the-picture father and a heroin-addicted mother in a gang-ridden area. Bloch is now a professor of cultural geography at the University of Arizona and author of "Going All City: Struggle and Survival in L.A.’s Graffiti Subculture."
Feb. 11, 2020
Federal Judge Rules Against Rosemont Copper Mine
A federal judge on Monday overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of a controversial open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona, citing that mining is damaging the habitat of jaguars and other endangered species.
Feb. 11, 2020
Leadership Academy Offers Intensive Training For Principals
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal designates quite a bit of new spending for education — about $600 million in new funding to be exact. A small slice of that would go to a program that focuses on educating school leaders instead of students.
Feb. 11, 2020
Officials: Coronavirus Spreads Easily, But Isnt As Lethal As Data Suggests
The World Health Organization is in talks to speed up the global response to the coronavirus outbreak. But state health officials want Arizonans to know there’s still no reason to panic.
Feb. 11, 2020

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