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Despite criticizing Democrats for a lack of transparency when passing Obamacare in 2009, Republicans have held no public hearings as they work through their own healthcare bill.
Jun. 13, 2017
Black hole
Our universe — or at least what scientists know about it — seemed to get a little larger earlier this month. That’s when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, spotted two black holes merging 3 billion light years away from Earth.
Jun. 13, 2017
Citing state laws on epidemics, the state's top health official wants Gov. Doug Ducey to give her more powers to deal with opioid overdoses, including the ability to identify and track individual patients.
Jun. 13, 2017
It appears the two remaining insurance companies offering coverage under the federal health-care exchange in Arizona will stay in the market through at least 2018.
Jun. 13, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Jun. 13, 2017
child at the doctor
Congress continues to hash out health care and questions remain about how Arizona will fare. The state has struggled with a high number of uninsured children in recent years, but that’s beginning to change. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, some say the state could backslide again.
Jun. 13, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the president and Congress shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah.
Jun. 13, 2017
arizona storytellers
In 2009, Rafael Carranza landed his first reporting job on the Texas-Mexico border.
Jun. 13, 2017
Financial jobs office
In December 2016, there were 4.4 million people employed in Los Angeles County, which leads the nation in job numbers. Maricopa County ranked sixth as largest employed county nationwide.
Jun. 13, 2017
wrong way signs
The Arizona Department of Transportation is implementing new thermal cameras to detect wrong-way freeway drivers. The $3.7 million project is being installed along a 15-mile stretch of I-17 between I-10 to the south and northern segment of Loop 101.
Jun. 13, 2017
injection table
A potential settlement is on the table in the lawsuit against Arizona’s death penalty, and the deal would limit the state’s ability to improvise during an execution.
Jun. 12, 2017
Gila River Arena
The owner of the Arizona Coyotes has bought out all of the team’s minority stakeholders. From NHL sources confirmed the sale on Monday, as well as a search for a new team CEO.
Jun. 12, 2017
F-35
F-35 fighter jets are still grounded at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. U.S. Air Force officials had planned to resume operations Monday after halting operations last week.
Jun. 12, 2017
Interracial relationships wedding rings
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia. That ruling overturned laws in the U.S. that had barred interracial marriage. And over the course of the last half-century, there have been dramatic increases in the number of people marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity.
Jun. 12, 2017
High school
This year, yearbooks became a little more complicated. With the divisive rhetoric and political rancor surrounding the 2016 presidential election, students and yearbook editors around the country had to tackle the challenge of how to document one of the most polarizing times in our country’s history.
Jun. 12, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
International events over the last few days have continued to surprise politicians and pundits alike. For more on this and other world events coming up this week, we’re joined now by our colleague at the BBC, Rob Hugh Jones.
Jun. 12, 2017
Wildfire
So far, just two months into the fire season, 800 wildfires have burned across our state and crews are working almost 30 as of today. For comparison, 294 fires burned in the first quarter of 2016. So how is the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management dealing with the demanding conditions?
Jun. 12, 2017
Lettuce
When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona. Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but a voracious disease is threatening the crop — and driving up prices.
Jun. 12, 2017
Phil Boas
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
Jun. 12, 2017
teacher with children
The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.
Jun. 12, 2017

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