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Minimum wage workers in Arizona got a raise Monday, of 50 cents an hour. The state’s minimum wage now stands at $10.50 an hour.
Jan. 2, 2018
After years of controversy, Arizona has reached a deal with the federal government to manage the herd known as the Salt River horses. Here to talk about the agreement and how we got here is Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: Congress Faces an Uphill Battle Over Entitlement Programs
Republicans raised the federal deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion after passing their sweeping tax legislation. Paul Ryan and many House conservatives are aiming to offset those costs by making drastic cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and food stamps. But Mitch McConnell says that the Senate is not on board.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Pulse: Should We Talk About Science Like It’s Magic?
The line between science and magic is often blurry, and on early science television there was sometimes a battle between the two.
Jan. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: The Top Risks Facing The World In 2018
From the global tech Cold War to U.S.-Iran relations, explore the top 10 risks facing the world in the new year.
Jan. 2, 2018
Arizona lawmakers return for 2018 legislative session Monday challenged to stay focused on topics from opioid crisis to teacher pay.
Jan. 2, 2018
Former Sonora Treasurer Seeks Political Asylum In Arizona
A former government official from the neighboring state of Sonora, Mexico, arrested last spring in Scottsdale, is now seeking asylum in the United States from political persecution.
Jan. 2, 2018
Alternative energy sources like wind offer a way to lessen a country’s carbon footprint. But global warming trends could soon change the way the wind blows.
Jan. 2, 2018
A teacher on the Navajo Nation has developed a braille system for the tribe’s language. The code is based on the English system with a few additions to help visually impaired readers know when to use Navajo pronunciations.
Jan. 2, 2018
The year 2018 is projected to be a record year for marijuana-related businesses, and it is not just about legalization and sales.
Jan. 2, 2018
The trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers. 2017 closes with a 50,000 driver deficit nationwide. At the same time, the need for drivers grows as online retailers like Amazon demand daily delivery.
Jan. 2, 2018
Phoenix is beginning 2018 with poor air quality. Health officials have issued a high pollution advisory through Tuesday for the metro area.
Jan. 1, 2018
More than 700 people in Arizona are believed to have died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017, according to end-of-the-year numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 1, 2018
Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises, maker of tasers and body camera equipment, will be facing off against Kansas-based competitor Digital Ally in 2018 in a U.S. District Court on March 7.
Jan. 1, 2018
Bruce Arians has announced he’s stepping down from his position as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. His retirement comes after 5 years with the team.
Jan. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Erasing The Language Of Science
People already ignore scientific facts, from vaccines to warnings about climate change. But what would happen in 50 years if we completely turned our backs on science?
Jan. 1, 2018
Book Chronicles Life Of Arizona Pioneer Sedona Schnebly
Just saying Sedona, you undoubtedly think about a place with some good hiking spots and restaurants and red rocks and a vortex or two. But the city got its name at the turn of the 20th century from one of its residents — Sedona Schnebly.
Jan. 1, 2018
What Does The Future Of Congressional Representation Look Like?
The battle in government between cities and states is a common one around the country. In Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe and Bisbee — among others — have called on lawmakers to stop trying to micromanage some of their community decisions.
Jan. 1, 2018
Hospitals Flooded With Patients Trying To Beat The New Year
It’s officially the new year, and as the calendar resets, so too do health-insurance deductibles.
Jan. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: For Patti Smith, Fighting Climate Change Is A Family Affair
Iconic rocker Patti Smith played a more buttoned-up concert at Carnegie Hall at the beginning of November.
Jan. 1, 2018

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