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Arguments over the future of how citizen initiatives get on the Arizona ballot were the focus of two days of hearings in a Phoenix court room this week.
Jul. 14, 2017
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The National Governors’ Association conference continues today in Providence, Rhode Island. Attendees are talking about policy issues ranging from trade to technology to cyber challenges.
Jul. 14, 2017
Jeff Flake
Arizona senator Jeff Flake says he supports a controversial addition to the Senate health care bill championed by Senator Ted Cruz, but some experts say that change, known as the Consumer Freedom Option, could backfire.
Jul. 14, 2017
There are more than 2.7 million LGBT seniors in the U.S., and as they age, health care providers and social service groups must learn how to be sensitive to and informed about their needs. On Thursday, Harmony Hospice in Tucson hosted its first training to address the needs of LGBT elders.
Jul. 14, 2017
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Private health care provider Corizon has changed the way they treat patients in Arizona State Prisons and inmates are testifying it’s made conditions worse.
Jul. 14, 2017
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In another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate unveiled its latest revision to the GOP healthcare bill on Thursday. The new version is intended to appeal to moderates.
Jul. 14, 2017
Caregiver and patient
There are millions of caregivers providing unpaid care to another adult. That adult could be a spouse or it could be a parent. For many adult children, parenting a parent can be difficult, and even strain the parent-child relationship. But there are ways to make it easier.
Jul. 14, 2017
Arizona State Prison Complex - Florence
Attorneys for prisoners in Arizona State Prisons say their clients are being subjected to inhumane conditions.
Jul. 13, 2017
Avnet
Global technology distributor Avnet announced Thursday it will use artificial intelligence to connect customers with the company.
Jul. 13, 2017
The former CEO of a Phoenix-based auctioneering company has been sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay more than $50 million in restitution.
Jul. 13, 2017
Grandma Pat Phelps
Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
Jul. 13, 2017
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon National Park has come up with a new plan for how to handle river operations. This comes 16 months after a federal investigation exposed a long pattern of sexual harassment.
Jul. 13, 2017
Lake Powell
Investigators are out on Lake Powell this morning researching what caused a deadly houseboat explosion last night.
Jul. 13, 2017
Jennifer Mellor
Warnings that the Senate’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act could upend Arizona’s Medicaid program are emanating from even more conservative corners of the state.
Jul. 13, 2017
The MIT study shows that if nothing changes by 2050, less rainfall will deplete the water supply, putting more water stress on farmers and lowering cotton yields up to 10 percent.
Jul. 13, 2017
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After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a children’s clothing retailer announced plans to close hundreds of stores, including nine in Arizona.
Jul. 13, 2017
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Earlier this month, the paid sick leave provision of Proposition 206 took effect, mandating all workers get paid time off. The higher minimum wage has already taken effect. Businesses have been working to adjust to the new law, but some are facing unexpected problems. One of them is Phoenix-based Peanut Butter Americano.
Jul. 13, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Stephen Gamst maintaining an air conditioner on the roof of a Phoenix home for Goettl Air Conditioning.
Jul. 13, 2017
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia this week. And on his agenda is helping resolve a recent dispute. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all cut ties with Qatar last month. And they have 13 demands, including that Qatar scale back its relations with Iran and to close down Al Jazeera.
Jul. 13, 2017
desks in a classroom
Bullying — whether in-person on online — hurts young people on many levels, including physically and emotionally. It also causes problems for their ability to focus and learn in school. And a new report indicates financial challenges can ultimately come about because of bullying.
Jul. 13, 2017

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