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Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Voters may get another chance next year to legalize marijuana use.
Feb. 17, 2017
Federal officials want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling population threatened by inbreeding.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Mick Mulvaney has been sworn in as director of the White House budget office, but he was only voted in on a tight 51-49 margin.
Feb. 17, 2017
John Collins
When budding bioscientists picture their futures, they probably don’t see themselves feeding sea monkeys to a bunch of freshwater minnows. But, in a small room near the lab benches of TGen, that’s exactly what John Collins does.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Auto manufacturers will continue to invest in both the United States and Mexico, regardless of President Donald Trump’s claims that he’s responsible for Ford canceling some plans in Mexico.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A strike Thursday sent home thousands of workers from Freeport McMoRan’s Indonesian operations. Union workers are demonstrating against the government today. It's the latest blow to international operations affecting one-third of the company’s copper business.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A report from the Auditor General's Office says that the Arizona Department of Economic Security is not conducting enough annual site visits in accordance with state guidelines.
Feb. 17, 2017
body-worn camera
A competitor has sued Scottsdale-based Taser International over a contract for the Phoenix Police Department’s body camera program.
Feb. 16, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The Legislature passed a bill Thursday allowing San Tan Valley to incorporate in growing Pinal County.
Feb. 16, 2017
backpacks
A bill half way to the governor’s desk is asking state lawmakers to approve pulling special-education teachers out of their offices and putting them in the general classroom.
Feb. 16, 2017
Whether or not you're shocked by the plethora of fake news, you might be surprised to learn that such information — fake or not — does have unexpected effects on the way you see the world.
Feb. 16, 2017
The graphic novel has become one of the most popular forms of print books, generating more than a billion dollars in sales. We spoke with Mark Siegel, founder of First Second Books, about the impact of graphic novels.
Feb. 16, 2017
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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, in part because around four-fifths of cases go undetected until they have reached an advanced stage. But a new test could soon change all that — and offer a way to monitor treatment outcomes as well.
Feb. 16, 2017
Central Arizona Project canal
Wednesday was the annual Environmental Day at the state Capitol. Activists and students met with legislators and attended committee hearings to voice their support for environmental protection. We talk to Sandy Bahr, the director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and one of the organizers of the event.
Feb. 16, 2017
What does America look like right now from Russia, Andrew Puzder's failed nomination to Labor, lack of voting fraud in New Hampshire.
Feb. 16, 2017
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Legislation aimed at expanding Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account system, less formally known as private-school vouchers, has been making its way through the Legislature. Supporters of the bills say they'll save taxpayers money but a new report from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee says they'd actually cost the state more.
Feb. 16, 2017
tempe town lake dam
The water flowing over Tempe Town Lake dam is how the lake deals with the extra water released upstream by Salt River Project.
Feb. 16, 2017
wind turbines
Despite all the national conversation about investment in oil and gas resources, states across the West are dedicating more resources to wind energy and the electric transmission lines needed to move power.
Feb. 16, 2017
The National Park Service is planning to repair the pump houses at Indian Garden and the Black Bridge near Phantom Ranch at Grand Canyon National Park.
Feb. 16, 2017
DUI
The state Senate is set to vote on SB 1054, making DUI tests mandatory for drivers involved in a fatal crashes.
Feb. 16, 2017

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