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The Takeaway: How California
As fires continue, more people are losing their homes, and those losses are partly a result of a pre-existing housing crisis in the state: The high cost of living in urban centers has pushed many to rural areas on the outskirts of town, where there is a higher risk of fire damage.
Nov. 4, 2019
Tucson Votes Today On Sanctuary City Status
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to declare Tucson the state’s first “sanctuary city,” a term with no concrete legal definition that has nonetheless taken on a life of its own in law enforcement and national politics.
Nov. 4, 2019
Petersen Due In Maricopa County Superior Court Tuesday
Paul Petersen is scheduled to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. The Arizona criminal case against Petersen includes accusations of fraud, forgery and theft from the state’s Medicaid system. Defense lawyer Kurt Altman said Petersen will plead not guilty to more than 30 felonies brought by a grand jury.
Nov. 4, 2019
Boas: PLEA Decision To Forego Vote A Good One
The union representing Phoenix police officers decided late Friday not to hold a vote of no-confidence against Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, or PLEA, had threatened the vote after Williams fired three officers over separate incidents.
Nov. 4, 2019
This Gross Clam Can Help Us Understand Climate Change
The geoduck sort of looks like a giant clam with a long, gooey arm sticking out of it, and they're apparently delicacies in Japan. But instead of focusing on the way they taste, scientists are looking at what their shells say about climate change.
Nov. 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Official Visits South Korea
A U.S. State Department official is heading to South Korea on Tuesday. Who is he and what will he be talking about?
Nov. 4, 2019
How Can Americans Live Healthier As They Get Older?
More of us are generally living longer. With that comes an increase in a number of illnesses and diseases, including Alzheimer’s and multiple forms of cancer. That means there’s a need to find and train more people to care for aging Americans.
Nov. 4, 2019
School Bond, Override Elections A Bellwether For K-12 Advocates
The outcome of dozens of elections held by Maricopa County school districts may be a bellwether for education advocates that want voters to approve more K-12 funding in 2020.
Nov. 4, 2019
Man Moved School To School Amid Misconduct Claims
The first record of sexual harassment allegations against Tucson school employee John Corral is from January 2000. Corral's story — and a number of other instances like it — reveals a vulnerability in Arizona's system for disciplining school employees accused of sexual misconduct.
Nov. 4, 2019
Tempe Police Officers Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On SR 51
Tempe police said Monday that a sergeant and an officer suffered minor and non-life-threatening injuries in a 1:45 a.m. collision with a wrong-way driver on State Route 51.
Nov. 4, 2019
Census Figures: 60% Of Arizonans From Somewhere Else
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show a little less than 40% of Arizonans are natives who stayed in their home state. The other 60% migrate here from somewhere else.
Nov. 4, 2019
Tempe Activists To Indian Government: Free Kashmir
The Tempe chapter of Amnesty International has been working to raise awareness of what it calls a genocide against the people of Kashmir, a region at the center of disputes between India and Pakistan.
Nov. 4, 2019
How An Arizona Veteran’s Job Search Led To A National Summit
A Gulf War veteran who once faced career challenges is working to make it easier for other veterans to transition into civilian life. Alan Powell created the HeroZona Foundation which organizes a free veteran summit.
Nov. 4, 2019
Study Finds Certain Ants Excel At Avoiding Traffic Jams
Ants get a bad rap from picnickers, but drivers might be able to learn a thing or two from our six-legged friends, especially during rush hour. Sebastien Motsch, an associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, said the creatures changed their speed and behavior to avoid snarls even when crammed into the densest of traffic.
Nov. 4, 2019
Patients Love New Heart Valve Operation, But Its Not For Everyone
Chest tightness, shortness of breath and fainting spells are three common symptoms of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of a particular heart valve. Open heart surgery used to be typical for patients with this condition, but about eight years ago, some started to get a procedure that was much less invasive. Abrazo Heart Hospital in Phoenix was part of a global trial for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Nov. 4, 2019
Kitt Peak Instrument To Study Dark Energy In Final Tests
Following a decade of research, development and assembly, final testing has begun on a new instrument at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson. Its observations could improve scientists’ understanding of dark energy.
Nov. 4, 2019
Mesa Breaks Ground At SkyBridge For New Cargo Hub
Mesa officials have broken ground on a new development at SkyBridge Arizona at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The city is calling it the nation’s first joint U.S. and Mexico inland port and customs processing hub.
Nov. 4, 2019
Hispanic Engineers Celebrate Latinas In Phoenix
Thousands of people recently attended the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 43rd National Convention in downtown Phoenix
Nov. 4, 2019
National Democrats Suing Arizona Over Biased Ballots
National Democrats are suing Arizona over the way it lists candidates on the ballot, which favors the governor's party.
Nov. 3, 2019
Fired Senate Staffer: Former Bosses Havent Complied With Judges Order
Judge Douglas Rayes had ordered that Talonya Adams be reinstated no later than Thursday "pursuant to terms negotiated by the parties.'' But Adams, in legal papers filed Friday, said that didn't happen.
Nov. 3, 2019

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