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House Speaker Bowers Puts Controversial Water Bill On
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the state’s drought plan for the Colorado River.
Feb. 19, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Housing
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and 60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls.
Feb. 19, 2019
Religious Exemption Vaccination Bill Fails
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.
Feb. 19, 2019
Reporter Killed, Another Wounded In Hermosillo Shooting
One reporter is dead and another is gravely wounded after a weekend shooting in Hermosillo, the capital of the Northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Feb. 19, 2019
Veteran Suicide Bill Introduced InState Legislature
In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Feb. 19, 2019
As Re-Elections Approach, Mexicans Develop System to Monitor Legislators
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
Q&AZ: Have Geese Always Migrated To Arizona?
Much like human snowbirds, geese flock to Arizona in the winter for warmth. But, also like some snowbirds, some have set up a permanent home here.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Aims To Address Lunch Fee Stigma In Schools
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
Arizona House Commerce Committee Approves Lottery Anonymity Bill
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.''
Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers Considering Cracking Down On Onerous Timeshare Contracts
Arizona lawmakers are considering ways to legally protect timeshare buyers from abusive contracts.
Feb. 19, 2019
Data Breach Hits Restaurants, Hotels Across Arizona
A data breach may have compromised the personal information of customers who patronized any of 50 Arizona businesses last month.
Feb. 19, 2019
The Takeaway: After Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played an NFL game in over two years. In October 2017, he filed a grievance, alleging that they colluded to keep him off the field. The quarterback’s lawyers called the owners’ decision not to sign him “retribution” for his protests against racial inequality.
Feb. 19, 2019
Most Arizonans Are Concerned About Climate Change
More Arizonans today — nearly two-thirds in fact — are concerned about climate change and view it as a serious problem. That’s one of the main findings from the latest Conservation in the West Poll.
Feb. 19, 2019
Has Enough Been Done To Protect The 2020 Elections?
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Because of this, lawmakers have been working on solutions. $380 million was recently approved by congress to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems.
Feb. 19, 2019
David Boies Discusses Judicial Independence
Bush v. Gore, Westmoreland v. CBS, Hollingsworth v. Perry. In each of those well-known and — to some extent — groundbreaking cases, attorney David Boies represented one of the sides.
Feb. 19, 2019
Southwest Airlines Declares Emergency Amid Labor Dispute
Southwest Airlines recently told its mechanics the company is experiencing an “operational emergency” because the average number of planes out of service has more than doubled. The airline threatened them with termination if they don’t show up for work to fix the problem.
Feb. 19, 2019
The Takeaway: What Regulation Rollbacks At The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Means For Consumers
Earlier this month the CFPB proposed a significant role back on Obama-era rules governing payday lending. It’s the latest attempt by the Trump administration to undermine some of the efforts put in place after the financial crash in 2008.
Feb. 19, 2019
Investigation Reveals Contracts With EVIT, Lawmakers
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former state lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
When The Schoolhouse Becomes A Jailhouse
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics.
Feb. 19, 2019
Phoenix Country Club Becomes A Building Battleground
A corner of the Phoenix Country Club has become an unexpected battleground for a development project.
Feb. 19, 2019

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