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Arizona health officials are beginning to collect more information about suspected drug overdoses. This week, the state public health lab expanded its blood screening in an effort to understand which exact drugs are causing deaths.
Aug. 3, 2017
Authorities say a Mesa man firebombed Maricopa County’s 4th Avenue jail in Phoenix on Tuesday night. No one was injured and one suspect is in custody.
Aug. 2, 2017
Arizona’s minimum wage hike from $8.05 and hour to $10 is here to stay. Arizona’s high court ruled Wednesday that the new law, which kicked in at the beginning of the year, isn’t a violation of the constitution.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Fans of the CW network program "Supernatural" eagerly awaited the Salute to Supernatural convention. On screen the actors hunt for demons and angels. Off screen, actor Misha Collins is part of a different kind of hunt, an international scavenger hunt for kindness called Gishwhes.
Aug. 2, 2017
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An immigrant rights group charged that most complaints of abuse made against U.S.Border Patrol agents go unpunished. The Border Patrol's Tucson, Rio Grande and Laredo sectors carried the highest number of complaints against agents.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The city of Los Angeles is set to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, the first time its done so since 1984. In an announcement made on Monday, city officials and the International Olympic Committee lauded the deal that's estimated to cost at $5.3 billion.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Is the desert pushing back against human engineering in the West? It’s an issue Kate Wheeling takes on in an article in Pacific Standard Magazine.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Republicans in Congress are regrouping on plans to reform health care. This week, a group of Republican and Democratic House members calling itself the Problem Solvers Caucus weighed in with ideas.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Venezuelan election results were manipulated by at least 1 million votes. That’s according to the CEO of the company that provided the country with electronic voting technology. This has sparked protests and unrest in Venezuela. Joining me now to talk about all of this is journalist Mariana Zuñiga in Caracas.
Aug. 2, 2017
Las Vegas
The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse, and communities like San Jose, Miami and Los Angeles are leading the pack. But that doesn’t mean those communities best reflect what the country will look like four decades from now. That designation, according to Jed Kolko, chief economist for Indeed.com, falls to Las Vegas.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Despite public input, not everybody is sold on the Desert EDGE project in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jason Alexander is one of the directors of the group No DDC, which advocates for making sure any commercial construction in the preserve is put to a public vote, and he joins me.
Aug. 2, 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On Jan. 25, Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security to hire an additional 15,000 immigration officers and border patrol agents. But a new report from the Office of the Inspector General shows they are encountering some serious problems in how long it will take to hire this many new officers and agents — and if they even need them.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Burton Barr Central Library remains closed indefinitely from storm damages suffered last month.
Aug. 2, 2017
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A sewage line between Mexico and Nogales that sprung a leak last week, causing sewage to spill into the Santa Cruz River, is now under control according to a Santa Cruz County Public Health official.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Dr. Bob Duke and Dr. Art Markman discuss what's known as "imposter syndrome" — the practice of pretending to be the person you want people to see you as rather than who you truly are — and explain why it may just be better to start working toward your goals instead of faking it.
Aug. 2, 2017
The Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Municipal and Sky Harbor International airports are getting millions in federal funds to help fix pavement and pay for repairs.
Aug. 2, 2017
Frye Fire Cleanup
State Route 366 in southeastern Arizona is closed indefinitely in the aftermath of the Frye Fire.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The U.S. military often performs routine tests for missiles. Yet, even something routine can become precarious during an extraordinary period of tension, like the one between the U.S. and North Korea.
Aug. 2, 2017
For the first time in the U.S., scientists have genetically modified human embryos. The technique could help screen out heritable diseases, but many worry where it might ultimately lead.
Aug. 2, 2017

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