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The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in peril now that Arizona Sen. John McCain has joined another Republican leader in rejecting GOP-sponsored legislation. Junior Sen. Jeff Flake says he will continue to support the measure, although he agreed with McCain that a long-term solution would have to be bipartisan.
Sep. 22, 2017
horny toad
A group of Phoenicians is welcoming the change in season — without one bit of pumpkin spice. For rattle snakes, frogs and most other amphibious and reptilian residents of the Phoenix Zoo, fall means one thing: a nice, long nap.
Sep. 22, 2017
According to the Center For Migration Studies, most undocumented immigrants in the U.S. today initially cross the border legally using temporary visas.
Sep. 22, 2017
Hamilton High School
More fallout emerges from an investigation at Hamilton High school in Chandler. Police allege the school’s former football coach and principal did not report allegations of possible sexual assault involving members of the school’s football team. Now those two men and the athletic director are being reassigned to other duties away from the school.
Sep. 22, 2017
fishing pole
The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality have launched a “green light” initiative to identify fish species that may be consumed without limits.
Sep. 22, 2017
AIDS awareness ribbon
People with HIV in Maricopa and Pinal counties will receive more medical care, counseling, nutrition services and transportation under a new $10 million federal grant.
Sep. 22, 2017
The fears that technology would isolate us from the rest of our community isn’t a new concept. People weren’t going to leave the house because they had to listen to the radio. Many are concerned now about a similar effect coming about because of social media.
Sep. 22, 2017
Our Black Fathers Committee
Growing up is challenging for just about everybody, but the kinds of challenges can vary dramatically. And for younger people of color, there may be fewer traditional role models to look to.
Sep. 22, 2017
“Sammy the Bull” Gravano, the notorious Mafia hitman, has been locked up in an Arizona prison for the last 17 years. But earlier this week, he was released early.
Sep. 22, 2017
Woman with mirror
The award-winning Pixar film "Inside Out" explored five specific human emotions: joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust. But a recent study concludes we have a lot more than that — somewhere between 25 and 27.
Sep. 22, 2017
On Thursday night, there were more than 500 people at the Community Center in Wickenburg. They were gathered to vote on how the town will spend $50,000 from its budget.
Sep. 22, 2017
Senator John McCain is a no on the GOP’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care.
Sep. 22, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Session
Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a group of law enforcement officers in Boston on Thursday, in a speech that mostly focused on combating transnational gangs like MS-13. Joining us for some context to these comments is Jeff Thale, program director for the Washington Office on Latin America.
Sep. 22, 2017
Germany flag
Germans head to the polls on Sunday, to decide whether or not Chancellor Angela Merkel will win a fourth term in that office. With me to break down the German elections is Volker Benkert, an assistant professor of history at ASU. He teaches modern German and modern European history.
Sep. 22, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Earlier this year, state lawmakers and Gov. Ducey implemented a new idea for rewarding high-achieving schools. They allocated more than $37.5 million for what’s called “results-based funding.”
Sep. 22, 2017
This week on the Friday Newscap, we discussed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s views on health care reform — including Graham-Cassidy —and the impact of Congressman Raul Grijalva getting arrested in a DACA-related protest, among other stories.
Sep. 22, 2017
the takeaway logo
President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly garnered the most attention, but there were a number of important issues on the agenda at this year's assembly.
Sep. 22, 2017
Veritas Preparatory Academy
Great Hearts Academies — one of Arizona’s prestigious charter school networks — has fended off criticism in recent months for its transgender policy, which LGBTQ advocates calls discriminatory. Now some alumni who are upset with the policy are trying to get the school’s attention.
Sep. 22, 2017
Cuba's flag
At least 21 diplomats from the U.S. and more from Canada have been afflicted with what U.S. government officials have deemed “health attacks.” To find out more, I went to a former senior adviser at the National Security Council Mark Feierstein. He's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Sep. 22, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The federal government is doubling down on its motion to throw out former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction.
Sep. 22, 2017

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