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Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite group who rose above institutional racism and became the preferred escort for bombing missions over Europe during World War II, recently shared their inspiring message with students at Luke Elementary School in Glendale.
Mar. 1, 2017
National research is showing people start wildfires 84 percent more often than Mother Nature. Right now, federal and state fire management in the Southwest are planning for the 2017 wildfire season.
Mar. 1, 2017
The new budget proposal for the Maricopa County Community College District is out. The initial draft for fiscal year 2017-2018 does not include a tuition or property tax increase.
Mar. 1, 2017
Bryan Carter
Despite the presence of some lead characters of color in the new batch of Star Wars films and some favorite comic book heroes finding different incarnations with younger and more diverse versions, there has long been a noticeable lack of African-Americans represented in science fiction. The movement known as Afrofuturism has been trying to counter that.
Mar. 1, 2017
Ted Diethrich
And now we remember Dr. Ted Diethrich, who has died in the Valley from complications related to a brain tumor. Diethrich rose to great international fame in the 1980s when one of his open heart surgeries became the first ever broadcast on live television.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Progress is being made on something that, until recently, may have only seemed possible in science fiction or superhero stories. To learn more, we spoke with Bradley Greger, an assistant professor at ASU who specializes in neural engineering and neural systems research.
Mar. 1, 2017
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The country’s biggest chicken processor said it’s going to stop using antibiotics in its birds. Tyson Foods said the move will make it the world’s leading producer of chicken raised without the drug.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Today, the Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the city’s benefit policy for same-sex couples, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is the law of the land.
Mar. 1, 2017
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In 2015, America spent $3.2 trillion on health care, nearly $10,000 per person. But, we live shorter, sicker lives than people in most other wealthy countries. That’s according to a new two-year study from the RAND Corporation that found that counties that spend more money on social safety-net programs have better health outcomes.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Have you ever thought of a friend you haven't seen in a long time only to run into her the same day? Have you ever thought of a historical figure and had that same person be a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle?
Mar. 1, 2017
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This Wednesday, TV comedian Conan O’Brien airs his recorded show in Mexico City, featuring a very controversial character from Mexican politics.
Mar. 1, 2017
Tom O'Halleran
A lot of Democrats were less excited by President Trump's State of the Union address. One of those Democrats is Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona’s 1st District.
Mar. 1, 2017
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first official address to a joint session of Congress. Joining us now is 4th District Republican Paul Gosar.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Researchers have been working on ways to make treating diseases more efficient and successful. Now, an invention from ASU scientists is helping that effort by allowing for the potential of discovering what ailments patients have before they start showing symptoms.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Three voters respond to the president's address to Congress: A Republican who voted for Donald Trump, a Democrat who voted for Trump, and a Republican who didn't vote for Trump.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Arizona Supreme Court Justices heard arguments Tuesday over how far charter cities can go in enacting their own ordinances. Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services was in the courtroom Tuesday, and joins me today.
Mar. 1, 2017
Upon taking office in January, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone laid out a long list of priorities. One of those was to restore confidence among communities of color that they could trust the agency.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Arizona’s largest utility has agreed not to push forward with some of the most controversial proposals to change how customers are billed.
Mar. 1, 2017
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The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill that would let concealed-carry permit holders carry guns in many public buildings. Three Republicans joined all 13 Democrats in opposing the bill.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Southwestern agriculture experts are focused on a plant disease that threatens American lettuce fields. Researchers presented methods to combat the disease at a recent conference in Yuma.
Mar. 1, 2017

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