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Video Puts 4 Officers In The Middle Of Another Investigation
ACLU calls for systemic reform after Mesa Police release video of May 23rd incident between an unarmed African American and four officers.
Jun. 7, 2018
Scottsdale Arts Welcomes New CEO
Scottsdale’s arts district was once a mecca for arts dealers and lovers nationwide. But it’s lost some of its luster in recent years as its independent galleries have struggled and there has been turnover at the highest levels of its major arts organization: Scottsdale Arts.
Jun. 7, 2018
The Sunset Wars: A Tale Of 2 National Parks
Arizona is widely considered to have the best sunsets in the country with vibrant colors and a dramatic landscape to complete the frame. That’s what Saguaro National Park thought too and, a few weeks ago, they took off their gloves to prove it.
Jun. 7, 2018
In the 1970s, Ina May Garten and her philosophy of midwifery created a new awareness about "natural birth" in the US. It was in response to the over-medicalized practice that birth in America had become. Today, that idea of having a natural, or unmedicated, birth is on the rise again.
Jun. 7, 2018
MPI President Optimistic About U.S.-Mexico Relations
Relations between the U.S. and Mexico have been especially strained since President Trump took office. Whether it’s his immigration-related comments or tweets or NAFTA renegotiation, tension has increased.
Jun. 7, 2018
What Your College Major Says About Your Health
Studies show more education increases our lifetime earning potential. But does having more education improve our health? If so, is your college major a predictor of future health?
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix City Council Dedicates $200,000 To Northern Watershed
The Phoenix City Council approved a three-year deal to give $200,000 annually to the Northern Arizona Forest Fund. This is a continuation of an investment that began in 2015 to support projects that protect the Salt and Verde river watershed.
Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix Councilman: Prostitution Not A
The city of Phoenix is going to crack down in a stronger way on so-called “Johns” — people who have been convicted of soliciting prostitution more than once.
Jun. 7, 2018
How Cities Bank On Their Future Water Supply
Arizona relies on surface water infrastructure, like dams and reservoirs. But snowpack feeding those rivers was near record low this year. So managers are looking to future supplies underground.
Jun. 7, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Doppelgänger
Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But it's not just dating — she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?
Jun. 7, 2018
Major Overhaul Of The VA In Future
One day after the Inspector General’s Office issued a report highly critical of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, President Trump signed legislation on Wednesday, paving the way for a major overhaul of the VA and expanding access for veterans to VA-funded health care in the private sector.
Jun. 7, 2018
Trump Signs Right To Try Into Law
At its core, Right to Try gives terminally ill patients the chance to use drug treatments that are in the Food and Drug Administration pipeline but haven’t been approved by the FDA for broad use. Nearly 40 states — including Arizona — have Right to Try laws in place, but the federal government didn’t until now.
Jun. 7, 2018
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

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