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President Donald Trump issued a dire warning to North Korea on Tuesday. Are we heading towards a direct nuclear conflict with Kim Jong-un's regime?
Aug. 9, 2017
Medical marijuana
Attorney for convicted ASU student said state lawmakers have no legal right to ignore the 2010 voter-approved medical marijuana law.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
Aug. 9, 2017
American Energy-Woodford's Judge South well
Central Oklahoma is still feeling aftershocks from a 4.2-magnitude quake that struck earlier this month. A key part in solving the earthquake crisis is managing the enormous amount of water that comes to the surface when oil and gas is pumped out of the ground. It's a billion-barrel-a-year problem the energy industry is working to solve.
Aug. 9, 2017
Vector Space Systems
Tucson-based Vector Space Systems had its first successful rocket launch last week. The company's long-term plan is to build a rocket factory in Pima County.
Aug. 9, 2017
Heritage Corner master plan
The Sossaman Family wants to transform the farm’s original homestead into place where people could go to eat and drink, hold special events and learn about how wheat becomes flour, pizza and even tortillas.
Aug. 9, 2017
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When a Maricopa County agency is done with supplies like computers or furniture, they are sold to the highest bidder. The Maricopa County Education Services Agency would rather see its surplus go to Arizona school teachers
Aug. 8, 2017
A group opposed to the expansion of Arizona’s new Empowerment Scholarship Account law submitted more than 111,000 petition signatures to state officials Tuesday. The move puts the law on hold for now.
Aug. 8, 2017
parked cars
HB 2494 sets new rules when it comes to freeing kids and pets trapped in hot cars. The new law provides legal protection for individuals breaking into a vehicle if an animal or child inside is in danger.
Aug. 8, 2017
Russian flag
The Cold War is returning — at least in movies and television shows — as Russians are more frequently portrayed as villains. What’s fueling this return of Russia to the evil side in battle of good vs. evil?
Aug. 8, 2017
 The Last Mile Works
Most prisoners who work behind bars make close to nothing. But a new program is basically creating a web development startup inside San Quentin prison in California and paying the inmates who work there $16.79 an hour. It’s called The Last Mile Works, part of The Last Mile, a program which teaches prisoners coding skills.
Aug. 8, 2017
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As consumers, we consume — and sometimes that translates to buying a lot of items or using more water or energy than we really need. And that’s a big part of the reason Earth Overshoot Day arrived so early this year on Aug. 2. To learn more, we spoke with Global Footprint Network CEO Mathis Wackernagel.
Aug. 8, 2017
pencils
When Gov. Doug Ducey passed his budget last year, a big chunk of it was made up of new spending for a signature performance pay plan for public schools — $38 million to be exact. But the school year is about to start and districts are still questioning when they will receive the money — and how exactly it has to be spent.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Three U.S. Marines died over the weekend when an Osprey aircraft crashed off the east coast of Australia in an incident the Marines are calling a “mishap.” The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, but the accident has brought the Osprey aircraft that they were flying back into sharp focus again.
Aug. 8, 2017
As TopGolf makes plans to build its first West Valley location, Glendale is looking ahead to see just how this new venue will impact the city.
Aug. 8, 2017
Epidemic
When a catastrophe hits, one of the first things that’s needed is resources, specifically money. The same thing goes for pandemics. The World Bank is trying to get money to places that need it in times of crisis, and has introduced something called “pandemic bonds” to help poorer countries fight outbreaks more quickly.
Aug. 8, 2017
police line do not cross
Freelance reporter Sean Holstege spent years digging into the world of cold cases here in Arizona, and his new cover story in The Phoenix New Times, “Hot Nights, Cold Cases” looks at the question: Why is Phoenix a "capital" of unsolved murders?
Aug. 8, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
Brandon Coleman is the VA employee who blew the whistle in 2015 that suicidal veterans were leaving the ER without being checked. His decision to talk led to retaliation. In April, Trump signed an order creating a new VA office: the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, and Coleman is the new face of the department.
Aug. 8, 2017
Jeff Flake
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake hasn’t been shy about criticizing President Trump. On a new book, Flake takes aim at Trump’s style and his often-abusive language, as well as his substance, including his anti-free trade stance and attacks on immigrants and refugees. We spoke with Flake about those issues and his book.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Some organisms really thrive in the heat. In the geysers of Yellowstone National Park, you find all kinds of thermophiles — bacteria, viruses, funguses — living in water hot enough to blister your skin.
Aug. 8, 2017

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