Severe flu season affects thousands of Arizonans

Severe flu season affects thousands of Arizonans

By Eric Jakows / Cronkite News Widespread flu activity has made the 2017-18 season one of the worst in years, especially in Arizona. Every county in the state has confirmed an influenza case this season, and about 19,000 more Arizonans have been infected compared with last year. The middle-aged and elderly in particular are being affected more than normal.

Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Waymo’s fully autonomous, no backup human driver taxi service has been approved for commercial purposes in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Transportation approved Waymo for a commercial self-driving car service, the first fully autonomous license in the country. Riders in Arizona will be able to be picked up and dropped off by […]

Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate, Sen. Paul tells Scottsdale rally

Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate, Sen. Paul tells Scottsdale rally

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a standard bearer for Tea Party conservatives, praised U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward at a campaign rally in Scottsdale last week, calling her a “constitutional conservative” who will stand up to the Washington, D.C., establishment. “It makes a difference who you send up there. […]

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a male U.S. citizen early Saturday after finding nearly 73 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers located multiple bricks of meth, exceeding $218,000 in street value, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the trunk of […]

Nassar sent to Tucson federal prison

Nassar sent to Tucson federal prison

By SoAzNewsX A published report says that convicted USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been relocated to the federal prison in Tucson. Nassar is now listed as a resident of the high security Federal Prison on Wilmot Road south of Interstate 10, reported Tucson television station KOLD. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in […]

Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News Lawmakers are working on several bills designed to stop wrong-way driving as public officials remain frustrated at the emotional and financial cost of crashes. The bills include adding road spikes and toughening the penalty for wrong-way driving to an automatic felony. In January, seven motorists were arrested for wrong-way driving […]

Gilbert lawmaker seeks to ban enforcement cameras across the state

Gilbert lawmaker seeks to ban enforcement cameras across the state

By Nicole Gutierrez / Cronkite News A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them, but do little to keep the streets safe. “It’s actually been shown in many areas to cause more accidents than it prevents,” Rep. Travis […]

Ducey reissues moratorium on regulatory rulemaking

Ducey reissues moratorium on regulatory rulemaking

By SoAzNewsX Governor Doug Ducey this week reissued a fourth annual executive order renewing his moratorium on all new regulatory rulemaking by state agencies in Arizona. Governor Ducey’s first action in office was issuing the initial moratorium, which fulfilled a key campaign promise to expand our state’s economy by reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses. The […]

Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended three people involved in separate failed attempts to smuggle more than 41 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin into the United States over the weekend, according to a news release from the Border Patrol. Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing Friday […]

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