Articles Posted by theumphx

Secret Language and Codes Used by Trafficked Kids and Traffickers

by on January 20, 2021 0

The sex trafficking issue continues to linger along with the pandemic in our communities making for a dangerous combination. Detective Jennifer Crawford with the Tucson Police Department’s Sex Trafficking Division knows this all too well. Crawford says they’re currently still investigating cases from last year. While there haven’t been any recent jumps in the number […]

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Harvest Revives Plan to Open Marijuana Dispensary in Paradise Valley

by on January 20, 2021 0

A Tempe-based marijuana company has revived controversial plans to open a dispensary on the upscale corner of Tatum and Shea boulevards. Harvest Health and Recreation, which runs 15 dispensaries in Arizona, submitted a rezoning application to Phoenix in July, withdrew it in August, and reapplied on Dec. 24. The multi-state dispensary operator has three more […]

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St. Mary’s Food Bank Accepting Fruit Tree Donations

by on January 20, 2021 0

It’s been a bountiful winter for backyard fruit-bearing trees in the Valley. The dry and warm weather that the Valley has experienced this winter has propelled Phoenix’s St. Mary’s Food Bank to open its donation drive for citrus early. The food bank announced on Monday that it would accept all fruit donations from now until […]

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Valentine Day Gift Guide

by on January 20, 2021 0

It is time to start planning for Valentine’s Day! This year shopping may be a bit different.  Instead of spending your day in a mall looking for that perfect gift for your love, stay home, practice social distancing and hop online to find the perfect gift. Here are some options for both him and her […]

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Arizona Real ID Deadline Approaching

by on January 20, 2021 0

Add this to your list of resolutions for 2021: Make an appointment to upgrade your driver’s license or get a travel-compliant Real ID if you want to fly. The implementation of the Real ID Act, passed by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to standardize the criteria used to issue drivers licenses […]

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Borders to Mexico and Canada to be Closed into February

by on January 20, 2021 0

The United States’ borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed for non-essential travel through February 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced this week. The land borders have largely remained closed since March at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Air traffic between the countries is still permitted, but significantly curtailed due to the […]

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No Winners – Both Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Grow

by on January 15, 2021 0

Don’t forget to buy your lottery ticket! You can’t win $640 million dollars, if you don’t play! Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth at least $550 million and without a winner has grown to an estimated $640 million. Numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The next drawing for the […]

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Plan on Loop 101 and Loop 202 Freeway Closures This Weekend

by on January 15, 2021 0

Sections of westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in north Phoenix and northbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) are scheduled to be closed this weekend (Jan. 15-18) for improvement projects, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place: […]

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Phoenix Municipal Stadium to be Mass Vaccination Site

by on January 15, 2021 0

Arizona officials announced Thursday that Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open Feb. 1 as the second state-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site. Eligible populations can start signing up for what could be a limited number of vaccines at the site at 9 a.m. Tuesday. “The number of appointments that are available is going to be completely dependent […]

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