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Sean Spicer was the target of a brutal impersonation by Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live" before leaving the job of White House Press secretary. Anthony Scaramucci lasted less than a week as communications director — and part of that time was spent giving an expletive-filled interview to The New Yorker.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Arizona may be the best testing ground in the country for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. We’re looking toward a re-election campaign for Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, whose new book condemns Trump’s hold on the GOP, and voters here are not as concerned about the economy as those in the Rust Belt.
Aug. 9, 2017
Varsity Tutors
What do Adam Levine, lead singer of the pop group Maroon 5, and Tempe’s tech scene have in common? The answer is a company called Varsity Tutors, a startup that offers live, online tutoring. Levine happens to be one of their financial backers.
Aug. 9, 2017
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For years the state has failed to comply with performance measures from a settlement between the state and the inmates. The main reason for the failures is staffing and Judge David Duncan said economic currents are to blame.
Aug. 9, 2017
EPA mine
The Environmental Protection Agency is funding that cleanup on the Navajo Nation but the agency has not agreed to give the nation funding to recoup costs from the Gold King Mine Spill two years ago.
Aug. 9, 2017
Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday, at the age of 81, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was best known for songs like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and of course, here, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” With me to talk about his impact on music, and the Valley’s music scene is Niki D’Andrea, executive editor for Times Media Group.
Aug. 9, 2017
Aug. 9 is the general effective date from the 2017 legislative session — or, for non-legislature nerds, today is the day most new laws passed earlier this year take effect.
Aug. 9, 2017
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This year, the National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization concluded that a big price increase is one of the most effective tools for decreasing tobacco use. But there are certain communities where relatively cheap cigarettes are still easy to get.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Struggle has a way of defining us. But while we often use struggles to teach lessons and build resilience, a struggle without a purpose doesn't always yield positive results.
Aug. 9, 2017
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President Donald Trump issued a dire warning to North Korea on Tuesday. Are we heading towards a direct nuclear conflict with Kim Jong-un's regime?
Aug. 9, 2017
Medical marijuana
Attorney for convicted ASU student said state lawmakers have no legal right to ignore the 2010 voter-approved medical marijuana law.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
Aug. 9, 2017
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Central Oklahoma is still feeling aftershocks from a 4.2-magnitude quake that struck earlier this month. A key part in solving the earthquake crisis is managing the enormous amount of water that comes to the surface when oil and gas is pumped out of the ground. It's a billion-barrel-a-year problem the energy industry is working to solve.
Aug. 9, 2017
Vector Space Systems
Tucson-based Vector Space Systems had its first successful rocket launch last week. The company's long-term plan is to build a rocket factory in Pima County.
Aug. 9, 2017
Heritage Corner master plan
The Sossaman Family wants to transform the farm’s original homestead into place where people could go to eat and drink, hold special events and learn about how wheat becomes flour, pizza and even tortillas.
Aug. 9, 2017
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When a Maricopa County agency is done with supplies like computers or furniture, they are sold to the highest bidder. The Maricopa County Education Services Agency would rather see its surplus go to Arizona school teachers
Aug. 8, 2017
A group opposed to the expansion of Arizona’s new Empowerment Scholarship Account law submitted more than 111,000 petition signatures to state officials Tuesday. The move puts the law on hold for now.
Aug. 8, 2017
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HB 2494 sets new rules when it comes to freeing kids and pets trapped in hot cars. The new law provides legal protection for individuals breaking into a vehicle if an animal or child inside is in danger.
Aug. 8, 2017
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The Cold War is returning — at least in movies and television shows — as Russians are more frequently portrayed as villains. What’s fueling this return of Russia to the evil side in battle of good vs. evil?
Aug. 8, 2017
 The Last Mile Works
Most prisoners who work behind bars make close to nothing. But a new program is basically creating a web development startup inside San Quentin prison in California and paying the inmates who work there $16.79 an hour. It’s called The Last Mile Works, part of The Last Mile, a program which teaches prisoners coding skills.
Aug. 8, 2017

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