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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
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
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
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
Police Union Declines No Confidence Vote Against Chief
The union representing Phoenix police officers is no longer calling for a vote of no confidence against Police Chief Jeri Williams. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association had previously sought the vote after Williams fired two officers for their involvement in two high-profile incidents.
Nov. 1, 2019
Asarco Agrees To Pay Union Workers $10 Million
The Tucson-based mining company Asarco has agreed to pay union workers about $10 million in disputed copper price bonuses. Workers have been on strike after walking off the job in mid-October.
Nov. 1, 2019
McSally Holds Hearing On Impact Of Alzheimers On Arizonans
An estimated 140,000 Arizonans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. And that number is projected to increase, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. On Friday, Republican Sen. Martha McSally was in Scottsdale where she held a hearing about the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease on Arizonans.
Nov. 1, 2019
With LUPE Program, NAU Hopes To Open Doors For Latin American Students
The weeklong Leaders United for Positive Energy program brought more than a dozen students and faculty from two Argentine universities and the Technological University of Hermosillo to Arizona in October.
Nov. 1, 2019
Gildan Activewear To Close 2 Sonoran Plants
A major Canadian apparel company is closing its operations in Mexico, including two plants in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. The closure of the Gildan Activewear plants in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo and border city Agua Prieta will mean the loss of more than 1,700 jobs.
Nov. 1, 2019
Flagstaffs Streetlight  Solution Could Help Other Cities
Back in 2001, Flagstaff became the first city in the country to become an official dark sky city from the International Dark Sky Association. The bulbs the city had been using for streetlights to help to preserve view of the night sky were discontinued. Here's how they fixed that problem.
Nov. 1, 2019
Sedona Celebrates Día De Los Muertos At Tlaquepaque
With a large Mexican American community in Arizona, Día de los Muertos is important to many Arizonans and in Sedona, they can celebrate at Tlaquepaque’s annual event.
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition
Nov. 1, 2019
Raising A Glass To Arizonas Water Future
Lots of beers try to evoke specific images — think hip rooftop parties, cool, clean rivers or really interesting guys enjoying a cold one. But one new brew is trying to tell a different story: that of Arizona’s water future.
Nov. 1, 2019
Phoenix Area Vehicle Pollution Increased 291% Since 1990
The metro Phoenix area has experienced the highest increase in vehicle pollution of any large city in America since 1990.
Nov. 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Prescription Drug Costs And 2020
The rocketing cost of prescription drug prices makes the burdensome healthcare landscape more difficult to navigate for the millions of Americans that rely on a prescription.
Nov. 1, 2019

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