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Mesa recently held a groundbreaking to celebrate a new project downtown. It’s designed to provide housing to struggling artists and space for the growing arts community.
Jun. 3, 2017
An Arizona regulator would like a rate case for the state’s largest utility to be put on hold. Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns made that emergency request on Friday. Writing that the commission faces unprecedented problems and cascading legal violations, Burns urged the administrative judge overseeing Arizona Public Service’s rate case to halt all proceedings.
Jun. 3, 2017
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Google trends says online dating peaks every six months during the holiday season and right about now early summer. But, according to one writer, overall enthusiasm with the whole thing just isn’t what it used to be.
Jun. 2, 2017
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When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
Jun. 2, 2017
Demetri Martin
Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief. With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.
Jun. 2, 2017
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Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
Jun. 2, 2017
Immigration Visa application
The long-running debate over what to do about undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. — and those who may be trying to illegally enter the country now and in the future — has been taken up at least a notch or two by the Trump administration’s proposed enforcement changes.
Jun. 2, 2017
Border wall
As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
Jun. 2, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.
Jun. 2, 2017
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Buckeye, the seventh fastest growing city in the country, wants to raise property taxes. The City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for June 20.
Jun. 2, 2017
Frank von Hippel
A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.
Jun. 2, 2017
Bottled water
Another water bottling operation will be setting up shop in the valley. Niagara Bottling will be building its newest 450,000 square foot facility in Mesa.
Jun. 2, 2017
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Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction and are trying to kick the habit. Treatment is often expensive, and beds are limited in state- and city-funded programs. From WHYY's The Pulse, Elana Gordon speaks with a man who detoxed all on his own. But addiction specialists say that do-it-yourself approach can be dangerous.
Jun. 2, 2017
After a two separate incidents of wrong way drivers this week, one resulting in a fatality, drivers might be wondering what’s being done to stop these incidents from happening.
Jun. 2, 2017
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After Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a look at the future of the climate change fight with a former EPA administrator, and how businesses are approaching it.
Jun. 2, 2017
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“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are ... being black in America is tough," James said when asked about an incident of vandalization at his L.A. home.
Jun. 2, 2017
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Down Syndrome, autism, brain damage – everyone in the cast at the Detour Company Theatre has something that keeps them from succeeding in a traditional theater setting.
Jun. 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has one Arizona scientist worried about conditions in the desert Southwest.
Jun. 2, 2017
“We’re going to be able to bring in needed new service so that we can support economic growth, but we can do so with less impact on the residential areas nearby and I think that fits everybody’s needs,” said SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson.
Jun. 2, 2017
Coffee
An almost century-old family-owned dairy based in Phoenix is among those hoping to benefit from the increase in Americans’ daily coffee drinking - by launching a nationwide coffee line.
Jun. 2, 2017

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