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Future of Transportation forum explore solutions to Phoenix traffic congestion

Wafa Shahid Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Future of Transportation forum explore solutions to Phoenix traffic congestion The Beyond Traffic Forum in Phoenix talked about ways to relieve congestion on the roads — and how to pay for it..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Arizona State University adds Special Victims Unit to campus security

Ivan Rodriguez Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Arizona State University adds Special Victims Unit to campus security Arizona State University is now one of four universities with special investigations units to deal specifically with sexual assault cases on campus. ASU, along with dozens of other universities, has been under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education since last year for how it handled alleged cases of sexual assault. The university has been making changes including requiring students to attend assault awareness programs. Another change: the addition of the Special Victims Unit to focus not just on sexual assault but dating violence, domestic violence and crimes against children. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } But no matter the investigation, the five-person investigative team wants to help victims get through the traumatic events, ASU Assistant Police Chief Patrick Foster said. “We want to help the victims find justice for their situation, and at the same time, if we create an environment where victims feel comfortable working with the police department and the university, when they’re having to go through these investigations, we’re hoping that that will get out so other victims feel more comfortable to come forward with their stories,” he said. The group “Students for Consent,”...

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Northern and central Arizona bracing for heavy rainfall

Jake Gadon Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Northern and central Arizona bracing for heavy rainfall The monsoon season is nearly over, but a big storm headed through Arizona, could dump as many as 2 inches of rain. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Hong Kong Commissioner: Entrepreneurs in Arizona need to branch out

Curtis Spicer Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Hong Kong Commissioner: Entrepreneurs in Arizona need to branch out Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung said there were many similarities between Arizona and Hong Kong, and he wants local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often. Leung on Monday spoke to members of the business community gathered at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix downtown at an event sponsored by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Commerce Authority. “It is not just the big companies we are looking after,” Leung said. “We understand the anxiety and nervousness for younger companies to operate on foreign soil. We want to provide a more familiar environment closer to the western system and the U.S. system.” U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said he was impressed with Leung’s ideas, and Salmon sees an alignment of business ideologies between Hong Kong and Arizona. “We need to look at both our opportunities for doing business in Hong Kong and investment from Hong Kong entrepreneurs in Arizona,” Salmon said, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. “I think that they’d like to look at doing business in places that are more tax friendly and more regulatory friendly, and Arizona is definitely a plus on both of those areas.” Hong Kong’s economy is 93 percent service based, and Leung said that...

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Cronkite News: Sept. 21, 2015

Staff Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Cronkite News: Sept. 21, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News covers a major storm expected to hit the Valley and how some Arizonans are traveling to the East Coast to watch the pope’s visit. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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