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bulk trash
Listen to the sounds of Ramon Saiz collecting bulk trash for the city of Tempe.
Aug. 25, 2016
wildfire
Fire crews are battling several large, un-contained fires throughout the West. Although none of those fires in Arizona, hundreds of those firefighters are coming from here.
Aug. 25, 2016
After a more than a month of lower numbers, gasoline prices around the state are up this week.
Aug. 25, 2016
Homeless panhandler poverty
An overflow homeless shelter in Phoenix just got a $95,000 cash infusion. The funding will help the facility stay open through February.
Aug. 25, 2016
Those opposed to requiring employers to pay their workers at least $12 an hour by 2020 asked the Arizona Supreme Court Wednesday to block a vote on the matter.
Aug. 25, 2016
A baridine weevil
Have you ever seen a strange critter crawling across the floor you couldn’t identify? The Arizona Science Desk wants to help you get answers!
Aug. 25, 2016
University of Arizona logo
A tenured University of Arizona professor has pleaded guilty to taking thousands of dollars from the school.
Aug. 25, 2016
Arizona Corporation Commission
The election for Arizona’s regulatory agency— the Corporation Commission— rarely garners much attention but that’s not the case this year.
Aug. 25, 2016
The ordinance was designed to ban discrimination in Scottsdale based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. Cities like Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Flagstaff already have such edicts in place.
Aug. 24, 2016
Arizona’s attorney general said a local non-profit is abusing the judicial system by suing about 2,000 Valley businesses for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Aug. 24, 2016
The challenges of writing about an iconic historical figure are daunting and they grow if you’re also an actor taking on the role. Valley actor Marcelino Quinonez wrote El Che and plays the title role of Che Guevara.
Aug. 24, 2016
restaurant servers and cooks
One of the chef and restaurateurs who has received a lot of praise in the Valley is Kevin Binkley. The Arizona Republic and azcentral food critic Dominic Armato reported that Binkley will be selling two of his restaurants.
Aug. 24, 2016
Hospice of the Valley, one of the most prominent organizations here, has been around more four decades. Recently, the 1,400 employee non-profit elevated Debbie Shumway to the position of executive director.
Aug. 24, 2016
ASU Old Main
Who is going to vote in Arizona on August 30 and what will get them to the polls? And what about independents?
Aug. 24, 2016
arizona Congressional Districts map
Arizona’s primary election is coming up on August 30. We went over three of the state’s congressional primaries with Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly and Robert Robb of The Arizona Republic.
Aug. 24, 2016
Marijuana
If Arizona voters approve Prop 205 this November, it would legalize marijuana for recreational use and likely force many companies to revamp their workplace policies.
Aug. 24, 2016
Recent filings with the Arizona department of insurance show health insurers offering marketplace plans will increase their premiums by as much as 122 percent in 2017. But officials with the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services say about 68 percent of consumers in the state will still pay less than $75 a month next year.
Aug. 24, 2016
Bottled water
Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen widespread in the West. Levels in the drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center average 12 parts per billion, slightly above the EPA’s standard of 10 parts per billion.
Aug. 24, 2016
Six-term incumbent Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the front-runner in next week’s Republican primary. But just 11 days before the Aug. 30 primary election, a federal judge referred the sheriff for criminal contempt charges for repeatedly violating orders in a racial profiling case.
Aug. 24, 2016
Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.
Aug. 24, 2016

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