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Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Scottsdale City Council later this month will take up a proposed ordinance dealing with bike-sharing and electric bikes and scooters. Cities across the country have also been dealing with this new form of transportation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of political tension. After an analysis, the Goldwater Institute has issued a report called "The Arizona Medicaid Expansion Experience: Beware the Peddlers of Cost-Shifting Claims."
Aug. 8, 2018
Wednesday is the official kickoff of the Local First Rural Policy Forum. Part of the mission is focusing on working with rural businesses to help them develop new strategies. Among the towns and cities sending representatives to the forum is Clarkdale.
Aug. 8, 2018
Federal prosecutors have decided not to re-try a bribery case against a former utility regulator, his wife, a lobbyist and the owner of a utility company. That’s after jurors in the case told the judge last month they could not reach a verdict in the initial trial.
Aug. 8, 2018
Among all of the other races on Arizona’s Aug. 28 primary ballot, all 90 seats in the state Legislature are up, and there are a number of interesting and crowded primaries.
Aug. 8, 2018
As schools tested toward Arizona’s “College and Career Ready Standards” in reading and math, there were a few bright spots in the AzMERIT scores, including Tucson Unified School District.
Aug. 8, 2018
The city of Surprise approved a law Tuesday night that bans using a mobile device while driving in most cases. The law goes into effect on Sept. 6. The ban, however, doesn’t include hands-free use or calling for emergency help.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Four Primaries, One Special Election
Voters in five states casted their ballots on Tuesday. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter at Politico joined The Takeaway to discuss these elections and what they mean.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Puerto Rico Signs Contract With Private Prison Company To Relocate Inmates To Arizona
Puerto Rico is on track to signing a contract with CoreCivic, one of the largest private prison companies in the U.S. to move more than 3,000 inmates from Puerto Rico to a private facility in Arizona.
Aug. 8, 2018
Federal prosecutors dropped their lawsuit Tuesday against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three other people listed in an ongoing bribery case. The move came less than a month after the initial trial ended with a mistrial.
Aug. 8, 2018
An Arizona court ruling says it doesn't violate a defendant's constitutional rights for a law enforcement officer to pose as a minor during a child prostitution investigation.
Aug. 8, 2018
Mark Brnovich encourages residents to proceed with caution when hiring cleanup workers.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizonans interested in a career dismantling espionage, organized crime, and terrorist plots will get their chance next week to hear about working for the FBI.
Aug. 8, 2018
As Arizona students head back to school, the latest AzMERIT test scores have come out — and the results are not good. Overall, the majority of students failed the mandatory state test, which includes math and reading portions. But when you break down the results further, there are also wide demographic splits.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Does A Mom’s Stress Affect Her Offspring For Generations?
For two decades, scientists have been tracking pregnant women after natural disasters — and they’ve found higher rates of certain physiological and behavioral traits among the ‘storm babies.’ Scientists think the differences are due to something called epigenetics.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona's most populous county plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that concluded it is liable in lawsuits over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdowns on immigrants during traffic stops.
Aug. 8, 2018
Two Guys on Your Head: What
We may think that civil discourse is a good idea, but when it gets down to practicing it, how skilled are we? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of civility.
Aug. 8, 2018
Nearly 400 firefighters have been deployed to California to assist with the wildfires. Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says there have been additional requests from California fire officials.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona voters approved a 2010 law creating the medical marijuana program and Brnovich says providing funding for drug addiction services from medical marijuana program money is legal if the legislative action satisfies conditions required under the Arizona Constitution's provision protecting voter-approved laws.
Aug. 8, 2018

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