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Arizona infrastructure projects win U.S. Transportation Dept. BUILD Grants

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

RLGR Staff U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao this week announced the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through—a mouthful—the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. BUILD funding supports roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.  The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states, […]

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Self-driving delivery company quietly expands testing to include downtown Phoenix

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror  A Nuro Prius in Downtown Phoenix. /Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy /Arizona Mirror Self-driving car company Nuro, which aims to create a fleet of small unmanned cars that deliver food and goods, has quietly expanded its testing operations in the metro Phoenix area, Arizona Mirror has learned.  The company had […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Water fight continues in eastern Nevada, western Utah with church-owned ranch in the middle

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Controversial goundwater pumping plan back in court Rancher Dean Baker, a member of the negotiating committee for the Snake Valley aquifer water sharing agreement under consideration by Nevada and Utah officials, stands next to an old trough on the Nevada side of the Snake Valley on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. /Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News By […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Fired Denver airport contractors’ claims raise questions about oversight as massive project restarts

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

DIA is rebooting renovation with more supervision after terminating Great Hall Partners Travelers make their way around walls and construction inside Denver International Airport’s Great Hall at DIA in Denver, Colorado. Denver International Airport has moved to terminate the $1.8 billion contract with Great Hall construction partners for its problem-plagued terminal renovation project,. /Photo by […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Jon Huntsman launches another run for Utah governor

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

Trump’s former ambassador to Russia is making a bid for his old job in Salt Lake City Jon Huntsman /Getty Images  By Daniel Strauss Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, one-time presidential candidate and ambassador to China and Russia, announced Thursday he will run for governor again in 2020. Huntsman, a Republican who most recently […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Group asks California governor for public takeover of PG&E utility

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

A sign calling for PG&E to turn the power back on is seen on the side of the road during a statewide blackout in Calistoga, California, on October, 10, 2019. /Photo: JOSH EDELSON, AFP via Getty Images By Janet Wilson | Palm Springs Desert Sun  Ask and ye shall receive. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says […]

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9th Circuit judges hear arguments for calling earlier election to fill McCain seat

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Sen. Martha McSally assumed office in January after Gov. Doug Ducey picked her to replace Jon Kyl, who had filled the John McCain vacancy./Capitol Media Services / 2018. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star An attorney for several Arizonans asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to order a special election […]

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Once booming Arizona cotton industry showing signs it’s struggling

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Griselda Zetino | KTAR Adam Hatley and his family have been growing cotton for decades. “My dad starting farming out here in 1976, and I joined him in 1986,” he said. Hatley now owns Associated Farms. He grows cotton on about 1,200 acres that he leases from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east […]

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Where they stand: How Arizona’s congressional delegation views impeachment

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 Trump face one of the most consequential chapters of his presidency in public impeachment hearings. By Ronald J. Hansen and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic   As the House impeachment inquiry moved to public hearings about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, Arizona’s congressional delegation has largely made clear where they stand on issue. Here’s […]

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Arizona county recorders falling short on web security, expert says

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

https:// signifies a secure website. /Photo: KTSDESIGN, Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF) By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic Arizonans still vote on paper but much of an election unfolds online, from finding a polling place to requesting a mail ballot. Cyber security experts worry election officials in some of the state’s counties are not doing enough […]

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