More and more women are growing old poor. That’s according to a report by the national advocacy group Justice in Aging. In Phoenix, the reasons why this is happening mirror what’s going on nationally.
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Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico, The U.S.
Like in metro Phoenix, electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies… and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity to fight urban problems such as air pollution or traffic, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated... or even eradicated.
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WATCH: William Barr Holds Press Conference
U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Live video from NPR is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. Arizona time.
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City Of Phoenix To Accelerate Street Paving Projects
Thanks to funds from Proposition 104, also known as T-2050, and an advancement of $200 million from the City Council, the city of Phoenix will triple the number of streets that’ll be paved over the next five years.
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
Arizona ACLU Awarded Some Attorney
A federal judge last week awarded about half of the fees requested by the plaintiffs and ACLU of Arizona in a long-running racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Judge Murray Snow decided some plaintiff attorney work was duplicative, as well as poorly recorded, and awarded about $743,000 in fees to be paid by the county.
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The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.
Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until now.
Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
The country's official newspaper reported leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test and is continuing to upgrade his country's military. North Korea also demanded Mike Pompeo not participate in talks.