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Motorists with plans to hit the road for Memorial Day Weekend will be among hundreds of thousands of other Arizonans doing the same.
May. 15, 2018
The Takeaway: Dozens Killed, Thousands Injured in Gaza Protests
Monday marked the deadliest day for Palestinians in Gaza since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. According to health officials in Gaza, Israeli soldiers killed more than 50 Palestinian protesters and injured more than 1,700.
May. 15, 2018
Arizona’s construction worker shortage stretches beyond metro Phoenix — and beyond home building. There’s also a big need for highways workers. Arizona is one of six states taking part in a federal pilot program focused on highway construction.
May. 15, 2018
The city of Phoenix has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man who was arrested by its police officers and later died in a jail run by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ending a case in which the jail's operator had already paid millions of dollars to the man's family.
May. 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice joined lawsuits accusing opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics of paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication, in an effort to generate more profit.
May. 14, 2018
In a bid to expand its water portfolio, the city of Surprise is holding an election over whether to buy a small water company.
May. 14, 2018
A state grand jury has indicted the former chief financial officer for the Scottsdale Unified School District for allegedly breaking Arizona's conflict of interest laws. The Arizona Attorney General's Office says Laura Tenison Smith is facing two felony counts of fraudulent schemes and practices and nine felony counts of conflict of interest.
May. 14, 2018
States can now legalize sports betting after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona’s Gaming Department said nothing changes in the state for now.
May. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: Wealth In America — What Is It? And Who
In total, Americans owe over $1.48 trillion dollars in student loan debt. But debt isn’t the only thing that defines your net worth. It’s the tally of your assets, your income, and any inheritance you might have, minus the debt you owe.
May. 14, 2018
The Phoenix Suns officially introduced their new head coach at a news conference this Monday morning. In taking the reins of the team with the worst record in the NBA this season, Igor Kokoskov became the organization’s sixth head coach since 2013.
May. 14, 2018
Even though older people are often the ones who need the kinds of treatments tested in clinical trials, they are rarely the people involved in testing them.
May. 14, 2018
A project being undertaken by the University of Arizona and its health sciences arm is coming about thanks to the largest National Institutes of Health grant the state has ever received.
May. 14, 2018
The United States opened its new Israeli embassy in Jerusalem this Monday. The move has sparked protests in Gaza, leading to some protesters getting killed and others injured.
May. 14, 2018
A five-person team of scientists at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff helps maintain a giant database of the orbits of all 775,092 known asteroids in the solar system.
May. 14, 2018
Sen. John McCain hasn’t been back to Washington, D.C., in 2018 as he continues to fight glioblastoma — a form of brain cancer. But McCain is still in the headlines.
May. 14, 2018
Summer blends and oil market volatility will push the price of a gallon of gas above the $3 mark in Arizona.
May. 14, 2018
Only 4 percent of Arizona 4-year-olds are enrolled in state-funded pre-kindergarten programs, compared to the national average of 33 percent.
May. 14, 2018
What are memories made of? And can they be transferred? One clue might lie with a humble sea slug.
May. 14, 2018
Despite opposition, Mesa Mayor John Giles and the majority of Mesa's City Council voted for the new contract with CireCivic last year, which Giles called jail reform that would save the city money in light of rising booking costs. Now another major Arizona city is going in the exact opposite direction.
May. 14, 2018
An air conditioning company in Arizona that ignored the "Do Not Call" registry laws will pay $14 for every illegal call made.
May. 14, 2018

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