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Scottsdale-based El Capitan Precious Metals says it has reached a deal to sell to a U.S.-based refinery through a Canadian broker.
Jul. 7, 2017
uber self-driving cars
Could self-driving cars solve career burnout? Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven answers.
Jul. 7, 2017
Gene Alan Carpenter
A man accused of endangering firefighters by flying a drone over the Goodwin Fire pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mayer Justice Court. Gene Alan Carpenter is free after posting bond.
Jul. 7, 2017
Falcon Field in north Mesa
Mesa’s Falcon Field was built in 1941 to support pilot training in World War II. Now the city is looking to the airport’s future.
Jul. 7, 2017
Jason Michael Barton
Protesters took to streets of Mesa last night to march in solidarity with a man who says he was assaulted by the police.
Jul. 7, 2017
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Thursday was the final day of the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jul. 6, 2017
Palo Verde golf course
Four years after using money from a parks fund to bail out the city’s golf courses, Phoenix now has a plan to pay it back. Phoenix set a five-year goal to sell 10 properties.
Jul. 6, 2017
While the amount of opioids prescribed in Arizona has mostly decreased or stabilized in recent years, parts of the state still have more opioids being doled out than much of the country.
Jul. 6, 2017
Freeway crane
The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers in the Valley that westbound I-10 will be closed at 59th Avenue this weekend starting Friday at 10 p.m through Monday 5 a.m.
Jul. 6, 2017
Since the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag took over the conversation surrounding the legendary awards in 2015, the Academy of Arts and Sciences has been trying to diversify. The Academy announced last week that it has opened its doors to 774 new members — many of them people of color and women.
Jul. 6, 2017
La Mesita Corner
As affordable housing continues to be a challenge in the Valley, Mesa nonprofit A New Leaf is opening 30 new housing units aimed at chronically homeless and low-income residents of Maricopa County. For more on this, I spoke with Laura Bode with A New Leaf.
Jul. 6, 2017
backyard pool with slide
Listen to the sounds of Dewitt Parry fixing a pool underwater.
Jul. 6, 2017
Unless you’re from southern Arizona, when you hear the last name "Ronstadt," you’ll automatically think of legendary singer Linda Ronstadt first. And though her artistic impact has been felt internationally, the city of Tucson was associated with the Ronstadt family long before that — as early as the late 19th century with the Fred Ronstadt Hardware company.
Jul. 6, 2017
Insider Threats book
Reality Winner, the former federal contractor, is scheduled to go on trial in October; she’s accused of leaking classified information to a media outlet. Scott Sagan writes about these inside threats. He’s a political science professor at Stanford, and co-author and co-editor of the book "Insider Threats."
Jul. 6, 2017
Texas border
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that unaccompanied minors who enter the U.S. illegally must be given a court hearing. For more on this, Evelyn Cruz joins us. She’s a clinical professor at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Jul. 6, 2017
Refugees
The number of displaced people around the world reached more than 60 million in 2015. But at the same time, the number of refugees entering the U.S. has dropped sharply in the last year. To break down these numbers further, we’re joined now by Philip Conner, research associate with Pew.
Jul. 6, 2017
A seven-year investigation into whether former Attorney General Tom Horne broke campaign laws has come to a close. Cochise County Attorney Bill McIntyre said there isn’t enough evidence to conclude Horne broke any laws during the 2010 election cycle. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez is with the Arizona Republic and has covered the investigations into Tom Horne, and she joins us now.
Jul. 6, 2017
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A lot of people following politics — not just Democrats and progressives — are looking for guidance on how to deal with the current environment. The progressive publication The Nation is doing its best to offer advice to troubled liberals in the column called Asking for a Friend. We speak with Liza Featherstone, contributing editor at The Nation.
Jul. 6, 2017
Woman with cold
Arizona has joined a number of other states offering paid sick leave. The new law went into effect last week. Jack Lunsford is the president and CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association and joins us to explain the effect this law is having on businesses in the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
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The story of Manor Garden Allotments, a 100-year-old community that found itself in the path of London's 2012 Olympics.
Jul. 6, 2017

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