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House Republicans are hoping a vote to pass the American Health Care Act will move forward a day after President Trump was on Capitol Hill to rally support for the legislation.
Mar. 22, 2017
Since 1994, just about half of the convicted murderers in Arizona who weren’t either sentenced to natural life in prison or death were given sentences of life in prison with a chance of parole.
Mar. 22, 2017
Jamie Thousand
Arizona gave itself a raise in November. And so did Flagstaff. Now the City Council has amended the city’s minimum-wage law so it will have less of a compounded impact on employers.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The city of Phoenix released its proposed 2017-18 budget on Tuesday. The budget proposal is now open for public comment and to talk more about what’s included in this budget, we’re joined by Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has accused Chairman Tom Forese of possible misconduct.
Mar. 22, 2017
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An Arizona House panel has approved a bill that would bar state and local governments from requiring background checks on private party gun sales.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Tucson planetary science researchers will help NASA plan future robotic and human missions to the moon and beyond. From the Arizona Science Desk, Sara Hammond reports.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Disability rights groups are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 1198. The bill would give businesses up to 90 days to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mar. 22, 2017
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State lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die in Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Nearly a decade after Arizona voters outlawed “payday loans,” the lending industry is pushing a new type of high interest consumer loan. They’re getting support from Republican lawmakers.
Mar. 22, 2017
Federal water managers have begun installing fence-style barriers on four reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers in Arizona to stop boaters, watercraft operators and debris from reaching dams and power plant intakes.
Mar. 22, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court put new restrictions on presidential powers Tuesday, ruling on a labor case spurred on by a Scottsdale-based private ambulance company.
Mar. 22, 2017
The 99-year-old Edwards Hotel has been vacant for years, so the city wants to remove it. But preservationists say it has a character that deserves saving.
Mar. 22, 2017
Members of Congress from along the Mexican border asked the Homeland Security Department Tuesday to give them a breakdown of what the nearly $1 billion first phase of the border wall will look like and how the department will fill 5,000 Border Patrol agent positions.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Pima County supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose any sort of federal tariffs on cross border trade with Mexico.
Mar. 22, 2017
A small lobby at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix feels a lot like the Motor Vehicle Division. It's where undocumented immigrants wait for a chance to tell their story to a pro-bono lawyer. They sit in hard plastic chairs, clutch official documents and stare at posters that explain how to act if the police pull them over.
Mar. 22, 2017
Correction Corporations of America, now Core Civics, Central Arizona Detention Center.
Mesa is looking at ways to trim its public-safety costs after a voters rejected a city-sales tax hike in November. In an effort to reduce costs associated with booking and housing offenders, the Mesa Police Department asked the City Council for permission to solicit bids from private contractors.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Arizona has the 12th-highest drug overdose rate in the nation, according to the latest state statistics. House Bill 2493 will allocate half-a-million-dollars to speed up and secure the drug database, which should help hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors check and balance patients to avoid an overdose.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Repair work needed on University of Arizona buildings has been put off for years because state funding has dried up. Occupants of one of those buildings have started to complain.
Mar. 21, 2017
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State lawmakers have voted to trim — but not eliminate — the right of moving companies to hold a homeowner's goods over payment disputes.
Mar. 21, 2017

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