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VP Mike Pence Is Visiting Nogales
Vice President Mike Pence returns to Arizona on Thursday, this time to tour the Border Patrol station in Nogales. Pence’s trip was announced Monday, just days after President Donald Trump visited Calexico, California.
April 10, 2019
Pentagon Awards $1 Billion In Border Fence Projects
The Pentagon announced late Tuesday it has awarded about $1 billion for replacement border fence projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. The money was divided between two projects, one in Yuma and a second larger project in New Mexico.
April 10, 2019
With Duties Looming, Nogales Importers Hope For New Tomato Deal
If a new deal isn’t struck by May 7, significant duties could be tacked on to imported Mexican tomatoes. That could spell trouble for Nogales, Arizona, and higher prices for consumers.
April 10, 2019
Letter: Arizona AG Will Not Defend LGBTQ Curriculum Law
An LGBTQ rights group is suing Arizona over a law that restricts how same-sex relationships can be discussed in school health classes.
April 10, 2019
A 384-Acre Fire Near Wittmann Is 30 Percent Contained
A 384-acre fire broke out about 20 miles west of Wittmann in Painted Wagon. The fire was reported Monday morning and crews have contained 30 percent of it so far.
April 10, 2019
UA Scientists Capture First Black Hole Images
Assembling data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, astronomers created the picture showing the violent neighborhood around a supermassive black hole, the light-sucking monsters of the universe theorized by Einstein more than a century ago and confirmed by observations for decades.
April 10, 2019
A Fatal Cross-Border Shooting Inspires Artist
How one street artist commemorated the killing of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a Mexican teenager who was shot by a Border Patrol agent just across the fence in Nogales, Arizona.
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April 10, 2019
Untold Arizona: 50 Years Later, The Memory Of 3 Flooded Sonoran Pueblos Lives On
In the mid-1960s, the waters of a dam in the northern Mexican state of Sonora overwhelmed three small towns. More than half a century later, many are still working to preserve the memory of what happened — and what was lost.
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April 10, 2019
Some In New River, Desert Hills Want To Incorporate
Some residents of the New River and Desert Hills communities north of Phoenix are trying to incorporate.
April 9, 2019
East Valley Institute Of Technology Leader Steps Down
The superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology will resign as part of a separation agreement approved by the district’s governing board Monday. Sally Downey had led the EVIT district for almost two decades.
April 9, 2019
Mesa Public Schools Plans For Teacher, Classified Staff Raises
Arizona’s largest school district, Mesa Public Schools, is planning for a potential shortfall next year.
April 9, 2019
Fairlife Dairy Company Plans To Build Facility In Goodyear
Fairlife plans to build a new production facility in Goodyear to build their West Coast market. Fairlife Chief Operating Officer Tim Doelman said even though the dairy market is down, he thinks this facility will be successful in the long run.
April 9, 2019
Sonoran Mayor Gets Prison For Lying On Passport Application
A federal judge in Tucson has sentenced a mayor from Mexico to 15 months in prison for lying on his passport application.
April 9, 2019
Legislation Would Provide Funds For Route 66 Towns
Route 66 was once known as Main Street of America. In its heyday, people drove cross country to “get their kicks,” as the song goes. But that all changed in the 1980s, when Interstate 40 bypassed 66. Dozens of places along the route went from boom towns to ghost towns. A federal grant program has tried to save them, but it’s accepting its last grant applications Friday.
April 9, 2019
Arizona Considers Allowing More Days For Fireworks Sales
An Arizona lawmaker and fireworks salesman wants to expand the number days Arizonans are allowed to buy and use them to compete with neighboring states that allow longer periods for fireworks sales.
April 9, 2019
Why Youth Minimum Wage Proposal Appears Dead
A controversial bill that would allow employers to pay young people less than the minimum wage appears dead at the Capitol.
April 9, 2019
DeVos Holds Council Of Chief State School Officers Meeting
Every state educational agency had to submit ESSA plans for approval to the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and she was less than happy about what she saw. And, at last year’s meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers — attended by all the nation’s top school officials — she told them so.
April 9, 2019
Report: The Economic Worth Of Arizonas Waterways
What are Arizona’s lakes, rivers and streams worth to the state’s economy? A new report released Tuesday tries to answer that question.
April 9, 2019
Valley Housing Market Continues To Climb
Home prices in the Phoenix Metro area continue to steadily climb. According to the real estate website Zillow, the median price last month was a little more than $266,000. It says prices have gone up 7.1 percent over the past year and expects them to rise 5.5 percent within the next year.
April 9, 2019
Ted Bundy Revived With Documentary And Feature Film
Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer who killed at least 28 people in the 1970s, is getting a lot of renewed attention this year. Joe Berlinger is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, best known for his documentaries in the true crime genre. He directed both the documentary and the feature film.
April 9, 2019

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