July 2017

The Simspons logo
Wanna feel old? It’s been 30 years since we were first introduced to The Simpsons of Springfield, somewhere. And while Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie have evolved somewhat from their earliest days, they don’t seem to have aged a bit.
July 21, 2017
House under construction
Post-recession America has Arizona in growth mode again. The numbers that came out earlier this year show that Phoenix is No. 1 in the nation for population growth, adding more than 32,000 residents between July 2015 and July 2016. And with new people comes the need for more apartments and houses.
July 21, 2017
Jeff Flake
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a health-care bill next week, possibly on Tuesday. But it’s not yet clear what they’ll actually be voting on — a straight-up repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a repeal and replace plan, or something else altogether.
July 21, 2017
UA Dreamers
This week a new bi-partisan Dream Act was introduced in the Senate that by some estimates would make 1.8 million people immediately eligible for conditional legal status, protecting those who are currently benefitting from DACA.
July 21, 2017
Friday Newscap
Here to discuss Senator John McCain’s cancer diagnosis, health care reform efforts in the Senate and former Representative Ann Kirkpatrick’s decision to run for Congress again are former lawmaker David Lujan of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress and Marcus Dell’Artino, partner at the firm First Strategic.
July 21, 2017
Eagle with GPS backpack
Birdwatchers know it’s possible to see an eagle in the Valley — but if you train your binoculars just right, you might just notice some eagles wearing little backpacks. Salt River Project bought six of these packs, and four eagles have been outfitted with them so far.
July 20, 2017
Jesse Alvarado
In one ZIP code in Maryvale, there were 642 pit bulls and Chihuahuas surrendered or found as strays just last year. The area had the highest intake of pit bulls for the fourth year in a row, and the highest of Chihuahuas last year.
July 20, 2017
Bacteria
Since their introduction around 70 years ago, antibiotics have been used to help most of us recover from illnesses and infectious diseases. But there’s an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria making the drugs much less effective. And that’s, at least in part, because of how often they’ve been prescribed.
July 20, 2017
Bisbee Mayor David Smith
A group of Arizona mayors is calling on Gov. Ducey to make further reforms to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, or PSPRS. In addition, an ad hoc committee of the state House of Representatives is holding meetings on the subject. Its next gathering is next week in Prescott.
July 20, 2017
The Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a study indicating the BCRA would have a very negative effect on Arizona, including the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS.
July 20, 2017

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