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Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has been under fire from Republicans recently for accepting donations from former Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. But just how much do most politicians really know about where their campaign donations come from?
Apr. 27, 2017
Bears Ears
President Trump has signed an executive order calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments bigger than 100,000 acres, which were created since 1996. With me to talk about this is Randi Spivak. She runs the Public Lands Program at the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.
Apr. 27, 2017
Diane Douglas
Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas says she’s officially supporting the expansion of a state sales tax that funds education. If passed the proposal would generate about $400 million a year to fund things like teacher salaries and school buildings.
Apr. 27, 2017
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Go backstage at an audition of "The Bachelor" and explore other podcasts about television.
Apr. 27, 2017
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Independent analysts say that without significant offsetting measures, the corporate tax cut will almost certainly lead to an increase in the federal deficit.
Apr. 27, 2017
elderly patient
Social isolation and loneliness can put older adults at risk for several chronic conditions. In fact, prolonged isolation is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.
Apr. 27, 2017
Amidst rumors of an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, President Donald Trump spoke with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts to renegotiate the treaty.
Apr. 27, 2017
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A leadership training program for public school principals is getting a $250,000 investment from the state. Gov. Doug Ducey was in downtown Phoenix Wednesday to announce the increased contribution to support the public-private collaboration known as Beat The Odds School Leadership Academy.
Apr. 27, 2017
Reporters
Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
Apr. 27, 2017
APS
The Bureau of Land Management has approved the last piece of a new Valley-wide transmission line. The Morgan to Sun Valley transmission line runs about 38 miles.
Apr. 27, 2017
Stories of drug use, harassment and lewd comments came out during an economic subcommittee meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Apr. 27, 2017
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists and volunteers have begun placing artificial habitat in Roosevelt Lake, hoping to help bass and crappie recover from vegetation loss and competition with nonnative shad. The work is part of a larger plan, the Tonto National Forest Lakes Habitat Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the sustainability – and fishing prospects – of a handful of central Arizona lakes.
Apr. 27, 2017
Ed DeCastro
The acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy visited in the Valley to talk prevention and treatment strategy with local leaders. Officials say prescription opioid drug overdoses kill at least one person every day in Arizona, and the Phoenix Police Department is slowly rolling out new program that focuses on treatment, instead of enforcement.
Apr. 26, 2017
Sawmill Fire
The Sawmill Fire spread to more than 40,000 acres Wednesday afternoon due to winds and fuel.
Apr. 26, 2017
Julie Snyder
A few years ago, a resident of a small, rural Alabama town reached out to a reporter and asked him to look into wrongdoing and corruption in that town — namely, a murder this resident alleged had taken place. But the story unfolds far beyond that investigation, and the twists and turns became the seven-episode podcast, S-Town.
Apr. 26, 2017
ASU Biodesign Institute
It sounds like the beginning of an old joke — “What happens when a molecular virologist, an evolutionary biologist and a hip-hop dancer go to a laboratory?” It’s a real question that ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is asking in their new performance: “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life Through the Arts,” which will be performed tonight on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Apr. 26, 2017
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Legal Aid services are the largest source of pro-bono legal assistance in the state. Each year they help about 35,000 Arizonans. But President Trump’s newest budget has called for eliminating the the entire budget for the Legal Services Corporation.
Apr. 26, 2017
Lesley Stahl
Lesley Stahl has been a familiar face on national television for decades. She was the White House correspondent for CBS News covering multiple administrations, and she’s been a host and reporter on "60 Minutes" since 1991. But her biggest scoop in recent years emerged when she became a grandmother.
Apr. 26, 2017
In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the president’s effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. To explain the significance of the ruling, we’re joined for a few minutes by Scott Decker, foundation professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
Apr. 26, 2017
UC San Diego Big Pixel Initiative
Researchers want your help in mapping cities — and, more specifically, how cities are growing.
Apr. 26, 2017

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