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Some organisms really thrive in the heat. In the geysers of Yellowstone National Park, you find all kinds of thermophiles — bacteria, viruses, funguses — living in water hot enough to blister your skin.
Aug. 8, 2017
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The situation in Venezuela continues to unravel.
Aug. 8, 2017
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A federal judge chastised the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections on Tuesday for challenging his authority. Director Ryan is the defendant in an ongoing settlement over access to prison health care.
Aug. 8, 2017
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The debate over so-called sanctuary cities has ramped up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice determined to crack down on undocumented immigration. Another city that has been under the DOJ spotlight is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Matthew Reichbach, editor of the New Mexico Political Report, joins me with more.
Aug. 8, 2017
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State Park planners announced a third public meeting for the proposed Rockin' River State Park in Verde Valley.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Members of the group Save Our Schools said they will turn in more than 100,000 petition signatures Tuesday to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s expanded school voucher program.
Aug. 8, 2017
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley acknowledged the state constitution protects Burns’ right to subpoena a corporation, especially when elected officials and publicly traded corporations are involved.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Repair work has started at a Phoenix shelter for homeless families. The UMOM shelter experienced extensive flood damage from last week’s monsoon storms.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Since late last year, we’ve been periodically speaking to a group of LGBT people in the Valley about how the election has been affecting them.
Aug. 8, 2017
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed its final budget for this year, but just barely.
Aug. 8, 2017
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Federal regulators want a federal judge to force credit card processing companies to repay their share of a multimillion telemarketing scam, targeting mostly seniors. That’s according to a federal complaint filed.
Aug. 8, 2017
Remittances in Mexico have hit a record high, and the American economy and politics had a key role in the increase. During the first half of the year, Mexican migrants sent back home almost $14 billion. That’s the largest amount ever registered in that same period. Almost 95 percent of remittances come from the U.S.
Aug. 7, 2017
HB 2477 officially becomes law on Wednesday. It limits the state’s ability to seize property it suspects is related to criminal activity.
Aug. 7, 2017
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One of the issues that current Phoenix City Council members have had to deal with is what to do with downtown Phoenix’s Sheraton Hotel. In a recent piece, longtime Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts expressed concern about the agreement — primarily what she saw as the city’s positive spin on a money-loser.
Aug. 7, 2017
In 2013, Iraq War veteran Megan Welter was working as a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals when she and her boyfriend got into a fight. She was charged with assault after video showed her attacking him.That led to a series of negative stories about her online. But, last year, Welter tried to change that. Through a somewhat complicated legal process, she and her lawyers sued to get the bad press taken down.
Aug. 7, 2017
Pinal County Juvenile Justice Center.
Five years ago, in Pinal County’s juvenile detention center in Florence, 926 young people were detained. Last year, that number was just 331. That dramatic drop is the result of a new approach the county is taking to how young people there are screened and detained.
Aug. 7, 2017
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We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on head injuries in the National Football League in recent seasons. We talked about it with Phil Boas, Director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
Aug. 7, 2017
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Last Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he is not recommending changes to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, which is located west of the Grand Canyon. However, 22 sites, most located in the West, are still under review.
Aug. 7, 2017
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Valley residents are used to throwing stuff into two bins to take to the curb: trash and recycling. But in some cities, including San Francisco, there’s a third: composting. Jennifer McClellan of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com traveled to the city by the bay, to report on its curbside composting and food-waste reduction program.
Aug. 7, 2017
Topher Spiro
Now that Senate Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, appear to be dead for the time being, advocates are on the road, trying to garner public support behind alternative plans for the nation’s health care system. One of those advocates is Topher Spiro with the Center for American Progress.
Aug. 7, 2017

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