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Official: Idaho computer chip plant makes US more resilient
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Official: Idaho computer chip plant makes US more resilient

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Micron's planned $15 billion semiconductor plant in Boise, Idaho, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, and said that America needs to start making things with American parts and American labor. Granholm took part Monday in the groundbreaking for what by the end of the decade is expected to be the largest chipmaking cleanroom in the United States, covering 10 football fields and creating 17,000 American jobs. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler) By KEITH RIDLERAssociated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chipmaker Micron's planned $15 billion investment in a new factory in the company's hometown of Boise will help protect the United States from the vulnerabilities of a globalized semiconductor market, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sa...
Schumer sending $15M to Democrats, Senate Campaign Committee
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Schumer sending $15M to Democrats, Senate Campaign Committee

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., listens during a news conference at the Capitol,, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)President Joe Biden listens as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks before Biden signs the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol,, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib) By LISA MASCAROAP Congressional Correspondent Sep 13, 2022 3:02 AM - 376 words By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of support for keeping a Democratic Se...
Flagstaff increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour
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Flagstaff increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour

Associated Press Sep 13, 2022 12:14 PM - 130 words Eds: CORRECTS: 1st sentence in summary. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Flagstaff is increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour starting Jan. 1, a raise of $1.30. Voters passed a minimum wage act in November 2016 that stipulated the city’s minimum wage would be increased annually by the increase in the cost of living beginning in 2023. The hike will be measured by the percentage increase as of August of the preceding year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the consumer price index numbers for August 2022 and it was 8.3% greater than for August 2021. Flagstaff officials said Tuesday that the minimum wage applies to all employees who work — or are expected to work — at least 25 hours within the c...
Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe
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Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver watches the team play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Dec. 11, 2019. The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies." The findings of the league's report, published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, center, watches during the s...
Democrat Katie Hobbs says no to Arizona governor debate
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Democrat Katie Hobbs says no to Arizona governor debate

FILE - Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs speaks to the media before dropping off her primary election ballot, Tuesday, July 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. On Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, Hobbs declined to agree to a televised debate with Republican Kari Lake as both seek the Arizona governor's office, instead proposing individual interviews with the moderator. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Kari Lake, Republican candidate for Arizona governor, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Democrat Katie Hobbs on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, declined to agree to a televised debate with Lake as both seek the Arizona governor's office, instead proposing individual interviews with the moderator. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) By...
Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury
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Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury

Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) kicks an extra point against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid has added kicking duties to his resume. Reid was called into action after kicker Harrison Butker rolled his left ankle on a kickoff in the first quarter Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Butker was taken off the field on a cart, but later returned to the sideline. Reid made his first extra point attempt, but missed his second after the Chiefs took a 20-6 lead in the second quarter. He also boomed two kickoffs for touchbacks. The Chiefs experimented with Reid at kicker during camp an...
Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard
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Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

Sep 12, 2022 11:38 AM - 1242 words Timothy Allison, a collaborative special education teacher in Birmingham, Ala., works with a student at Sun Valley Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. The school district is struggling to fill around 50 teaching spots, including 15 in special education, despite $10,000 signing bonuses for special education teachers. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)Rochester City School District prospective teacher applicants apply during a recruitment event at the Mercantile On Main, in Rochester, NY, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Everywhere, it seems, the return to school has been shadowed by worries of a teacher shortage. The U.S. education secretary has called for investment to keep teachers from quitting. A teachers union leader has described it as a five-alarm cr...
Murray unable to spark Cardinals offense in loss to Chiefs
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Murray unable to spark Cardinals offense in loss to Chiefs

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) reacts after he was sacked by the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Carlos Dunlap (8) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By JOHN MARSHALLAP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals put their future in Kyler Murray's hands, rewarding the dynamic quarterback with a massive long-term contract. Their first dividend was a dud. Murray had an uneven first game since signing the $230.5 million deal, leading a sputtering offense that had no chance of keeping up with t...
100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point
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100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

Alyssa Chubbuck, left, and Dan Bennett embrace while watching the sunset at Guano Point overlooking the Colorado River on the Hualapai reservation Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. In November 1922, seven land-owning white men brokered a deal to allocate water from the Colorado River, which winds through the West and ends in Mexico. During the past two decades, pressure has intensified on the river as the driest 22-year stretch in the past 1,200 years has gripped the southwestern U.S. (AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - A formerly sunken boat sits upright into the air with its stern stuck in the mud along the shoreline of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, June 10, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. In November 1922, seven land-owning white men brokered a deal to alloc...
Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears
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Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

FILE - The area in front of the Stade Industrial Park is part of the future port expansion for the planned import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Stade, Germany, on April 2022. Russia’s war against Ukraine shattered its relations with Europe, which soon lost most of the natural gas that Moscow had long provided. Now, as winter nears, European nations have backed a short-term fix set to begin before the end of 2022 that has raised alarms among scientists who fear the long term consequences for the climate. (Sina Schuldt/dpa via AP, File)FILE - A flare burns at Venture Global LNG in Cameron, La., on April 21, 2022. Russia’s war against Ukraine shattered its relations with Europe, which soon lost most of the natural gas that Moscow had long provided. Now, as winter nears, Europea...