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REGIONAL NEWS for June 16, 2017: A Clark County, Nevada jury sent Charles Robins to death row for allegedly beating to death his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby girl.

Posted by   /  June 16, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

Nevada: The long journey from death row to freedom: Arizona lawyer’s sleuthing frees murder convict Trump administration backs away from fight over California‘s power to set rules for cars and trucks Colorado GOP lawmaker solicits political donations in email that bemoans shooting of congressman Steve Scalise New Utah facility will be able to power a […]

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Boeing plans to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona

Posted by   /  June 15, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Dominic Gates | Seattle Times aerospace reporter Boeing plans to transfer yet another substantial work group out of the Puget Sound region, the company confirmed Wednesday. The work shifting to Mesa, Arizona, will involve hundreds of jobs. Related: McDonald’s to hire 4,200 in Arizona The changes are coming at Boeing’s Shared Services Group (SSG), […]

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Light rail expansion to Gilbert Road finds funding

Posted by   /  June 13, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune Mesa will sacrifice some improvements at a series of intersections planned a decade ago to help finance the city’s share of Valley Metro light rail’s two-mile extension to Gilbert Road, projected to open in spring 2019. Regional sales tax revenues earmarked for widening projects at five northeast Mesa […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 11, 2017: Is the Hatch open in Utah?

Posted by   /  June 11, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Regional News, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

Guess who former VP Joe Biden wants to run for Senate in Utah: Mitt Romney New Mexico’s school system ‘goes on trial’ More than 2,100 buildings are already being retrofitted under L.A.’s earthquake safety law Private pilots, small airports worry Donald Trump’s air traffic control plans will hurt Colorado. Here’s why. Raiders’ impact on Las […]

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Apple wants to block your texts when driving

Posted by   /  June 7, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Transportation  /  No Comments

REALTORMag Apple wants to help curtail distracted driving, which is what’s behind its latest feature that will block texts and other news alerts while you’re driving. The “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature will be added to iPhones this fall as part of Apple’s iOS 11, the latest version of operating software for the company’s […]

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Tribal leaders say freeway planners bulldozed them

Posted by   /  June 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Gila River Indian Community told a federal appeals court last week that the government highway agencies ignored the health and traditions of Native Americans, especially the poor who live on the reservation, when they planned the South Mountain Freeway. “The agencies largely ignored all of the land […]

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Lucid seen as start of more cross-border trade business

Posted by   /  June 6, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Donald Trump may be soliciting bids to build a wall along the border. But the governors of Arizona and Sonora are doing what they can to ensure there are doors and windows, at least figuratively speaking, to maintain the flow of goods, services and people. At […]

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State legislator backs Avra Valley residents opposing I-11

Posted by   /  June 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

ADOT voicemail flooded as comments close Adding his voice to the estimated one-thousand-plus comments submitted to the Arizona Dept. of Transportation’s Interstate 11 Study, L.D. 11 Representative Mark Finchem told ADOT,, “I believe it is irresponsible to build a new roadway through sensitive desert habitats, especially a roadway of questionable value. We have a corridor […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 3, 2017: Water issues in Calif., Utah

Posted by   /  June 3, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Sports, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

California water agencies are seeking a bigger role, aiming to speed up delta tunnel plan Breach may help solve toxic mystery in Great Salt Lake Nevada: BLM pulls plan to auction oil and gas leases near Zion National Park Denver International Airport would pay more than $1 billion over 34 years in deal for massive […]

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Valley Metro shares capital program updates

Posted by   /  June 3, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Tasha Anderson for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Valley Metro’s Manager of Capital Planning, Abhi Dayal, gave a detailed update on their rail capital program on Thursday, May 18 to share what’s on the horizon for Valley Metro in the next 20 years. He spoke at the Market Intelligence: What’s Happening with MIHS, Valley Metro, and […]

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