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Arizona’s roads need some love — billions of dollars-worth of love. But the state hasn’t upped its gas tax in more than 25 years — that’s one source of funding for roads.
Apr. 7, 2017
Taser International, the Scottsdale-based company known for its stun guns, has changed its name to Axon. To talk about the name change and what it means for the company is Mike Wiles, associate professor of marketing at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Apr. 7, 2017
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
The city of Phoenix announced in February 2016 that it was selling its money-losing downtown hotel, the Sheraton, to a private investor. But now, the city says that investor wasn’t able to follow through, and they’re open to new buyers.
Apr. 7, 2017
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved the universities’ tuition and fee proposals – that includes a 1.5 percent increase at ASU. We talk to Brandon Bishop, a senior and undergraduate student president for the Tempe campus.
Apr. 7, 2017
Neil Gorsuch
Earlier today, a Senate majority approved President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Vincent Bonventre is a professor at Albany Law who follows the high court extensively. We spoke to him when Gorsuch was nominated.
Apr. 7, 2017
John McCain
The debate over building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a constant topic of conversation for Arizona lawmakers. It was a topic that Sen. John McCain touched on when he held a Facebook Live Townhall, Friday.
Apr. 7, 2017
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The Pentagon says that there is no dispute "that Syria used banned chemical weapons of the people of Idlib," adding that the strike was "a proportional response to Assad's heinous act."
Apr. 7, 2017
Jupiter in December 2016
Our solar system’s largest planet will make its closest approach to Earth of the year this week. It’s hard to miss in the night sky, although it’s more than 400 million miles away.
Apr. 7, 2017
Hughie
There’s an obit being staged in Phoenix. Robrt Pela has a review.
Apr. 7, 2017
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Almost 2 million people spent time at the ballparks in Arizona during Spring Training this year.
Apr. 7, 2017
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Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren. The program will give Arizona one of broadest voucher programs in the nation.
Apr. 7, 2017
Steven Jones
The trial of the Northern Arizona University student accused of shooting four of his classmates, killing one of them, continues.
Apr. 7, 2017
death chamber
A U.S appeals court upheld a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s lethal-injection process for executions Thursday. It’s the same process used in Arizona.
Apr. 7, 2017
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday and Friday.
Apr. 7, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Representatives of the coal industry say the West’s largest coal-fired plant, the Navajo Generating Station, can provide cheap, reliable energy for years. That is, if it stays open.
Apr. 7, 2017
Chase Field
Chase Field is getting a humidor. But it’s not for cigars. It’s for baseballs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that the club will be installing one to store baseballs at the Phoenix ballpark, which at 1,059 feet above sea level, is at the second-highest elevation in Major League Baseball.
Apr. 7, 2017
Aging and Intimacy
Alzheimer’s disease affects some 5 million Americans, up to 5 percent have early-onset Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. These are people in their 40s and 50s. Part two of the "Aging and Intimacy" series explores the very real loss of intimacy between spouses when dementia strikes.
Apr. 7, 2017
Orpheum Theatre
Ask Me Another at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.
Apr. 6, 2017
U.S. officials said that more than 50 Tomahawk missile strikes were carried out against a single Syrian air base from the USS Porter and Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Apr. 6, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Abel Gallardo playing baseball in Coronado Park.
Apr. 6, 2017

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