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More Counties OK Sanctuary Resolutions On Gun Rights
Two more rural Arizona counties have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment sanctuary counties,” taking stances in favor of gun rights even as some supporters of the measures acknowledge they'll have no or little real legal effect.
Feb. 10, 2020
Disability-Related Bills Stemming From Hacienda To Get Hearings
Last December, two Arizona lawmakers issued a handful of recommendations aimed at keeping people with disabilities and senior citizens safe from abuse. Since then, legislation has been drafted and some of those measures, will be getting a hearing this week.
Feb. 10, 2020
AAA Study: Buyers Hesitation For Driving Electric Is Charging Convenience
A new study by the American Automobile Association has found that fear of running out of power and not finding a charging station are the two biggest misgivings car buyers have about investing in electric vehicles.
Feb. 10, 2020
Arizona Storytellers: Niki Cuccinotto
Niki Cuccinotto says her large, loud Italian family has always been Cubs fans. From a very young age, Niki remembers seeing her Grandpa Joe in a crisp blue Cubs jersey while the whole family cooked on the grill during the game. He was a thin man confined to a wheelchair who couldn't speak, and Niki says it's because Grandpa Joe had Huntington's disease.
Feb. 10, 2020
2020 New Hampshire Primary Results And Analysis
Follow NPR's coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, including results and analysis.
Feb. 10, 2020
Bacanora Gains Protected Status In European Union
A regional liquor produced in neighboring Sonora, Mexico is being recognized in the European Union as a unique regional product. That could increase the spirit’s value on the international market.
Feb. 10, 2020
Phoenix Company Promotes Prison To Workforce Pipeline
A Phoenix company says it's tackling the talent shortage, turning a profit and saving taxpayers money. When Michelle Cirocco took the stage at the Arizona Good Business Summit last month, she shared how a felony conviction sent her to state prison for seven years.
Feb. 10, 2020
Business Leaders, Nonprofits Find Takeaways From Cultural Competence Training
Accusations that a white author stole from Mexican culture to write a novel about immigration led to the publisher canceling a book tour. As the controversy spread a group of local business owners and nonprofit leaders went to cultural competence training at the Arizona Good Business Summit.
Feb. 10, 2020
Freestanding Emergency Departments Might Drive Up Medical Costs
Unlike urgent cares, freestanding emergency departments (FrEDs) are equipped to treat life-threatening conditions. Proponents have hailed FrEDs as faster, more convenient alternatives to crowded hospital emergency departments, but a new study suggests they might in fact drive up costs.
Feb. 10, 2020
Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Could Mean More Than One Group Populated Prehistoric Americas
In recent years, tools, bones and other remains have challenged the dominant theory of how and when humans first populated the Americas. Now, a new skeleton from a cave in Mexico further complicates the prevailing story.
Feb. 10, 2020
Book Sale Raises Hundreds Of Thousands For Charities
For more than 60 years, the Arizona State Fairgrounds have become the temporary home to a different kind of fair: one that favors books over rides. Last year, close to 15,000 people purchased 500,000 books and raised more than $340,000 for charity.
Feb. 9, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1912, President William Howard Taft signed the Statehood Bill making Arizona the 48th state of the United States. Here's a collection of more interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Feb. 9, 2020
Volunteer Election Monitors Preparing For Contentious Elections
The past four election years in Maricopa County have seen widespread problems at polling stations. In 2016, some voters had to wait upwards of five hours to mark their ballots — others faced intimidation from groups trying to suppress their votes. A group of volunteer election monitors is trying to stop that.
Feb. 9, 2020
Phoenix Invests In Wi-Fi Enabled Vans For 2020 Census
The upcoming U.S. census will be the first to allow online submissions — people will be able to complete the constitutionally-mandated survey through a secure web portal. To help reach people who may not have regular internet access, the city of Phoenix has partnered with Cisco and Microsoft to create mobile census vans.
Feb. 9, 2020
Regents Win Fees, Costs In Case Over Real Estate Deal
An Arizona judge has ordered one part of state government to reimburse another part for over $982,000 in attorney fees and other legal costs in a court case stemming from a real estate development.
Feb. 9, 2020
Rain, Cooler Temperatures Headed Into Phoenix This Week
The flawless weather we’ve had the past few days is gone. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O’Malley says to expect highs in the mid-60s, as well as a good chance of rain this week.
Feb. 9, 2020
USFWS Proposes Removing Humpback Chub From Endangered List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting the humpback chub from “endangered” to “threatened” status.The fish was first listed as endangered in 1967.
Feb. 9, 2020
Poll: AZ Voters Support Tougher Gun Laws
A new poll found that a majority of likely voters in Arizona supported universal background checks, red flag laws, and policies requiring domestic abusers to surrender their firearms.
Feb. 8, 2020
President Trump Announces Rally In Phoenix
President Donald Trump will be in Arizona next week, less than a month before the state’s presidential primary election. The campaign rally is scheduled for Feb. 19 inside the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2020
Judge Weighs Final Approval In Motel 6 Settlement
A federal judge postponed a decision on giving final approval to a multi-million dollar class-action settlement over Motel 6 sharing guest information with immigration authorities.
Feb. 7, 2020

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