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In February, Arizona legislators rejected a bill that would have forced makers of alternative milks, like soy and almond, to stop using the word “milk” on its labels. “Almonds don’t lactate” was widely quoted as a major reason for the bill. But, this phrase and the debate did not start in Arizona and do not look to end anytime soon.
Apr. 4, 2019
Are Gig Workers Employees Or Contractors?
In just the past few years, an increasing number of Americans have taken on part-time gigs or side hustles, like driving for Uber or Lyft. That’s made it more common for disputes to come up related to whether the worker is an employee or independent contractor.
Apr. 4, 2019
Are Rich People Less Likely To Be Ethical?
The investigation that revealed a number of wealthy families — including Hollywood celebrities — funneling tens of thousands of dollars to high-level universities in order to get their kids in has renewed public questions about power and money.
Apr. 4, 2019
LA Climate Change Conference Aims To Find Solutions
Climate change continues to be one of the more contentious issues for policymakers, especially at the federal level. There are some who dispute whether the problem was introduced or, at the very least, exacerbated by humans.
Apr. 4, 2019
Mammography Changes May Be Coming To Address Risks
Mammogram centers could soon be required to give women more information about how dense breast tissue can increase their risk of cancer, under proposed rules from the Food and Drug Administration.
Apr. 4, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: The Haymarket Squares
Arizona has its fair share of folk and bluegrass bands, but none can hold a candle to the spicy flare of The Haymarket Squares.
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Apr. 4, 2019
First Transplant From Living Donor With HIV Performed
Last week, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore performed the the first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV. It could be a game-changer for patients with the AIDS virus who need a transplant, and it marks another move toward removing the stigma for people living with HIV.
Apr. 4, 2019
Phoenix To Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel
The fifth most populous city in the country is partnering with a waste management company and a technology firm to convert plastics 3-7 into fuel.
Apr. 4, 2019
AZ Farm Bureau:
On Wednesday, outside of the White House, Gov. Doug Ducey shifted his position on President Trump’s threat the close our Southern border. He told reporters that, while trade is important, “border security comes first.” This is a new take on a possible government shutdown for Ducey.
Apr. 4, 2019
The Takeaway: Tracking Chemical Incidents In Texas
In early April, two workers were injured, and one was killed in an explosion at a chemical plant outside of Houston, Texas. Two weeks earlier, a fire at another Texas chemical company sent a 4,000-foot-tall plume of smoke billowing into the sky, raising some concerns about whether the air was safe to breathe.
Apr. 4, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Arts And Culture Podcasts To Keep You In The Know
When you think of hotel art, you probably think of kitsch, mass-produced oil paintings, Bob Ross landscapes, maybe even some works on velvet. But this is an outmoded idea, with hotels now boasting of their impressive art programs full of original works.
Apr. 4, 2019
Arizona Congressional Members Split On Mueller Report
It was a split along party lines Wednesday as the Congressional House Judiciary Committee voted to allow subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report without redactions.
Apr. 4, 2019
Some Lawmakers Want Less Restrictions On Landlords
Some lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature have moved to ban cities and towns from enacting any new regulations and restrictions on landlords. Republican Sen. David Farnsworth said the state Landlord-Tenant Act, adopted nearly 50 years ago, works quite well.
Apr. 4, 2019
Coyotas — The Pastry That Crosses Borders
Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, is known for its world-class beef, big flour tortillas and its remix of the American hot dog. Just as well known in Sonora — but not as well known outside of it — is the coyota, a flat, flaky pastry stuffed with sweet filling.
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Apr. 4, 2019
Scientists Confirm Methane On Mars, Locate Possible Source
Methane detections on Mars have stoked hopes of finding microbial life, but they’ve also fueled years of debate among scientists struggling to confirm them. A new paper offers progress in solving the methane mystery.
Apr. 3, 2019
First Sunday Without Commercial Inspections Comes Amid Peak Nogales Import Season
Last week’s announcement that there will be no Sunday commercial port inspections in Nogales comes amid the peak of the produce import season.
Apr. 3, 2019
Association President: Males As Susceptible To Eating Disorders
The challenge of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia has typically been more associated with women than men, and the numbers do indicate that lines up with reality. But we’re seeing more public examples of men in that spotlight.
Apr. 3, 2019
Bill To Require School District Consolidation Advance
A panel of state senators has given its OK to a plan that would require school districts to consolidate. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction Republican, would force elementary and high school districts to merge into unified districts by July 1, 2024.
Apr. 3, 2019
Steve Pierce Chosen To Replace Rep. David Stringer
The state House has been short one member since Rep. David Stringer submitted his resignation last week. Now legislative district 1 and the House took a key step to moving on as the Yavapai County Supervisors chose Stringer’s successor.
Apr. 3, 2019
Do Cities Market What Makes Them Unique?
Is it getting harder to tell Phoenix from Philadelphia, or Houston, or Seattle or Denver, for that matter? According to Aaron Renn, when it comes to a city’s branding and marketing campaigns, it is.
Apr. 3, 2019

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