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San Juan, Puerto Rico
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances announced today that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history.
Aug. 4, 2017
"Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World"
There’s always one, right? You know, that person, who’s kind of a jerk, and probably doesn’t care about it? Well, as it turns out, that person may be on to something, at least in the short term — is polarizing the new popular?
Aug. 4, 2017
"You Racist, Sexist Bigot"
Arizona has had its fair share of accusations that it’s a place that fosters racism. Now, a new documentary is telling the stories of minorities in our state — and exploring issues of racism, sexism, and bigotry here. It’s called “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.” And it was made by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp.
Aug. 4, 2017
student in classroom
School is back in session in some districts; others will be starting back up soon. And tonight in Scottsdale, a panel will debate the future of education in Arizona.
Aug. 4, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court justices had been thought to be separate from the court of public opinion — in the equivalent of their ivory tower and not being influenced by current events.
Aug. 4, 2017
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
Aug. 4, 2017
I-9 form
Legal experts are warning businesses employing immigrant workers to make sure their paperwork is up-to-date and correctly filled out.
Aug. 4, 2017
texting and driving
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is reminding drivers that the grace period for a county-wide hands-free ordinance for cellphones is over.
Aug. 4, 2017
Vishnu Reddy
The University of Arizona this fall will lead a global exercise using an Earth-approaching asteroid to simulate how the world would respond to a space-rock impact.
Aug. 4, 2017
Jeff Flake
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a delay on EPA standards passed during the Obama administration. The change would lower the acceptable levels for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from the current standard, passed in 2008, which allowed 75 parts per billion.
Aug. 4, 2017
Lyle Jeffs
The man accused of running a Utah and Arizona food stamp fraud scheme has won a one-month trial delay so lawyers can try to determine if he suffered memory loss or brain damage in two late 1990s accidents.
Aug. 4, 2017
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The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations.
Aug. 4, 2017
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From the Russia investigation to continued staffing shake-ups, why are the markets performing so well when the country continues to face political turmoil?
Aug. 4, 2017
Ironwood Forest
A group led by a member of the House has called for the preservation of Ironwood Forest National Monument in southern Arizona to protect its desert plants and wildlife.
Aug. 4, 2017
Storm damage in Tempe
A summer storm in Phoenix brought lightning, strong winds and sheets of rain that flooded streets, delayed flights and left thousands of people temporarily without power Thursday evening.
Aug. 4, 2017
A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago.
Aug. 4, 2017
Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is closed Friday as officials assess damage from a powerful monsoon storm and crews begin cleaning up damage that included uprooted trees, destroyed tents and flooded trails.
Aug. 4, 2017
Air Conditioner
Searing summer temperatures have led to soaring revenues for Arizona’s primary electric utility.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
Aug. 4, 2017
Tempe Union High School District
Teen suicide has risen more than 80 percent in Arizona in recent years. One school district in the Valley is trying to change that — with one simple change to student IDs.
Aug. 4, 2017

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