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Company Bets On Legal Recreational Marijuana In AZ
A company that hopes to be the largest marijuana operation in Arizona, if not the nation, is expanding its holdings ahead of what is likely to be an expensive ballot fight to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.
July 9, 2019
MCDOT Tests Smart Tech To Make Road Work Sites Safer
Maricopa County Department of Transportation is testing a program that uses wireless sensors to monitor drive times in work sites on county roads.
July 9, 2019
Mexico Secretary Of Finance Quits, Criticizes His Government
On Tuesday, just seven months after taking oath, Mexico’s president was surprised by the resignation of the finance secretary, who slammed the administration on his way out.
July 9, 2019
Mexican Federal Police Officers Upset With New National Guard
Just a few weeks ago, the Mexican National guard began to operate not only against organized crime but also detaining undocumented immigrants. But experts and members of the Federal Police are concerned with the guard’s protocols and duties.
July 9, 2019
AMLO Responds to US Steel, Tomato Tariffs
During his Tuesday morning press conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had “confidence that we’ll be able to confront this new challenge.”
July 9, 2019
Arizona Department Of Child Safety Director To Resign
Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay is resigning. McKay will become the chief operating officer of Childhelp, an Arizona-based nonprofit that helps the victims of child abuse.
July 9, 2019
Mesa Launches Online Transportation Survey
“We want people to log on to a website and give us some feedback, you know, good, bad or ugly about how they feel about transportation in the city of Mesa and what we can do to be better at that,” Mayor John Giles said.
July 9, 2019
How Rough Riders From ASU Helped Arizona Get Statehood
ASU Now reporter Scott Seckel dug deep into the history of the Rough Riders, beginning on the steps of what is now ASU's Old Main, where President Theodore Roosevelt came to give a speech.
July 9, 2019
Study: Crime Rates Rise As Temperatures Rise
New research has found that crime in Los Angeles goes up on days when the high temperature is above 85 degrees. The link between rising mercury and rising crime rates has been known for some time, but this new study finds the relationship is stronger in low-income neighborhoods.
July 9, 2019
DNC Chairman Hosts Pro-Affordable Care Act Rally In Phoenix
As a federal appeals court hears a Texas case challenging the Affordable Care Act, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez came to Phoenix to host a rally in support of "Obamacare."
July 9, 2019
Judge Rejects Plan To Make School District Shoulder Cost
A tax court judge found it unconstitutional to force the Tucson Unified School District to pay entirely for the cost of its desegregation program, when that cost constitutionally should come from the general fund.
July 9, 2019
There Is A Shortage Of Foster Care Homes In Arizona
Over the last few months, the need for foster families in our state has become desperate, according to one of the larger foster home licensing agencies in the county.
July 9, 2019
McSally Pins Help For Arizona Homeless On Executive Order
As a retired fighter pilot, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said she sees affordable housing as a serious problem among veterans and pinned her hopes of helping Arizona's homeless on President Trump's plans.
July 9, 2019
How Bashas’ Bounced Back From Bankruptcy
Ten years ago, Arizona's Bashas' Supermarkets — which includes Bashas, AJ’s and Food City — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2010 and now claims nearly 7% of the Arizona market.
July 9, 2019
Nearly 50 Wildfires Burning Since Holiday Weekend Started
Fire crews are working around the state trying to contain dozens of fires sparked over the holiday weekend.
July 9, 2019
Arizona Downs Horse Track In Prescott Will Reopen July 20
Off-track racing will resume at Arizona Downs on July 20, more than a month after the Prescott horse track closed due to financing.
July 9, 2019
ADOT: AZ Doesnt Share Drivers Licenses With Feds Without Cause
In response to news that some states are sharing driver's licenses with federal investigators, Arizona transportation officials say they are not sharing your driver's license photo unless there is just cause.
July 9, 2019
Detention Officer Accused Of Using Excessive Force
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) detention officer has been arrested after he was accused of using excessive force. Authorities say Anthony Nguyen, 48, used his Taser on an inmate without justification on Feb. 19.
July 9, 2019
Felt An Earthquake On Colorado-Utah Border?
Moab, Utah, doesn’t normally have earthquakes people can feel. One in late June — at a magnitude 4.5 — didn’t cause any damage. But it was enough to get people’s attention in communities all along the Utah-Colorado border.
July 9, 2019
Phoenix To Temporarily Close Mexico Trade Offices
The Phoenix City Council has voted to temporarily close the city’s offices in Mexico, which connect companies on both sides of the border looking to expand, while the contract to run the offices is being reviewed.
July 9, 2019

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