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5 Mayoral Candidates File Petitions In Phoenix
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona
Deaths from opioid overdoses rose nearly 20 percent last year in Arizona. In 2017, 949 people died from opioids according to state numbers released this month. That marks a 20 percent increase from the year before.
Aug. 8, 2018
Screaming Pit Bull From Flagstaff Gains Internet Fame
Mo the Screaming Staffy has been propelled to internet fame because his comedically high-pitched wails. But there's nothing wrong with the dog, he just ... screams.
Aug. 8, 2018
Why The Movie
The coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade” can now be seen by actual eighth-graders. Wednesday night at Harkins’ Camelview in Scottsdale, the film’s distributor, A24, will be holding a free screening of the film so anyone can see it. The company is holding screenings in theaters in every state across the country.
Aug. 8, 2018
Border Patrol Union Endorses McSally In AZ Senate Race
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
Cities Working To Manage Dockless Bikes, Scooters
The Scottsdale City Council later this month will take up a proposed ordinance dealing with bike-sharing and electric bikes and scooters. Cities across the country have also been dealing with this new form of transportation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Goldwater Institute Analyzes Medicaid Expansion In Arizona
Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of political tension. After an analysis, the Goldwater Institute has issued a report called "The Arizona Medicaid Expansion Experience: Beware the Peddlers of Cost-Shifting Claims."
Aug. 8, 2018
Clarkdale Joins Local First Forum
Wednesday is the official kickoff of the Local First Rural Policy Forum. Part of the mission is focusing on working with rural businesses to help them develop new strategies. Among the towns and cities sending representatives to the forum is Clarkdale.
Aug. 8, 2018
Feds Wont Retry Case Against Former Utility Regulator
Federal prosecutors have decided not to re-try a bribery case against a former utility regulator, his wife, a lobbyist and the owner of a utility company. That’s after jurors in the case told the judge last month they could not reach a verdict in the initial trial.
Aug. 8, 2018
Several Familiar Names On Arizona Primary Ballot
Among all of the other races on Arizona’s Aug. 28 primary ballot, all 90 seats in the state Legislature are up, and there are a number of interesting and crowded primaries.
Aug. 8, 2018
Tucson District An AzMERIT Scores Bright Spot
As schools tested toward Arizona’s “College and Career Ready Standards” in reading and math, there were a few bright spots in the AzMERIT scores, including Tucson Unified School District.
Aug. 8, 2018
City Of Surprise Bans Mobile Device Use While Driving
The city of Surprise approved a law Tuesday night that bans using a mobile device while driving in most cases. The law goes into effect on Sept. 6. The ban, however, doesn’t include hands-free use or calling for emergency help.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Four Primaries, One Special Election
Voters in five states casted their ballots on Tuesday. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter at Politico joined The Takeaway to discuss these elections and what they mean.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Puerto Rico Signs Contract With Private Prison Company To Relocate Inmates To Arizona
Puerto Rico is on track to signing a contract with CoreCivic, one of the largest private prison companies in the U.S. to move more than 3,000 inmates from Puerto Rico to a private facility in Arizona.
Aug. 8, 2018
Feds Close Bribery Case Against Former Corporation Commissioner
Federal prosecutors dropped their lawsuit Tuesday against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three other people listed in an ongoing bribery case. The move came less than a month after the initial trial ended with a mistrial.
Aug. 8, 2018
Court Says Adult Police Officers Can Pose As Juveniles
An Arizona court ruling says it doesn't violate a defendant's constitutional rights for a law enforcement officer to pose as a minor during a child prostitution investigation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona AG Warns Of Monsoon Scams
Mark Brnovich encourages residents to proceed with caution when hiring cleanup workers.
Aug. 8, 2018
Local FBI Division Recruiting New Agents
Arizonans interested in a career dismantling espionage, organized crime, and terrorist plots will get their chance next week to hear about working for the FBI.
Aug. 8, 2018
Low AzMERIT Scores Show Demographic Splits
As Arizona students head back to school, the latest AzMERIT test scores have come out — and the results are not good. Overall, the majority of students failed the mandatory state test, which includes math and reading portions. But when you break down the results further, there are also wide demographic splits.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Does A Mom’s Stress Affect Her Offspring For Generations?
For two decades, scientists have been tracking pregnant women after natural disasters — and they’ve found higher rates of certain physiological and behavioral traits among the ‘storm babies.’ Scientists think the differences are due to something called epigenetics.
Aug. 8, 2018

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