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Lawmakers Move To Regulate Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Like Traditional Rental Companies
State lawmakers are weighing what kind new regulations they should put on what's becoming the Lyft and Uber of car rentals.
Feb. 21, 2019
Snow Day Announced For North AZ As Storm Rolls In
It's a snow day for Flagstaff, while much of northern Arizona is under a winter storm warning Thursday and Friday this week. In Flagstaff, school administrators from kindergarten to college have called off classes.
Feb. 21, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Edible Marijuana
The Arizona Public Safety House Committee voted 5-2 this week to send the debate over legalizing medical marijuana edibles to the full House chamber.
Feb. 21, 2019
Republican Senator Introduces Bill To Help DREAMers
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to create a special tuition rate for those who graduated from a state high school, but don’t qualify for in-state tuition. The primary beneficiaries could be high school graduates who have deferred action status, or so-called "DREAMers."
Feb. 21, 2019
Sex Differences, Federal Standards, Drive Shift In Biomedical Research
Biomedical research is undergoing a sea change, driven in part by federal funding requirements that studies consider biological sex as a factor. Part two of this two-part Arizona Science Desk series explores this cultural shift.
Part 1: Personalized Medicine Propels New Understanding Of Sex Differences
Feb. 21, 2019
Prison Sentencing Reform Stalls At The Arizona House
Sentencing reform legislation stalled in the Arizona House on Wednesday. After refusing to hear a bill that would have reduced non-violent offenders’ time in Arizona prisons by 50 percent, Rep. John Allen scheduled his own bill that would allow earned release credits for up to 25 percent of a sentence.
Feb. 20, 2019
Tucson Joins Nogales In Fight Over Federal Concertina Wire On The Border Fence
Tucson City Council voted Wednesday night to support the small town of Nogales, Arizona, in its fight with the Homeland Security Department and the U.S. military on the Mexican border.
Feb. 20, 2019
Scientists Say Unprocessed Uranium Poses Little Threat
Grand Canyon’s safety director recently released a report that said three buckets of uranium ore had exposed park visitors and staff to radiation. But scientists said unprocessed ore poses little danger unless exposed at very close range for long periods of time.
Feb. 20, 2019
Hearing Scheduled Thursday In Separations Lawsuit
An independent federal investigator has said nobody knows how many migrant families were separated before last year’s zero-tolerance policy on the U.S.-Mexico border that led to court-ordered reunifications. But the ACLU wants the reunification order expanded to include them all.
Feb. 20, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants
While temperatures have been dropping south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, the number of migrants waiting there to ask for asylum in the United States has gone up. So the city has opened a new shelter for migrants to help address the growing demand.
Feb. 20, 2019
Sinema Talks Improvements, Opportunities For Vet Care
Since the Phoenix VA became the flashpoint for inadequate care, Arizona's congressional members have been involved with attempts to bring improvements. At the center of those efforts has been Sen. Kyrsten Sinema​.
Feb. 20, 2019
Despite A Strong Economy, Income Inequality Increased
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
Lawmakers Debate Rewards For Teachers Whose Students Pass AP Tests
Under a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature, schools would be allowed to reward teachers whose students pass Advanced Placement exams. But some experts have criticisms of AP courses and tests.
Feb. 20, 2019
Bill Could Allow Eviction Of Tenants Who Use Vouchers
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
Phoenix Ranked 22nd Most Congested City In The U.S.
Phoenix is the 22nd most congested city in the country, according to a new global analysis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Hacienda Board Using Nonprofit To Boost Business
Even as Hacienda HealthCare transitions to state oversight after a patient was raped and gave birth at a Phoenix facility, more troubling information has come to light.
Feb. 20, 2019
Photographer Captures The Effects Of Climate Change
The images of polar bears nearly stranded on cracking glaciers or effects of climate change on indigenous communities aren’t hard to find. Some of those photographs from around the world were taken by Cristina Mittermeier.
Feb. 20, 2019
Dolphinaris Says Arizona Aquatic Facility Isn
Dolphinaris Arizona spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says the facility on tribal land near Scottsdale remains temporarily closed as experts investigate potential factors in the dolphin deaths after a 22-year-old dolphin died on Jan. 31.
Feb. 20, 2019
The Takeaway: Even With A Billion Dollars To Fight LA
Homelessness is a national emergency that hits the state of California especially hard. Yet despite a bond measure that gives over a billion dollars to help the nearly 50,000 homeless residents, city officials are finding that they can't spend the money quickly or effectively enough to make an adequate dent in the crisis.
Feb. 20, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: 24-Hour News Cycle
We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important?
Feb. 20, 2019

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