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square dance
Square-dance calls are set to all types of music, from pop to movie soundtracks. An organization called Callerlab was established, holding its first convention in 1974 to define square-dance calls. This year’s convention is happening in Mesa.
Apr. 12, 2017
 Joe Dobrow
Our eyes and ears have become very familiar with promotion and marketing, some of it relatively subtle, while a lot of it is full of hype.
Apr. 12, 2017
medical insurance form
Imagine you have to go to the hospital for a procedure. You’ve checked to make sure your doctor is in your insurance’s network. But, the anesthesiologist might not be; same with a radiologist or a pathologist. That means when you get your bill, it might include higher out-of-network costs.
Apr. 12, 2017
Swift
A mega-merger announced this week between Phoenix trucking leaders Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation will lead to one company with a combined $5 billion in annual revenue.
Apr. 12, 2017
Mesa may become the first city in the state to privatize its jail system. The department asked the Mesa City Council last month for permission to solicit bids from private contractors. But Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has said that private prisons are a threat to county jails.
Apr. 12, 2017
Lisa Gunter
Shelters in our community do good work rescuing and adopting out dogs, but they can be extremely stressful environments for the animals. So when someone comes to see if they might want to adopt them, it can be difficult to get a good read of whether that dog is a good match.
Apr. 12, 2017
Boy playing video games
Video games have long been held up as a possible factor for why some people commit violence. And the emergence of virtual reality as part of our leisure activity has amped up that kind of argument.
Apr. 12, 2017
Colorado River Basin
The Lower Colorado River is the most endangered river in the country, according to the annual list released by American Rivers. Why has this river topped the group’s list? We talk to Matt Rice, American Rivers’ Colorado River Basin director.
Apr. 12, 2017
health
Andy Slavitt, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Obama administration, said Trump can ensure Arizona again has a robust marketplace if he so chooses.
Apr. 12, 2017
two guys on your head logo
Have you ever caught sight of a celebrity or someone you consider to be a "star" and, even though you're a completely intelligent, interesting and charismatic person, you turn to mush when you say hello to him or her?
Apr. 12, 2017
the takeaway logo
When it comes to Syria, Russia and North Korea, Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, is encouraged by the Trump Administration.
Apr. 12, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A federal judge has pushed back the trial date of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The delay comes after a change-up in the defendant’s legal team.
Apr. 12, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
After Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would expand the state’s private school voucher program, some of Arizona’s top teachers say the chief executive played them.
Apr. 12, 2017
police
Arizona lawmakers approved the “Blue Lives Matter Law” and sent it onto Governor for his signature.
Apr. 12, 2017
La Barquita neighborhood
Concrete and tin homes huddle together along the banks of the Ozama River in the La Barquita neighborhood.
Apr. 12, 2017
wildfire
The winter and spring storms this year will likely be a blessing and possibly a curse for firefighters this year.
Apr. 12, 2017
Colorado River
An environmental group says the Lower Colorado faces threat from an incomplete water shortage plan and proposed federal budget cuts.
Apr. 12, 2017
Arizona’s milk supply is slowly decreasing this time of year. It has nothing to do with the dairy cows but rather weather.
Apr. 12, 2017
Three companies are hoping to dig into Phoenix’s trash. Their proposals could increase recycling efforts while saving tax dollars.
Apr. 12, 2017
Sessions said he sent guidance throughout the Justice Department to review and promote principles that support local policing and help create federal and local partnerships.
Apr. 11, 2017

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