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 US State Department Issues Latest Travel Warning For Mexico
The U.S. State Department issued its latest travel warning for Mexico this week. The update includes fewer restrictions on the Mexican border city of Juárez.
April 15, 2015
Arizona Researchers: Fungus Could Be Key To Slowing Destructive Bark Beetles
Growing bark beetle populations have decimated forests in the western United States, with some damage to northern and eastern Arizona forests. But local research is getting closer to a “solution” that may help.
April 15, 2015
Judge Denies Arpaio’s Second Request To Cancel Contempt Hearing
The sheriff and four others will face a four-day civil contempt of court hearing beginning on April 21.
April 14, 2015
AZ Water Supply Better Than Last Year
The drought lingers on in the Southwest, but one of Central Arizona’s biggest utilities expects more water coming down into the Valley this year.
April 14, 2015
Tempe Will Still Discourage Plastic Bag Use After Senate Bill 1241
The city of Tempe was in the early stages of banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags before Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1241 that prohibits these bans. Despite the bill, Tempe Council member Lauren Kuby said the city plans to move forward with discouraging plastic bag use.
April 14, 2015
Arizona One Of The Last States To Pass REAL ID Law
Arizonans will soon need a new ID to fly.
April 14, 2015
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Officials Report Increase In Sky Train Use
The monorail system at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is seeing more daily passengers. Since 2013, ridership has increased by about 30 percent.
April 14, 2015
Arizona Nonprofit To Stop Medicaid-Funded Mental Health Service In S. New Mexico
Tucson-based La Frontera said it plans a staggered transition to phase out operations in Don-ya Ana County and several others in southwestern New Mexico.
April 14, 2015
Donation Cap For Arizona legislative Candidates Increased Again
Prior to 2014 legislative candidates could take no more than $440 from any one source, with statewide contenders limited to $912. Last year lawmakers boosted the cap to $4,000 for both. The new law signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey provides for $5,000 donations.
April 14, 2015
New Arizona Law Allows Traffic School For Tickets Every 12 Months
Arizona motorists are soon going to have twice as many chances to get out of their speeding tickets.
April 14, 2015
Ducey Vetoes Arizona Bill Funding Predictive Policing Program
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill allotting more than $1 million to implement a pilot program to predict where and when crime will happen.
April 14, 2015
Boquillas 2 Years Later: Economy Rebuild Garners Binational Support
A border crossing that's seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary.
April 14, 2015
Arizona Naturopathic Doctors Face New Rules For Medical Marijuana Certificates
Republican Sen. Kimberley Yee of Phoenix sponsored the provision as a means to increase accountability for naturopaths issuing medical marijuana certificates.
April 14, 2015
Banner Healths New Headquarters May Give Boost To Midtown Phoenix
Banner Health’s corporate headquarters in Phoenix is busting at the seams after a year of growth, and the state’s largest hospital system now is eying a bigger space in midtown Phoenix.
April 14, 2015
Uber Wont Confirm Global Command Center Announced By Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced last week that Uber is planning to open what he called a global command center in Phoenix. But officials with Uber won’t confirm that statement.
April 14, 2015
VA Whistleblowers Testify About Retaliation
One year after whistleblowers at the Phoenix VA went public about of delays in patient care, the House Committee on Veterans affairs is inquiring into whistleblower retaliations. Three whistleblowers testified about how they were treated after coming forward with the accusations of misconduct.
April 13, 2015
Most Arizonans File Taxes Online
The majority of Arizona taxpayers are choosing to file their returns online this year.
April 13, 2015
ASU President Michael  Crow Sets Lofty Graduation Rate
The incoming graduating class of 2019 at Arizona State is expected to be larger to meet a goal set by President Michael Crow.
April 13, 2015
Flagstaff Groups Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Minimum Wage
A new lawsuit by a Flagstaff group could pave the way to Arizona cities adopting their own "living wage" laws.
April 13, 2015
Border Pipelines Face Opposition On Both Sides Of Rio Grande
Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad, its federal electricity commission, has awarded a contract to a group of Texas companies to build two pipelines, including a 143 mile natural-gas pipeline from the energy-rich Permian Basin of west Texas to the border with Mexico.
April 13, 2015

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