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Transgender Athlete Bill Passes State House Committee
In a party-line vote, an Arizona House panel voted to ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports that don't match their biological sex.
Feb. 17, 2020
East Valley Solar Co-Op Reaches Installation Phase
Solar United Neighbors is a national nonprofit that helps buyers “go solar.” The co-op model brings together several individual solar customers at one time to contract with one installer at a discounted price.
Feb. 17, 2020
Untold Arizona: Meet The People Living Off Grid In Cochise County
How can you live a frontier lifestyle long after the frontier has closed? In 2020, it involves solar panels, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting. Those are hallmarks of the “off-grid” lifestyle, which allows a homeowner to separate from the electric, water, and even food grid and provide for him or herself.
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Feb. 17, 2020
Ransomware Cost AZ Health Care Millions Since 2016
Ransomware attacks involve hackers locking people out of their own data and demanding a payoff to regain access. But when patient data is held for ransom for hours or months, lives are on the line.
Feb. 17, 2020
Armed Activists Rally For Second Amendment At Capitol
Thousands of Second Amendment supporters gathered at the state Capitol to support pro-gun candidates and oppose measures they say violate their gun rights.
Feb. 16, 2020
One Of The Last 3 Remaining USS Arizona Survivors Dies At 97
Donald Stratton manned an anti-aircraft gun during the attack. After escaping the Arizona and recovering from burns, he returned to the fleet for the duration of the war. In civilian life, Stratton worked as a diver in the oil industry.
Feb. 16, 2020
History Buffs Celebrate Womens Right To Vote Centennial At AZ Capitol Museum
On Arizona Statehood Day Friday, Feb. 14, government officials and historical enthusiasts gathered at the Arizona Capitol Museum and wore period clothing for an exhibit celebrating women’s suffrage.
Feb. 16, 2020
Bill To Stop Cities From Banning Natural Gas Advances
The state Senate has passed a bill that would block efforts by cities and counties to combat climate change by limiting natural gas use in new construction. Proponents say it would make rates more fair for everyone, while opponents say it ties the hands of local elected officials.
Feb. 15, 2020
Charter School Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing $2.2M
A charter school employee created fake documents for more than 450 fake students, stealing more than $2.2 million from the federal and state governments.
Feb. 15, 2020
Tucson Bishop Giving Up Home For Adults With Disabilities
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson is renovating the bishop's former 7,200-square foot house for adults with disabilities. More than $150,000 is going into renovations. Built in the 1960s, the residence has several bedrooms and communal areas, according to a diocese spokeswoman.
Feb. 15, 2020
Tougher Law Or A Place To Race? How Should Phoenix Handle Street Racing?
Phoenix police could get help from state lawmakers to put the brakes on street racing. But the idea isn’t getting the green light from everyone.
Feb. 14, 2020
Study: Scottsdale Airport And Airpark Have $688 Million Impact
An airport with a single runway is generating significant dollars, according to an Arizona State University study. The city-owned airport near Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway offers no commercial airline service. It’s home to many corporate jets and caters to business and leisure travelers.
Feb. 14, 2020
Feminist Protests Demand Justice After Womans Death, AMLOs Comments
The gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City this week is triggering major protests this weekend against gender-based hate crimes. People are outraged over the publication of photos of the victim's body — and comments from Mexico's president about femicide.
Feb. 14, 2020
‘Space Peanut’ Helps Explain How Planets Formed
In early 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past a peanut-shaped object beyond Pluto that scientists hoped might preserve remnants of the earliest solar system. Now, researchers have released a series of papers updating what we know.
Feb. 14, 2020
I Heart Pluto Festival To Commemorate 90th Anniversary of Pluto Discovery
Lowell Observatory will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery with events on Feb. 15 and 18. Nine decades ago, Clyde Tombaugh used a special device called a blink comparator to discover Pluto by rapidly comparing images of the sky taken at different times.
Feb. 14, 2020
The Takeaway: Politics With Amy Walter — Black Voters And The Democratic Primary
A look at how the primary field may shift after states with diverse electorates select their candidates.
Feb. 14, 2020
Tempe Company Shares Name With Coronavirus
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization explained the official abbreviation for the coronavirus is "COVID-19." The name seemed benign to most, except those familiar with the commercial audio/visual cable and connector industry.
Feb. 14, 2020
Expert: Closures, Consolidation Coming To Overcrowded Grocery Market
Downtown Phoenix recently got its first supermarket in decades, when a Fry’s opened on Jefferson Street. But even without that, the Valley has been incredibly competitive — with intersections in some neighborhoods featuring a grocery on nearly every corner.
Feb. 14, 2020
Maricopa Students Headed To National Future City Competition
A group of students from Maricopa Wells Middle School in Maricopa is heading to Washington, D.C., today. They’ll be taking part in the Future City Competition National Finals, after winning the regional finals last month. The competition challenges teams of students to build a city based on a particular topic — this year’s was water.
Feb. 14, 2020
Can The Improved Suns Hold Onto Devin Booker?
The NBA All-Star game is this weekend, marking the unofficial end to the first half of the regular season. And though the Phoenix Suns' playoff chances are limited, the fact that Suns and playoffs are in the same sentence is quite a development.
Feb. 14, 2020

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