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  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by mariogi
    +2 +1

    Motel 6 Plotted With ICE to Deport Immigrants, Guests Claim

    A woman and her husband checked into a Motel 6 on June 28, 2017, seeking air-conditioned relief from Phoenix temperatures surpassing 100 degrees. The next morning, the couple was awakened by immigration agents pounding on the door and subsequently detained. Two days later, the wife was deported to Mexico. She blames the motel.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by Chubros
    +22 +1

    Regulator Wants 80 Percent Clean Energy In Arizona By 2050

    A state regulator wants the majority of Arizona’s electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2050.On Tuesday, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan that would give Arizona one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the country: 80 percent by 2050. The state’s current target is 15 percent by 2025.The proposal encourages more battery storage, biomas-related fuels, energy efficiency and new infrastructure for electric vehicles. It also aims to better align Arizona’s renewable energy mix with demand.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by larylin
    +15 +1

    Paying Taxes in Bitcoin? Residents in This State Might Be Able to Soon

    The Arizona Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would allow residents to pay their income taxes using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies “recognized” by the state’s revenue authorities. The law will next be considered by the state’s House of Representatives. Accepting payment of income taxes in cryptocurrency has profound symbolic and practical significance. Historically, the use of government-issued currencies for the payment of income tax has helped guarantee those currency’s widespread adoption as a payments medium.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +18 +1

    U.S. top court rejects Arizona challenge to 'Dreamers' program

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to provide driver’s licenses to the so-called Dreamers immigrants and refused to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of young adults brought into the country illegally as children.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by aj0690
    +39 +1

    Self-driving Uber kills Arizona woman in first fatal crash involving pedestrian

    An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.

  • Analysis
    7 months ago
    by katymac
    +31 +1

    Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive?

    Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by ppp
    +6 +1

    Uber told to stop testing driverless tech in Arizona

    Uber was told on Monday evening to suspend its autonomous car-testing program in Arizona. The move follows the death of Elaine Herzberg, a pedestrian who was struck and killed by one of the company's self-driving vehicles on March 18. According to the Associated Press, Governor Doug Ducey told Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi that public safety should be a top priority, and that "[t]he incident that took place... is an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation."

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by tukka
    +13 +1

    American Airlines pilot reports UFO with 'big reflection' over Arizona

    Pilots on two separate aircraft reported an unidentified flying object high over southern Arizona last month. One of them, a commercial pilot flying a passenger jet for American Airlines, said the object was above 40,000 feet and "had a big reflection." The Feb. 24th incident began when the pilot of a Learjet reported an object to Albuquerque Center air traffic control while flying over the desert in southeastern Arizona.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +9 +1

    Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

    A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state’s public school schools, part of an educator uprising that’s also bubbled up in Colorado. Around 30,000 to 50,000 teachers and their supporters are expected to march through Phoenix to rally at the Arizona state Capitol to demand a 20 percent raise for teachers, about $1 billion to return school funding to pre-Great Recession levels and increased pay for support staff, among other things.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by capoti
    +26 +1

    Striking Arizona teachers end walkout, salary increases set

    The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state’s 1 million public school students back to the classroom.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +14 +1

    Arizona state education standards see evolution deleted

    In Arizona, the state's superintendent of public instruction has led a campaign to remove evolution from the state's science education standards. Diane Douglas has taken the standards, written by educators, and selectively replaced instances of the word "evolution" with euphemisms like "change over time." The alterations come less than a year after Douglas publicly advocated for introducing religious ideas into biology classrooms. Arizona residents still have roughly a week to submit comments on the changes.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by zobo
    +13 +1

    Underground bunker possibly used for trafficking found in Tucson

    A disturbing discovery near an abandoned plant off I-19. A documentary crew is shown an underground bunker believed to be used for human trafficking of children. Tucson Police tells us that they are not ruling out the possibility that it was used for human trafficking, but they say they believe the bunker is most likely being used as a homeless camp.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by zyery
    +7 +1

    Man charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

    Police in Arizona thought they were busting an ordinary case of a fraudulent return this week until some digging discovered the same 23-year-old man has perpetrated the scheme at thousands of Walmart stores across the country. Police in Yuma, Arizona, said they responded to a case of a fraudulent return on Wednesday afternoon in which a person bringing a computer back to Walmart had allegedly removed parts of the computer before putting it back in the box and taking it back to the store.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +14 +1

    Pregnant woman 'humiliated' by Walgreens

    An Arizona woman has said she was left "in tears and humiliated" after a staff member at US pharmacy chain Walgreens refused to give her prescription medication to end her pregnancy - even though her doctor had said she would ultimately have a miscarriage. Nicole Mone had discovered at a doctor's appointment on Tuesday that her baby was not developing normally.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by messi
    +9 +1

    $47,000 air ambulance bill for their child shocks family; the insurance company said it would pay $5,000

    An Arizona family whose son was diagnosed with croup on Christmas day received a $42,000 air ambulance bill — until they objected publicly to the cost that their insurance company would not cover. Ezra Brunner had a sore throat that became a cough by dinner. Then, after he had gone to sleep, he began struggling to breathe. His parents called 911, and a ground ambulance rushed the 4-year-old to the closest hospital from their Camp Verde home.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    Mesa man arrested for impersonating officer; tried to pull over troopers

    A Mesa man was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly attempted to pull over two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers this week. Matthew Allen Disbro, 44, allegedly tried to pull over the troopers as they were driving in an unmarked yellow Ford Mustang on the State Route 51 on Wednesday. The troopers saw Disbro’s black Dodge Charger, which was equipped with law enforcement-style emergency lighting in its rear window.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by funhonestdude
    +20 +1

    Walgreens pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to induce a miscarriage

    An Arizona woman has criticized Walgreens on social media, saying a pharmacist at the chain refused to fill her prescription for a medicine prescribed to induce miscarriage after she was told her 9-week-old fetus had stopped developing.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by hxxp
    +13 +1

    Teen 'feels like Superman' after surviving lightning strike

    A teenager from Arizona has made a miraculous recovery after being struck by a bolt of lightning which stopped his heart. Josiah Wiedman, 13, was walking home in the rain when he said he "felt this burst of heat, then everything went dark". The lightning strike knocked the boy to the ground where he hit his head and was left unconscious.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by zobo
    +3 +1

    A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, Arizona mayors still cling to fight

    When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t. Little has changed in the year since, but the Arizona mayors are sticking to their guns, saying they would rather do something small than nothing at all if the U.S. is going to remain out of the pact.