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health
A discussion is underway this week about how to share patient information across state lines. The goal of one Arizona-based medical technology company is to take its program nationwide:
May. 9, 2017
wildfire
Firefighters are slowly gaining control of the Mulberry Fire near Vail, Arizona. The fire has burned just over 1700 acres.
May. 9, 2017
Education
A new education advocacy group wants voters to have the last word on Arizona’s controversial private school-voucher expansion law. Save Our Schools Arizona needs to collect more than 75,000 voter signatures to make that happen.
May. 9, 2017
vivian
At any given time in Maricopa County, about 6,000 people are homeless. It might be surprising to learn that most homeless are sheltered.
May. 9, 2017
U.S. passport
The process of getting through customs in Phoenix is becoming more digital for U.S and Canadian citizens. Sky Harbor has become the latest airport to use the Mobile Passport app from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
May. 9, 2017
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The latest study on mortality rates reveals Arizona is in the top 20 percent of states with the lowest death rates. The report, published in The Journal of The American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine Publication, extrapolates the latest available figures from 2014 and shows Arizona ranks 10th with an average of 724 deaths per 100,000 residents.
May. 9, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
After more than a year of investigating, Phoenix police have named a suspect in the “Serial Street Shooter” case. Two new murders are linked to the investigation. Police booked 23-year-old Aaron Saucedo on 26 separate felony counts, all related to shootings from 2015 and 2016.
May. 8, 2017
Grand Canyon Trust is planning to sue the Trump administration for not responding to a Freedom of Information Act request. The conservation group filed the request in August 2016.
May. 8, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to sign a $9.8 billion state budget today. Teachers and education advocates, though, had pushed hard for it to include more money for teacher pay — $34 million per year, to be exact.
May. 8, 2017
Cabin
Through the Room with a View program, you can rent cabins on National Forest land all around the state. These are not your average rustic cabin rentals. They’re not exactly luxury, but they’re each historic residences, some are even on the National Register of Historic Places.
May. 8, 2017
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
A new slate of commissioners will be selected after the 2020 Census to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts. And, if the past is any guide, those maps will be the subject of a fair amount of litigation. But what if a simple math equation could end all that?
May. 8, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
The presidential election in France, won by Emanuel Macron, was the biggest international story of the weekend. But there is a lot to look ahead to this week, including the United States and the Philippines holding joint military exercises.
May. 8, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Protesters have gathered outside the governor’s mansion in Austin, Texas, the day after Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 4, dealing with illegal immigration. The bill targets so-called “sanctuary cities,” but also does more than that.
May. 8, 2017
Man with virtual reality glasses
Virtual reality is not just for science-fiction buffs anymore. It’s becoming more and more mainstream, and more a part of our daily lives.
May. 8, 2017
 border fence
A federal judge has set a date for early October for the jury trial of a former Border Patrol agent accused of shooting a boy across the border in Mexico.
May. 8, 2017
Plea for the Sea ad
Dolphinaris has been controversial since it opened near Scottsdale last year. The Animal Defense League of Arizona and anti-captivity group Plea for the Sea recently took out ads at three Valley malls hoping to discourage people from visiting the attraction. Dolphinaris says they love animals just as much as those who protest them; they just disagree about how to go about doing that.
May. 8, 2017
Grant Woods
The voter-initiative process has been a part of Arizona’s DNA since statehood. But a series of bills in the current legislative session was aimed at curbing those efforts. Voters of Arizona is going to try to get their own counter-referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Grant Woods is co-chairing that committee with former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson.
May. 8, 2017
Arizona State Capitol
The end is near at the state Capitol. After lawmakers pulled an all-nighter and approved a new state budget late last week, they’re expected to adjourn their session this week.
May. 8, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Mexican federal officials say they’re concerned about Texas' new law banning sanctuary cities, and what the disproportionate impact it will have on Mexicans.
May. 8, 2017
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By rejecting the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, the French people have rejected anti-immigrant, anti-Europe sentiments. But Macron's win is hardly a broad mandate.
May. 8, 2017

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