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The Takeaway: Another #MeToo Scandal Hits the White House
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced from each of his two ex-wives.
Feb. 12, 2018
Arizona Lawmaker Seeks To Repeal Sick Pay, Cap Minimum Wage
A bill moving through the Arizona Senate seeks to freeze minimum wage and repeal sick pay.
Feb. 12, 2018
LGBTQ Advocates Cautiously Optimistic Great Hearts Will Change Trans Policy
LGBTQ advocates are optimistic one of Arizona’s largest charter school networks will change its policy for transgender students.
Feb. 12, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers React To Federal Government Budget Deal
The federal government passed a $400 billion budget deal after a brief shutdown, it was signed by President Donald Trump Friday morning.
Feb. 12, 2018
Untold Arizona: Laguna Dam — The Origin Of Yuma
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley.
Feb. 12, 2018
Phoenix-Based Art Initiative Looks For Business In Mexico
For some, artists are just imaginative people. But others see more than that. And one group wants to make them part of the growing trend of doing business with Mexico.
Feb. 12, 2018
Expert Weighs In On Cause Of Grand Canyon Crash
Local aviation expert Jim Tilmon said it’s hard to give any good analysis of what might have happened in a helicopter crash that killed three people at the Grand Canyon Saturday.
Feb. 12, 2018
Cooler, Wet Weather Headed To Arizona This Week
A wet work week is headed our way, with up to an inch and a half of rain, and snow in higher elevations.
Feb. 12, 2018
Arizona Sen. Flake On Immigration, Rob Porter And Trump
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, appeared on NBC’s "Meet The Press" on Sunday. He made comments about immigration, the Rob Porter scandal and Trump's use of the word 'treasonous.'
Feb. 12, 2018
Arizona Tourism Fights For Share Of Wallet In Information Age
As winter winds down in Arizona, so does travel revenue from snowbirds who visit, and that means the state’s biggest export business is doubling down to generate spring and summer dollars.
Feb. 12, 2018
Gov. Ducey Issues Grand Canyon Executive Order
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a new executive order in response to the latest government shutdown.
Feb. 12, 2018
Untold Arizona: Mining Coming Back To Skull Valley
Skull Valley was originally settled as those going West came to find metals in the ground. Those mines also helped build the towns, and are long gone - except for one. The changing values of a small town built from the mining industry.
Feb. 12, 2018
Study: Drowsy Driving Accidents 8 Times Higher Than Federal Estimates
AAA Arizona says its latest study shows that more people than the federal government estimates are driving drowsy, which can be just as dangerous as driving drunk.
Feb. 11, 2018
Phoenix Firefighter Suspected In Burglaries, Arsons
Several Phoenix fire stations were burglarized over the past few week and a veteran Phoenix firefighter has been arrested in connected with the crimes.
Feb. 10, 2018
 Pima County Rejects Federal Border-Security Funding
An Arizona county has voted to reject federal border-security funding, with the board's Democratic majority saying they don't want the county involved in enforcing the Trump administration's immigration policies.
Feb. 9, 2018
 Phoenix Area Ranked 9th In ICE Arrests In 2017
Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jumped by nearly a third last year, after the Trump administration broadened enforcement guidelines. But a new Pew Research Center analysis found the percentage increase in Arizona was lower than the national surge.
Feb. 9, 2018
 Initiative Aims To Significantly Raise Arizona
Voters could soon decide whether Arizona should require that 50 percent of its energy come from renewable sources by 2030.
Feb. 9, 2018
 Lawmaker Talks About Efforts To Stop Use Of Wastewater For Snowmaking
For years, the Hopi Tribe challenged the use of reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow at Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff.
Feb. 9, 2018
KJZZ
It's time for our Friday NewsCap. Joining us to talk about Jeff Flake taking on President Trump again, along with the possibility that Arizona could actually ban texting while driving, are former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and former Arizona legislative leader Art Hamilton.
Feb. 9, 2018
Board Gamers Coming To Mesa For Arizona Game Fair
When you hear the word “gamer,” you probably think about video games … or World of Warcraft. But, this weekend in Mesa, a bunch of gamers will gather to celebrate a different kind of game — board games. The Arizona Game Fair kicks off today at the Mesa Convention Center, and I sat down with Meeple Lady, one of the event’s speakers, to talk more about it.
Feb. 9, 2018

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