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Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas high-speed rail could break ground next year

Las Vegas residents could hop on a train after lunch and step off in downtown Los Angeles before dinner in only a few years, according to a progress update from the company seeking to make the rail trip a reality. Brightline, a Florida-based company focusing on city-to-city light rail, is working with the U.S. Department […]

International visitors to flood Arizona after borders reopen

Arizona’s businesses are soon to get a shot in the arm from COVID-19 vaccinated international visitors as the U.S. reopens its borders to leisure travel. The Biden administration will reopen the country’s borders Monday for nonessential travel. The opening marks 18 months of borders closed to nonessential travel because of COVID-19 restrictions. The decision was […]

Arizonans cheer U.S. border reopening to COVID vaccinated tourists

Arizona’s tourism industry soon should see a welcome shot in the arm. U.S. officials plan to announce a reopening of the country’s southern border with Mexico to nonessential travelers, according to reports from NPR. The move, which is to be formally announced Wednesday, is to coincide with the northern border into Canada reopening as well. Officials plan […]

California Democrats rally around union as leader resigns over felony charges

One of California’s largest unions has new leadership after its former director learned she’s facing several felony charges. California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed 14 felony charges, including tax fraud, embezzlement and perjury, against Service Employees International Union Local 721 Director Alma Hernández. Bonta said in the Oct. 4 filing Hernández had been on his […]