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Committee Votes To Send Minimum Wage Law Back Voters
An Arizona House committee backed a plan to send the 2016 voter-approved minimum wage hike and paid sick leave initiative back to the ballot.
Feb. 13, 2018
Deportation Of Man With Son Fighting Cancer Gets Postponed
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to postpone the deportation of an undocumented Mexican man whose son is fighting cancer.
Feb. 13, 2018
Financially Embattled Murphy Elementary Board Votes Down 5% Teacher Pay Cut
This year, Murphy Elementary district overspent more than $2 million.
Feb. 13, 2018
First Generation College Students Face Obstacles to Graduation
There is no difference in employment rates and salaries between first-generation college students and their peers, but those first-generation students face hurdles to graduation.
Feb. 13, 2018
Bill Would Require Voters To Update Address Or Risk Losing Driver
Voting rights activists are expressing concerns over HB2397, which will be heard in committee Tuesday.
Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: Arizona-Grown Tepary Beans Preserve The Past, Hold Promise For The Future
Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity.
Feb. 13, 2018
Arizona Receives A
A new 50-state election security report from the Center for American Progress finds that most election systems remain vulnerable to hacking and other interference by foreign governments.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Neighboring
The Energy Roundtable and the Sonora Summit, or Cumbre Sonora, will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Hermosillo. According to their organizers, Arizona representatives will travel to the summit as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, and some new players could be added soon to the so-called "megaregion."
Feb. 12, 2018
 Arizona Stores Want To Extend Shelf Life Of Grade A Eggs
Arizona retailers want to extend the shelf life for storing Grade A eggs sold in Arizona. The battle is over $3 million worth of expired eggs thrown out each year.
Feb. 12, 2018
Discovery Creemos Loses Charter
On Monday, the Arizona charter school board revoked the charter of Discovery Creemos Academy in Goodyear. That school closed suddenly last month after financial difficulties.
Feb. 12, 2018
Shope Kills Feminine Hygiene Bill, Defers To Dept. Of Corrections
The chairman of the House Rules Committee said he will not hear HB2222, which would have provided free unlimited feminine hygiene products to women in Arizona prisons.
Feb. 12, 2018
Arizona Professor Witnesses Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash
The helicopter crash that occurred Saturday at the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others, was witnessed by an Embry-Riddle University professor of aviation.
Feb. 12, 2018
Mormon Lawyer Embarks On Journey Where Book Of Mormon Took Place
And now we turn to a story about the conflict between religious belief and science, and how one man’s quest to prove his religion to be true cost him his beliefs.
Feb. 12, 2018
 Journalist David Gregory Explores Religion, Spirituality In His Book
Journalist David Gregory was near the top of his profession — hosting the Sunday program, "Meet the Press." Then that high-profile job faded away after six years, when Gregory received a phone call from his boss in the summer of 2014 that he was out. That finality sent Gregory into a deeper exploration of religion and spirituality.
Feb. 12, 2018
 Rep. Carter Presenting Proclamation Declaring May 2 Maternal Mental Health Day
One in nine women in the U.S. experience symptoms of postpartum depression after the birth of a child. And many more experience some kind of mental health challenges during and after pregnancy.
Feb. 12, 2018
 How Did White House Security Clearance Backlog Get So Massive?
When former White House press secretary Rob Porter resigned, it was revealed he was working under an interim security clearance. Part of the reason there is that there is a massive backlog of people waiting to be given security clearance — it’s been reported that it’s 700,000 names long — keeping the entire procedure mired down.
Feb. 12, 2018
 What
The eyes of the world have been trained on the Winter Olympics as they kicked off over the weekend in PyeongChang, South Korea, but there is a lot more going on around the world.
Feb. 12, 2018
 Republic Editorial Takes Gosar To Task For His Approach To Politics
Arizona’s 4th District Congressman, Republican Paul Gosar, has been in the headlines lately for some negative aspects. It’s been focused on his tendency to take statistics out of context or accuse certain political opponents of treason. In a recent editorial, The Arizona Republic took Gosar to task for his approach to politics.
Feb. 12, 2018
 Uber Paying Waymo $245 Million In Surprise Settlement
The yearlong litigation between Waymo and Uber ended suddenly Friday with a surprise settlement. Uber is paying Waymo $245 million and promising that it won’t use Waymo’s technology in its own self-driving cars. Aarian Marshall is a transportation reporter for WIRED magazine. She's been following the story and joins us now.
Feb. 12, 2018
 Surprise Looking To Bring Canadians To City For Health Care Services
The city of Surprise is trying to convince Canadians to come to the West Valley city for their health care services. City officials cite statistics that show more than 63,000 Canadians left the country for non-emergency medical care last year, and they’d like for those medical travelers to come to Surprise.
Feb. 12, 2018

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