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An oasis of liberty in the Arizona sun

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:09:09 GMT

As a boy, Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the former senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee, would step out of his father's house and shoot at tin cans 50 yards away. Now 78, he says he could fire in any direction and not endanger "anything but a cactus."




Uber Grounds Self-Driving Car Fleet After Serious Arizona Crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:45:24 GMT

Uber is suspending its entire self-driving car program while it investigates a serious crash of one of its vehicles in Arizona. Uber confirmed the accident after a photo was posted on Twitter showing an Uber SUV Volvo on its side next to another dented car with broken windows.




Self-driving cars: Ariz. crash leads Uber to suspend program

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:11 GMT

View Caption Hide Caption A rollover crash in Arizona has led Uber Technologies Inc. to suspend its self-driving car program there while it investigates what happened, an Uber spokesman said Saturday. "We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle," a spokesman said.




University of California is moving forward with Mexican initiative, regardless of Trump actions

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:42:59 GMT

Teresa Watanabe for the Los Angeles Times reports that University of California President Janet Napolitano is headed to Mexico next week to reassure leaders there that UC remains committed to academic collaboration - even if some of it, such as climate change research, is at risk under the Trump administration. In an interview, Napolitano said she would build on the UC-Mexico Initiative she launched in 2014 despite President Trump's plans to build a border wall, increase immigration enforcement and reduce federal research funding.




Mesa could be first city in Arizona to privatize jail operations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:52:55 GMT

Mesa is negotiating a contract with CoreCivic to transport and house misdemeanor offenders as an alternative to paying growing Maricopa County jail costs. Mesa could be first city in Arizona to privatize jail operations Mesa is negotiating a contract with CoreCivic to transport and house misdemeanor offenders as an alternative to paying growing Maricopa County jail costs.




'Lining their own pockets': Pharma firm gives $500,000 to fight...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:52:54 GMT

'Lining their own pockets': Pharma firm gives $500,000 to fight legal weed - then gets the OK on synthetic pot A pharmaceutical company that provided significant financial support for the opposition against legal marijuana in Arizona last year received approval from the DEA this week for a synthetic marijuana drug, the Washington Post reports . Insys Therapeutics won preliminary approval for Syndros, a synthetic form of THC that treats vomiting and nausea in cancer and AIDS patients; the drug was approved by the FDA last year.




Firefighters have grip on financial power in Arizona elections - but should they?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:47 GMT

Firefighters have grip on financial power in Arizona elections - but should they? Firefighter unions were among the largest PAC donors in local elections across the state the past 2 years. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2n0gebK Former Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo rose to national prominence almost four years ago when 19 of the department's hotshot firefighters perished while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.




Arizona lawmakers want to tighten rules for law enforcement on asset seizures

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:46 GMT

The Arizona Senate has moved forward a bill that would tighten rules on how law enforcement can seize civil assets and spend RICO funds. Arizona lawmakers want to tighten rules for law enforcement on asset seizures The Arizona Senate has moved forward a bill that would tighten rules on how law enforcement can seize civil assets and spend RICO funds.




Jacob Acosta in Concert at Kartchner Caverns State Park on April 8March 23, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:08 GMT

Join us for an afternoon concert with Jacob Acosta at Kartchner Caverns State Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Acosta has been a national performing artist for many years and will be playing music from his nine records including his latest release, "Desert Sounds," which is about Arizona culture and the Southwest.




Boot camp in Chandler prepares you for tech jobs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:12 GMT

When we talk about boot camp, you might think of getting in shape, but that's not the case for this boot camp in Chandler. The University of Arizona is offering up a different kind of boot camp for the tech world and the possibility of getting a job in web development is pretty good, too.




Arizona Week

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:51:30 GMT

Arizona Week travels to the state of Sonora. On this week's program we visit Hermosillo, the state capitol.




Census Bureau: Maricopa County fastest growing in country

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:59:36 GMT

The Census Bureau says Arizona's Maricopa County has replaced Texas' Harris County as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth. Census Bureau: Maricopa County fastest growing in country The Census Bureau says Arizona's Maricopa County has replaced Texas' Harris County as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth.




GOP bill targeting initiative signatures heads to Ducey

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:26 GMT

The Republican-controlled Arizona House gave final approval Thursday to legislation that opponents say would make it tougher to get citizen initiatives on the ballot, but supporters say will reduce fraud in signature gathering. The measure now goes to GOP Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature.




Arizona inventor who wowed Obama faces health crisis

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:19:26 GMT

Five years after Anthem inventor Joey Hudy wowed President Obama with his marshmallow cannon, his family is crowdfunding for his treatment Arizona inventor who wowed Obama faces health crisis Five years after Anthem inventor Joey Hudy wowed President Obama with his marshmallow cannon, his family is crowdfunding for his treatment Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2nHPlOj Joey Hudy began experiencing symptoms of mental illness while working in China; now his family is struggling to pay for inpatient treatment in U.S. The international "maker" community is rallying around Joey Hudy, a 20-year-old from Anthem widely known for wowing President Barack Obama in 2012 with his high-powered marshmallow cannon.




Bitten by the collecting bug: Arizona couple's insect collection...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:03 GMT

A Green Valley couple who spent 60 years collecting 1.25 million insects are donating their specimens, believed to be one of the largest private collections of insects in the world, to Arizona State University. Bitten by the collecting bug: Arizona couple's insect collection valued at $10 million will go to ASU A Green Valley couple who spent 60 years collecting 1.25 million insects are donating their specimens, believed to be one of the largest private collections of insects in the world, to Arizona State University.




Was the Phoenix Zoo visited by aliens in 1993?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:41:32 GMT

Only in Arizona: Pair of employees witness an unidentified flying object taking a keen interest in the zoo's animal residents. Was the Phoenix Zoo visited by aliens in 1993? Only in Arizona: Pair of employees witness an unidentified flying object taking a keen interest in the zoo's animal residents.




Who decides to mail you that speed-camera ticket -- the police or camera operators?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:03:31 GMT

Who decides to mail you that speed-camera ticket -- the police or camera operators? Valley cities hire companies to operate and manage photo enforcement cameras, but some offer more freedom than others. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2mPV2VS In Arizona, 11 cities and towns have red-light cameras, and 13 communities have speeding cameras, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.