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Glendale City Manager Plans To Resign
Glendale’s city manager announced her intention to resign during Thursdays’ city council meeting.
Feb. 12, 2015
Maricopa Countys StandDown Event Aims To Give Veterans A Hand Up
This morning marked the start of Maricopa County’s 14th annual StandDown, a two-day event aimed at helping homeless and at-risk veterans get help with services, like medical care, social security and housing.
Feb. 12, 2015
Paleoanthropologist Don Johanson Remembers Lucy, His Famous Fossil Discovery
Forty years ago, one of the most significant discoveries in the study of human evolution was made in Ethiopia. It was the fossilized remains of a human ancestor more than 3 million years old. But you probably know her as Lucy.
Feb. 12, 2015
ASU Indian Legal Program Conference To Explore E-Commerce Within Tribal Governments
The Indian Legal Program within Arizona State University’s O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference Thursday and Friday, dealing with tribal governments and e-commerce.
Feb. 12, 2015
Research Shows LGBT Kids Who Come Out In High School Have Higher Self Esteem Later
New research from the University of Arizona suggests lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out in high school have higher self esteem and lower levels of depression later on than kids who did not.
Feb. 12, 2015
What Effect Medicaid Reimbursement Cuts May Have On Patient Treatment
In his budget plan released last month, Governor Doug Ducey proposed cutting the reimbursement rate for the state’s Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS, by 3 percent.
Feb. 12, 2015
Mixed Reactions After Diane Douglas Attempts To Fire Executive Director Of Board Of Education
Thursday, Governor Doug Ducey reversed a move made Wednesday by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Douglas fired the executive director of the Arizona Board of Education, along with her deputy. But Ducey said as far as he’s concerned, they’re still on the job.
Feb. 12, 2015
Table Tennis Tournament A Big Part Of Phoenix Chinese Week
Phoenix Chinese Week is going on now through Sunday. And if you’re looking for ways to celebrate, we’ve got a few ideas to serve up — like table tennis. China has dominated the sport for decades, taking home 24 of the 28 Olympic gold medals given for table tennis.
Feb. 12, 2015
Officials Anounce Bust Of Baby Formula Crime Ring
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery joined members of the Scottsdale police department on Thursday to announce the bust of a recent retail crime ring. Seventeen defendants are now facing felony counts for trafficking stolen baby formula.
Feb. 12, 2015
City of Phoenix Launches Pay-By-Phone Parking App
Life is getting a little easier for drivers looking to park in downtown Phoenix. The city is launching a pay-by-phone parking app.
Feb. 12, 2015
Arizona Ranks Third In Solar Jobs, But Other States Surging
A new study for The Solar Foundation documents the number of solar jobs in each of the 50 states. Arizona has the third-largest number of solar jobs in the country.
Feb. 12, 2015
Former Republican Lawmaker Rick Renzi Asks To Put Off Prison Sentence
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is waiting to hear if he can put off serving a prison sentence in a corruption case.
Feb. 12, 2015
Prescott School Remembers Mueller With Pride, Sadness
National media crowded into Prescott this week after news that one of its native daughters died while in captivity of ISIS. The small town’s healing over Kayla Mueller’s death is just starting.
Feb. 11, 2015
Fourth Year Of AZ SciTech Festival Officially Underway
The Fourth Annual Arizona SciTech Festival officially kicked off Wednesday, launching more than 800 science, technology, engineering and math events taking place statewide over the next few months.
Feb. 11, 2015
Judge Orders U.S. To Pay Mexican Man Shot By Border Patrol
A federal judge has ruled in a civil lawsuit that a former U.S. Border Patrol agent’s shooting of a Mexican man was unjustified. The judge ordered the federal government to pay the man almost half a million dollars in damages.
Feb. 11, 2015
Arizona Senate Considers Bill To Cut Desegregation Funding For Schools
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee heard arguments on a bill that would phase out desegregation funding in schools. The funding was put in place in the 1980s to ensure equal education opportunities for minority students.
Feb. 11, 2015
St. Mary’s Basilica Celebrates 100 Years
Phoenix’s oldest Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Basilica, celebrated its 100th anniversary Wednesday. The basilica is steeped in history and that history is carrying the church into the future.
Feb. 11, 2015
DNA Solves Nearly 30-Year-Old Marana Murder Case
The Marana Police Department has cracked a cold case dating back nearly 30 years. DNA evidence helped investigators identify a teenage murder victim and her killer.
Feb. 11, 2015
Prescott Community Mourns And Remembers Kayla Mueller
On Tuesday in Prescott, the city's residents, including family and close friends, were forced to face the tragic reality that 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was, in fact, dead, as the Islamic State Terrorist group had claimed last Friday.
Feb. 11, 2015
Reaction To Replacement Of Department Of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan
Governor Doug Ducey has been in office for less than a month and he hasn't been shy about making personnel changes. That in itself isn't a surprise, but yesterday's move to replace Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan with Greg McKay was not widely anticipated.
Feb. 11, 2015

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