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The Takeaway: Alabama Sheriff Spends $740,000 Meant For Inmates
An Alabama sheriff buys himself a $740,000 beach house with money earmarked for prison food in his county’s jail. And it's legal.
Mar. 16, 2018
More Traffic Stops Planned In Arizona For St. Patrick’s Day
State law enforcement will be cracking down on DUI drivers Saturday night for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Mar. 16, 2018
Presidential Overtones In Flake New Hampshire Speech
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake spoke at a political forum in New Hampshire on Friday. He said again he hasn’t ruled out running for president, although the “odds are long.”
Mar. 16, 2018
Scarce Rocky Mountain Snowpack Deepens Southwest Water Supply Concerns
Parts of California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico reported record dry conditions and high temperatures during the important snow accumulation period from November through January. The measly snowfall translates to worsening drought conditions.
Mar. 16, 2018
Ducey Supports Laws To Keep Guns From Those Who Pose Threat
Gov. Ducey said Thursday he will back laws designed to take guns from people who are a threat — precisely what is in a bill Rep. Randy Friese could not even get heard in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Mar. 16, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Tackle Speech On College Campuses
Arizona lawmakers voted to spell out what’s expected of state universities and community colleges when it comes to public speakers.
Mar. 16, 2018
Expect To See More Health Care Jobs In Arizona
Doug Walls, of the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, said that’s because Arizona has a lot of seasonal visitors who need care — then there’s demographics.
Mar. 16, 2018
Anything Goes At Phoenix
For most of us, the older we get, the less opportunity there is to make art — let alone have it appreciated by others. For the last decade, the Mutant Piñata Show has been trying to change that.
Mar. 16, 2018
Arizona Tree Ring Study Shows Recent Historic Drought In Southern California
Arizona researchers have found evidence of a historical drought in southern California trees, and the plants can tell water managers how to prepare for the future.
Mar. 16, 2018
Hispanic Homebuying Outpaces Other Populations. Will It Continue?
Almost half of Hispanic families own homes in the U.S., and they have been buying homes during this latest housing boom at a rate that far outpaces other populations.
Mar. 15, 2018
Protecting American History — Underwater
When you picture an archaeologist, do you think of Indiana Jones? What about if instead of a leather jacket and boots, Indy wore a scuba suit and fins?
Mar. 15, 2018
Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with a building? What about a lamp post? It might sound crazy, but a new art installation in downtown Mesa is making it possible.
Mar. 15, 2018
 Electrical Engineer Professors Research Possibility Of
Beginning in late 2016, workers from the U.S. and Canada reported unexplained illnesses in Cuba that many have said seemed to be “targeted attacks” and, potentially, part of a greater spy conspiracy. Cuba has denied that anything untoward was going on. To dig in more deeply and try to draw a firm conclusion, a group of electrical engineering professors got together to research the possibilities.
Mar. 15, 2018
What Do Small-Business Owners Think About Trump
When President Trump’s tax reform plan passed Congress late last year, it was meant to provide some big benefits for small-business owners. A new tax rate for pass-through companies and other reforms are meant to reward businesses that have a lot of employees and incentivize others to go out and hire more, according to Forbes.
Mar. 15, 2018
School Walkout Students Hope To Keep Momentum Up For Gun Reform Efforts
The high schoolers crowded the Capitol lawn and the governor’s office to demand meetings with lawmakers and gun reform efforts.
Mar. 15, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Blacksmithing The Old-Fashioned Way
Listen to the sounds of George Cavalliere working in his blacksmith shop in Old Town Scottsdale.
Mar. 15, 2018
Birds Come Back To Chaparral Burned By Prescribed Burns
The year 2017 was a historically bad year for wildfires in California. The Thomas Fire is now the biggest in state history, burning more than 281,000 acres in Southern California. A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology looks at how different fire management techniques in chaparral affected local bird populations.
Mar. 15, 2018
New Online Loan Reminiscent Of One Of Housing Crisis
In years past, if you wanted to buy something, but couldn’t pay for the whole thing all at once, you could put it on layaway. Basically, the store would hold your couch or fridge for you, until you paid it off; some stores still have this kind of system in place. But now, some lenders have started offering a similar kind of service.
Mar. 15, 2018
Sen. Flake Calls For Change In National Press Club Speech
Flake criticized President Trump and the political landscape at Thursday's National Press Club Headliners Luncheon in Washington, D.C., where he was a keynote speaker.
Mar. 15, 2018
ASU Men
The roller coaster ride that has been Arizona State University men’s basketball this season came to a halt Wednesday night when the Sun Devils fell to Syracuse in one of the NCAA Tournament’s First Four games in the beginning of March Madness.
Mar. 15, 2018

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