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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
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
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
Phil Boas
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
Ironwood Forest
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
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
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
Arizona school districts say they haven’t received details yet about a funding stream provided in the new state budget. The $38 million program is supposed to give top AzMERIT scoring schools additional per-student funding.
Aug. 7, 2017
BBC Look-ahead
There are elections happening in other parts of the world as well. With me for our weekly look at the week ahead on the international front is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Aug. 7, 2017
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Four of Phoenix’s eight City Council members are up for re-election on Aug. 29, and early ballots are either in mailboxes or on the way. The only district where the incumbent faces a challenger is the 6th, where Sal DiCiccio defends his seat against Kevin Patterson.
Aug. 7, 2017
wild horses
Horse advocates are fighting for Congress to close a loophole that allows the slaughtering and selling of horse meat.
Aug. 7, 2017
A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system.
Aug. 7, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Leonard Clark said he knew it was a long shot when he began organizing a recall drive against Gov. Doug Ducey.
Aug. 7, 2017
Fire Station 7
The Prescott City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to use the money from the sale of Fire Station 7 to help pay its $78.4 million unfunded liability to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.
Aug. 7, 2017
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The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved strong economic sanctions against North Korea on Saturday. But is the resolution enough to weaken North Korea's nuclear program?
Aug. 7, 2017
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The VERA Institute has embarked on a national experiment to re-examine mass incarceration and its failings.
Aug. 7, 2017
A group opposed to a major private school voucher expansion bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to file petitions tomorrow to block the law.
Aug. 7, 2017
Jeff Flake
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is continuing to criticize his party. Flake is on a media tour as he promotes his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative.”
Aug. 7, 2017
After a wet week, the Valley should be getting a break from the Monsoon. As we dry out, the temperatures are expected to go up – with a high of 110 expected by Wednesday.
Aug. 7, 2017

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