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Sedona has been one of Arizona’s most attractive tourist destinations for many years, from its natural resources to hiking to more spiritual-related items like vortexes.
ADEQ Files $100M Water Quality Lawsuit Against Johnson Utilities
Alleging violations of water-quality laws, Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality has filed a $100 million dollar civil lawsuit against Johnson Utilities.
May 24, 2019
Gosar Speaks About Being No. 1 In Travel Spending
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar said his office has the highest travel spending of all members of the House of Representatives because he is keeping in touch with constituents.
May 24, 2019
Utilities Across U.S. Help Navajo Get Power
Utility crews from around the country are volunteering their time to install electricity on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajos today live without light, running water and the internet — things most anyone takes for granted.
May 24, 2019
Report: Visitors Spent $947M At Grand Canyon In 2018
The Grand Canyon attracts millions of visitors from around the world, and, according to a report from the National Park Service, visitors bring their wallet.
May 23, 2019
Mexican Growers Make New Tomato Offer; Florida Growers Unmoved
More than two weeks after the deal governing Mexican tomato imports was terminated, negotiations for a replacement agreement do not seem to be going well.
May 23, 2019
Impossible Burgers Hitting Restaurants, Grocery Stores
Burger King is currently experimenting with a new burger. The burger is called the Impossible Whopper, and it’s exactly like a regular Whopper, except for the fact that there’s no meat involved.
May 23, 2019
Environmentalists, Tribes Battle Proposed Rosemont Mine
A proposed mine in southeastern Arizona is pitting environmentalists and tribes against groups who say this would be a massive economic boon for the state.
May 23, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Allows APS Rate Hike — But Won
Utility regulators decided that the Arizona Public Service Company will not need to reverse its controversial $95 million rate hike that affected 1 million customers in 2017. However, they also will not dismiss a complaint about the rate hike brought forward by Phoenix resident Stacey Champion.
May 23, 2019
 John Shannon: Coyotes Getting New Owners, Suns Up For Sale
Sportsnet in Canada reporter John Shannon says new majority owners are taking control of the Arizona Coyotes, and Robert Sarver has quietly listed the Phoenix Suns for sale. The deals, Shannon says, could put the teams closer to sharing an arena again.
May 23, 2019
Phoenix Budget: More Money For Police, Fire, Parks, Libraries
Phoenix is close to approving a final budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. The total general fund budget is $1.4 billion. That includes a $55 million surplus beyond what’s needed to cover city services.
May 23, 2019
Budget Tax Cuts Move Forward In Arizona Legislature
The $11.8 billion dollar state budget cleared its first hurdles Wednesday as the package of spending and tax cuts was approved by a pair of legislative panels.
May 23, 2019
Hudbay Looking To Sell 30% Stake In Rosemont Mine
According to a report made Tuesday, Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is looking to sell a portion of its ownership in the Rosemont Mine. The proposed open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson would be the third largest copper mine in the United States.
May 23, 2019
$45M Claim For Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.
May 22, 2019
Dairy Association To Pay $40 Mil To Settle Claims Of False Pricing
An association of dairy cooperatives will pay $40 million to settle claims by farmers that false pricing data depressed milk prices.
May 22, 2019
Health Care Leader Sees Wins, Losses In Proposed Arizona Budget
Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, joined The Show to talk about how the budget handles health care concerns.
May 22, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Wants $32 Vehicle Registration Fee Dropped
One controversial portion of the Arizona GOP budget proposal would repeal a $32 vehicle registration fee over five years. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she won’t vote for the budget unless the fee is dropped entirely.
May 22, 2019
Report: Nearly 60% Of Military Families Have Maintenance Issues With Private Military Housing
Nearly 60 percent of the more than 16,000 military families nationwide described difficulties with maintenance issues while living in private military housing. That’s according to a new report by the Military Family Advisory Network, which represents military families.
May 22, 2019
Republicans Defend Tax Cuts In Face Of Teacher Demands
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
May 22, 2019
MCCCD Board To Decide On Worker Pay, Property Taxes
The Maricopa County Community College District chief operating officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday. Those requests included a 2 percent raise or at least $1,000 for all full-time faculty and classified staff. Adjunct faculty and temporary hourly employees would also get a pay raise.
May 21, 2019
Trump Nominates Barbara Barrett For Air Force Secretary
President Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Trump says in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson who is stepping down at the end of this month after two years on the job.
May 21, 2019