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ASU, Banner Team Creates Gel To Measure Radiation Exposure During Treatment
Radiation therapy provides treatment and relief for many with cancers and other diseases. But too much radiation can cause serious illnesses or death. A new detector could offer a better way to monitor exposure.
Nov. 15, 2019
Arizona’s Tiny Pygmy Owl Has New Chance For Protection
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity said Thursday an Aug. 5, 2021, deadline is set for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide if the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl should be protected again as an endangered species.
Nov. 15, 2019
Halloween Sales Help Boost Arizona Job Growth In October
Arizona’s jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to a seasonally adjusted employment rate of 4.8%. That includes 30,100 new jobs in October, said Doug Walls with the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Nov. 15, 2019
Self-Driving Uber Crash The Subject Of Federal Meeting Next Week
A federal board charged with investigating major transportation accidents is set to talk about last year’s deadly crash in Tempe involving an Uber self-driving test car. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the accident's "probable cause."
Nov. 15, 2019
Deadline To Comment On I-10 Broadway Curve Project Is Nov. 18
ADOT is planning a major widening project on the Broadway Curve section of Interstate 10, which is one of the busiest stretches of freeway in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2019
AZ Town Hall To Discuss Impact Of Incarceration On Families
A conference in Phoenix this Friday will focus on keeping families connected during and after incarceration. The event is part of the Arizona Town Hall, a series of public meetings held around the state, focusing this year on criminal justice reform.
Nov. 14, 2019
Senate Requests New Trial After Losing Staffing Case
The motion for another round of litigation, filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, comes after attorneys for the Senate failed to meet a deadline to rehire former staffer Talonya Adams and pay her more than $350,000 in damages and back pay.
Nov. 14, 2019
Gannett, GateHouse Approve Merger To Form Largest U.S. Newspaper Company
Two of the largest newspaper companies in the country are set to combine after shareholders approved GateHouse Media’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett. Gannett is the parent company of USA Today and the Arizona Republic.
Nov. 14, 2019
Ex-Agent Who Ran Down Migrant Wants Lighter Sentence
A former Border Patrol agent in Nogales is asking a federal judge for probation after he admitted to running over an undocumented Guatemalan man and then bragging about it. Matthew Bowen doesn’t dispute that he hit a fleeing man with his agency vehicle.
Nov. 14, 2019
New Graphite Processing Facility Opens In Mesa
Urbix was founded in 2014 in anticipation of the growing need for graphite, an important component in lithium batteries.
Nov. 14, 2019
I-17 Shut This Weekend To Replace Pinnacle Peak Bridge
Don’t depend on I-17 this weekend. The interstate will be closed in both directions in north Phoenix beginning at 10 p.m. Friday.
Nov. 14, 2019
Abandoned Missile Complex Near Tucson Goes On Sale
Been feeling a little overwhelmed by today's political landscape? Maybe it's time to get away for a while, maybe even off the grid. Well now you have a chance for better living underground inside an abandoned missile complex.
Nov. 14, 2019
Cathy Comic Creator Pens New Book Of Essays
The comic strip "Cathy" ended its run in 2010, but creator Cathy Guisewite returned to public life earlier this year with a book of essays called "Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault." She is in the Phoenix metro area Friday for the 40th annual Erma Bombeck Authors luncheon.
Nov. 14, 2019
Navajo Nation President Halts NTEC Purchase Of Coal Plants
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced this week he is pulling the plug on the Navajo Transitional Energy Company's controversial purchases of three bankrupt coal mines in Wyoming and Montana last month.
Nov. 14, 2019
Commentary: Legislating Recreational Marijuana
Some Arizonans, like Kevin DeMenna who's a senior adviser at DeMenna Public Affairs, think elected leaders should play more of a role in crafting policy related to the recreational use of marijuana.
Nov. 14, 2019
Swastika Flyers At ASU Part Of A Statewide Trend
Last week, students on ASU’s Tempe campus might have come across something not-so-welcome: Nazi flyers papered around their campus.
Nov. 14, 2019
Tempe Officials Consider Reducing Speed Limits
Tempe officials on Saturday will host the first of four public meetings to get resident input on the possibility of reducing speed limits citywide. It’s part of Tempe’s effort to reduce pedestrian deaths, through the Vision Zero initiative. The meetings will take place this month and next; no reductions are expected before March.
Nov. 14, 2019
D-Backs Want Smaller Stadium With More Shopping, Dining
A smaller, more intimate stadium surrounded by shopping and dining experiences to rival Glendale’s Westgate district — that’s what the Arizona Diamondbacks are asking for. It’s no secret the Diamondbacks have been unhappy with their current stadium. Last year, the team negotiated the option to leave Chase Field as early as 2022.
Nov. 14, 2019
As The American Dream Fades, Who Despairs The Most?
The national economy and the job market have been healthy for nearly a decade — at least for some Americans. Others, however, have missed out, remaining unemployed and have stopped looking for a position entirely.
Nov. 14, 2019
Remain In Mexico Inconsistencies Push Migrants To AZ Crossings
It wasn’t too long ago that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced that all families seeking asylum in the U.S. would be either deported quickly or sent to the Mexican side of the border to wait it out as their cases are resolved.
Nov. 14, 2019

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