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A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial. But he could still end up spending decades in prison.
Feb. 28, 2017
Double Dutch
When it comes to attracting businesses to their downtowns, many city leaders like to promote “walkability." It means an area is pedestrian safe and welcoming. But, in Phoenix, the woman whose main job is to help create jobs, said “walkability" is nothing special. Instead, she thinks the nation’s 6th-largest city should focus more on its small-town feel.
Feb. 28, 2017
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The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the constitutionality of a 2016 law allowing the state to withhold funding from cities that have ordinances conflicting with state laws.
Feb. 28, 2017
bathroom scale
Turns out gaining a few pounds as a woman in your 70s is far less dangerous than being either too thin or gaining most of that weight around your middle.
Feb. 27, 2017
Forty five years ago, Olga Korbut was a daring 17-year-old Olympian who created gymnastic moves that had never been attempted. Now the Soviet gymnast has just sold five of her Olympic medals at auction in Arizona.
Feb. 27, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
The Associated Press broke a big story on a Department of Homeland Security report on Friday. Turns out not even DHS supports the travel ban. AP reporter Alicia A. Caldwell has the story.
Feb. 27, 2017
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix is moving toward full accreditation. The Liaison Committee of Medical Education is visiting the school this week.
Feb. 27, 2017
The Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night featured irreverent hosting by Jimmy Kimmel and probably the weirdest mix-up in Oscar history. We wrapped up the event with Cara Buckley, film and culture reporter for The New York Times.
Feb. 27, 2017
Now we turn to our regular Monday preview of international news coming up this week.
Feb. 27, 2017
Jessica Stago and Duran Washburn
A competition is aimed at getting Native American entrepreneurs thinking about how to solve problems across the reservation. The Native American Business Incubator Network, or NABIN, a virtual business incubator for Native American-owned businesses, is helping to sponsor the Innovation Challenge.
Feb. 27, 2017
JD Mesnard
A proposed bill that would give Arizona law enforcement expanded power to crack down on protests appears to be dead. Senate Bill 1142 passed the state Senate last week, but now Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard says he doesn’t plan to let it move forward.
Feb. 27, 2017
downtown Phoenix
Last year was a record year for the film and television industries in Phoenix. More than 700 productions came to town, bringing more than $32 million into the local economy.
Feb. 27, 2017
Solar panels
The solar energy market in the U.S grew by 95 percent last year, according to a new report from analysts at Greentech Media. We talk to Martin Pasqualetti, senior sustainability scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and a former chair of the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Council, about what that means.
Feb. 27, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
When you’re homeless, having a safe place to sleep and to keep your things can be life-changing. That’s the motivation behind a new proposal being considered at the Tucson City Council that would allow businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations to set up structures in their parking lots for homeless people to spend the night.
Feb. 27, 2017
university of arizona museum of art
There’s a growing trend of art museums turning more toward contemporary exhibitions and items. To learn more, we spoke with James Burns of the University of Arizona Museum of Art and arts journalist Jenna Duncan of Java magazine.
Feb. 27, 2017
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After a tight and hotly contested race, Tom Perez was voted in as new chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday.
Feb. 27, 2017
photo radar
Let’s talk a bit more now about that proposal to ban photo enforcement cameras across the state. With me to talk about this is Will Humble. He’s the incoming executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state Health Department.
Feb. 27, 2017
After a busy week with lots of votes last week, state lawmakers are back at the Capitol today. With me now to talk about what to expect this week at the Capitol is Rachel Leingang, who covers the Governor’s Office for the Arizona Capitol Times­.
Feb. 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
A civil trial is getting underway this morning in a case accusing the Phoenix VA of medical malpractice. We speak with Dennis Wagner, a reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com who broke the story of the Phoenix VA scandal, and Dr. Sam Foote, whose whistleblowing is one of the key reasons the problems at the Phoenix VA became known.
Feb. 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
A full courtroom heard opening statements Monday morning in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a Veteran against the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Feb. 27, 2017

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