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The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget doesn’t leave any room for the National Endowment for the Arts or the National Endowment for the Humanities, completely eliminating all of their funding.
Mar. 23, 2017
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The statewide teacher shortage has been at the focus of Arizona politics for years now. Currently, there are still more than 2,000 teacher vacancies in our state, and other states have been actively trying to recruit our teachers out of Arizona.
Mar. 23, 2017
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A new report argues that Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort signed a $10 million contract with a Russian billionaire in 2006 to the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mar. 23, 2017
The Trump administration has been very clear in its efforts to fight — and even undermine — traditional media outlets and news sources. One of the people who has been especially out front as a voice for the administration in that vein is Kellyanne Conway, currently counselor to President Trump. We talk to Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround Consulting.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Today in Washington, Congress is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' proposed replacement for Obamacare. But, here in Arizona, supporters of Planned Parenthood will be rallying throughout the state to protest against the GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Maricopa County is No. 1 — in terms of annual population growth. The U.S. Census Bureau says Maricopa added the most people between July 2015 and July of last year — more than 81,000 people, or 222 people each day.
Mar. 23, 2017
A federal Appeals Court says health-care providers may not pursue lawsuits against health insurers over reimbursement disputes under ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The ruling says lawsuits against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and a unit of Anthem were in line with at least four other federal appeals courts that have ruled on the issue.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is looking at a way to quantify head traumas, like concussions.
Mar. 23, 2017
Flagstaff Airport
If you plan to purchase airline tickets to or from Flagstaff this summer, double check your dates.
Mar. 23, 2017
A group of Tohono O’odham tribal members will voice their opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall outside Senator John McCain’s Tucson office Thursday.
Mar. 23, 2017
Rita Stuckey
Some doctors are operating on hands in a new way: with the patient wide awake. It eliminates the risks and side effects of general anesthesia.
Mar. 23, 2017
downtown mesa
As downtown revitalization spreads to more suburbs, some are questioning whether that helps or hurts the Valley as a whole.
Mar. 23, 2017
Debbie Lesko
A state senate panel passed a measure Tuesday that would set up what critics call “predatory loans." But it’s not just the language in the measure that has some concerned. It’s how the bill came to be in the first place.
Mar. 23, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would make it illegal to pay voter initiative petition circulators based on the number of signatures they gather.
Mar. 23, 2017
Cemex, the Mexico-based construction materials giant, said it hasn't bid for a contract with the U.S. government for the construction of a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border.
Mar. 23, 2017
Buckeye Mayor
The deadline to submit signatures to recall the mayor of Buckeye has passed, and efforts to oust Jackie Meck from office have failed.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Gov. Doug Ducey has signed off on a bill making it easier for people with lapsed teaching certificates to regain their credentials. SB 1057 reduces some of the renewal requirements.
Mar. 23, 2017
As the U.S House gears up to vote on its replacement for the Affordable Care Act, critics of the GOP bill caution that Arizona could see a worse marketplace for individuals trying to buy insurance.
Mar. 23, 2017
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While illegal opioid use is on the rise across the country Arizona’s fastest growing drug problem is with women taking legal drug prescriptions.
Mar. 23, 2017
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Thirty-two years ago, a Phoenix woman was abducted and sexually assaulted. The case went unsolved, and detectives couldn’t find the man responsible before the case was no longer prosecutable in 1990. DNA analysis has linked the incident to Mark Goudeau, the Baseline Killer.
Mar. 22, 2017

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