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More than 81 programs will lose a combined $213 million in federal funds, in a budget cut from the Department of Health and Human Services
Jul. 18, 2017
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The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has fallen apart.
Jul. 18, 2017
A plane burst into flames after a crash landing in Mesa Monday. Mesa Police have now identified the victims as 53-year-old Alan Ram and 22-year-old Krista Buchanan.
Jul. 18, 2017
Opponents of Arizona’s taxpayer funded school voucher program say they got a “smokin’ deal” to help their cause. Last week, organizers of two petition drives unrelated to vouchers announced they were going to stop using paid circulators.
Jul. 18, 2017
Clouds in the far West Valley
As the Phoenix area prepares for a chance of more rain, officials say they have a better idea of where monsoon storms hit the hardest on Sunday night.
Jul. 18, 2017
search team
The search for a man missing since Saturday north of Payson was called off again Tuesday due to storms in the area. Hector Garnica was swept away when a flash flood swept through a swimming hole where he and his family were playing. The bodies of the other nine victims have been recovered.
Jul. 18, 2017
wind turbines
The wind energy industry is growing worldwide, and so is the global competition between turbine-makers. That battle is now playing out in Wyoming.
Jul. 18, 2017
Eli the elf
Chandler will debut a new graffiti removal vehicle and mascot this week. The big box truck replaces a pickup and features Eli, the elf.
Jul. 18, 2017
Phoenix is not known for strong winds, but that all changes when monsoons deliver destructive downdrafts like the one that damaged Burton Barr Central Library.
Jul. 18, 2017
Perscription pills
The number of suspected opioid overdoses fell in Arizona for the second week in a row, but suspected fatalities spiked to the highest weekly number since the state started collecting real-time data.
Jul. 17, 2017
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Fifteen thousand additional H-2B visas for temporary non-agricultural workers will be issued for fiscal year 2017, bringing the total for the year to 81,000.
Jul. 17, 2017
Steak
What do an American steakhouse and a Mexican taquería have in common? It’s all about the meat. Mexico is one of the main markets for American beef, while the U.S. is the main buyer of Mexican steaks.
Jul. 17, 2017
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When a big box stores closes, there is no shortage of ideas for what to do with that space. But a relatively new one is starting to gain more traction here — turning it into a self-storage facility.
Jul. 17, 2017
texting and driving
There are a lot of things that can distract drivers, and a lot of efforts to prevent us from becoming distracted behind the wheel. But a group of researchers is trying to take a slightly different approach.
Jul. 17, 2017
Diane Brossar
Diane Brossart has been with the group Arizona Forward for more than 30 years, and she’s been its president and CEO for 26 of those years. But at the end of this year, she’ll be stepping down from that position.
Jul. 17, 2017
Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on whether elected officials try to do too much and if communities would be better off if they were less ambitious. We talked about it with Phil Boas, director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
Jul. 17, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
There’s a lot to keep our eyes on this coming week on the international front. So, let’s do our regular Monday check-in with the BBC. Rich Preston is our correspondent today.
Jul. 17, 2017
You’ve heard about — and possibly even experienced — how divided a country we are, especially when it comes to political views and news media choices. But why do so many of us seem inflexible and not particularly willing to modify our perspectives, sometimes even in the face of cold, hard facts?
Jul. 17, 2017
Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
We recently featured a segment about the status of black women in the U.S. and the challenges they face. Now, a new report by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality focuses on black girls. Like their older counterparts, these young women are subject to a number of stereotypes
Jul. 17, 2017
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We're paying millions for plush mattresses and gee whiz gadgets — but a little "sleep hygiene" might save us lots of money.
Jul. 17, 2017

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