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Tourists heading south might run into a confusing scene at toll booths in Sonora, Mexico. Protesters have taken over the toll booths because they say they’re unconstitutional.
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How Big Agribusiness Could Be Hurting Farming
You've probably heard it said that our food supply has to “feed the world.” But, one expert says that phrase has been hijacked.
May. 20, 2019
Leaked Designs Hint At Future D-Backs Stadium Plans
An opportunity to leave Chase Field in 2022 has increased speculation about where the Arizona Diamondbacks could potentially play — and what their priorities for a new stadium would be. Thanks to AZ Snake Pit, a blog that follows the Diamondbacks, we have some ideas.
May. 20, 2019
BrightEdge Takes Venture Capital Approach To Cancer Treatment
The quest to cure cancer might sound lofty, but plenty of researchers, scientists advocates and investors are chipping away it all the time. Now, the American Cancer Society is launching a new approach with BrightEdge, a philanthropic impact fund.
May. 20, 2019
Regulators Considering Lower Minimum Age To Solve Chronic Driver Shortage
Last Tuesday, federal regulators covering long-haul truck drivers announced they are considering allowing drivers under age 21 for interstate hauls. It's the latest industry effort to address a severe driver shortage.
May. 20, 2019
Brnovich Sees No Need To Regulate High-Interest Loan Business
While consumer advocates circulate an initiative banning predatory car title loans, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich appears to be siding with another high interest loan business.
May. 20, 2019
Phoenix Abandons Dockless Bike Program
Phoenix City Council voted to end its dockless bike-share program this week. In their place, e-scooters could be next. Companies like Lime and Bird have seen use of their e-scooters skyrocket in cities across the country in the past year.
May. 20, 2019
New Mesa Light Rail Expansion Opens
The newest Valley Metro light rail line opened Saturday at Gilbert Road and Main Street in Mesa, the eastward expansion adds two new miles of track. Former Mesa Mayor and current Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
May. 20, 2019
Dolphinaris AZ Death Rate 4 Four Times National Average
An Arizona Republic investigation found that Dolphinaris Arizona was one of the deadliest dolphin exhibition facilities in the U.S., data shows the death rate there was more than four times the national average.
May. 20, 2019
NASA Awards Additional Funding To 3 AZ Small Businesses
NASA has chosen a group of small businesses, including three from Arizona, to receive a second phase of funding. The program supports innovation research and technology transfer for ideas that could benefit NASA’s mission and the U.S. economy.
May. 18, 2019
Nogales, Arizona, Charged Unfairly For Wastewater Treatment, City Says
The city of Nogales, Arizona, feels it is shouldering too much of the sewage treatment costs shared with the Mexican city of Nogales, just across the border. A 1944 treaty between the U.S. and Mexico divides treatment costs among the two countries and a federal agency.
May. 18, 2019
Corizon Health Settles With Phoenix EEOC Over ADA Violation Allegations
One of the nation's largest correctional health care providers, Corizon Health, will pay $950,000 to plaintiffs who alleged the company was in violation the Americans With Disabilities Act.
May. 17, 2019
Whistleblower Claims Cover-Up In Governor
The correctional officer who leaked footage of dangerous conditions at an Arizona prison has come forward, casting doubt on the integrity of the state’s response to security problems there.
May. 17, 2019
AZ Theatre Compay Director Aims To Draw New Audiences
Arizona Theatre Company has undergone significant change in recent years, with new leadership and new approaches to drawing a broader audience.
May. 17, 2019
Chef Charleen Badman Reflects On James Beard Award Win
FnB chef Charleen Badman won this year’s James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. That night, in front of the most powerful people in the restaurant industry, Badman became the first Arizona chef in 12 years to bring home the award, often called the "Oscars of the food world."
May. 17, 2019
How Retailers Are Adapting To Online Shopping
You can buy almost anything online — and many people do. But, that doesn’t mean brick-and-mortar retailers are just closing up shop.
May. 17, 2019
How Truth And Information Has Changed In The Digital Age
As cable news outlets have cemented themselves more in the national consciousness, and online sources of information have become more popular than traditional newspapers in many places, it’s increasingly difficult to find unbiased news.
May. 17, 2019
Construction Drives Down Arizona Unemployment Rate
Arizona added another 75,300 private sector jobs in the last year — and more than 25 percent of those were tied to the construction industry.
May. 17, 2019
AARP Arizona Works To Improve Digital Literacy Among Older Adults
There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to older adults, but the one that probably gets the most play is the one about technology. Despite that, many Arizona seniors are learning to become more tech-savvy.
Survey Finds U.S. Grandparents Shatter Financial, Cultural Stereotypes
May. 17, 2019
Pinal Farmers Ask For $20 Million For Water Infrastructure
Pinal County farmers gathered at the Capitol for a news conference Thursday morning. After the years-long negotiations to agree on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, the farmers said they need new sources of water, and they’re asking for $20 million to make that happen.
May. 16, 2019
AZ Legislature Continues Fight Over Vaping Regulations
There appears to be a showdown brewing at the Arizona Capitol over regulations on vaping products.
May. 16, 2019