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ACLU Of Arizona: Use Of Force By Mesa Police Unjustified
The Mesa Police Department released additional body cam footage Wednesday that shows more detail about what led officers to repeatedly punch an unarmed black man last month.
Jun. 7, 2018
Invest In Ed Initiative Leader Says Signature Collection
The Invest in Ed campaign, which aims to get a measure on the November ballot that would raise the income tax of higher earners in Arizona, has released new polling indicating it’s a popular concept among nearly two-thirds of the state’s voters.
Jun. 7, 2018
Puerto Ricans Pay The Price For Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. Public employees are currently owed more than 50 billion dollars in pensions. And it's Puerto Rican residents who are feeling the impacts of the debt crisis.
Jun. 7, 2018
Brush Fire 55 Percent Contained
The human-caused fire has burned almost 5,000 acres since Monday, forced evacuations and closed State Route 277 and 377.
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix Approves New Prostitution Fines
Phoenix leaders unanimously approved new fines against people who solicit prostitution. The money is meant to help victims of human trafficking.
Jun. 6, 2018
Tempe Wants To Define Downtown, NW Area Character
From the legendary Maple-Ash "murder fox" to historic homes and flood irrigation, the character area plan for Tempe's northwest neighborhoods and downtown is 150 pages of physical and idealistic identifiers meant to shape the city's development.
Jun. 6, 2018
Iranian National Gets Time Served In Asylum Fraud Case
A federal judge in Arizona has sentenced a 28-year-old Iranian national to time served for asylum fraud. Ali Vahdani Pour lied on his asylum application, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.
Jun. 6, 2018
Environmentalists Want To Keep Mining Ban In Place
At a time when many families are hitting the road to visit national parks, a report that came out Wednesday calls on the Trump Administration to drop any plans that would allow uranium mining outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Jun. 6, 2018
AZ Wildlife Attracted To Populated Areas For Heat Relief
Arizona Game and Fish encourage residents to take preventative measures to try to keep bears and other wildlife away.
Jun. 6, 2018
The story of former Phoenix New Times journalist Joe Watson made headlines more than a decade ago. Watson was an award-winning writer, but he was also addicted to gambling and lost thousands of dollars, putting himself in a deep hole.
Jun. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: Miami
The city of Miami is right at sea level, and wealthy investors are finding inland properties much more appealing as the menace of sea-level rise slowly encroaches on the coastline.
Jun. 6, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: There
When it comes to mindfulness, there is clear evidence that practicing it can be beneficial, but perhaps not for everyone all the time. It might even have some adverse effects on memory.
Jun. 6, 2018
The Takeaway: From Alabama To California — Breaking Down Tuesday
Voters in eight states, including New Jersey, California, and Montana, went to the polls on Tuesday to select the candidates for November's midterms. Since 2012, the electoral system in California has used a very unorthodox procedure called the "Jungle Primary."
Jun. 6, 2018
Lake Mead To Receive $2M For Repairs
The Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that the Lake Mead Recreation Area on the Arizona/Nevada border will receive $1,976,000 for construction projects.
Jun. 6, 2018
Firefighters Make Progress In 377 Fire
Crews were able to complete a control line around the perimeter of the fire as State Route 277 reopens.
Jun. 6, 2018
Required Water Conservation May Be In Arizona
The drought has hit the Southwest U.S. very hard and Lake Mead is drying up at a rate that has leaders worried. They may need to implement dramatic changes to restrict water supply and water use.
Jun. 6, 2018
Arizona Makes It Easier To Register To Vote
A consent decree related to voting in Arizona was officially announced this week. Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to remove a series of hurdles that currently affect some who want to register to vote.
Jun. 6, 2018
Why Has White House Photo Opp Become So Politicized?
The Philadelphia Eagles were all set to visit the White House this week, even though a number of the team’s players weren’t enthusiastic about meeting President Trump. The Eagles’ invitation was rescinded, highlighting the President’s criticism of players who he claims don’t respect the U.S. military.
Jun. 6, 2018
Phoenix Expected To Approve Jail Death Settlement
The Phoenix City Council is expected to approve a $250,000 payment to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man who was arrested by Phoenix police officers and later died in a jail run by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jun. 6, 2018
Woman Builds Database Of Murdered, Missing Native Women
Since 1900, thousands of Native American women have been murdered or have simply gone missing. Annita Lucchesi has documented at least 2,500 of them.
Jun. 6, 2018

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