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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
Three companies are hoping to dig into Phoenix’s trash. Their proposals could increase recycling efforts while saving tax dollars.
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
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
Maricopa County is facing its first high ozone warning of the year, with a high pollution advisory called for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apr. 11, 2017
Arizona Hyperloop Team
Elon Musk wants to take U.S. travel into the future — very quickly — via something called a Hyperloop. To learn more, we spoke with the two project leaders of Arizona’s team: Lynne Nethken and Josh Kosar.
Apr. 11, 2017
Dental chair
Of Arizona’s 7 million residents, 2.4 million live in areas that are designated as dental health professional shortage areas, where there are one — or fewer — dentists per 5,000 people. Forty percent of our preschoolers have untreated tooth decay. But it’s a problem that can be solved, according to a new report from the Goldwater Institute.
Apr. 11, 2017
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In 1997, Pittsburgh became the first city to sign a consent decree, offering a lesson in what sticks, and what doesn't, in reforming police departments.
Apr. 11, 2017
Companies have submitted their bids for the wall President Trump wants to build on the U.S-Mexico border, one of the causes of strained relations between the two countries recently.
Apr. 11, 2017
Handcuffs
Over the last several years, law enforcement has seen a massive increase in the number of sex trafficking cases involving minors in the U.S. The victims are young, about 15 years old, on average, and often they’re runaways. But just who is doing this trafficking?
Apr. 11, 2017
The Lake Havasu City Police Department is the first in the state to implement a text-based 911 system.
Apr. 11, 2017
ASU sex trafficking of minors map
“We’ve seen a big shift in the last six years of a growing number of trafficking cases, we don’t see any end in sight,” said report author Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, director of the office of sex trafficking intervention research at ASU.
Apr. 11, 2017
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash, the man in black, may be one of the most recognizable figures in American pop culture. The father of outlaw country music has been memorialized in Nashville and Hollywood, and, now, the Arizona Theater Company is paying tribute to Cash.
Apr. 11, 2017
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Vaccines are vital to public — and individual — health. Plus, an abundance of scientific evidence shows vaccines are safe. Yet many families choose not to follow the recommended childhood vaccination schedule.
Apr. 11, 2017
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In the United States, more than 44 million borrowers owe $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve. In 2016, the average graduate held a little more than $37,000 in student debt, a 6 percent increase from 2015.
Apr. 11, 2017
water faucet
Access to clean water is critical worldwide — but a study from Michigan State University finds parts of the U.S. are facing problems with water affordability.
Apr. 11, 2017
Sixty-one percent — that’s how much President Trump says illegal immigration has declined since Inauguration Day. But the factors that influence someone to cross the border are complicated. An article on the Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog today explores this and other numbers.
Apr. 11, 2017
Attorney Deedra Abboud announced on Monday that she’s going for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination and the opportunity to go against Sen. Jeff Flake. And former Superintendent of Public Instruction nominee David Garcia, who fell to Diane Douglas in 2014, wants a chance to take on Gov. Doug Ducey.
Apr. 11, 2017

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