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Arizona Senate Backs Charter Oversight Legislation
Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.
Mar. 15, 2019
A Year Later: What Have Phoenix Police Assistants Done?
When the Phoenix City Council approved more than $1 million for new police assistants, the goal was to free up sworn officers to focus on higher-priority calls. Now that the assistants have been on the job a little more than a year, we have information on what they’ve accomplished.
Mar. 15, 2019
Will Mexico
Mexico's new president is expected to approve a constitutional amendment to create a new National Guard, which will be tasked with curbing the country’s climbing number of homicides, which last year was the highest on record: 33,000.
Mar. 14, 2019
Yavapai County Has An Unusual Flu Season
While flu numbers in the rest of the state have declined from the peak, last week Yavapai County recorded its highest number of cases this season. Usually, the flu season has two spikes. And while the statewide numbers follow that pattern, Yavapai County told a different story.
Mar. 14, 2019
Bill To Support The
For two decades, the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority has operated the "Watch Your Car" program. Those who enroll give law enforcement permission to pull their car over between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. or within a mile of an international border, to see whether the car was stolen.
Mar. 14, 2019
New Dock At Scorpion Bay Marina At Lake Pleasant
A new dock and boathouses will be coming to Scorpion Bay Marina in Lake Pleasant. However, the dock will not be open to the public.
Mar. 14, 2019
Kroger To End Self-Driving Delivery In Scottsdale
After a successful pilot program in Scottsdale, the nation’s largest grocery retailer is expanding its self-driving delivery service — and moving its cars out of Arizona.
Mar. 14, 2019
Has Sean Miller Coached His Last Game At Arizona?
In what may be the end of an era at the University of Arizona, the men’s basketball team bowed out of the PAC 12 tournament on Wednesday with a 78-65 loss to USC. After the defeat, the future of embattled head coach Sean Miller remains uncertain.
Mar. 14, 2019
Bill Changing Charter School Governance Set For Vote
A bill that supporters say would address some of the concerns with the way charter schools are operated in Arizona is set for a final Senate vote today. the chamber gave its preliminary OK on Wednesday, and if it passes on Thursday, would move on to the state House.
Mar. 14, 2019
Bad Bosses: Professor Writes About Toxic Leadership
From powerful CEOs like Steve Jobs to presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, it seems lots of powerful leaders are accused of being bad bosses.
Mar. 14, 2019
How African-American Officers Deal With Racial Issues
Names like Eric Garner and Michael Brown bring to mind officer-involved shootings that many Americans fear were primarily related to racial components. How differently do officers treat African-American men — even those who are unarmed — than they may treat other members of a community?
Mar. 14, 2019
Journalist Holds Presentation On Smedley Butler
U.S. foreign policy can change dramatically from administration to administration. There were modifications from the early 20th century to the nation’s decision to enter World War II. One person who witnessed — and even took part in a lot of it — is Smedley Butler.
Mar. 14, 2019
AG To Rule If Anti-
A state senator says Tempe residents acted illegally when they approved a ballot measure requiring public disclosure of campaign donors. Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to rule whether cities can impose their own prohibitions on "dark money'' in local campaigns.
Mar. 14, 2019
FDA Approves Nasal Spray For Treating Depression
Millions of Americans struggle with depression, and a number of prescription anti-depressants are available to help treat the condition such as Prozac, Paxil and Cymbalta. As of earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration has added Esketamine to the list.
Mar. 14, 2019
Pima County Jail Hopes To Help Struggling Inmates
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced the addition of a new position aimed at reducing its jail population safely. They’ll do this by reviewing the jail’s roster and working to identify people who could be candidates for another path, from substance abuse treatment to counseling services.
Mar. 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate
For the third year in a row, a vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Arizona state Legislature failed. And for the third year in a row, it failed because a move to allow an unscheduled floor vote was blocked, though this year it did play out differently. This year, the procedural move was not ignored.
Mar. 14, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Arts And Culture Podcasts To Keep You In The Know
From Star Wars women, to the rise of Wu Tang Clan's ODB, to the reclamation of hotel art — we've got podcasts to keep you cultured.
Mar. 14, 2019
The Takeaway: California Governor Halts State
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a moratorium on executions in the state — granting at least a temporary reprieve for its 737 death row inmates. That represents one quarter of the people on death row in the nation. California has not executed a prisoner since 2006.
Mar. 14, 2019
Insys Theraputics May Be Going Out Of Business
A Valley-based opioid maker said it may be going out of business now. Insys Therapeutics made the announcement on Wednesday.
Mar. 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Still Not Ratified, Arizona Republicans Block Forced Vote
The vote came even after three Arizona Republicans, who are co-sponsors of a Senate resolution to ratify the ERA, refused to side with Democrats, who sought the vote.
Mar. 14, 2019

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