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Tucson planetary science researchers will help NASA plan future robotic and human missions to the moon and beyond. From the Arizona Science Desk, Sara Hammond reports.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Disability rights groups are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 1198. The bill would give businesses up to 90 days to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mar. 22, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
State lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die in Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
Nearly a decade after Arizona voters outlawed “payday loans,” the lending industry is pushing a new type of high interest consumer loan. They’re getting support from Republican lawmakers.
Mar. 22, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court put new restrictions on presidential powers Tuesday, ruling on a labor case spurred on by a Scottsdale-based private ambulance company.
Mar. 22, 2017
The 99-year-old Edwards Hotel has been vacant for years, so the city wants to remove it. But preservationists say it has a character that deserves saving.
Mar. 22, 2017
Members of Congress from along the Mexican border asked the Homeland Security Department Tuesday to give them a breakdown of what the nearly $1 billion first phase of the border wall will look like and how the department will fill 5,000 Border Patrol agent positions.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Pima County supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose any sort of federal tariffs on cross border trade with Mexico.
Mar. 22, 2017
A small lobby at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix feels a lot like the Motor Vehicle Division. It's where undocumented immigrants wait for a chance to tell their story to a pro-bono lawyer. They sit in hard plastic chairs, clutch official documents and stare at posters that explain how to act if the police pull them over.
Mar. 22, 2017
Correction Corporations of America, now Core Civics, Central Arizona Detention Center.
Mesa is looking at ways to trim its public-safety costs after a voters rejected a city-sales tax hike in November. In an effort to reduce costs associated with booking and housing offenders, the Mesa Police Department asked the City Council for permission to solicit bids from private contractors.
Mar. 22, 2017
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Arizona has the 12th-highest drug overdose rate in the nation, according to the latest state statistics. House Bill 2493 will allocate half-a-million-dollars to speed up and secure the drug database, which should help hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors check and balance patients to avoid an overdose.
Mar. 21, 2017
University of Arizona
Repair work needed on University of Arizona buildings has been put off for years because state funding has dried up. Occupants of one of those buildings have started to complain.
Mar. 21, 2017
Boxes
State lawmakers have voted to trim — but not eliminate — the right of moving companies to hold a homeowner's goods over payment disputes.
Mar. 21, 2017
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For four years now, the pediatric wing at Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia has blocked off Thursday mornings to meet with refugee families.
Mar. 21, 2017
Smiling People
You know that old song about how when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you? Well, it turns out smiling may not just be contagious, it may actually improve your health.
Mar. 21, 2017
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Earlier this month, the commander-in-chief announced his decision to send 400 more troops to Syria, and 2,500 ground combat troops to a base in Kuwait.
Mar. 21, 2017
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You’ve probably watched YouTube at some point, even if it’s just to see an old music video or a cat doing anything.
Mar. 21, 2017
Feeders Grain
A piece of Phoenix history could be coming down. A local company is interested in buying the Allied Grain facility just west of Interstate 17.
Mar. 21, 2017
Handgun
A bill that would weaken Shannon’s Law, the landmark gun legislation passed in 2000, is effectively dead at the state Legislature this morning. Gerry Hills helped craft the original legislation, and I spoke with her earlier this morning to hear her reaction to today’s news.
Mar. 21, 2017
APS
Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West were heavily involved in the 2016 campaign season — investing money on certain candidates in specific races. Now APS has come out publicly to say it will remain involved in political campaigns going forward, but it will also be more open about its contributions.
Mar. 21, 2017

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