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line of cars
Arizona lawmakers are on a mission to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. They are also pondering whether rideshare services and public transportation may be a more affordable option.
Apr. 17, 2017
Javier Duarte
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend. The former governor had been linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
More than a million Arizonans are hard of hearing and of that an estimated 20,000-to-30,000 use American Sign Language as their primary language. During an emergency, communication is vital. And there’s a small group of people who ensure access to information.
Apr. 17, 2017
Asteroid
A large asteroid discovered at Mount Lemmon’s observatory will approach Earth next week, an opportunity that could provide clues to the space rock’s density and physical properties, its discoverer said.
Apr. 17, 2017
health
Hearing you need a colonoscopy is something people over age 50 dread. A University of Arizona team is working to improve the results from these tests.
Apr. 17, 2017
Bachata Academy
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow in rural neighborhoods and from radios in cars and convenience stores, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
A plan to ease traffic congestion along Interstate 17 in Phoenix has some business owners concerned, especially on Camelback Road.
Apr. 17, 2017
Technology is playing a big role in the lives of many older Americans. More and more startups are developing technologies that could transform the way we age. Aging 2.0 Phoenix wants to redefine how we age using technology. On paper that sounds great, but there are some seniors who either don’t know how to use technology or don’t want it.
Apr. 17, 2017
Tappetite app
The International Rescue Committee has partnered with Tappetite to give refugees an easier way to make money. Those refugees may have even more resources in the coming months.
Apr. 16, 2017
JLL Phoenix Exterior Office
Average asking rents for office space in the Valley are at the highest level in nearly a decade. The average is $24.91 per square foot, still below the pre-recession peak of $26.82.
Apr. 15, 2017
The force has been using the cameras for a month now, and officials say the results have been good. The officers are still getting used to the Axon body cameras, which are becoming more common across the Valley.
Apr. 15, 2017
Valley Metro will ask Phoenix city leaders to approve an agreement up to $50 million to move forward with another light-rail extension project. The money will cover design and pre-construction work so the train can travel to south Phoenix.
Apr. 15, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The new legal team for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing to a higher court for a jury trial.
Apr. 14, 2017
police
A Navajo man has been charged in last month’s shooting death of a tribal officer. A federal indictment charges Kirby Cleveland with murder plus escape and firearms counts, stemming from the killing of Officer Houston James Largo.
Apr. 14, 2017
Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.
Apr. 14, 2017
Saguaro National Park
National Park Week kicks off this weekend, and in celebration all national parks all across the country are offering free admission Saturday and Sunday.
Apr. 14, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by pollster Mike O’Neil and Jaime Molera, partner at Molera Alvarez and former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Apr. 14, 2017
Frida Kahlo
It’s being called an art-world coup. The Heard Museum in Phoenix recently landed an exhibition of paintings, clothing and photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It’s the only North American showing of this exhibit and it ended up at the Heard.
Apr. 14, 2017
Dental chair
A report from the Goldwater Institute finds almost 2.5 million Arizonans are living in areas designated as dental health professional shortage areas. It advocates for allowing dental therapists as a way to bring that number down.
Apr. 14, 2017
water
Access to safe, clean drinking water is a challenge in many parts of the world. But a Scottsdale company says it can pull that scarce resource right out of the air.
Apr. 14, 2017

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