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A new study by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the total economic impact for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport tops $38 billion a year. That’s $10 billion more since the last study, thanks to the economic recovery and more defense spending.
May. 19, 2017
Lawmakers in Louisiana are backing a measure to keep automatic guns away from kids. The bill came to be after a firearm instructor was accidentally killed by a child here in Arizona.
May. 19, 2017
I Dont Konform
A Navajo heavy metal band is releasing its first album May 27. They call themselves I Dont Konform. And unless you live on the reservation, you probably haven’t heard of them. But they recently got the attention of one of the most sought-after producers in the world.
May. 19, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Emily Burkett coaching a group of rowers on Tempe Town Lake.
May. 18, 2017
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Arizona State University baseball has been one of college sports’ legendary programs — producing decades of winning seasons and successful major leaguers from Reggie Jackson to Dustin Pedroia. But this year has seen, in a relative sense, a lot more errors than hits and runs.
May. 18, 2017
City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
Three of the Valley’s four pro sports teams are potentially looking for new places to play. And, a new book could give some insight into how that process may play out.
May. 18, 2017
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is charged with attracting new businesses — large and small — to the Valley and assisting existing companies expand their opportunities. Recently, Site Selection magazine awarded GPEC a Mac Conway award as the top economic development organization in the U.S.
May. 18, 2017
FBI
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed Special Counsel to look into possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. To get insights on this string of occurrences, we turn to Paul Kinsinger, who was a longtime member of the intelligence community and now an emeritus faculty member at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
May. 18, 2017
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
The top U.S. trade official formally notified Congress on Thursday of the Trump administration’s intention to renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement, meaning official talks could begin as early as mid-August.
May. 18, 2017
The leaders of the Valley-based Soul Justice Project believe their latest effort, an original theatrical production called "Pendulum," may do the job. It focuses on seven Americans dealing with their feelings after Election Night, Nov. 8, 2016. The project’s ultimate goal is to bring about constructive discourse among all ages and backgrounds.
May. 18, 2017
Concert Without Borders
The border wall at the Douglas Port of Entry stretches in both directions, more of a metal fence than a wall and a symbol of the mounting division between the two countries. But Dr. Lori Keyne doesn’t see this as a divided region. This Saturday, she’ll be transforming the Douglas Port of Entry into a cross-border stage for the fourth annual Concert Without Borders.
May. 18, 2017
Lightning strike
The World Meteorological Organization on Thursday announced the deadliest of a series of extreme weather events, including tornadoes, lightning storms, hail storms and tropical cyclones. This is the first time the group has done this.
May. 18, 2017
Core Civic
Mesa may become the first city in the state to privatize its jail system. Now, as Mesa’s elected leaders are scheduled to vote on a three-year contract on Monday, the ACLU has filed a public records request for more details on the proposed contract with private prison operator CoreCivic, formerly known as CCA, Corrections Corporation of America.
May. 18, 2017
The Democratic National Committee is preparing to kick off its new 50 state strategy for taking back legislative and congressional seats and, eventually, the White House. Arizona, despite its reputation as a so-called red state, is one of the initial recipients of that DNC support.
May. 18, 2017
Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley
The state and Tohono O’odham Nation have settled the ongoing legal dispute over the tribe’s West Valley casino.
May. 18, 2017
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A new study says climate change is not only affecting regional temperatures but regional ecosystems, changing where certain trees grow across the United States.
May. 18, 2017
Ryan Winkle
Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence. The council agreed to excuse Winkle’s absence until his case is fully adjudicated.
May. 18, 2017
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The Justice Department has selected FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
May. 18, 2017
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The story of one drunken night in Waikiki that had terrible consequences.
May. 18, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
A judge has ordered the unsealing of a key document in the "Serial Street Shooter" investigation, but parts of it may still be withheld.
May. 18, 2017

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