July 2019

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Stacey Champion
Arizona utility regulators will not undo the rate hike they approved for APS in 2017. Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday against the request from customers, led by Stacey Champion.
July 11, 2019
Paris Chansons
What do you think of when France is brought up? For most, Paris is what comes to mind as well as the iconic music often attached to its streets.
July 11, 2019
dockless scooters
Electric scooters will soon be available in downtown Phoenix. The City Council has approved a six-month pilot program for e-scooters, which is expected to start in mid-September.
July 11, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum sign
The Phoenix Art Museum is officially looking for a new leader. Wednesday was Amada Cruz’s last day as director and CEO. She’s going to Seattle, to take a similar position with that city’s art museum.
July 11, 2019
ice agent
The New York Times reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin detaining people who have been ordered deported starting Sunday.
July 11, 2019
dark money
It’s been eight months since Phoenix voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on so-called “dark money” in local campaigns. This week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the ban will go into effect, since it’s been under legal review by the governor’s office since it passed in November.
July 11, 2019
James Addison Reavis
At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo spelled out that the U.S. would respect Spanish and Mexican land grants in the territory ceded to America — including Arizona. It’s in that context that Missouri native James Addison Reavis got an idea.
July 10, 2019
stock market
Arizona will be opening three new international trade offices. State lawmakers and the governor approved $475,000 in the new state budget for trade offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico as well as in Israel.
July 10, 2019
earthquake map
Arizona could play a major role in helping Californians displaced by earthquakes, wildfires or other disasters. Two powerful tremors shook Southern California last weekend, prompting Arizona emergency management officials to go on alert.
July 10, 2019
illustration of a hiker in the sun
Heat-related deaths are all too common in Arizona. In 2018, excessively hot temperatures claimed 182 lives in the Phoenix area, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. It was a new record — and the numbers continue to rise.
July 10, 2019