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Hudbay Minerals Will Appeal Ban On Copper Mine Project
Executives from Hudbay Minerals have been forming an appeal to a federal district court ruling in July. It stopped the Canadian mining company from building the $1.9 billion open-pit Rosemont Copper Mine in Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2019
Office Manager Accused Of Embezzling More Than $300K
An Arizona grand jury indicted a Prescott office manager for a medical center on more than 60 felony charges related to fraud. The jury ruled to indict Terri Rolston of Surprise on the multiple felony charges for reportedly embezzling more than $300,000.
Oct. 30, 2019
Ballot Measure Proposes Sweeping Election Law Changes
A sweeping ballot measure unveiled Wednesday would legalize automatic and same-day voter registration in Arizona, while also restricting the dollar amounts individuals and political committees can contribute to candidates.
Oct. 30, 2019
Indigenous Initiative Seeks To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate
In Arizona, Native American women are dying of pregnancy-related causes at a rate four times higher than those of white women. And most of those deaths could have been prevented. That’s according to a recent study by the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now there’s a Navajo midwife doing something about it.
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input
Oct. 30, 2019
In Mexico, Murders Of Journalists Go Unpunished
Mexico continues to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to prosecuting the murder of journalists, according to a list released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Oct. 29, 2019
Court Order Bans Photography Outside AZ Supreme Court
Taking photos outside the Arizona Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals building in Tucson could now land you in jail. In a new order, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel prohibited any type of video recording, photography or live broadcasting from areas around the two buildings.
Oct. 29, 2019
Quarter Of AZ Housing Units Built In Years Leading Up To Recession
About a quarter of Arizona’s housing structures were built in the decade leading up to and encompassing the Great Recession. So what was going on in the real estate world?
Oct. 29, 2019
Haunted Phoenix: Four Peaks Features More Spirits Than Fit In A Glass
It’s a popular destination in Tempe for people who want to get a beer or something to eat. But, it’s also apparently a popular destination for — spirits. Carter Nacke is an event assistant at Four Peaks Brewing Company and also a haunted tour guide.
Oct. 29, 2019
Woz U Gives Up Postsecondary License In Arizona
Woz U started with a grand promise from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to revolutionize tech education without plunging students into debt. Now, the school is giving up its license by May 1, 2020.
Oct. 29, 2019
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input
Countless indigenous women and girls have gone missing for generations. It’s a pattern of abuse that’s well-known in these communities, and yet it has persisted with little intervention from the government. But, this year, state lawmakers sought to change that by forming the Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Oct. 29, 2019
Report Shows Families Are Still Being Separated At Border
The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge in 2018 to stop separating most migrant children from their parents on the border. The public outcry was fierce, and the administration said it’s not enforcing the policy anymore. But, a new report from journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernandez shows families are still being separated.
Oct. 29, 2019
Study: Race, Representation Affect Who Gets Traffic Tickets
There have been academic studies on issues related to how often law enforcement officers pull over African American drivers and cite them for moving violations. New research by an ASU public finance professor and two colleagues indicate those stops may be used as ways to collect money from a certain sector of drivers — most notably, African Americans.
Oct. 29, 2019
Mail-In Ballots For Maricopa County Almost Due
If you’re one of nearly 1.85 million Maricopa County voters who got a ballot in the mail earlier this month, now's the time to mail it back.
Oct. 29, 2019
Phoenix Forum Focuses On Future of Electric Vehicles
A conference taking place Tuesday at ASU’s law school aims to bring together people from different aspects of the electric vehicle market. That includes manufacturers, policy-makers and utilities, among others. The Show spoke with a couple of the people involved in the first Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum.
Oct. 29, 2019
English-Language Learners A Top Priority For Kathy Hoffman
As the 2020 legislative session approaches, debates around education are heating up. Republicans are already at odds with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman over her management of state school voucher program, and Hoffman is planning a fight against requirements for what she calls bilingual or multilingual students.
Oct. 29, 2019
Inaugural Rocky Point Cruise Delayed Until January
A series of cruises scheduled to launch in December from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, will be delayed by one month, cutting the number of departures in the inaugural cruise season in half.
Oct. 29, 2019
Book Argues Banks, Investors Crushed The American Dream
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Oct. 29, 2019
AZ Congressional Delegation Reacts To Trumps Handling Of ISIS Operation
Arizona’s congressional delegation is expressing mixed reactions to President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. military operation that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Oct. 29, 2019
What Maricopa County Found In Its Audit Of Petersens Office
Auditors combed through Petersen's computer and his office files. They also analyzed his internet search history, emails, phone records and use of county resources.
Oct. 29, 2019
Not All AZ Schools Can Benefit From Later Start Times
California school districts have three years to push back the start times of their middle schools and high schools. Despite the benefits of better rested students, some Arizona schools face barriers in changing their schedules.
Oct. 29, 2019

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