A critical corridor for commuters, freight and Sky Harbor Airport will undergo a major reconstruction. Physical work on the Interstate 10-Broadway Curve project is still more than a year away, but planners want to alert travelers early and often.

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House Panel Approves Faster Vote Counting Process
The House Elections Committee voted unanimously to support a bill that will allow Maricopa County officials to resolve ballot issues digitally. Ballots often need correcting when minor errors, like a smudge, make it impossible for machines to count the vote. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Townsend (R-Mesa), the bill clarifies those corrections can be made digitally.
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MCCCD Governing Board Names Interim Chancellor
The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board has named Dr. Steven Gonzales as the interim chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Gonzales is currently president of GateWay Community College and will assume the role of interim chancellor on Jan. 25, 2020.
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Last Year Was Mexico’s Most Violent; Sonora Saw Biggest Jump In Murder
Mexico had a record-setting number of murders last year. And Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, saw a particularly grisly jump in homicide. The murder figure rose just 2.5% nationally but nearly 60% in Sonora since 2018.
Dairy Industry To Convene In Phoenix As Milk Consumption Plummets
The dairy industry’s nationwide conference is coming to Arizona next week, at a time when Americans are dropping dairy. Since 2000, U.S. milk consumption has dropped 25% and the decline is hurting major milk producers.
ASUs Thunderbird School Predicts Multitrillion-Dollar Benefits From Climate Restoration
Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management has released a report projecting multi-trillion-dollar opportunities and benefits they say could accrue from climate restoration efforts.

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Teachers Union Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections
Before its repeal, the gainful employment rule served as a warning to certain colleges: If graduates didn't earn enough money to pay their student debts, schools could lose access to federal aid.
King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It's the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S.
Election Security Boss: Threats To 2020 Are Now Broader, More Diverse
In an exclusive interview with NPR, election threats executive Shelby Pierson says more nations may attempt more types of interference in the U.S.
Supreme Court Considers Religious Schools Case
For the first time, the high court will rule on "no-aid" state constitutional provisions that conservative religious groups and school-choice advocates have long sought to invalidate.
Health Officials In China Say 9 Dead From Newly Identified Coronavirus
Chinese health officials say that while the new virus doesn't appear to be as virulent as the one that caused a SARS pandemic 17 years ago, it is still "highly infectious."