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After a last place finish, the Phoenix Suns are sure to see changes coming. One of those changes will also be off the basketball court. Veteran sportscaster Steve Albert has announced his retirement.
Apr. 18, 2017
PetSmart store
The nation’s biggest pet-supply retailer wants to acquire an online-only pet retailer. By taking ownership of Chewy Inc., PetSmart hopes to accelerate its plan to be “the most convenient, best-in-class pet retailer.
Apr. 18, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
Apr. 18, 2017
Desert
Crossing the desert in the attempt to enter the U.S. is dangerous for anyone — and it’s especially so in the brutal heat of summer when there isn’t any water available. So what’s being done to help and who’s trying to provide that help?
Apr. 18, 2017
Artificial intelligence has become a bigger part of our day-to-day lives, but a new paper argues it’s not immune from human bias and errors. Bill Welser is a co-author of that report. He leads the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation.
Apr. 18, 2017
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The American Bar Association has filed a lawsuit against the federal Department of Education. It’s a very unique situation for the ABA to file suit, and it’s joined by four borrowers who took part in the Education Department’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Apr. 18, 2017
wrong way signs
The state Transportation Department is planning to implement a system that aims to cut down on the number of wrong-way drivers on Valley freeways, including the use of sensors.
Apr. 18, 2017
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The U.N. has called it the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 — four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. Mike Meyers, chief development officer for Phoenix-based Food for the Hungry, recently traveled to Uganda, where many South Sudanese refugees are fleeing.
Apr. 18, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million penalty the company was ordered to pay an Arizona family to reimburse their legal fees in a personal injury case.
Apr. 18, 2017
woman and child
TV shows and movies have tried to appeal to teen audiences for generations, and that effort has continued into the 21st century. Netflix recently unveiled the program 13 Reasons Why, which focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl. Although it involves mostly young characters, the program isn’t only aimed at younger viewers.
Apr. 18, 2017
Are Millennials a job-hopping generation? A Gallup survey from last year finds one in five Millennials reported changing jobs in the past year; that’s more than three times the number of non-Millennials who said that.
Apr. 18, 2017
texting and driving
A bill to stop new teen drivers from using their cell phones behind the wheel is back in gear — it had been stuck in the House Rules Committee, with the former chairman refusing to hear it. But Rep. Phil Lovas has since resigned from the Legislature to take a job in the Trump administration, and SB 1080 cleared the panel Monday.
Apr. 18, 2017
We’re more than five months past November’s election results—some of which surprised a lot of observers. The surprise was related to the fact that most pollsters were preparing us for a very different outcome.
Apr. 18, 2017
Raul Grijalva
We start this hour with concerns over President Trump’s proposal to expand and reinforce a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition to opposition for humanitarian reasons, some are worried about the potential environmental impact on flora and fauna.
Apr. 18, 2017
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Marine biologist Heather Marshall's interest in sharks stemmed from fear that turned into fascination.
Apr. 18, 2017
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With narrow results in elections and referendums in Turkey, Britain, and the U.S., here's what's shaping the political divide between urban and rural areas.
Apr. 18, 2017
wheelchair user
Bill supporting Arizona business' needs over people with disabilities' needs awaits the governor's signature.
Apr. 18, 2017
Anthony Kern
Dueling gun bills at the state capitol have enough support to block background checks on private sales.
Apr. 18, 2017
Jane Hilton hiking
When Jane Hilton died late last year after a long journey with cancer, our sister station KBACH didn’t just lose a producer and announcer.
Apr. 18, 2017
JD Mesnard
The speaker of the Arizona House has revived legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learners permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license.
Apr. 18, 2017

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