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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
Solar Jobs Slow But Outlook Still Sunny
There has been a decline in solar jobs in Arizona. From 2017 to 2018, they dropped ten percent. But Arizona isn’t the only state seeing a decrease in solar jobs.
Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers May Send Sales Tax For Education To Voters
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
As NGS Station Shutdown Looms, Some See Small Business Fill Gap
Utilities plan to shut down the west’s largest coal-fired power plant at the end of the year. That is if the Navajo Nation doesn’t purchase it in a last ditch effort to save a main source of the tribe’s revenue. Many Navajo Generating Station employees have accepted jobs in Phoenix but others are looking for ways to make a living on the reservation.
Feb. 19, 2019
2 Proposals To Regulate Medical Marijuana Fail In Senate
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
Court Blocks Disclosure of FDA Decision On Ebola Drug
A federal judge has shut down efforts by the Goldwater Institute to force the Food and Drug Administration to detail, publicly, how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines.
Feb. 19, 2019
Interior Nominee Recuses From (Some) CAP Matters
President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, will recuse himself from some matters involving the Central Arizona Project.
Feb. 19, 2019
Metro Phoenix Home Sellers Averaged $65,000 Profit In 2018
The average profit for a home seller in the Valley last year was $65,000. According to ATTOM Data, that’s $4,000 higher than the average U.S. profit in 2018. Still, the local numbers are lower than before the recession.
Feb. 19, 2019
Legislative Fix Proposed For Rural-Urban Health Divide
Depending on where a patient lives across the state, health care costs can vary greatly. One Arizona advocacy group says legislative policy is the way to fix it.
Feb. 18, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019

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