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For the first time in six years, Arizona had an above average winter – about 150 percent of normal precipitation.
Mar. 17, 2017
The only high school in Arizona built specifically for African-Americans has been added to the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Council members approved the designation for the former George Washington Carver High School based on its age, architectural style and story.
Mar. 17, 2017
No parent should outlive their child, but if they do, employers are not required to allow time off to grieve. On Thursday, Arizona Congress members Paul Gosar and Martha McSally announced their bipartisan bill to federally protect grieving parents.
Mar. 17, 2017
medical insurance
A panel of judges has upheld Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. The decision from the state's Appeals Court on Thursday came after years of legal jousting over Arizona’s restoration and expansion of Medicaid for certain groups because of extra funding tied to the Affordable Care Act.
Mar. 17, 2017
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband NASA astronaut Mark Kelly have selected the next front for their advocacy efforts against gun violence – their home state of Arizona.
Mar. 16, 2017
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
The last remaining legal challenge to Arizona’s 2012 political redistricting has been rejected.
Mar. 16, 2017
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Boeing was awarded a multibillion dollar U.S. Army contract Thursday to supply Apache helicopters to the Saudi Arabian government.
Mar. 16, 2017
Basketball
Well, he may not be shooting hoops at the White House basketball court anymore, but Barack Obama is still filling out brackets and in his Final Four picks you might see a familiar name.
Mar. 16, 2017
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Game shows like The Price is Right may seem like everlasting dynasties, but there's a story behind each and every game show on TV. This episode of Planet Money takes a dive into world of game shows.
Mar. 16, 2017
volunteers plant trees
Listen to the sounds of Christopher Harvey planting trees at the Spaces of Opportunity garden in South Phoenix.
Mar. 16, 2017
The Star Wars universe has been a vital part of popular culture for more than 40 years, and that passion was renewed by the box-office smash "The Force Awakens." And thousands of people have decided that they want the force to be with them, even when they’re not watching one of the films.
Mar. 16, 2017
Jason Gross
The role of the music journalist has changed so much over the years — especially now that anyone who wants to tweet or post or blog about music can and does. So, do we even need so-called “professional” music journalists now?
Mar. 16, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
One of the biggest health-care scandals in the state and ultimately the country started with a whistleblower. But what are some of the risks of being whistleblower? We speak with Elizabeth Tippett, an assistant professor and co-director of the master’s program in dispute resolution at the University of Oregon School of Law.
Mar. 16, 2017
toilet paper
When Cori Runyon was asked to do a social justice project as part of a mentorship program at her yoga studio, she decided to fix something that doesn’t get a lot of attention normally: How do homeless women afford to get feminine hygiene products once a month?
Mar. 16, 2017
cell phone
The Department of Homeland Security said that in 2015 border agents searched around 5,000 cell phones. They searched that many just last month.
Mar. 16, 2017
ick Farmon, Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilwoman Laura Pastor
Bonnaroo, the annual four-day music and arts festival in Tennessee, has become a mainstay on the festival route since it began in 2002. And now the founders of that groundbreaking festival are coming to Phoenix.
Mar. 16, 2017
What does a shopping center do when a big box store turns into a big empty space? Increasingly in the Valley, they’re looking for other ways to fill it, instead of replacing one massive retailer with another.
Mar. 16, 2017
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Homelessness on community college campuses is a bigger problem in our country than we may have known. We speak with Linda Speranza, who has taught ceramics at Mesa Community College for almost 35 years, and she launched a program there called Empty Bowls, which raises money to fight homelessness and hunger.
Mar. 16, 2017
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On Thursday morning, the Trump Administration released the “skinny budget,” a blueprint with total spending for each agency and department.
Mar. 16, 2017
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Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban for people coming from parts of the Muslim world. Here's what you need to know.
Mar. 16, 2017

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