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Businesses, Leaders Prepare For Light Rail Construction
Construction of the light rail extension down Central Avenue into South Phoenix officially began last week.
Oct. 23, 2019
U.S. Public Transportation Sees Dip In Ridership
Fewer people are riding buses and light rail systems in Phoenix, a trend seen nationwide. From 2010 to 2018, metro Phoenix saw a 12% drop, and only three major cities saw increases.
Oct. 23, 2019
Phoenix Council To Re-Vote On Airport Rideshare Fees
The Phoenix City Council will have to vote again on a proposal to raise fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport due to an administrative error.
Oct. 23, 2019
Douglas HS Implements Clear Backpack Policy
This week, students at Douglas High School returned from fall break sporting a new look: clear backpacks. This new, mandatory policy was implemented after a weapon was brought on campus.
Oct. 23, 2019
Former Rep. Shooter Hires New Legal Help, Claims Wrongful Ousting
Former Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter maintains his claim that he was wrongfully ousted from the House. The former Yuma lawmaker has hired new legal help.
Oct. 23, 2019
Ruling Overturns Arizona Law Capping Restitution Amounts
An Arizona court has overturned as unconstitutional a state law setting a $10,000 cap on criminal restitution for certain driving offenses.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Key Factors for Protests Around the World
At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government.
Oct. 23, 2019
AIA Completes Investigation Into Former Mountain Pointe Coach
An investigation into the activities of a former Mountain Pointe High School coach is now complete. Former assistant football coach Justin Hager was fired about three weeks ago for sharing player information with other teams.
Oct. 23, 2019
Downtown Phoenix Frys Grocery Store Opens
The first grocery store in decades to serve the downtown Phoenix community opens Wednesday morning. The new Fry’s store, located at First and Jefferson streets, will eliminate a food desert in one of the fastest growing parts of the Valley.
Oct. 23, 2019
WATCH: Trump Syria Announcement
President Donald Trump made an announcement Wednesday about Syria amid controversy over his policy there and a back-and-forth over whether the U.S. is withdrawing troops. Watch his remarks from the White House.
Oct. 23, 2019
Word S2 E4: On The Roads
In this fourth episode of Season 2, we celebrate Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who died 50 years ago this month and whose legendary novel, “On the Road,” which encapsulated the Beat Generation was published 62 years ago in September.
Oct. 23, 2019
On The Colorado River
In a park, nestled in a red rock canyon outside Moab, Utah -- a short drive from a giant pile of uranium tailings — a crowd gathered for a celebration. Elected officials and community members mingled, and enjoyed refreshments. Volunteers placed pieces of yellow cake in small paper bowls.
Oct. 23, 2019
Phoenix Police Settlement Claims Cost $26 Million Over 10 Years
In the past decade, Phoenix has paid tens of millions of dollars to settle claims against the city's police department. The Phoenix Finance Department tracks settlements for cases involving death, injury, unlawful arrest and other allegations of wrongdoing against police. The city said records are maintained for ten years unless special circumstances require they be kept longer.
Oct. 22, 2019
Restarted Mexican Tomato Investigation Makes Final Duty Determination
Just a month after a new Mexican tomato import deal was inked, a longstanding dumping investigation has been restarted. The Department of Commerce restarted the investigation in response to a request from Florida growers and one Mexican grower.
Oct. 22, 2019
Fashion Designer Creates Co-Working Manufacturing Space
The Show met an Arizona entrepreneur, Angela Johnson, as part of the series "Made in Arizona." She’s a fashion designer and entrepreneur who runs FABRIC, a co-working space, manufacturing hub and one stop shop for local designers in downtown Tempe.
Oct. 22, 2019
AZ Soldier Killed In Training Accident
One of the three soldiers killed in a training accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia on Sunday is a Peoria native. Training fatalities have outnumbered combat fatalities 4-to-1 over the past several years, according to Pentagon statistics.
Oct. 22, 2019
3 Phoenix Police Officers Fired After Separate Internal Investigations
Police Chief Jeri Williams has fired two officers involved in two separate incidents that garnered negative national attention for the department and city. All officers have the opportunity to accept or appeal the punishment doled out by Williams.
Oct. 22, 2019
Page Turner: Keeping Lucy
The U.S. publishing industry sold an estimated 675 million copies of books in 2018. The Show's new recurring segment, Page Turner, is going to bring you one new book at a time — one that a local expert or critic is excited about. We start with Patrick Millikin of the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.
Oct. 22, 2019
Cities Look To Private Businesses To Handle Recycling
China's revamped recycling policies, which includes no longer buying tons of U.S. materials, have led to dramatic shifts in the way some cities approach recycling. One option is to turn to business like Intel, which has been developing innovative recycling ideas for a long time.
Oct. 22, 2019
Why Many Navajo Land Owners Arent Participating In Buy-Back Program
Data from the U.S. Interior Department shows fewer members of the Navajo Nation took part in a federal land buy-back program. In fact, the number of Navajo tribal members who decided to sell their land was among the lowest in the country. The program itself stems from a system known as fractionation.
Oct. 22, 2019

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