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Do The Oscars New Diversity Rules Accomplish Anything?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is adding a diversity component to the Oscars. Starting soon, any films that want to qualify for the best picture category at the Oscars will have to meet diversity standards both on screen and behind the lens. But not everyone is happy with the efforts.
Sept. 21, 2020
Phil Boas: Biden Campaign Needs More Presence In AZ
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump And Biden Campaign Events Court Veteran Vote In Arizona
Over the past few days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held events targeted to Arizona’s 500,000 military veterans. The traditionally conservative group is quickly growing as polarized as the rest of the national electorate, and both campaigns are seeing opportunities to win votes from members of the military, which makes up 10% of Arizona’s voting age population.
Sept. 21, 2020
ASU Shortening Its Fall Semester; Going Virtual After Thanksgiving
Arizona State University announced it will be shortening its fall semester, and all instruction after the Thanksgiving break will be virtual. Citing current health circumstances, Provost Mark Searle says the fall semester will end Dec. 4, cancelling the previously scheduled final exams week Dec. 7-12
Sept. 21, 2020
How Policy Decisions Shaped 6 Months Of COVID-19 Spread In Arizona
Why was the summer surge of COVID-19 cases in Arizona so much worse than in other states that lifted stay-at-home restrictions? Experts say policy decisions shaped the way the virus spread through the state.
Sept. 21, 2020
When Will Turbulence End For Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport?
Fewer travelers and more hand sanitizer. Closed restaurants and postponed construction projects. After six months of turbulence at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, we check current conditions and future expectations.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 21, 2020
National CleanUp Day Sets Volunteer Record In Arizona
Saturday was National CleanUp Day, and volunteers were out in force across the state picking up litter along Arizona’s highways. A record 50 groups participated this year.
Sept. 20, 2020
If Democrats Sweep Election, They Could Add Justices To Supreme Court
Even if Senate Republicans approve the next U.S. Supreme Court justice before the election, Democrats could add more justices if they sweep the election — a move that happened in Arizona under Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 20, 2020
100 Degree Temps Continue In Phoenix, But Lows Will Drop Into The 70s
The week ahead will be warm in the Phoenix area. The National Weather Service says we can expect triple-digit highs all week — but meteorologist Austin Jamison says the low temperatures will be quite comfortable.
Sept. 20, 2020
Arizona Nursing Homes Cautiously Allowing Visitors
Six months ago, Arizona long-term care facilities restricted family visits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, they are cautiously welcoming visitors again. When the pandemic hit, the idea was to restrict visitors to keep vulnerable residents safe. Very few people thought the restrictions would last so long.
Sept. 20, 2020
If Kelly Wins Senate Race, He Could Assume Office Nov. 30
If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly beats Republican Martha McSally in their upcoming Senate race, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, possibly complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Sept. 20, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History
This week in 1929, 225 wild and stray horses and burros were rounded up and held at Bonita Creek northeast of Safford by the Graham County assessor’s office. The owner did not surface to pay the taxes owed on them and the animals were sold. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Sept. 20, 2020
Mexican President Says Sonora Is Getting Adequate Federal Support
After recently learning that next year’s Mexican federal budget includes just one major infrastructure project in Sonora, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said she would work to bring more resources and projects to her state. But asked if the state was getting shortchanged, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed back at a morning press conference last week.
Sept. 19, 2020
Mexican Security Head Highlights Violence Hotspots, Drop In Kidnapping
Several of Sonora's cities are among Mexico's most violent, according to national crime data.
Sept. 19, 2020
Only 15% Of Gila River Community Residents Have Responded To Census
With the census deadline fast approaching, the Gila River Indian Community is reporting only about a 15% response rate. That means only 3,000 members of the community’s 22,000 residents would be counted. Speaking at a virtual census rally Saturday, Gila River Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis implored residents to complete their census questionnaires.
Sept. 19, 2020
Apartment Owners Near UA Asked To Support Shelter In Place
Tucson officials have sent a letter to owners of apartments near the University of Arizona campus asking for their help to slow the COVID-19 transmission among students. The university has confirmed nearly 1,400 positive cases in the past 10 days.
Sept. 19, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report
President Donald Trump released his yearly report on illegal drugs trafficked into the US in September. In the document, he wrote that the Mexican government needs to intensify its efforts and do more to stop the flow of narcotics. But Mexico’s president says there’s nothing to worry about.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies
Two immigration detention centers were accused of serious violations of human rights, including involuntary surgeries and sexual abuse. Mexico’s government has formally requested from U.S. authorities a report on the alleged negligent practices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Vice President Speaks At Arizona Veterans For Trump Rally
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a Veterans For Trump rally in Litchfield Park on Friday. While he praised the Trump administration's record on military spending and veterans issues, much of the speech was devoted to standard campaign issues like support for law enforcement and "law and order."
Sept. 18, 2020
Census Deadline Approaches As Court Battle Continues
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to complete the census if they haven’t done so already.
Sept. 18, 2020

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