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The Gila River Indian Community will help conserve 40,000 acre-feet of the Colorado River water it is allotted to use this year.
Jun. 13, 2017
Jackson Pollock painting
Imagine going to clean out a loved one’s garage or storage space and learning you have millions of dollars in artwork just sitting there.
Jun. 13, 2017
Stars
It’s a mysterious, dimming star — a little brighter and hotter than our own sun — at a distance of over 1,400 light years away, and it’s baffling astronomers. We speak with Matthew Muterspaugh, director for the Center for Excellence in Information Systems Engineering and Management at Tennessee State University
Jun. 13, 2017
Terrorism
Terrorist organizations like ISIS and al-Qaida have lost physical territory in a number of areas in the Middle East, as U.S. and allied forces fight to push them out. Katherine Zimmerman is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who specializes in al-Qaida’s terrorist network, and she’s with me.
Jun. 13, 2017
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The International Olympic Committee has done something out of the ordinary as it decides which cities will host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games. Los Angeles and Paris are the finalists, but it isn’t known which city will host in which year.
Jun. 13, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
The impending closure of the Navajo Generating Station in Navajo Country in northern Arizona could be devastating for the region. More than 600 jobs are on the line — as well as millions in losses to the Navajo and Hopi tribes. Now, a new report lays out a transition plan to keep all of those jobs and replace that lost revenue.
Jun. 13, 2017
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A tentative settlement has been reached between the state and a group of prisoners who sued over how executions are conducted. Joining us now to talk about this is Michael Kiefer, a reporter with The Arizona Republic who covers the death penalty.
Jun. 13, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city." Here's the conversation with Khalid.
Jun. 13, 2017
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Arizona, as well as other states, has had its share of problems with its child-welfare agency. A new report from the RAND Corporation suggests a better balance between preventing the mistreatment of kids and services for those who have been mistreated could save the county millions of dollars.
Jun. 13, 2017
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Entrepreneurs create companies that can create jobs or even change the world. But to do any of that, first, they need capital — money to get them started. That often happens when so-called angel investors decide to take a chance on a budding company. And, now, in Arizona, those angel investors have a little more incentive to do that.
Jun. 13, 2017
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Tempe City Council voted last week to reinstate a rebate program for residential building permits. For people making updates to their home, the program offers savings from $50 to thousands of dollars.
Jun. 13, 2017
On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order directing state health officials to ramp up data collection in an effort to curb deaths.
Jun. 13, 2017
Highline Fire
The Highline Fire near Payson has burned nearly 1,000 acres in the past week. Officials are worried that rising temperatures could make containing it more difficult.
Jun. 13, 2017
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The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts this week to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states, including Arizona.
Jun. 13, 2017
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The city of Tempe recently announced levels of a harmful contaminant in its water violated an EPA standard.
Jun. 13, 2017
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled utility company Salt River Project is not immune from anti-trust lawsuits when setting customers’ rates.
Jun. 13, 2017
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When her daughter was born in January, the first thing Maria Rios checked was the baby's head.
Jun. 13, 2017
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Despite criticizing Democrats for a lack of transparency when passing Obamacare in 2009, Republicans have held no public hearings as they work through their own healthcare bill.
Jun. 13, 2017
Black hole
Our universe — or at least what scientists know about it — seemed to get a little larger earlier this month. That’s when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, spotted two black holes merging 3 billion light years away from Earth.
Jun. 13, 2017
Citing state laws on epidemics, the state's top health official wants Gov. Doug Ducey to give her more powers to deal with opioid overdoses, including the ability to identify and track individual patients.
Jun. 13, 2017

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