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Cars whiz by on Scottsdale Road, crossing McDowell. Yo the south is Tempe. Just north of here is Old Town Scottsdale. A half-mile to the west, condos and apartments are springing up. Across Scottsdale Road, you can see construction cranes and the sails of SkySong. But here, on the southwest corner, it’s a different story.
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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
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
High Contamination Rates Halt Residential Recycling
As of last Friday, the second largest garbage and recycling company in North America will no longer accept residential recycling from facilities in New Orleans.
May. 21, 2019
Program Kicks Off To Alleviate
A new partnership is kicking off in the Valley today in an effort to help people in three specific areas get better access to healthy foods.
May. 21, 2019
Republican Budget Proposal Includes $325 Million Tax Cut
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal on a nearly $12 billion budget. It includes a $325 million tax cut, some additional education funding, a deposit into the rainy day fund and pay raises for corrections officers.
May. 21, 2019
Gosar’s Office Tops In Travel Spending In 2018
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar’s congressional office spent the most of any U.S. House of Representatives member last year on “official” travel. That’s travel that taxpayers pay for — not privately funded travel or campaign travel. Gosar’s office has consistently ranked near the top among House members in this category.
May. 21, 2019
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 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
Protesters Insist
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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May. 20, 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
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
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