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Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse
As tensions are heat up in Nogales over concertina wire strung up across the border fence, the mayor of Douglas, Arizona says increased border militarization is making life worse for residents in his city.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Politicians Skirt Small Towns Fight Over Border
Arizona’s top representatives took a cautious stance Thursday after the Nogales City Council voted to demand the federal government take down the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the city’s entire border fence.
Feb. 7, 2019
State Reaches Settlement With Architect Firm
The Attorney General investigated the purchasing and contracting Scottsdale schools did for the construction of Hohokam Elementary School.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Prosecutor Likens Cannabis To Illegal Explosives
An Arizona prosecutor is doubling down on her argument that a popular form of medical marijuana remains illegal — even for those authorized to use the drug.
Feb. 7, 2019
Mexican Leadership Arrives At UA
For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 7, 2019
Cactus Spines Serve Several Purposes
The shape of a jumping cholla's spines allows them to reproduce asexually, by steadfastly sticking to an unsuspecting traveler before falling off and taking root.
Feb. 7, 2019
Congressional Subcommittee Digs Into Family Separations
Members of the new Congress aim to unravel exactly what went on inside the executive branch in 2018 when undocumented migrant families were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Feb. 7, 2019
CBP Responds After Nogales Condemns Border Project
The federal agency that asked the Pentagon to shore up the border fence with sharp concertina wire says it needed to add still more wire because smugglers were cutting the wire.
Feb. 7, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Legislature Takes Second Look At The Nunchuck Ban
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities
After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
New Book Explains Americas Vanishing Jury Crisis
Put a disparate group of 12 people together in a small room. Assume they don’t have much in common, and then expect them to agree on a person’s fate or a business’ future. That could be asking a lot. But that’s the foundation of the jury system in the U.S.
Feb. 7, 2019
Some Colleges Try Lowering Tuition
A number of colleges and universities have reduced their sticker prices recently. Some see the move as a way to attract more applicants, but how common is this among universities, and does it actually impact what students pay to go to college?
Feb. 7, 2019
Obesity May Be A Problem For Retiring Football Players
NFL players can often weigh more than 300 pounds and coaches can encourage them to get even bigger. Since the players are young, they may not experience health problems related to weight while they’re playing. But that may change significantly once they leave the field.
Feb. 7, 2019
This New Service Helps Homeless People Get Around
If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how important it is to have someone there to pick you up and take you home. But what if you didn’t have a home to go to? And there was no one to take you there?
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Film Festival Highlights Women In The Industry
Arizona is home to a lot of film festivals, and just this month there are four you can check out. But there’s a relatively young festival opening this weekend that is unique for the Valley. It’s called the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Feb. 7, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Teaching Youth To Speak The Language Of Jazz
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Feb. 7, 2019
Rising Consumer Debt Isnt Bad According To Economist
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019

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