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Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
The director of National Intelligence released a report on Russia's attempts to influence the presidential election on Friday. The Intercept's Micah Lee discusses the legitimacy of blaming the Russians and talks about what isn't in the report — evidence.
Jan. 9, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Russian attempts to disrupt November’s election have brought cyber-hacking into the spotlight. And now the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is using a White Hat hacker team to test its own systems.
Jan. 9, 2017
The story about newspapers struggling isn’t a new one. But for many big city papers, the sports section has been a high priority — both in the hard copy and online. The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, though, are in the midst of dramatic shifts, as two of its higher-profile writers — columnist Paola Boivin and Phoenix Suns beat writer Paul Coro — are on the way out.
Jan. 9, 2017
Sal DiCiccio
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council will receive what’s called an Early Budget Status update for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Jan. 9, 2017
water
Amanda Minke, a senior at Immaculate Heart High School, is in the running for $250,000 for developing a filter that uses algae to remove lead from water.
Jan. 9, 2017
influenza virus
The number of flu cases in Arizona is on the rise. There have been almost 900 reported cases across the state since flu season began in late October.
Jan. 9, 2017
Colorado City sign
Written closing arguments are due Monday for two polygamous towns that hope a federal judge won’t disband their shared police department.
Jan. 9, 2017
Dr. Joseph Sirven
Even in 2017, women doctors don’t get the respect and pay they deserve, our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jan. 9, 2017
Arizona grassland
Arizona’s grasslands lie northwest of Flagstaff and two-thirds of it have been impacted by drought, invasive species and wildfire. Now, $3 million is going directly to preserving the habitat for native species like mule deer and golden eagles.
Jan. 9, 2017
Tyler Kost
Tyler Kost, who was once accused of sexually assaulting several classmates at Post Butte High School has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Jan. 9, 2017
sports car
The North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS, is the largest auto event in the country, and it’s a preview of what’s to come in the auto industry. This is the first year technology and innovation are the focus. But while ride-sharing and smart-technology may be the future, it seems a long way away for the Valley.
Jan. 8, 2017
Paul Penzone
After a 24-year run as sheriff, Joe Arpaio’s name can still be seen all over Maricopa County. But new sheriff Paul Penzone is changing that.
Jan. 8, 2017
Cubs fans
Spring training tickets went on sale across the Valley Saturday morning. And at Sloan Park in Mesa, baseball fans got in line at least eight hours before the ticket office opened.
Jan. 7, 2017
Arizona’s business community wants to change the way some propositions make it to the ballot box. During the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s legislative forecast luncheon on Friday, leaders promised to work with the governor and lawmakers to alter the initiative process.
Jan. 7, 2017
Amazon Echo
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought another bumper crop of tech for geeks and gearheads alike.
Jan. 6, 2017
Cash-strapped Mohave County has to come up with millions to pay for road maintenance and more sheriff’s deputies, and officials say they have to do it soon.
Jan. 6, 2017
Officials are fielding hundreds of questions from local businesses on who is exempt (almost no one) and what it means for their employees.
Jan. 6, 2017
EPA mine
In the summer of 2015, a massive spill from an abandoned mine contaminated rivers in three Western states.
Jan. 6, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
President Obama decided Friday not to grant monument status to a large parcel of land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park, a move that would have made permanent the administration’s temporary ban on uranium mining.
Jan. 6, 2017
Phoenix Herpetological Society
Arizona law generally prohibits taking, possessing, buying or selling wildlife, except in certain circumstances. But, that doesn’t stop poachers from capturing and selling reptiles and other exotic animals.
Jan. 6, 2017

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