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ASU Researchers Tracking Social Media For Indicators Of Human Trafficking Activity
Arizona State University researchers have been monitoring social media in recent weeks to look for indicators of human trafficking activity in the Valley.
Jan. 29, 2015
Local Girl Scouts Hope Super Bowl And Phoenix Open Tourism Will Boost Cookie Sales
With events like the Super Bowl and the Phoenix Open bringing thousands of extra tourists to the Valley this weekend, many local businesses are hoping the extra traffic will mean a boost in sales. But some nonprofits like the local Girl Scout council are also hoping to capitalize on the hype.
Jan. 29, 2015
Tempe Town Lake Lot Sale Deal Falls Through
A project aimed at converting a piece of land along Tempe Town Lake into a multi-use space fell through. It’s the second major development in the area to fail. The Tempe City Council will discuss this evening what to do with the space.
Jan. 29, 2015
ADOT Makes Several Freeway Improvements Ahead Of Super Bowl
There have been plenty of changes around the Valley since the last Super Bowl in 2008.
Jan. 29, 2015
NFL Experience In Downtown Phoenix Has Something For Every Fan
If you head to downtown Phoenix this week, you will find lots of people in football jerseys. And, if you venture inside the climate-controlled carpeting of the Phoenix Convention Center, you’ll see even more people in football jerseys.
Jan. 29, 2015
New Mexico Official Puts The Brakes On SunZia Project
New Mexico’s Land Commissioner is putting the brakes on a major transmission line project.
Jan. 29, 2015
Homeland Security Head Calls On Congress To Fund Department
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited Phoenix on Wednesday and called on Congress to fund his department, since it hasn't yet passed a 2015 appropriations bill.
Jan. 29, 2015
Committee Passes Bill To Reward Teachers Who Stop Child Abuse
Teachers who learn how to recognize child abuse and stop it may soon get continuing education credits after a bill unanimously passed the state’s House Education Committee.
Jan. 29, 2015
UA Medical School Merger With Banner Health Approved
The Arizona Board of Regents has unanimously approved a merger involving the University of Arizona's health network and Banner Health. The deal is expected to close at the end of February.
Jan. 28, 2015
Fire Officials Conduct Prescribed Burns Within Central Prescott
Fire officials in northern Arizona are burning several slash piles of wood and debris in a canyon within Prescott city limits near several homes. The prescribed burns will continue through Thursday if conditions permit.
Jan. 28, 2015
What To Expect From Super Bowl Commercials On Sunday
As the cost for Super Bowl commercials hit record highs this year, advertisers hope to engage consumers with more meaningful messages and less provocativeness.
Jan. 28, 2015
Arizonas Top Five Spenders In The 2014 Election
Two Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidates were among the highest spenders in the state for the 2014 election.
Jan. 28, 2015
Senator Jeff Flake On Senate Border Security Bill
On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. House leaders indefinitely postponed a vote on a border security bill labeled “Secure Our Borders.” Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is a co-sponsor of a similar, though far from identical, bill in the Senate.
Jan. 28, 2015
Reporter Scott Wong On Potential Challenger For Senator John McCain
Online Wednesday at TheHill.com, reporters Scott Wong and Cameron Joseph wrote that Arizona Senator John McCain may again face a primary challenge if he runs for re-election in the 2016 cycle.
Jan. 28, 2015
Alexis Tameron Is First Woman To Lead Arizona Democratic Party
Last weekend, the Democratic party elected a new chair and, for the first time, a woman will be leading the state party.
Jan. 28, 2015
Polaris Project CEO Bradley Myles On The Ongoing Issue Of Human Trafficking
Human trafficking has been receiving more attention in recent years — especially around international sporting events like the Super Bowl. But it’s an ever-present problem.
Jan. 28, 2015
What Makes The NFL A Nonprofit Organization
The National Football League is counting on the Super Bowl to bring in tens of millions of dollars — if not more — into its coffers. So what makes it a nonprofit?
Jan. 28, 2015
Measles Outbreak May Take Financial Toll
The measles outbreak not only takes a toll on the individuals who have become infected with the virus, but it also takes a financial toll.
Jan. 28, 2015
More Parents Signing Personal Belief Vaccine Exemptions
An analysis by the Arizona Department of Health found the number of parents signing personal belief immunization exemptions is up. The exemption doesn't require a medical or religious reason, and that choice could put the community at risk.
Jan. 28, 2015
 House Postpones Contentious Border Bill Indefinitely
House leaders in Congress have postponed indefinitely a vote on a border security bill, known as the “Secure Our Borders First Act.”
Jan. 28, 2015

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