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At least seven transgender people have been murdered in 2017. The killings are outpacing last year's frightening homicide rate, which was the highest on record.
Mar. 6, 2017
Handgun
In 2000, Arizona lawmakers passed “Shannon’s Law,” in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Shannon Smith who died after she was hit by a bullet that had been fired into the air, seemingly at random. But now two bills that would narrow the scope of that landmark law are moving through the state Legislature.
Mar. 6, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is searching for a new elections director. But current legislation being considered could limit Fontes’ power to do that.
Mar. 6, 2017
State lawmakers continue their work at the Capitol this week, but one issue that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention since the start of the session is the state budget. We talk with reporter Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Mar. 6, 2017
Threadfin shad
Thousands of fish have died in Apache Lake due to a plant toxin, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday. The same problem afflicted fish in Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes 10 to 15 years ago.
Mar. 6, 2017
Roicia Banks with her mom
Roicia Banks grew up primarily on a reservation. She’s culturally Hopi and registered in a tribe. She's also, as she describes it, "racially identifiable as black." And that has not been easy.
Mar. 6, 2017
Juan Federico
An agreement that dates back 11 U.S. presidents could serve as a template for future energy trade deals.
Mar. 6, 2017
health
The Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1092 in 2015 requiring all "able-bodied adults" receiving Medicaid to be employed, looking for a job or in school.
Mar. 6, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation is starting work Monday on a $62 million project that will widen a section of State Route 260 in the Verde Valley.
Mar. 6, 2017
Meetkumar Desai
A Phoenix man is now out of jail, but still facing charges and scrutiny after he took advantage of a cybersecurity flaw in the national 911 system.
Mar. 6, 2017
yarnell
Prescott residents are trying to come up with a plan to save a fire station that housed 19 firefighters who died in a 2013 wildfire before the city decides to sell the building.
Mar. 6, 2017
After months of major construction, road closures and details, the overpass construction at Bell Road and Grand Avenue is nearly complete. Now that the Bell Road and Grand Avenue interchange is open for business, Surprise city officials say the surrounding shops fared better than expected.
Mar. 6, 2017
IT department
Cities generate a lot of information, and much of it is legally open to the public. Tempe is one Valley city hoping to make that information easier to access.
Mar. 6, 2017
Alta Fillmore Apartment Complex
Developers are paying more attention to baby boomers as they plan multifamily housing projects. That was a key point shared during the Urban Land Institute’s annual conference in Phoenix.
Mar. 6, 2017
After months of disagreement and discussions, a zoning adjustment hearing officer has weighed in on a new a business near an historic Phoenix neighborhood. And the decision means more beer could soon flow at Central Avenue and Camelback Road.
Mar. 6, 2017
Tom O'Halleran
The newest members of Arizona’s congressional contingent are getting acclimated to their jobs in Washington, D.C. But, while one is already moving up the ranks, another said he’s being largely ignored.
Mar. 5, 2017
Supporters of President Donald Trump
Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday as part of a national movement to back the commander-in-chief. Anti-Trump protesters showed up, too.
Mar. 4, 2017
wheelchair user
A bill that would give local businesses up to 90 days to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act has passed the Arizona Senate and is now in the House.
Mar. 4, 2017
Phoenix City Council members approved a zoning change to allow a historic building that served as a church to be used for commercial purposes.
Mar. 4, 2017
health
The Arizona Legislature is currently considering legislation that would make it more difficult to qualify for the state’s Medicaid program. Navajo leaders are opposed to amending an Arizona law that would require all "able-bodied adults" receiving Medicaid to be employed, looking for a job or in school.
Mar. 4, 2017

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