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Governor signs bill banning gun sales exclusively to "smart" weapons.
Apr. 19, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
Businesses will now have up to 90 days to bring their establishments into compliance with the Arizonans with Disabilities Act.
Apr. 19, 2017
One Arizona county is taking steps of its own to end use of animals in traveling circuses. It comes after U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva introduced legislation on the subject late last month.
Apr. 19, 2017
MinuteClinic
An estimated 120,00 veterans will be eligible to be referred to 24 Valley Minute Clinics for minor health problems such as the flu or a sore throat.
Apr. 19, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
As the legal fight over school policies for transgender students remains unsettled, schools in Arizona like Great Hearts Academies have fashioned their own policies that some say are discriminatory.
Apr. 19, 2017
Axon
More and more police departments are using body cameras, as they look for ways to protect themselves, their communities, and to preserve evidence. So the lucrative new body cam market is becoming fiercely competitive. But the real money to be made is on the back end.
Apr. 19, 2017
chicken
The proposed amendment would allow up to five chickens on lots that are at least 5,000 square feet and ten chickens on lots twice that size. Roosters would only be allowed on lots of at least an acre.
Apr. 19, 2017
A Mexican drug smuggler who crossed the border illegally, then beat a National Park Service employee nearly to death in Arizona was sentenced to 76 years in prison on Monday.
Apr. 18, 2017
phoenix suns logo
After a last place finish, the Phoenix Suns are sure to see changes coming. One of those changes will also be off the basketball court. Veteran sportscaster Steve Albert has announced his retirement.
Apr. 18, 2017
PetSmart store
The nation’s biggest pet-supply retailer wants to acquire an online-only pet retailer. By taking ownership of Chewy Inc., PetSmart hopes to accelerate its plan to be “the most convenient, best-in-class pet retailer.
Apr. 18, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
Apr. 18, 2017
Desert
Crossing the desert in the attempt to enter the U.S. is dangerous for anyone — and it’s especially so in the brutal heat of summer when there isn’t any water available. So what’s being done to help and who’s trying to provide that help?
Apr. 18, 2017
Artificial intelligence has become a bigger part of our day-to-day lives, but a new paper argues it’s not immune from human bias and errors. Bill Welser is a co-author of that report. He leads the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation.
Apr. 18, 2017
American Bar Association logo
The American Bar Association has filed a lawsuit against the federal Department of Education. It’s a very unique situation for the ABA to file suit, and it’s joined by four borrowers who took part in the Education Department’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Apr. 18, 2017
wrong way signs
The state Transportation Department is planning to implement a system that aims to cut down on the number of wrong-way drivers on Valley freeways, including the use of sensors.
Apr. 18, 2017
Food for the Hungry logo
The U.N. has called it the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 — four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. Mike Meyers, chief development officer for Phoenix-based Food for the Hungry, recently traveled to Uganda, where many South Sudanese refugees are fleeing.
Apr. 18, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million penalty the company was ordered to pay an Arizona family to reimburse their legal fees in a personal injury case.
Apr. 18, 2017
woman and child
TV shows and movies have tried to appeal to teen audiences for generations, and that effort has continued into the 21st century. Netflix recently unveiled the program 13 Reasons Why, which focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl. Although it involves mostly young characters, the program isn’t only aimed at younger viewers.
Apr. 18, 2017
Are Millennials a job-hopping generation? A Gallup survey from last year finds one in five Millennials reported changing jobs in the past year; that’s more than three times the number of non-Millennials who said that.
Apr. 18, 2017
texting and driving
A bill to stop new teen drivers from using their cell phones behind the wheel is back in gear — it had been stuck in the House Rules Committee, with the former chairman refusing to hear it. But Rep. Phil Lovas has since resigned from the Legislature to take a job in the Trump administration, and SB 1080 cleared the panel Monday.
Apr. 18, 2017

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