Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

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House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

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An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Arizona

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Judge Orders Poaching Protections for Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has six months to develop new language in its Mexican gray wolf recovery plan, after a judge ruled …

Conservation Group Urges Hunters, Anglers to Fight Climate Change

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A new report found climate change is affecting public lands used by Arizona hunters and anglers, and encouraged them to join the …


Grant Aims to Boost Early-Childhood Education for Native Americans

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tribal colleges and universities in Arizona and across the nation are teaching the next generation of pre-K and elementary-school …

States Jointly Restoring Wildlife Habitat Along Lower Colorado River

PHOENIX -- A cooperative effort to restore habitats along the Lower Colorado River Basin is seeing the re-emergence of several threatened and endanger…


AARP: Arizona Seniors Need Medicare to Negotiate Drug Costs

PHOENIX, Ariz. - With the cost of prescription drugs growing 69% faster than the average Arizona resident's income, the AARP and others are pushing …

AZ Business Leaders Endorse President's Build Back Better Plan

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Business leaders in Arizona and across the country are urging Congress to take action to curb climate change by supporting the Biden …


Report: Telecoms Slow to Install Mandated Robocall-Blocking Tech

PHOENIX - They are irritating, they are unwanted - and now, robocalls are illegal. Consumer watchdog groups hope a looming deadline will finally …

Groups: AZ Redistricting Panel Excludes Communities of Color

PHOENIX -- Latinos and other communities of color showed their newfound muscle in the 2020 elections, helping to vote Arizona Democrats into the …


Poll Underscores Need for Long-Term Investments for AZ Caregivers

TUCSON, Ariz. -- New polling data from a dozen states, including Arizona, show public support for a key part of the Biden administration's economic …

Biden Clean-Energy Plan Could be Hard Sell in AZ, Western States

CHANDLER, Ariz. - President Joe Biden's $150 billion clean-energy plan aims to rid almost half of the power grid of carbon-based fuels by 2035…


Groups Back American Families Plan to Boost Pay for Caregivers

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A coalition of social activists and care-industry groups is calling for Congress to pass President Joe Biden's American Families …

Copper-Mining Fight in Santa Ritas Continues After Feds Protect Jaguars

TUCSON, Ariz. - The battle against copper mining the Santa Rita Mountains outside of Tucson continues - even though the feds just handed a victory to …


 

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