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Backpage.com CEO Pleads Guilty To Facilitating Prostitution
The legal battle over Backpage.com has gone on for years and investigators claim that the site allowed prostitution to happen covertly, including with minors and victims of human trafficking. S
Apr. 13, 2018
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Apr. 13, 2018
Blind Poet Talks About Bond With His Guide Dog
For author Stephen Kuusisto — who is legally blind — the connection between he and his first guide dog Corky made a huge difference in his life and opened up many aspects of the world for him.
Apr. 13, 2018
Ducey Proposes Teacher Pay Raise; Some Teachers Skeptical
Many Arizona teachers would like to know more about those details before they commit to supporting Ducey’s pay increase proposal.
Apr. 13, 2018
ASU Athletic Director Gets Contract Extension
Ray Anderson has hired several coaches, and has overseen a massive renovation project at Sun Devil Stadium.
Apr. 12, 2018
Officials To Provide Permanent Housing Solutions For Homeless
In an effort to stem homelessness in Phoenix, state and county officials are directing funds into permanent housing solutions instead of temporary overflow shelters.
Apr. 12, 2018
#RedForEd Gains Momentum In AZ Business Community
Some businesses are supporting the #RedForEd movement with signs in shop windows, custom red products and discounts for educators.
Apr. 12, 2018
35 Surviving Red Squirrels Face Tough Wildfire Season
A squirrel at the Phoenix Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy, exciting scientists because there are only about 35 Mount Graham red squirrels left in the world. As Arizona heads into wildfire season, concerns remain due to the vulnerability of the endangered animal.
Apr. 12, 2018
Global Sport Institute Prepares To Host Inaugural Summit
This is not a great time to be a Valley sports fan. But Phoenix is in the center of the sports universe in a different sense starting Thursday, as ASU's Global Sport Institute hosts its inaugural Global Sport Summit.
Apr. 12, 2018
With Ongoing Debates On Border, Immigration, The Early 20th Century May Be Precursor Of Disputes
In her new book, Porous Borders, Arizona State University Assistant Professor Julian Lim looks at how the early part of the 20th century in El Paso, Texas, helped frame some of the debate that is occurring today.
Apr. 12, 2018
Gov. Ducey Announces 20 Percent Pay Increase For Teachers By 2020
The plan would increase the average salary to $58,130 by fiscial year 2021, according to Ducey. The announcement comes on a week when teachers that have been protesting at the Capitol for weeks promised to set a date for a walkout.
Teachers — Some Working Multiple Jobs — Contemplate Next Steps →
Apr. 12, 2018
Despite Growth Of Arizona Bioscience Sector, A Few Concerns Linger
Between 2002 and 2016, bioscience jobs grew in Arizona by nearly 60 percent, and the state has outpaced the rest of the country since 2009. But not everything is headed in a positive direction.
Apr. 12, 2018
Suns Look For Bright Spots In Ashes Of Lost Season
The Phoenix Suns wrapped up an otherwise forgettable season on a positive note with a win in Dallas on Tuesday.
Apr. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump Set To Announce Response To Syrian Gas Attack, Weighing Missile Strike
President Donald Trump told reporters he would announce plans to potentially strike Syria within a few days of the chemical gas attack that killed more than 40 civilians.
Apr. 12, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Reasonably Sound
If you really enjoy a concert or performance....do you give a standing ovation? Well, it turns out applause is a generational thing. From our partners at Podcast Playlist, this podcast Reasonably Sound, host Mike Rugnetta points out that for much of western history, people just cheered whenever — not even necessarily at the end of a performance.
Apr. 12, 2018
Banner Health To Pay $18M Over False Claim Allegations
Banner Health has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare.
Apr. 12, 2018
Maricopa County Approves $4M For New Election Technology
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending almost $4 million on new election equipment.
Apr. 12, 2018
EU Creates Special Task Force To Expose
As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces hours of questioning from Congress this week over how the social media platform handles its users’ data, the question of internet privacy and the spread of "fake news" has been hard to escape.
Apr. 12, 2018
Victims Of Arpaio
For the immigrants who were unlawfully detained by former Sheriff Joe Arpiao, they have until the end of the year to apply for restitution through the county.
Apr. 12, 2018
Navajo Nation Sues Opioid Makers, Distributors
The Navajo Nation is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors for their role in a surge of opioid-related deaths. The tribe filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Mexico.
Apr. 12, 2018

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