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Lower Buckeye Jail
Joe Paul Martinez has been held in a Maricopa County jail for almost two years after he was accused of having sex with a minor. Martinez was denied bail because in 2002, voters approved a change to the state Constitution preventing those charged with having sex with minors from being released on bail.
Feb. 9, 2017
doctor looking at xray
As congressional Republicans continue to work on a repeal and replace plan for the Affordable Care Act, those involved in the health-care industry in Arizona are taking stock of the sector.
Feb. 9, 2017
Protesters block light rail in Phoenix
The deportation of an immigrant mother in Phoenix who was granted leniency during the Obama administration provides an early example of how President Donald Trump plans to carry through on his vow to crack down on illegal immigration.
Feb. 9, 2017
Intel’s CEO on Wednesday announced from the Oval Office that his company would be investing $7 billion in Chandler to finish its semiconductor factory, known as Fab 42.
Feb. 9, 2017
 nearside of the moon
The full moon will appear a bit dimmer as it rises on Friday night. That’s because it’s due for a special kind of lunar eclipse.
Feb. 9, 2017
Arizona National Guard soldiers
Arizona’s National Guard facilities are in desperate need of repair, according to Republican State Representative Anthony Kern.
Feb. 9, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Volkswagen customers in Arizona have a separate case against the German auto manufacturer after its false emissions claims.
Feb. 9, 2017
arizona supreme court logo
The Arizona Supreme Court plans Thursday to rule on the constitutionality of voter-approved laws generally prohibiting release on bail of defendants charged with certain sex crimes.
Feb. 9, 2017
Some Arizona lawmakers took the first steps to place a 10 cent gas tax on the 2018 ballot. If approved, it would be the first hike since 1991.
Feb. 9, 2017
Pinal County seal
The nearly 110,000 residents of San Tan Valley are within a few steps of being able to seek a vote to incorporate the community.
Feb. 9, 2017
For ridesharing companies, competition for customers can be fierce, especially among millennials. For seniors, however, especially those over the age of 80, there’s a lot of room to grow. The Phoenix area has become a proving ground of sorts for those companies to test strategies for serving this relatively untapped market.
Feb. 9, 2017
protesters surrounded an ICE transport van
The protest began after a woman was taken into custody during a routine check-in with immigration officials. Hundreds of protesters surrounded an ICE van holding Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos as she said a tearful goodbye to her son.
Feb. 9, 2017
Earth+Bone
Each year millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon drive by Red Butte without taking much notice. But, for the Havasupai, the hill is central to their belief system. The tribe says a nearby uranium mine threatens this sacred place and its drinking water.
Feb. 9, 2017
Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns
One of Arizona’s top regulators wants new rules for transparency and disclosure at the Arizona Corporation Commission. This week, Commissioner Bob Burns began asking for evidence and testimony from stakeholders.
Feb. 9, 2017
doctor looking at xray
Repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would drain billions of dollars from Arizona’s economy. Those are the findings of a new study from Arizona State University.
Feb. 9, 2017
Guadalupe García de Rayos
Federal authorities arrested a Mesa woman Wednesday during a regular check-in at the Phoenix office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Feb. 8, 2017
cyber security
A Scottsdale man has been indicted on federal fraud charges for alleged cyber crimes.
Feb. 8, 2017
In four short years, Arizona went from the state with the best health-care coverage to the worst in the nation.
Feb. 8, 2017
Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem
A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison today on charges that he provided support to the Islamic State. Prosecutors were seeking a life sentence for Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, an American-born Muslim convert who became the second person in the U.S. to be convicted of charges of supporting the Islamic State.
Feb. 8, 2017
$10 minimum wage
Many employees across Arizona are benefiting from the recent minimum-wage increase, but that pay raise doesn’t apply to college student workers.
Feb. 8, 2017

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