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GCU is still partnered with Phoenix police in a million-dollar, five-year effort to reduce crime in the west Phoenix neighborhood.
May. 24, 2017
 deputy uniforms
On Monday, the Mohave County Board of Supervisors passed the final budget for this year. The new spending plan lacks money to give much-needed raises to senior deputies at the Sheriff’s Office. Attrition has plagued the agency for years. To solve the problem this year, County officials tried to add a sales tax, property tax and even sweep funds from other departments. But all those efforts failed.
May. 23, 2017
PetSmart store
Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. announced on Friday that it is looking to raise $1.35 billion through a private debt offering of senior first lien notes, due in 2025. The company is also anticipating another $1 billion in funds, provided as an equity contribution from an existing investor group.
May. 23, 2017
Advocates of the bill say it would have allowed students to write about more hot-button issues and give a good foundation for thoughtful reporting.
May. 23, 2017
Last week, the top U.S. trade official formally notified the Congress the intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). What the American government will do is still unclear, but Mexican and Canadian authorities say they’re ready.
May. 23, 2017
An employee of Banner Health is suing the hospital system for refusing to cover a form of treatment for autism.
May. 23, 2017
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A recent casting call at a local theater asked for energetic, patient and furry actors to apply. A real dog will be cast as Toto in Valley Youth Theatre’s "Wizard of Oz" production.
May. 23, 2017
Felicia Campbell
Food criticism is usually about reviews and lists. But Felicia Campbell wants to do things a little differently.
May. 23, 2017
inside an airplane
We’ve seen months of outrageous airline disasters taking over our news feeds. Afterward, there’s consumer outrage but when do consumers finally reach a breaking point?
May. 23, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting school choice — including school vouchers and charter schools — stemming back to her time as chair of the American Federation for Children, a school choice advocacy organization.
May. 23, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has completed action on the remaining bills that were approved in the recently-finished legislative session. He signed 27 and vetoed 6. To learn more about a university funding measure that was approved and protection for student journalists that was vetoed, we spoke with Rachel Leingang of The Arizona Capitol Times.
May. 23, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
The city of Phoenix does a lot of business with private companies — from vending machines to police and fire gear, the contracts add up. And so do the lobbyists.
May. 23, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city."
May. 23, 2017
The chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District is reviewing recommendations for potential changes to the district’s athletic programs. Those recommendations have already caused some concern, especially when it comes to the future of the football teams.
May. 23, 2017
DiamondbacksBaseballChaseField
The Diamondbacks are making an offer they’re hoping you can’t refuse. For $50, you can get into all 25 home games in June and July.
May. 23, 2017
Thousands of Arizonans who have insurance through Health Net are no longer covered at one of the Valley’s large hospital chains.
May. 23, 2017
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has tentatively approved the county’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. We talked about the $2.49 billion budget and its priorities — including public safety — with Denny Barney, chair of the Board of Supervisors.
May. 23, 2017
Mesa City Council
There were a lot of residents and advocates at the Mesa City Council meeting last night speaking out against this decision to privatize its jail operations. One advocate who has been voicing her opposition to this is former Coolidge City Council Member Emily Verdugo.
May. 23, 2017
Officials say almost 500 overdose reversals have already been carried out with naloxone in Arizona this year.
May. 23, 2017
Biochar is an additive used along with fertilizer to manage waste and store carbon in soil. Advocates say its use can slow climate change. But, a recent study casts doubt on its efficacy -- at least in certain climates.
May. 23, 2017

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