January 2019

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Over a several decade career, Charles M. Russell was behind the creation of a couple of thousand paintings and bronze sculptures. They showed settlers, cowboys and Native Americans in a variety of activities. Russell also spent much of his artistry focusing on women.
January 17, 2019
Texting and driving
Last week, Salt River tribal police officer Clayton Townsend was killed when a driver — who later admitted to texting while driving — veered over two lanes and killed Townsend during a traffic stop. Arizona is one of three states without a texting-while-driving ban.
January 17, 2019
Ponderosa Stables horse
Listen to the sounds of Kenzie Smalls saddling up horses for trail riders at the base of South Mountain, and Alexandra Roth hiking to the top.
January 17, 2019
arizona republic newspaper
Digital First Media is a subsidiary of a hedge fund called Alden Global Capital. You may not know the name, but newspapers across the country do. Now, that hedge fund has made a bid to buy Gannett, which owns the Arizona Republic.
January 17, 2019
dollar bills in stacks
The number of dollar stores has grown over the past seven years, from 20,000 to nearly 30,000 nationwide. That’s according to a new analysis from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which argues these stores are causing economic distress, especially in the grocery market.
January 17, 2019
For decades, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has maintained an agreement that gives the Maricopa County Recorder full control over elections. But the board is now considering the creation of a working group to analyze how Maricopa County can conduct better elections.
January 17, 2019
Medical marijuana
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that the pounds upon pounds of medical marijuana are coming in faster than the rate of the number of people signed up for medical marijuana licenses.
January 17, 2019
business handshake
The U.S. has strict rules on how soon after leaving office a retired or defeated member of congress can officially lobby his or her former colleagues. But many firms are eager to scoop up those politicos because of the relationships they’ve forged.
January 17, 2019
network map graphic
Blockchain technology is mainly known as a digital ledger to record cryptocurrency transactions, like Bitcoin. But people are also coming up with other potential uses for the technology, including in the area of immigration.
January 17, 2019
mural in downtown Tucson
Sanctuary cities have become the target of the federal government under the Trump administration, which tried to deny federal funding to cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
January 17, 2019

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