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The Phoenix City Council approved a three-year deal to give $200,000 annually to the Northern Arizona Forest Fund. This is a continuation of an investment that began in 2015 to support projects that protect the Salt and Verde river watershed.
Jun. 7, 2018
The city of Phoenix is going to crack down in a stronger way on so-called “Johns” — people who have been convicted of soliciting prostitution more than once.
Jun. 7, 2018
Arizona relies on surface water infrastructure, like dams and reservoirs. But snowpack feeding those rivers was near record low this year. So managers are looking to future supplies underground.
Jun. 7, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Doppelgänger
Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But it's not just dating — she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?
Jun. 7, 2018
One day after the Inspector General’s Office issued a report highly critical of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, President Trump signed legislation on Wednesday, paving the way for a major overhaul of the VA and expanding access for veterans to VA-funded health care in the private sector.
Jun. 7, 2018
At its core, Right to Try gives terminally ill patients the chance to use drug treatments that are in the Food and Drug Administration pipeline but haven’t been approved by the FDA for broad use. Nearly 40 states — including Arizona — have Right to Try laws in place, but the federal government didn’t until now.
Jun. 7, 2018
The Mesa Police Department released additional body cam footage Wednesday that shows more detail about what led officers to repeatedly punch an unarmed black man last month.
Jun. 7, 2018
The Invest in Ed campaign, which aims to get a measure on the November ballot that would raise the income tax of higher earners in Arizona, has released new polling indicating it’s a popular concept among nearly two-thirds of the state’s voters.
Jun. 7, 2018
Puerto Ricans Pay The Price For Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. Public employees are currently owed more than 50 billion dollars in pensions. And it's Puerto Rican residents who are feeling the impacts of the debt crisis.
Jun. 7, 2018
An Arizona court on Thursday upheld Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance, denying a wedding invitation business owners' challenge that the local law violates their freedom of religion by compelling them to cater to same-sex couples.
Jun. 7, 2018
The man suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area last week had been committed to a behavioral health facility after a domestic violence incident and was restricted from seeing his son during a contentious divorce, which police say has connections to several of his victims.
Jun. 7, 2018
The human-caused fire has burned almost 5,000 acres since Monday, forced evacuations and closed State Route 277 and 377.
Jun. 7, 2018
An attorney for an Arizona man whose beating by police was caught on camera says the Mesa Police Department officers should be suspended and disciplined.
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix leaders unanimously approved new fines against people who solicit prostitution. The money is meant to help victims of human trafficking.
Jun. 6, 2018
From the legendary Maple-Ash "murder fox" to historic homes and flood irrigation, the character area plan for Tempe's northwest neighborhoods and downtown is 150 pages of physical and idealistic identifiers meant to shape the city's development.
Jun. 6, 2018
A federal judge in Arizona has sentenced a 28-year-old Iranian national to time served for asylum fraud. Ali Vahdani Pour lied on his asylum application, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.
Jun. 6, 2018
At a time when many families are hitting the road to visit national parks, a report that came out Wednesday calls on the Trump Administration to drop any plans that would allow uranium mining outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Jun. 6, 2018
Arizona Game and Fish encourage residents to take preventative measures to try to keep bears and other wildlife away.
Jun. 6, 2018
The story of former Phoenix New Times journalist Joe Watson made headlines more than a decade ago. Watson was an award-winning writer, but he was also addicted to gambling and lost thousands of dollars, putting himself in a deep hole.
Jun. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Miami
The city of Miami is right at sea level, and wealthy investors are finding inland properties much more appealing as the menace of sea-level rise slowly encroaches on the coastline.
Jun. 6, 2018

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