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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 have 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
Groups Urge Trade Sanctions On Mexico To Protect Endangered Porpoise
Conservation organizations are urging a members of international trade convention to impose sanctions on Mexico until it fully protects an endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez during its meeting in Geneva this week and next.
Aug. 20, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico
It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
Aug. 20, 2019
On The 400th Anniversary Of Americas First Slaves, Dr. Wanda Tucker Walks Familys Path
Aug. 20 marks a painful but important moment in our nation's history: the arrival of the first African slaves 400 years ago. For Dr. Wanda Tucker, it also marks the arrival of her own family.
Aug. 20, 2019
Nike Pays $70 Million Cash For Metro Phoenix Site
Nike has paid nearly $70 million for a building in Goodyear. It will become the company’s third U.S. manufacturing facility. The 50-acre property is located along 143rd Avenue, south of Van Buren Street.
Aug. 20, 2019
Interstate 10 Expansion Enters Preliminary Stages
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re driving from Phoenix to Tucson or back, and you get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 10.
Aug. 20, 2019
As  Temperatures Reach 115, Where Are The Monsoon Rains?
If you’re wondering where this year’s monsoon rains are, you’re not alone. While Phoenix-area temperatures this week are expected to approach 115, there don’t seem to be any storms in sight, at least not for the next few days.
Aug. 20, 2019
Hance Park Receives $2 Million To Build Mega Playground
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019

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