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Listen to the sounds of Tyler Osby playing with his daughter at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
Aug. 3, 2017
"The Statues That Walked"
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
Aug. 3, 2017
water faucet
About 40,000 households in Gilbert received a notice this month with their water bill that said their drinking water contained higher-than-allowed level of a contaminant, according to the Arizona Republic. The town says that the levels might exceed EPA standards, but it’s still safe.
Aug. 3, 2017
EPA mine
The Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, Colorado, in 2015 shed a light on the dangers of abandoned mines. The EPA-controlled mine released tons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and here in Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
Aug. 3, 2017
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
President Trump has thrown his support behind a new immigration bill, called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act. With me to talk about the measure is Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Aug. 3, 2017
Pima County joined 9 states, the District of Columbia and 24 municipalities around the country in banning paid sexual orientation conversion therapy of minors. For more on that, we speak with Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. And he says bans like these are spreading across the country right now.
Aug. 3, 2017
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According to a document obtained by The New York Times, the Justice Department plans to investigate, and possibly sue, colleges and universities over admissions policies that appear to discriminate against white students. The agency has denied this, but multiple media outlets are reporting on the plan.
Aug. 3, 2017
Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House, but Democrats are still celebrating the defeat of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, though that doesn’t mean significant changes to the law couldn’t emerge in the near future. To find out more, we talked with Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Aug. 3, 2017
San Francisco Peaks
In the August issue of Arizona Highways magazine, the story called "Where the Wild Orchid Grows" by Annette McGivney digs into a number of those species as she hikes with botanist Glenn Rink.
Aug. 3, 2017
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The U.S. government has prosecuted 807 people for terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Most of them never even got close to committing an act of violence.
Aug. 3, 2017
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Did you know "The Way You Look Tonight" was first sung by Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers while she was washing her hair? Hear how the song impacted different people at poignant times in their lives.
Aug. 3, 2017
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If golf is a measure of an individual’s character, then there is a lot of material to work with when it comes to President Donald Trump.
Aug. 3, 2017
Theranos brochures
Theranos agreed to return $4.65 million to Arizona consumers, along with $200,000 in civil penalties paid to the Arizona attorney general's office.The company closed all 40 of its testing locations at Arizona Walgreens stores.
Aug. 3, 2017
Handcuffs
A criminal justice reform group has released a new report on drug sentencing in Arizona.
Aug. 3, 2017
Machining program teacher and student
Competition for jobs has led state and local governments to offer financial incentives to companies looking to move or expand. While supporters say offering tax credits and even cash is necessary, others worry deals for corporations could hurt the state in the long run.
Aug. 3, 2017
John McCain
Sen. John McCain is speaking out for the first time since beginning treatments for a brain tumor and for the first time since casting a dramatic vote against the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.
Aug. 3, 2017
blood donation
Arizona health officials are beginning to collect more information about suspected drug overdoses. This week, the state public health lab expanded its blood screening in an effort to understand which exact drugs are causing deaths.
Aug. 3, 2017
Authorities say a Mesa man firebombed Maricopa County’s 4th Avenue jail in Phoenix on Tuesday night. No one was injured and one suspect is in custody.
Aug. 2, 2017
Arizona’s minimum wage hike from $8.05 and hour to $10 is here to stay. Arizona’s high court ruled Wednesday that the new law, which kicked in at the beginning of the year, isn’t a violation of the constitution.
Aug. 2, 2017
Pima County seal
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors.
Aug. 2, 2017

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