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Tempe and Beyond: What’s Happening In Politics?

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National/State/Local: Week of December 10, 2018 

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NATIONAL

Trump Comments Upend US Approach to Huawei, Trade Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have taken pains this week to emphasize that their trade talks are entirely separate from the U.S. case against a top Chinese technology executive. But with a few words, President Donald Trump obliterated the distinction.

 

Sears bankruptcy: U-Haul, Dick's Sporting Goods could buy stores, report says

Several prominent companies have expressed interest in purchasing Sears and Kmart store locations as the bankrupt retailer considers whether to accept a $4.6 billion bid from former CEO Eddie Lampert, according to a report Tuesday.

 

Trump Fed comments 'bad' to do publicly: Former Philadelphia Fed president

Former Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser said President Trump’s attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell are very discouraging.

 

STATE

 

Gov. Ducey says cutting costs for AZ motorists 'not a priority'

Gov. Doug Ducey sent lawmakers a strong message Tuesday not to bother sending him a bill that repeals a new $32 vehicle license registration fee.

 

Here’s where Arizona ranks in overall health

United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was just released today and Arizona ranks 30 in overall health, which is up one spot from 2017.

 

LOCAL

 

Report: Uber manager warned execs about problems days before fatal Tempe crash

An email warning Uber executives about safety problems regarding its self-driving SUV was sent less than a week before a 49-year-old woman was killed in Tempe in March.