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Eagle with GPS backpack
Birdwatchers know it’s possible to see an eagle in the Valley — but if you train your binoculars just right, you might just notice some eagles wearing little backpacks. Salt River Project bought six of these packs, and four eagles have been outfitted with them so far.
Jul. 20, 2017
Jesse Alvarado
In one ZIP code in Maryvale, there were 642 pit bulls and Chihuahuas surrendered or found as strays just last year. The area had the highest intake of pit bulls for the fourth year in a row, and the highest of Chihuahuas last year.
Jul. 20, 2017
Bacteria
Since their introduction around 70 years ago, antibiotics have been used to help most of us recover from illnesses and infectious diseases. But there’s an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria making the drugs much less effective. And that’s, at least in part, because of how often they’ve been prescribed.
Jul. 20, 2017
Bisbee Mayor David Smith
A group of Arizona mayors is calling on Gov. Ducey to make further reforms to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, or PSPRS. In addition, an ad hoc committee of the state House of Representatives is holding meetings on the subject. Its next gathering is next week in Prescott.
Jul. 20, 2017
General Motors has been cleared in the first case involving its updated ignition switch. An Arizona man claimed the automaker was at fault in his crash.
Jul. 20, 2017
The Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a study indicating the BCRA would have a very negative effect on Arizona, including the state’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS.
Jul. 20, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain broke the news of his cancer diagnosis on Wednesday evening. Since then, letters of support and condolence have been pouring in from statesmen and citizens alike. But what is this type of cancer McCain now battles?
Jul. 20, 2017
Chester Bennington
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.
Jul. 20, 2017
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Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent during June even as the state's economy lost 42,800 jobs.
Jul. 20, 2017
Ryan Winkle
Ryan Winkle was arrested in Tempe in May on suspicion of driving under the influence. His blood alcohol level was above point two zero which is considered a super extreme DUI under Arizona state law.
Jul. 20, 2017
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A judge Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Public Service to let the Arizona Corporation Commission vote on the company's rate hike request before considering claims about the utility’s political influence on regulators.
Jul. 20, 2017
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What is the perfect way to ask a total stranger out? Tavi Gevinson turns to author Krista Burton.
Jul. 20, 2017
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Six months into the Trump Administration, the majority of Americans think that the Democratic Party only stands against Trump, and has no real message.
Jul. 20, 2017
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Arizona is a popular place with tourists. In fact, tourists spent more than $21 billion last year — a new record.
Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections
Arizona is not enforcing its contract with correctional health care company Corizon. The private company has failed to fully staff a wide range of medical and administrative positions, potentially putting prisoners' lives at risk.
Jul. 20, 2017
light rail phoenix
Listen to the sounds of Keon McGuire riding the light rail from Tempe to Phoenix.
Jul. 20, 2017
A state legislator under investigation for allegedly violating Arizona's clean election financing laws has resigned.
Jul. 20, 2017
After months of expectation, there’s a date to start the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The U.S. and Mexico are already preparing for the first round of discussions
Jul. 20, 2017
East Verde River
Authorities in Payson believe they’ve found the 10th victim of a flash flood that struck a crowded swimming hole Saturday. DNA tests will confirm whether the body found Wednesday afternoon is indeed that of Hector Garnica.
Jul. 19, 2017
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Clothing and underwear brand, Fruit of the Loom, says it wants its products to be environmentally friendly. To do it, the company is getting help from a university think tank.
Jul. 19, 2017

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